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This will help downplay the blouse and still maintain its vintage appeal. Layer contrasting vintage items to modernize them. Sometimes adding layers to a look can lift an outfit from one decade and drop it in another.
Layering items will encourage you to experiment with pairing items from different decades to create a modern vintage look that best represents you. Add a pair of fitted dark wash jeans or skirt, and you now have a modern vintage daytime look. Separate vintage suits and create multiple outfits. If you are shopping at a thrift store, then you are most likely going to come across a variety of vintage suits. While these may look dated, separating the suit pieces and pairing them with contemporary blouses or denim bottoms can easily create a lively modern vintage look.
Pair the outfit with modern accessories. Accentuating your vintage clothing with modern accessories is a great way to ground the outfit and keep it from looking like a costume. Use modern-styled bags, sunglasses, and shoes like high heels, chunky sandals, or Oxford styles, to pull the vintage look into contemporary times. This will help tie in the vintage with the modern, and make the overall outfit look more cohesive. Keep experimenting and refer to vintage photos for inspiration. Once you have collected a few vintage pieces, have fun experimenting with different modern vintage looks.
If you need more inspiration, then you can always turn to old photos and magazines to see how different items can be paired. Look for vintage clothing at your local thrift store. Thrift stores are great places to find vintage clothing at a bargain price. You may have to sift through dozens of piles, but if you find that golden item without emptying your wallet, it will be well worth the effort.
Check local departments store for vintage-inspired styles. You might not have to go to a specialized vintage shop to find vintage-looking clothing. Current designers often mimic old styles. A blend of these styles can often be seen in full swing dress skirts, shirt-waist dresses, halter-top dresses, and layered flapper-style dresses.
Shop at specialized vintage stores either online or in person. There are stores that specialize in genuine vintage clothing. So if you are hunting for a specific piece, and are having no luck finding it at thrift shops or department stores, then try looking at vintage boutiques. Just know that genuine vintage clothing can be pricey.
Add layers to short hair to create an edgy-looking bob. If you are looking to convey a hairstyle from the s and you have short hair, then try for a modernly styled bob.
Bobs were very popular hairstyles in the s, but instead of cutting it bluntly, add some layers to modernize the look. Tousle long hair to create beach waves. Loose, wavy, long hair was very popular in the s, and can easily translate into a contemporary hairstyle.
So if you want to maintain your long locks, then just add some volumizer or curling cream to give your hair some vintage-looking dimension. Style your hair in a top-knot or ballerina bun. If you want to have an up-do with your modern vintage look, then test out some of the more contemporary hairstyles. A simple top-knot or sleek ballerina bun will help to modernize your overall look, and also give it elegance.
Keep your makeup contemporary. You are going to want to ground your vintage look with modern accents. Using modern smokey eyes for an evening look, or natural makeup for a daytime look, is an easy way to accomplish this.
Modern vintage looks are often best complemented with modern hairstyles. If you have short hair, then consider adding some layers to give it a more modern and edgy vibe. If you have medium length or long hair, then use styling products to give it some volume and natural-looking waves.
For more elegant looks, try styling your hair in a top-knot or ballerina bun. The sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin is generally credited with the founding of the industry. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions mallow cloth, muslins and coarse cottons. Trade with the Arabs who were middlemen in the spice trade between India and Europe brought Indian textiles into Europe, where it was favored by royalty in the 17th—18th century.
To counter this problem, bullion was sent to India to trade for the textiles, a major portion of which were subsequently traded for spices in other trade posts, which then were traded along with the remaining textiles in London.
Printed Indian calicos , chintz , muslins and patterned silk flooded the English market and in time the designs were copied onto imitation prints by English textile manufacturers, reducing the dependence on India. The British rule in India and the subsequent oppression following the Bengal Partition sparked a nationwide Swadeshi movement. One of the integral aims of the movement was to attain self-sufficiency, and to promote Indian goods while boycotting British goods in the market. Khadi and its products were encouraged by the nationalist leaders over British goods, while also being seen as a means to empower the rural artisans.
