I recently came across this site called RustOrange.com. I shop online all the time so any new website that stands out catches my eye.
I came across BharatSthali for its classy and ethnic silk sarees. It was the first time I saw such gorgeous pure silk sarees with silk mark of India certificate over online here. Bharatsthali, a fair-trade and for-profit enterprise,is committed to bringing a change. Harnessing cutting-edge technology, it offers the weavers, particularly women, a platform where they can present their craft and saree weaves directly. The Bharatstahli sarees has partnered with weavers all over India to help them have a say in quoting a reasonable price for their weaves, without any agent or middle sale network.
My top favourites are as follows:
1. PINK LAYERED HIGH-LOW DRESS (₹2,495)
This dress is an innovative cocktail of pink, rust brown and orange slubs, this layered dress is inspired from the colours of a chilly sundowner. It’s length is just perfect and the colours are just the right kind of bright.
STYLE TIP: If you like fusion, wear this dress with sneakers, jhumkas and a bindi.
2. BLACK SLUB HANDWORK MIDI DRESS (₹2,495)
This dress would remind you of a MELA or a fair. This dress is a mix of ajrak, kalamkari and batik patch pockets. It also features kantha detailing and tassels, everything you can ask for in one piece of clothing. Just like you get loads of things in one place at a MELA.
STYLE TIP: Add a leather sling bag to finish off the look. You can also pick dangling earrings to stand out and be noticed.
3. KALAMKARI & BLOCK PRINTED BLUE FLARED SHORT KURTA DRESS (₹1,995)
Flaunt your legs with this beautiful kurta dress. This short kurta dress is perfect for making a unique style statement the next time you’re hanging out with the girls. This kashish dyed fabric is adorned with beautiful kalamkari work and block print.
STYLE TIP: Team this piece with a pair of white sneakers and pom-pom drop earrings for the maximum effect.
4. BLOCK PRINTED FIT-&-FLARE BEIGE DRESS (₹1,995)
The texture of this cloth makes me drool. I love it. This owl block print fit and flare dress will majorly up your day game. Kantha work along the neckline, ajrak work along the waistband and pleats beautifies this quirky piece.
STYLE TIP: A pair of sneakers is all that you need to sizzle up this one! I would also recommend wearing this with wedges to make your legs look long.
5. HAND BLOCK PRINTED MUSTARD BROWN COTTON PALAZZO PANTS (₹1,400.00)
The material is super soft and comfortable. The hand block printed detailing along the side seams, hems, drawstring fastening along the waistband and patch pockets on the back gives a fresh take to this subtle piece.
STYLE TIP: Don it with a pair of multi-strapped sandals.