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Sassy Dressydale

Their creations have always been, without hesitation, something to look forward to. This fall, their emphasis has been on the upcoming Eid and the wedding flavour. Classic saris remain the 'little black dress' of our Bengali festive custom.

Creative charisma has been generated through patchwork, lacework, cording, foil emboss and flat print, beside the usual, yet intricate designs in hand and machine embroidery. Tie and dye, patchwork, pin tuck, zardosi, and katha stitch added extra elegance to the collection.

Tunics are having a comeback in contemporary fashion. The store's new line, by and large consists of a chic pattern based style with elegant cuts and fine fabrics bonded with trendy cup, bell-bottom, and kimono mode sleeves. Funky belts, which are also the ongoing hype, have been accessorised with some of the tunics. Attractive belts, in innovative gist like various beads, leather and diverse coloured patchwork further enhanced the outfit. A unique and novel balloon-cut tunic in a mixture of imperial green and black along with cup sleeves is destined to grab attention and would make for a very hip Eid party wear.

While the traditional motifs have been applied in shalwar kameez, experimental designs have been used in the tunics. “I get to play around more with my line of tunics as young people are always looking for something out of the ordinary,” said chief designer of Dressydale, Maya Rahman. “The textile of Lycra has been widely liked by a lot of teens,” she added. They have productively brought in a lot of variations in their tunics that come off nattily with jeans and capris.

The men's collection of Dressydale's panjabis takes a bold plate on the neck along with geometric designs. The hemlines are rather short, with a slim-cut. Neat patterns have been made commonly from cotton, silk, toshor and dupion. However, Morshedabad's khadi is the spicy fabric for Eid. White on white lends a classic effect to the wearer.

Muslins, chiffons, georgettes and jamdanis are the must haves for the wedding season. Take a break from the traditional common red hues and look sassy in the up-to-the-minute whims of white and biscuit brown.

Magenta, peach, orange, olive and midnight blue are also the season's craze. Lovely wedding dupattas matched with the anchals of saris are each careful pieces of art. An olive sari with a pink dupatta looked incredibly stunning on the display. Saris in stone studded embroidery; jewel tones, sequined embellishments and all other deviations are found here. Furthermore, in vogue are saris with pearl add-ons and frills on the anchals.

You can also order elegant bags and sandals matching your bridal wear. Simultaneously the groom can opt to match his sherwani and pagri designs with the bride's costume and vice versa. As all their productions are in-house, you can check out the work-in-progress of your order and make amendments if you like. Make sure to drop by Dressydale and prepare to be swept off your feet with their season's offers!

Dressydale, UAE Moitry Complex, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani; Ambala Complex, Road# 2, Dhanmondi. # 8814850, 9674129

By Zion Ara Hamid
Photo courtesy: Dressydale



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