Four things to check before buying ethnic skirts
Ethnic skirts are one of the most popular styles in the traditional wear arena. Whether it is the flare or its comfort post sporting, ethnic skirts are a women’s go-to bottom. If you have ever worn ethnic skirts, you will agree that you like some more than others. It might have made you look leaner or might have earned more compliments or might have simply fitted better. Though they all might look similar, in reality, they are poles apart. Unsure of the differences? Read to know more!
Kalidar, pleated, A-line, flared, straight, bodycon are a few of the ethnic skirt silhouettes. Other than bodycon & straight, most of the remaining skirts look the same even though they are not. So, before you buy ethnic skirts, ensure that you know what silhouette you are buying.
To maximize your ethnic skirt purchase from Vishnu or any other label, try to get ethnic skirts that fit well with your body type or goals. Likewise, not all skirts come with an elasticated waistband. Some are elasticated, some have a drawstring while some half & half of each. Depending on your comfort quotient, take a wise pick.
- Print type
Just like any other apparel, ethnic skirts can either be solid or printed. But if it is printed, it is extremely crucial to understand the type of print. Why? To incorporate its storage & care methods.
For instance, at Vishnu, every skirt is uniquely printed. Some are sanganeri, some ethnic skirts are indigo, some bagru, and some hand block print. But NONE are machine printed! This means, these ethnic skirts must be hand or gentle machine washed, in cold water and dried in shade. As they are fabricated from natural colors, a wearer must expect little color bleed while washing.
Likewise, some ethnic skirts available in the market have silver or golden print embossing that wears out quickly. To take care of such apparel, seldom wash it & ALWAYS iron on the inside out.
One of the key indicators of an ethnic skirt that makes it a no-brainer buy is its versatility quotient. Can it be paired with designer kurtis? Or any of your previously purchased ethnic tops online? Or a crop top that you frequently love wearing? If the answer to all these questions is a resounding yes, trust us when we say that you have found your ‘the one’ ethnic skirt!
One of the most underrated yet important elements of ethnic skirts shopping is material. Now how do you determine what is the right material for your ethnic skirt? To be honest, there is no right answer to this. In fact, it all depends on the season & purpose of wearing. Looking for a wedding ethnic skirt? Think crepe or silk. Something for a more casual approach and all season? Think mulmul, cotton. And for something that is not occasional or casual? Think muslin or viscose! Long story short? No matter how extraordinary the juncture, time of the year, or choice, there is a skirt for everyone! Just research right & you'll be all set to put the style & comfort floors on fire!
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