Advanced search

I want a dress with a nod to India - rather than full-on fancy dress - for a Bollywood party

(27 Posts)
franch Fri 08-May-09 11:51:06

I'm thinking clever and subtle - just a gesture towards the theme - rather than a sari which I just wouldn't carry off. Any thoughts?

bigcometobedeyes Fri 08-May-09 12:08:57

Sorry cant do the big long link thing

Goto Wallis website, evening dresses, yellow oriental shift dress.

It can be worn with leggings and gold glaidator sandals, topped with a little chic cardi for day wear too.

Gold Bangles for accessories - though I am pale so I would have to slap false tan on to make this work.

Lots of colours in to pick out inc turquoise and purple. I thinkit looks paler here than when I tried on.

I regret not buying it and your post has reminded me about it - just noticed they take paypal.....

Amandoh Fri 08-May-09 13:59:17

How about this dress from Monsoon. Or this one.

bigcometobedeyes Fri 08-May-09 17:24:39

Amandoh - big fan of monsoon and I lurve the pink one

SoupDragon Fri 08-May-09 17:45:46

Oh how baout trousers and tunic

franch Fri 08-May-09 20:13:36

Oh, thanks so much everyone. Love the pink monsoon dress - altho I may be a bit flatchested for strapless.

Can I ask why you think you couldn't pull off a sari? I think they are so versatile and come in such beautiful colours.

spicemonster Fri 08-May-09 20:18:17

I can highly recommend a 'proper' tunic and trousers - I bought one for a party several years ago and I dust it off quite regularly on special occasions! The top is absolutely beautiful

franch Fri 08-May-09 20:19:48

Thanks spice (and soupy) - I am really a dress girl tho

franch Fri 08-May-09 20:23:04

This is very much my kind of shape. Only the colour is Indian-ish tho - what could I do to nudge it in a Bollywood direction??

DarAmi Fri 08-May-09 20:23:26

Try a website called "Rupilee" i think it is.Sis is married to an indian and uses it for lots and not expensive.

spicemonster Fri 08-May-09 20:25:34

Eyeliner, jewellery (gold and filigree), henna handpainting?

DarAmi Fri 08-May-09 20:36:11

That site is

PortAndLemon Fri 08-May-09 20:41:19

Jewellery here

PortAndLemon Fri 08-May-09 20:42:37

Scarf in matching colour

franch Fri 08-May-09 22:50:44

You stars. Thanks so much

franch Tue 26-May-09 11:35:55

If I go for this Monsoon dress, what shoes should I wear with it?

Tortington Tue 26-May-09 11:39:10

just about anything from east

Disenchanted3 Tue 26-May-09 11:39:53

Personally Id go for the other pink one, that doesn't say Bollywood at all to me.

franch Tue 26-May-09 11:50:29

The other one's really not right for my body shape tho D3.

East looks good thanks custy - they don't seem to have eveningy stuff tho?

franch Tue 26-May-09 11:54:21

Whichever dress I go for, what kind of shoes?

Preferably not strappy sandals as I will probably wear nudey tan tights to hide my blue legs (unless I manage a fake tan which is unlikely and never quite works on me anyway)

Disenchanted3 Tue 26-May-09 15:08:40

something like these??

Disenchanted3 Tue 26-May-09 15:10:40


franch Sat 30-May-09 17:33:30

Oh they're nice D3 but I'd need heels! I'm really not trying to be authentic

franch Sat 30-May-09 21:13:30

Well that first pink dress has disappeared from Monsoon - I dithered too long. I really need something cheaper anyway I guess.

That Rupali site is v good value - I may go more Indian than I planned!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now