The Rise and Style of the Indo-Western Dress

The Rise and Style of the Indo-Western Dress

Traditional Indian clothes are undoubtedly gorgeous! They make you feel graceful and rooted in our vibrant, rich culture.

All that being said, some days are best tackled in a pair of jeans or a simple comfortable dress!

So, if you are looking for something between traditional and modern, then this article is just for you. Let us tell you all about the evolution of Indo-western fashion and how you can make the most of the latest trends to create comfy, chic outfits.

The Rise of Indo-Western Dress

Let’s start with how Indo-western dress has become a favorite in India. Well, for one thing, ethnic dresses are not new to the Indian fashion arena at all.

Right from the early decades after our Independence in 1947, Indian designers have experimented with Western styles. And needless to say, Bollywood played a significant role in elevating this trend.

Iconic actresses such as Mumtaz and Zeenat Aman were often seen on big screens in Indo-westen inspired outfits, such as sarees with halter-neck blouses, and or tunics with contemporary cuts.

As the decades passed, these styles resonated with the audience. Fast forward to the 21st century, and Indo Western fashion has truly come into its own. Today, you can find a plethora of outfits that cater to a variety of tastes and occasions, from casual wear to festive couture.

The Style Quotient of Indo-Western Dresses

What makes Indo Western dresses so appealing is their versatility and ability to cater to diverse fashion sensibilities. In this section, we will introduce you to some of the popular styles in Indo western clothes women love and how you can style them.

Classic Kurtas With Jeans

You will never go wrong by styling your kurta with a pair of jeans. There is nothing more casual, yet modern enough for a day out or a relaxed office look. Although practically any kurta can be worn with jeans, we have our favorites for this styling trend too.

For instance, we love pairing a simple white kurta, with a flared blue jeans. This classic color combo will not only create a timeless and effortlessly chic look but also provide ultimate comfort.

Moreover, the simplicity of the kurtas also allow for versatile accessorizing, whether you choose to add a statement necklace, chunky bangles, or a colorful scarf as a dupatta.

Ethnic Short Tops

If you prefer short tops than kurtas, then we have plenty of those too. These tops are inspired by Indian blouse designs and often carries ethnic prints, combining traditional patterns with contemporary cuts.

And as with kurtas, you can wear these short tops with jeans, trousers, or Indian patialas. You could even wear the top as a choli with lehenga or as a saree blouse.

To make it even more interesting, try elevating such short-top-outfits by wearing an ethnic overcoat. A long jacket or a waitscoat would work well with short tops. For instance, this white floral print chiffon overcoat will add an edge to your outfit. You could wear this with a black tshit and jeans or trousers to complete the look.

Indo Western Dress

Although dresses were not typically considered desi, the fusion of Western and Indian styles has given rise to a delightful array of Indo Western dresses.

For instance, imagine a dress made from rich, raw silk with intricate Indian prints, styled in a modern silhouette like an A-line or fit-and-flare. This dark green knee-length dress is a perfect example of such a combination. Its crushed fabric makes it super comfortable and versatile.

Another favorite from our collection is this gorgeous cream dress that feature Kalankari print.

And now, with our latest Mommy & Me collection, you can also twin with your little one in a similar dress. These matching outfits combine the best Indian motifs with the comfort of Western dresses. 

Anarkalis with Jacket

Anarkalis are as traditional as it can get with Indian outfits. But, what if you can turn this typical Indian festive wear to a modern one? Try layering your Anarkali with a contemporary jacket.

This one change will totally add a fashionable edge to this traditional ensemble.

Let us take this beautiful green Anarkali as an example. Its floral prints are paired with organza, with intricate prints. The outfit itself comes with a dupatta to complete the ethnic look. But, you could also rock this Anarkali dress by pairing it with a white or navy blue blazer.

If you are seeking a more casual look, you can also combine this Anarkali with a denim jacket and white sneakers. You can do so much more with Indo western women dresses. For instance, you can add a pair of high-heeled boots for a chic, edgy vibe, or wear statement jewelry to enhance the traditional appeal. The options are practically endless.

Western Accessories With Sarees

And finally, if you are adorning a saree, then you can completely change the look with western pieces. For instance, you could wear a shirt or a t-shirt as a blouse, or you could add a belt to cinch you waist when wearing the saree.

Sarees are also coming in pre-stitched models, incorporating western elements such as frills and ruffles. So, in a nutshell, virtually every Indian traditional clothe can be transformed into a whole new attire by combining it with western pieces. It is all about finding the right pieces to pair, creating your unique style.

Now, you might be wondering which is the best Indian fashion store near me.

If you are searching for ‘Indian clothes USA online’, then Muvvas Boutique will undeniably among the top search results.

Whether you are looking for an Indo western gown for women or a traditional saree for an India festive occasion - Muvvas Boutique has it all. This online boutique offers a diverse range of ethnic wear, including Indo western women dresses, kurtas, anarkalis, lehengas, sarees, and more.

So, start browsing our collections to shop your favorite new Indo western wear.

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