Trousseau shopping - 'Anarkali Suits' ruling the Fashion Scene
Anarkalis seem to have become the rage this wedding season. It's growing popularity among the young as well as the older crowd is prominent and we see several designers creating beautiful anarkali pieces as a part of their traditional wear collection. It gives a beautiful shape to the body by cutting at the right places and enhancing the hourglass figure of the Indian woman. It gives that much needed height and slimming effect to one's overall look.
These days floor-touching anarkalis are the latest trend. They give the illusion of a lehenga and at the same time are much more comfortable and easy to carry off. They are an ideal ensemble for a Reception or Engagement function and give the bride a young & vibrant feel & look.
The 'Umair Zafar Princess Anarkali collection' includes hi-end Anarkalis which are a limited edition with no repeat pieces. The fabrics used range from pure georgettes to velvets and chiffons with embellishments like mirror work, traditional lace borders, tassels, thread work Persian motiffs, touch up of Swarovski stones to enhance the rich feel. The fabric colors include white and red, black and red, rust with antique gold, vibrant yellow with royal blues, etc. The collection is priced between Rs 25,000/- to Rs 35,000/-.
According to designer Umair Zafar, “Anarkalis are one of the hottest selling fashion garment items which have crossed all social and socio-religious barriers in India. For the last few years, Anarkalis have over taken saris, salwar kameezes and lehanga cholis to become the favourite of all fashionistas in the country. Bollywood stars are seen sporting Anarkalis which have replaced gowns and evening gowns not just on the red carpet, but also at Page 3 parties and other fashion events. The Anarkali also has found pride of place on the ramp both in India and abroad.”
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Abour Umair Zafar
Umair Zafar is a celebrity stylist, fashion designer, merchandiser and versatile consultant in the fashion business believes that fashion trends and designs should translate at an affordable price. His vision is to make style comfortable and affordable. His venture into the commercial market has been enduring. The designer is known for consultation of and with various brand building projects and customized outfits. Website