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Learn how to walk and dance in a saree like an expert

Are you new to sarees? These outfits are beautiful, but they can come with some obstacles to first-time wearers. If you have bought a saree for a special occasion such as a wedding, you may have difficulties learning how to walk comfortably in it due to the length. Washroom visits can also be a challenge when wearing a saree for the first time.

Fortunately, you can quickly solve these inconveniences and learn how to walk or even dance like a pro in a saree. Here are some few tips that make a big difference in increasing your comfort level when it comes to walking in a saree. Read on!

Select your petticoat wisely

Though petticoats are not mandatory for a saree, a good one can make it easy for you to walk easily. Some of the petticoats that go with sarees include A-line, paneled as well as side gathered types. A first-time wearer should choose a petticoat that contains gathers on its side inserts. This can prevent you from tripping since it provides sufficient space to move and secures your saree in the right position.

Make sure that you have at least one-finger space when tieing the petticoat. Petticoats also come in different fabrics since some are made from polyester while others from satin. When you are nervous about how to walk in a saree, you should avoid a petticoat that is likely to stick on your skin. You can prevent the fabric of the petticoat from sticking on your skin by applying talcum powder on the legs before dressing.

Pick comfortable shoes

You should also avoid adding more inconveniences such as uncomfortable shoes. Though the length of your saree may cover your shoes, they should be comfortable so that you can walk with ease. If you prefer heeled sandals, wear them before you start draping your saree.

Put your shoes on after wearing your blouse and petticoat then tie the saree in position. Draping the saree after wearing your heels allows you to get the right length for your outfit so that it is not too long or too short. It also prevents you from making adjustments later during the day. You can also choose heels that have a broad base so that your feet do not wobble when you are walking on a surface that is not regular.

Practice on walking

You should also try to master how to walk in your outfit. Start with short strides when wearing heels. If you feel like you might step on the hem of your outfit, kick the pleats as you take your step. Put the front foot forward and try to walk with a poise. Maintain stable postures and remain confident as you move.

Make use of safety pins

Safety pins can come in handy to help you attach pleats in the right position. Use one pin to attach the pleats and another one to prevent the pleats from shifting after tucking them in. You can also utilize another pin behind your pallu to fasten your saree to your blouse.

Pinning the pallu at the back of the blouse ensures that it remains secure to prevent it from moving even when you bend to adjust the strap of your heel. The pallu can also stay in place when you are walking fast or tackling complicated dance steps. Be careful not to overdo the pins. The right number of pins ensure that no part shifts even if you keep on moving or dancing a lot.

Pleat the saree right

Leave one part of the saree hanging and tuck the other pleats a bit deep. Tuck the pleats such that no part slips out to prevent you from tripping as you dance. You can also drape the saree using front pleats at your shoulders to have enough room to move easily. This ensures that your saree is fixed like a ready-made saree so that it does not move a lot. You can do this with the help of a lady who is not new to wearing sarees.

Drape your saree well

How you drape your saree also affects how comfortable you move and dance in it. You should ensure that it does not feel too loose or tight. Most people assume that draping a saree tight makes body curves stand out. This may not necessarily be true since a tight saree can lock your knees and prevent you from walking well. A loose saree, on the other hand, keeps on shifting on the body and makes one uncomfortable.

After draping, you should test it by moving around to ascertain that it feels comfortable enough. It is advisable to wear the saree and drape it before the day when you intend to wear it to ensure that the style feels comfortable on the body.

Select the right fabric of the saree

You should also select the right fabric of your saree. When you are new to this style, you should go for lightweight materials that don’t restrict your movement. Feel free to compare fabrics from Stylecaret and choose one that is light such as georgette or chiffon. Stiff fabrics can give you problems in movement when you are a beginner.

Avoid cluttering your look

Are you attending a wedding in your first saree? You should carry small things that don’t interfere with your movement. For instance, a big bag or putting on complicated jewelry can be a burden when you need to move around. You should choose a small clutch bag to complete your look and make it easy for you to move. A simple bracelet or necklace will also not interfere with your dancing.

Final thoughts

Though sarees look elegant, they may come with a few complications. The above tips can increase your comfort level and make it easy for you to move and dance on a special function. Do not let manageable issues prevent you from enjoying these glamorous outfits.

Look For Less

At last night’s Emmys, TVs hottest stars brought their A-game and did not disappoint.

From strappy sandals, to elegant pumps and even a perfect-for-fall bootie, the ladies (and gents) were showing off the hottest trends in footwear for the season.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from last night’s show and found some fantastic alternatives from JustFab and ShoeDazzle that will have you strutting like an A-lister without having to spend like one.

