Sara K

Shopping for anarkali inspiration

Sara K

Sid and me went to Green Street over the weekend for some Asian inspiration. We both loved the dress in the second picture even though the image doesn’t do it justice. The best part of the designer dress is the boarders and diamanté neck. We loved the unique yet contracting colours. It was incredibility heavy but look gorgeous. The foundations of the dress is one-tone organza.

Anarkali Asian suits

Organzas the perfect fabric to make the frock style floating anarkali effect.

The dress we was in Green Street cost £135. After looking at the dress in detail in the Green Street shop doing more research l found you could recreate a casual piece for less.

The secret elements of the dress are;

  • Velvet (same as Green St dress) 
  • Indian frill boarder
  • ‘Indian trimmings’ (search on eBay)
  • Organza fabric
  • Various boarders combined together
Anarkali Asian suits
Anarkali Asian suits

The haberdashery images are just a few examples of the accessories. There is a ray of pieces you can buy all sorts of Indian haberdashery. It all depends on the styles, colours or accessories you love. Best practise is to stick to 2/3 colours, any more will over do it and you don’t want to look like a Christmas tree.

For a casual top, you can always try only decorating ends of the top e.g. sleeves with thin lace.

Try different elements of a piece of fabric and see what looks great.

You can find haberdashery shops on Green Street, Southall or Luton, Not to mention online on eBay, love it ;)

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