Dresses – particularly maxi dresses –are absolute must-haves in every woman’s wardrobe. With a cut that softly falls on a woman’s curves, unobtrusively highlighting them, a long dress for women spells femininity as no other attire does. Although imbued with this sensuous quality, Anita Dongre Grassroot’s exclusive collection of formal shirt dresses takes this ensemble to a higher level altogether. Featuring a large number of handloom dresses and gowns for women in varied lengths and fits, the collection has a stark appeal that will at once catch the fancy of the urban fashionista. The dresses have different patterns which include embroidered, printed, tie-dye, and woven. Each dress is an artisanal product that bears the mark of slow, hand-crafted fashion. The dresses have been designed for different occasions and to suit different tastes. Accordingly, designs vary from minimalistic stripes to florid brocade, from pert band necklines to modish Mandarin collars, and so on. These Anita Dongre Grassroot dresses are available at the label’s showrooms and can also be ordered online. All orders, within India, are shipped free of cost.
A brand that owes its inspiration to India’s rich handicrafts, Anita Dongre Grassroot is undoubtedly a notch above the rest. Founded with the noble mission of reviving the country’s sartorial traditions and providing livelihood opportunities to the rural artisans engaged in the arduous tasks of weaving and embroidering, Anita Dongre Grassroot has been making waves on the global fashion scene since its inception. The outfits from the collection have been designed to seamlessly fuse the splendour of oriental crafts and the grace of Western ensembles. From the very beginning, Grassroot has been instrumental in promoting the idea of sustainable, environment-friendly, cruelty-free fashion. Its green headquarters, where technologies designed to minimize waste and water consumption have been adopted, as well as PETA-approved cruelty-free accessories, echo this philosophy.
Given the sheer beauty of the dresses in the collection, one can’t go very wrong with accessorizing them. At the same time, it’s true that the right accessories will enhance the outfit and subsequently, the persona of the wearer. For a formal dinner, wear the Gina dress, a striking long-sleeve dress featuring Ajrak hand block prints in brilliant blue and red. The invisible front placket with a belt and tie-up neckline adds a unique dimension to the ensemble. Team this uber-glam dress with blue stilettoes and a blue envelope bag. Go without jewellery for an understated look; alternatively, you could bring in an element of bling with a single statement earring. For an informal tea party, wear the cranberry hued Rashi dress. This mesmerizing hand embroidered dress features just the right amount of tasteful embroidery, which lends it a hint of flamboyance. Accessorize with flat gladiator sandals and a neckpiece with a matching cranberry pendant. Add a scintilla of fun with a multicoloured Boho bag.