A silk Chanderi shirt dress is too sheer to wear alone as a dress. Then? Enjoy layered look. Depends on what you add, you can wear it for various occasions – office, dinner, weekend travel, festivals, girls’ night-out, live concerts, or beach resort.
Since the model is me who’s extremely sorry for that, I’m pretending as a mannequin. It’s an alternative ‘mannequin challenge’.
Chalo, let’s explore!
1. Go Pop/rock/kitsch With Authentic Indian Silk Chanderi
Starting with this: Print T & short denim pants. Any Tshirts like vintage rock T, message T, kitsch colourful T, or boho tank-top. I didn’t add stuff, but you can add tons of junk accessories, hats or turbans. You’re ready for music fests.
2. She’s No Mannequin At The Office
I’m wearing a kurta here like a shift dress. You can add a palazzo if you like. Matching a white shift dress or a Little Black Dress would surely make you look sharp & smart in the office. Get s*** done like a superwoman without a wrinkle in the dress and leave for Happy Hour!
3. Elegance Is Made Of Feminine & Masculine
I wore items which are easy to find in India. Here I’m wearing… men’s trousers. Easy to get, right? Go steal from your brother, boyfriend, husband! It’s actually a fun item to pair with feminine items.
If you have a good white silk tank-top (mine is cotton), pair it and some necklace. Waiters at fancy restaurants would recommend you nice wines. Mind you, silk. Don’t go for synthetic even if it looks kinda similar from 50 meters away.
4. Silk Chanderi Shirt Dress Doesn't Hole Up
Thank you for waiting, northern India! Don’t chuck a Chanderi silk shirt dress in the summer clothes box. Throw on a denim jacket like this or a faux leather biker jacket with Dr. Martens type work boots. A full-throttle girl-power style!
5. Inner Piece
When I showed up with this look, my hubby-cum-photographer stared at me for 28 seconds and said: “I don’t understand…”.
Yey! That’s the right amount of incomprehensibleness from a not-fashion-conscious Indian guy. It means the look is not high-fashion magazine-like but not so common in the street (yet?!).
I cut the bottom of a simple tank-top to make the fringe. You can match a lingerie-like camisole if you like to go ‘trendy’.
Thank you very much for reading till here!!!
I hope you enjoyed and are feeling like raiding your closet (or your brother's).
Please give your feedback about these styling ideas of Chanderi silk shirt dress, I’ll be too happy & get carried away!
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