LOOK FOR LESS – Emmys 2019 Shoe Edition

Mandy Moore

Get the look with ShoeDazzle’s Myrcella Platform Heeled Sandal

Millie Bobby Brown

Get the look with ShoeDazzle’s Malika Cone Heel Pump

Chrissy Teigen

Get the look with JustFab’s Carolina Heeled Sandal

Jonathan Van Ness

Get the look with ShoeDazzle’s Laine Bootie

Vanessa Hudgens

Get the look with JustFab’s Monika D’Orsay Pump

Dr. Joan Oloff x Bloomingdale Shoe Launch

World-renowned celebrity podiatric surgeon and luxury shoe designer Dr. Joan Oloff is thrilled to announce the launch of her namesake footwear brand at Bloomingdale’s.  The Joan Oloff Shoes shop-in-shop will open on September 27, 2018 at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street at 1000 Third Avenue in Manhattan.

Designed by a woman in the medical field with a keen knowledge of a woman’s needs in footwear, Joan Oloff Shoes is a fashion footwear collection that combines style, elegance and cutting edge insole design technology for women on the go.  The brand is best known for its top selling classic three inch, 9am to 9pm “go everywhere” pump, the Deborah, and the lower kitten heel version, the Callie.  These, along with additional classic styles of flats, heels, boots, booties and sandals in eye catching leopard, red suede and every day neutral shades from the Fall/Winter 2018 collections will be showcased on the recently renovated 5th floor shoe complex for several weeks before moving to other Bloomingdale’s locations across the U.S. in a traveling trunk show.  The brand will also be available online at bloomingdales.com.

Dr. Oloff will make a personal appearance during her launch event at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  The event is open to the public, and guests are invited for champagne, lite bites, music and shopping.

The Joan Oloff patent pending insole technology is unlike that of any other brand and has already begun to disrupt the footwear industry.  Dr. Oloff’s design aims to protect a woman’s foot and body by eliminating scrunched toes and correcting misalignment of the body that leads to aching legs and back pain that is quite common among many women.  It is Dr. Oloff’s tenacity in changing industry standards that has brought light to her brand thus far and will continue to drive her.

The New York opening is a homecoming for Oloff who grew up in her grandfather’s shoe store in Brooklyn and went into the podiatric medical field wanting to make a change after witnessing many women complain about their aching feet and back pain.

“I had seen the damage caused by poorly constructed shoes to so many of my female patients over the years and thought to myself, ‘In this day and age of technology, there has to be a better way to design heels.’  The time is now for women to stop accepting the way shoes have been wrongly constructed for decades by designers who do not have their best interest in mind,” says Oloff.

She continues, “I want to let women know that it doesn’t have to be this way, and my mission is to design shoes that allow women to stand taller, more confident, and focus on being and feeling their best in their day to day lives.”

A portion of proceeds of all Joan Oloff Shoes funds ReachUP, founded by Dr. Oloff and women’s soccer icon Brandi Chastain, to support women and girls in need.

“When we elevate the lives of women and girls, we elevate society as a whole.  I wanted to create a brand for women, by women, to elevate all women!” says Oloff.

The brand has been well received at Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco and Chestnut Hill, MA.  Joan Oloff Shoes is excited to be a part of the iconic 59th Street store in New York City and will announce trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s in additional cities across the U.S. in the coming months.

Nicki Minaj × Vogue Arabia

Nicki Minaj Covers September Issue of Vogue Arabia.

A fully-fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty, Nicki Minaj, who has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, has returned following a hiatus of nearly four years to drop her fourth album, Queen. In this moment when the fashion industry discusses inclusivity, diversity, and equality, it was only fitting that the cover story was shot in New York, just a few days before the Met Gala, by an all female-team. Renowned photographer Emma Summerton was behind the lens, while the styling was done by Anna Katsanis and overseen by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. The hair and makeup looks were created by Kim Kimble and Sheika Daley respectively.

​ISSEY MIYAKE  x  UNITED NUDE

​ISSEY MIYAKE  x  UNITED NUDE SPRING SUMMER 2018 SHOES PROJECT For the SS 2018 ISSEY MIYAKE collection a third consecutive shoes project was made with UNITED NUDE. Inspired by ISSEY MIYAKE’s concept – “A Piece of Memory:” Memories of faraway landscapes of Iceland as experienced by the design team serve as the starting point. “Nostalgic recollections never before seen,” guide the exploration and preservation of the dignity of material, while utilizing innovative manufacturing techniques and prove once again the synergy between the two brands. 

Introducing two new shoes, the RISE (mid-high geometric heel) and the STEP (fashion sneaker), embody the manifesto of shoes as architecture.

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