In India, women's clothing varies widely and is closely associated with the local culture , religion and climate. Traditional Indian clothing for women in the north and east are saris worn with choli tops; a long skirt called a lehenga or pavada worn with choli and a dupatta scarf to create an ensemble called a gagra choli ; or salwar kameez suits, while many south Indian women traditionally wear sari and children wear pattu langa.
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay, is one of India's fashion capitals. Women wear a sari, a long sheet of colourful cloth, draped over a simple or fancy blouse. Little girls wear a pavada. Both are often patterned. Bindi is a part of women's make-up. Other clothing includes the churidar , gamucha , kurti and kurta , and sherwani. The traditional style of clothing in India varies with male or female distinctions. This is still followed in the rural areas, though is changing in the urban areas.
A saree or sari   is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. These are usually more dressy with a lot of embellishments such as mirrors or embroidery and may be worn on special occasions. Women in the armed forces, when wearing a sari uniform, don a half-sleeve shirt tucked in at the waist. Teenage girls wear half-sarees, a three piece set consisting of a langa, a choli and a stole wrapped over it like a saree. Women usually wear full sarees. Indian wedding saris are typically red or pink, a tradition that goes back to India's pre-modern history.
Saris are usually known with different names in different places. In Kerala , white saris with golden border, are known as kavanis and are worn on special occasions. A simple white sari, worn as a daily wear, is called a mundu. Saris are called pudavai in Tamil Nadu.
In Karnataka , saris are called Seere. Mundum Neriyathum is the oldest remnant of the ancient form of the saree which covered only the lower part of the body, a traditional dress of women in Kerala, South India. It is worn by women of all ages. The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called the Mekhela Assamese: It is in the form of a sarong—very wide cylinder of cloth—that is folded into pleats to fit around the waist and tucked in.
The folds are to the right, as opposed to the pleats in the Nivi style of the saree, which are folded to the left. Strings are never used to tie the mekhela around the waist, though an underskirt with a string is often used. The top portion of the three-piece dress, called the Sador Assamese: The Sador is tucked in triangular folds. A fitted blouse is worn to cover the breasts. The third piece is called a Riha , which is worn under the Sador. It is narrow in width. This traditional dress of the Assamese women are very famous for their exclusive patterns on the body and the border.
Women wear them during important religious and ceremonious occasions of marriage. Riha is worn exactly like a Sador and is used as Orni. Salwar is a generic description of the lower garment incorporating the Punjabi salwar, Sindhi suthan, Dogri pajamma also called suthan and the Kashmiri suthan. The salwar kameez is the traditional wear of women in Punjab , Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and is called the Punjabi suit which is most common in the northwestern part of India Punjab region.
The Punjabi suit also includes the "churidaar" and "kurta" ensemble which is also popular in Southern India where it is known as the "churidaar". The salwar kameez has become the most popular dress for females. It consists of loose trousers the salwar narrow at the ankles, topped by a tunic top the kameez. The material for the dupatta usually depends upon that of the suit, and is generally of cotton, georgette , silk, chiffon among others.
Many actresses wear the salwar kameez in Bollywood movies. The suthan, similar to the salwar is common in Sindh where it is worn with the cholo  and Kashmir where it is worn with the Phiran. The patiala salwar is an exaggeratedly wide version of the salwar, its loose pleats stitched together at the bottom.
Churidaar is a variation on the salwar, loose above the knees and tightly fitted to the calf below. While the salwar is baggy and caught in at the ankle, the churidar fits below the knees with horizontal gathers near the ankles.
The anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom. The anarkali is an extremely desirable style that is adorned by women located in Northern India, Pakistan and The Middle East. The anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor length anarkali styles.
Many women will also opt for heavier embroidered anarkali suits on wedding functions and events. Indian women wear anarkali suits on various other occasions as well such as traditional festivals, casual lunch, anniversary celebrations etc. The kameez of the anarkali can be sleevelesss or with sleeves ranging from cap- to wrist-length.
It is a combination of lehenga , a tight choli and an odhani. A lehenga is a form of a long skirt which is pleated. It is usually embroidered or has a thick border at the bottom. A choli is a blouse shell garment, which is cut to fit to the body and has short sleeves and a low neck.
