Groove brings exciting fashion ideas for the readers this week! This week, it is the East that marries the West. When many think you cannot taste the beauty of both traditional and Western outfit, fashion designers time and again prove them wrong.
The great thing about fashion is that there are simply no rules. You can go simple or go glossy, go elegant or go crazy. The result simply has to fit your style. When we love both traditional and western outfits so much, why not create magic with both? The possibilities are endless. You can turn a New York street wear to a cool Bangladeshi urban style that’s suitable for all the big cities such as Dhaka, Chattogram, etc. All you need to do is work with motifs and fittings. You can style your T-shirt like a kurti or style your kameez like a shirt. At the end of the day, it all depends on how fashionable the result is. In the search for something unique, fusion fashion is irresistibly fresh.
We Bangladeshis are deeply and passionately in love with our roots. Our fashion often echoes it. While we do find Western outfits comfortable and gorgeous, our hearts are always bent towards traditional ones. Now you can find the best of both worlds. Groove brings a bit of fusion magic this week.
Olive green is such a lustrous colour. It has a bit of boldness and a lot of elegance. Embrace this hue with a scintillating local motif. The shawl/shrug appearance of the dress gives it the ease we need in our daily lives! And there is just something superbly rural about it. Had it not been for the tank tops, you would have surely mistaken this for a complete Western look. Go easy on the makeup with this look to preserve the natural freshness of this look.
If you long to look like the teen version of yourself, an all-white t-shirt and palazzo pair is just what you need in your life right now. It’s simple, fresh and cool! The pony tail hairstyle does complete justice to this look. The boat and river design on the t-shirt prevents this look from becoming monotonous and, at the same time, presents something we can relate to our style. With so many rivers around Bangladesh, wearing something with river design is fully logical. Opt for scintillating, long earrings. Instead of snickers, opt for a pair of black and orange slippers with an ethnic outlook.
Prepossessing Tranquil Moods
What’s better than tops and jeans? It’s definitely kurti and jeans. Make it one that has a bit of funky design. The multi-layers on sleeves and minimal colour pop at the side surely makes a kurti stylish. The colour is rich and peaceful, so this style doesn’t scream out loud for attention. When paired with the muted jeans, it’s just perfect for evening out with friends. Wear a pair of long designer earrings to retain that traditional look and keep people guessing.
You do not need to try too hard to look attractive. In fact, get rid of all the glittery dresses and high fashion staples from the list because a grey kameez is enough to take the crown. The playful designs on the kameez make it fancier. Let’s not even start talking about those dreamy angel sleeves that every woman would die to have. Wear this look with your hair open, flaunting your curls. Opt for nude lipstick and light eye-makeup.
Photo: Monjurul Alam
Styling: Syed Ruma
Wardrobe: Yoke by Lamia
Story: Nusrat Jahan Pritom