Understanding the Art of Styling Women’s Silk Suits

Understanding the Art of Styling Women’s Silk Suits

From sarees to designer lehengas - Indian ethnic wear is known for its cultural significance, master artistry, and timeless beauty. Among all the ethnic attire Indian women have, silk suits have a distinct place for their elegance and comfort. It has slowly gained fame over the years for its versatility to match both casual and formal occasions. In fact, unstitched suits have revolutionized women’s fashion in India by allowing women to customize their favourite suits to their preferences.

However, to ace your look with a silk suit, you need to understand the basics of styling it. Here, we have curated a complete handbook of styling a silk suit to help you master this ethnic attire. Let’s get started!  

Why Should You Choose Silk as the Fabric of Suits?

Two types of base fabrics are primarily used in crafting suits – cotton and silk. Sometimes, weavers also use a blend of both cotton and silk. While deciding between these fabrics, it is essential to consider their distinctive qualities.  

Cotton, renowned for its breathability and comfort, is a common choice for warmer weather. However, it doesn’t provide the inherent sheen and smooth texture that silk has to offer. These qualities of silk can transform a suit from a mere garment to a wearable masterpiece. Be it for formal events or special occasions – silk suits are versatile and suitable for both summer and winter seasons.  

Besides, silk suits transcend the ever-changing landscape of trends and remain relevant and elegant across seasons and styles. Having a high-quality silk suit from a top brand is not just another purchase; it's a long-term investment in a wardrobe staple.  

Why You Should Buy Unstitched Silk Suits

If you choose a ready-to-wear suit, you may have to visit your tailor multiple times for that perfect fit. Finding the ideal fit and pattern in readymade suits can be a real task. That’s where unstitched suits can turn out to be your saviour. Unstitched silk suits increase the likelihood of the perfect fitting and allow you to personalize collar designs, sleeve lengths, etc., to give it a unique look.   

How to Style Your Silk Suit

1. Decide on Color Coordination and Design

There is a wide range of colours and designs available in silk suits. Choose colours that resonate with the occasion. You can opt for vibrant reds, gorgeous magenta for the festive season, subtle pastel palettes for daytime events, or royal blue and timeless black for an evening invitation.  

In addition, check whether the silk suit has complementary fabrics, such as silk paired with intricate lace or rich brocade, which can add depth and texture to your outfit. If you are looking for Kashmiri Kani silk suits, choose an option with traditional zari borders.  

2. Choose Your Style Before Stitching

The silhouette of your silk suit plays a pivotal role in defining your overall look. Decide between the graceful Anarkali style or the classic churidar, depending on the occasion and your preferences. From straight cut to flared bottoms, numerous patterns and options are available for both Anarkali and churidar styles.    

Consult your tailor, ask for sample designs, and consider your body shape to find a style that complements you. 

3. Get the Right Accessories 

Accessories are the finishing touches that can elevate your silk suit from beautiful to breathtaking. Whether it's a statement necklace or an heirloom ring - each piece of accessory contributes to the overall aesthetic. Match jewellery tones with your outfit, select footwear that aligns with the occasion and opt for handbags that enhance the overall colour palette.   

For example, if you are wearing a churidar with heavy embroidery and motifs on the neck, you should avoid a necklace and instead opt for a statement earring like a Chandbali. Likewise, if you are wearing a long Anarkali, you should opt for a heel. Balancing these elements is crucial to ensure a cohesive and polished look.  

4. Layer It Up

Layering adds dimension to your silk suit. Incorporate a contrasting jacket or cape with your suit to create a striking visual impact. You can always experiment with different lengths and styles to discover what complements your silk suit best 

Caring for Your Silk Suits

  • Washing   

Silk is a delicate fabric that demands gentle care. Therefore, hand wash your silk suit using a mild detergent instead of machine washing. Keep a keen eye on the water temperature and use lukewarm water to avoid wringing the fabric. Refrain from drying the suits in direct sunlight as it can damage the fibres. Also, use steaming to remove wrinkles since ironing can be harsh on the fabric.  

You can also consult a professional dry cleaner experienced in handling silk garments.  

  • Storing

Keep your silk suit in a breathable garment bag and store it in a cool, dry place to prevent mould or mildew growth. Avoid hanging silk suits on wire hangers, as they can distort the fabric. Rotate your silk suits regularly to avoid damage to specific areas of the garment, especially the folds.    

The Bottom Line

There are no specific rules for styling your silk suits. Styling any attire is a lot about self-expression. Choosing colours, fabrics, styles, and accessories depends on your type and personal preferences. So, embrace who you are and create a style that is uniquely yours.   

At Pashmal, we have a curated selection of unstitched Kani silk suits to celebrate all shapes and sizes and embrace the real essence of womanhood. Each three-piece set features intricate Kashmiri Kani designs by skilled artisans to transform every suit into a work of art. Visit our website to explore our silk suit collection that reflects elegance and sophistication.   




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