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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.
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.
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.
Check out Wendy’s You Tube tutorial on 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes. It has over 33 millions views (and counting).
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.
No cleavage reveals and no short dresses to work. Pair sleeveless dresses with a fitting jacket to make it formal.
Stay stylish, stay chic, stay YOU.
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
As long as teachers are competent in their job, and adhere to the workplace code of conduct, how does it matter what they do in their personal lives?
A 30 year old Associate Professor at a well-known University, according to an FIR filed by her, was forced to resign because the father of one of her students complained that he found his son looking at photographs of her, which according to him were “objectionable” and “bordering on nudity”.
There are two aspects to this case, which are equally disturbing, and which together make me question where we are heading as a society.
When the father of an 18 year old finds his son looking at photographs of a lady in a swimsuit, he can do many things. What this parent allegedly did was to dash off a letter to the University which states: