As most of our readers live in US and UK, I am sure that many of you may the question: Am I going to look weird wearing a anarkali dress (also known as anarkali suit or anarkali kurtis) to work or to a party? The short answer is yes. But the interesting long answer is: no, if you are wearing a modified anarkali dress that has its design twisted to look so beautiful and natural for your daily life. Stop thinking that anarkali dresses can only be wore in India or Dubai, let’s look at some examples of beautiful anarkali dresses that can make you stand out from the rest.
Dresses You Can Wear to Work
Wearing a dress that blends the elements of anarkali kurtis into the main stream fashion often suits the smart-casual dress code that many workplaces suggest. These designs can make usually makes you look elegant and smart (and somehow makes you look slimmer and taller). They also look good with either flats or heels. Here are some designs that I like:
Anarkali Dresses for Parties
Anarkali dresses may not be as eye-catching as some yellow cocktail dresses I have mentioned in a previous blog post. But I am sure you are adventurous enough to try different styles for different kinds of parties and occasions to show different sides of yourself. For parties, I have chosen some designs with brighter colors and with more elements of a traditional anarkali kurtis. You will be surprised how beautiful and elegant are for some of those designs. It may totally change your perceptions of anarkali dresses.
I especially love the the last yellow one. I think it’s the perfect blend of traditional anarkali suit design and modern fashion. And these designs definitely won’t be “too much” that makes you weird. They are “just right” and beautiful.
Why You May Want One?
As a fashion lover, whenever I get a chance to go to a party or a event, I am excited, because that’s the time for me to be adventurous and have a little of fun to make myself look different. I want to be just a little different from my office self and from my peers. And unfortunately, I am not always in my best shapes to show a lot of my body with a sexy cocktail dress. That’s when a unique design can make me look unique, pretty and confident. I love adding a little bit of traditional Indian or Chinese element when I want to stand out from the crowd. (Hopefully I have a chance to cover some traditional Chinese fashion crossing over with main stream fashion in a future blog post.) I always look for just the right proportion, just the right touch of the magic. I know these kinds of designs are not easily available from your local stores, but things get easy these days when you can get all sorts of different dresses from Amazon or other online stores. Meanwhile, anarkali dress is not for all body types, so I suggest that you get a budget one online first and see if it suits you.