Different styles of ghagra cholis are worn by the women, ranging from a simple cotton lehenga choli as a daily wear, a traditional ghagra with mirrors embellished usually worn during navratri for the garba dance or a fully embroidered lehenga worn during marriage ceremonies by the bride. Popular among unmarried women other than salwar kameez are Gagra choli and Langa voni. Pattu Pavadai or Langa davani is a traditional dress in south India and Rajasthan, usually worn by teenage and small girls.
The pavada is a cone-shaped skirt, usually of silk, that hangs down from the waist to the toes. It normally has a golden border at the bottom. Girls in south India often wear pattu pavadai or Langa davani during traditional functions. Girls in Rajasthan wear this dress before marriage and after marriage with sight modification in certain section of society. This dress is a three-piece garment where the langa or lehanga is the cone shaped long flowing skirt.
Additionally, recently pants and shirts have been accepted as traditional Indian dress by the Government of India. Kaupin is unsewn and langota is sewn loincloth worn as underwear in dangal held in akharas especially wrestling , to prevent hernias and hydrocele. It is mandatory for Sikhs to wear kacchera. Dhoti is the national dress of India. A dhoti is from four to six feet long white or colour strip of cotton. This traditional attire is mainly worn by men in villages.
In India men also wear long, white sarong like sheets of cloth known as Mundu. It's called dhotar in Marathi. Over the dhoti, men wear shirts.
A Lungi , also known as sarong , is a traditional garment of India. A Mundu is a lungi, except that it is always white.
It is usually tucked in when the person is working, in fields or workshops, and left open usually as a mark of respect, in worship places or when the person is around dignitaries. Lungis, generally, are of two types: The open lungi is a plain sheet of cotton or silk, whereas the stitched one has both of its open ends stitched together to form a tube like structure.
Though mostly worn by men, elderly women also prefer lungi to other garments owing to its good aeration. The length is usually just below the knees and the jacket ends just below the knee.
The jacket has a Nehru collar ,  which is a collar that stands up. Churidars are trousers that are loose around the hips and thighs, but are tight and gathered around the ankle.
A scarf called a dupatta is sometimes added to the achkan. A Jodhpuri or a Bandhgala is a formal evening suit from India. Also known as Jodhpuri Suit ,  it is a western style suit product, with a coat and a trouser , at times accompanied by a vest.
It brings together the western cut with Indian hand- embroidery escorted by the Waist coat. The material can be silk or any other suiting material. Normally, the material is lined at the collar and at the buttons with embroidery. This can be plain, jacquard or jamewari material. Normally, the trousers match that of the coat. There is also a trend now to wear contrasting trousers to match the coat colour. Bandhgala quickly became a popular formal and semi-formal uniform across Rajasthan and eventually throughout India.
Angarakha is a traditional upper garment worn in the Indian Subcontinent which overlap and are tied to the left or right shoulder. Historically, the Angrakha was a court outfit that a person could wrap around himself, offering flexible ease with the knots and ties appropriate for wearing in the various principalities of ancient India. Sari jama The jama is a long coat which was popular during the Mughal period. There are many types of jama costumes which were worn in various regions of South Asia , the use of which began to wane by the end of the 19th century A.
The Indian turban or the pagri is worn in many regions in the country, incorporating various styles and designs depending on the place. Other types of headgear such as the Taqiyah and Gandhi cap are worn by different communities within the country to signify a common ideology or interest. The Dastar, also known as a pagri , is a turban worn by the Sikh community of India.
Is a symbol of faith representing values such as valour, honour and spirituality among others. Pheta is the Marathi name for turbans worn in the state of Maharashtra. Its usually worn during traditional ceremonies and occasions. It was a mandatory part of clothing in the past and have evolved into various styles in different regions. Originally worn by the kings of Mysore during formal meeting in durbar and in ceremonial processions during festivals, and meeting with foreign dignitaries, the Mysore peta has come to signify the cultural tradition of the Mysore and Kodagu district.
Turbans in Rajasthan are called pagari or "safa". They are distinctive in style and colour, and indicate the caste, social class and region of the wearer. In the hot and dry regions, turbans are large and loose. The paggar is traditional in Mewar while the safa is to Marwar. In the past, saffron stood for valour and chivalry.
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