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Add These 4 Indo Western Looks To Your Office Wear For Effortless Style

Posted: December 27, 2015

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Tired of wearing formal shirts and trousers, or churidar-kurta combinations to work? These Indo Western looks for office wear are a nice change!

With traditional Indian motifs being incorporated into non-ethnic clothes, its no surprise that Indian women want to blend the Indo Western look into regular office wear.

You can look professional and still have fun with Ikat, Kalamkari and block prints. I have here for you, four styles that easily add Indian patterns and a pop of colour to your work gear. And the best part – you still stay comfortable, feminine and chic.

Tops and Tunics

I find tunics (or kurtis) super comfortable. They cover unsightly tummy and back bulges but still magically flatter your figure. Look out for cotton blends, as they will keep you crease-free for longer durations. Tunics with Nehru collars, delicate embroidery and simple block prints will add to your Indo Western work-wear.

Crop Tops are in trend now. No, I am not thinking about the mid-riff baring ones in fashion shows! I am talking about the ones, which are form fitting, but with longer hems. They can easily be paired with trousers or skirts.


  1. Black Tunic in Andhra handloom fabric, Nehru collar with gold thread Aariwork on neck and sleeves, Rs. 1120, handsofindia.com;
  2. Hand-woven Ikat in 100% cotton, Nehru collar and shoulder ruches, Rs. 920, handsofindia.com;
  3. Hand-woven in Mangalgiri fabric, Rs. 880, handsofindia.com;


  1. Soft, hand-printed cotton Crop Top, Rs.730, www.handsofindia.com
  2. Modal Classic Shirt, Rs. 1100, www.brasstacksmadras.com


The variety to chose from! Silk, cotton blends and viscose -for their durability, are quite popular. Lean towards softer fabrics so it doesn’t look bulky when you knot them.

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  1. Printed Silk scarf, Rs.500, www.bajathenewu.com
  2. Georgette Phulkari stole, Hand embroidered with wool, Rs. 899, www.giftpiper.com

Vests and Jackets

Light, form-flattering jackets definitely add poise to a woman’s attire. If you go for bold patterns, then balance it with muted colors. The viscose-blend Ikat jacket featured has a gorgeous soft fit and will add to your style statement.


  1. Shawl Jacket, Rs. 3500, www.brasstacksmadras.com
  2. Reversible Jacket in Cotton, Rs. 1510, www.handsofindia.com


No cleavage reveals and no short dresses to work. Pair sleeveless dresses with a fitting jacket to make it formal.


  1. Yellow dress with a hand beaded neckline, Blended cotton, Rs. 2399, www.bajathenewu.com
  2. Hand printed Flared Dress with Kalamkari prints, 100%Cotton, Rs. 1050, www.handsofindia.com
  3. Raglan Sleeves Shift Dress, 100% Cotton, Rs. 1050, www.handsofindia.com
  4. Hand woven Dress, 100% Cotton, Rs. 1380, www.handsofindia.com

Stay stylish, stay chic, stay YOU.

Top image of woman with a stole via Shutterstock


About the author: Payal Shetty is a mom, a student and a digital marketing aficionado.

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