LINEN SAGA - The glorious tale of elegance

“FASHION CAN BE BOUGHT. STYLE ONE MUST POSSESS”

Edna.W. Chase


I am a fashion enthusiast, I love creating looks for myself that suit my personality and taste. The fact that I am an Indian exposes me to numerous dressing traits. My nation is an empathetic conglomerate of diversity in ethnicity, religion and language, but besides it is a melting pot of varied art forms, clothes and fabrics. If we move from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, we will get the privilege of encountering innumerable types of fabrics, typical handprints and stitches, signature dress types and commendable hue inclination. Majority of these reflect the region they belong to, the temperature conditions and the landscape.


I belong to Bengal, the state known for art, literature and impressionable fashion sense. The cottons, linens, red border sarees and of course that red dot on the forehead, make the bong girl, the vision that she is.


I love linen, the way it embraces no other fabric does. Its soft, elegant and absolutely adorable, & most importantly it is great for the Indian tropical climate. You can look chic, without sweating it out.


Here’s a little enlightenment about linen:


It is textile made from the fibres of the flax plant, and it is an extremely laborious task to manufacture it, and so we know why it is expensive. Garments made out of this fabric are appreciated for its coolness especially in the hot and humid climatic conditions of India.


The word LINEN is of West Germanic Origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant LINUM.


Also it is worth mentioning that ‘Linen’ is often used generically to describe a class of woven or knitted fabric. Hence, all textiles of ‘Linen Weave’ texture, even made of cotton, hemp and other non flax fibres are loosely referred to as linen.


Why Linen is my favourite?

  • It’s very comfortable and my skin is happy to have it around.

  • It’s very chic; its simplicity is its beauty. After all they say ‘less is more’.

  • And it’s very bong. I especially love linen sarees.


Linen garments that attract me the most


1. LINEN SHIRTS FOR MEN

I feel Linen Shirts are absolutely flattering for the male body. My personal favourites are the lighter shades, and they magically mould into the formal structure if paired with trousers, and can be easily worn with a pair of ripped jeans for that super casual look.


Linen shirts enhance personality


2. LINEN TROUSERS FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

Out of all the type of trousers available these days, I adore Linen trousers the most. They are super comfortable and incredibly stylish. There are loads of variations in the make and design of these trousers for women, bell-bottom, ankle-lengths and many more. While for men, I have mostly seen the formal trousers or the loosely fitted casual ones. Every make of linen, indeed is an absolute style statement.


Linen trousers are comfortable and classy

Linen trousers can bring that semi formal style


3. LINEN KURTI/KURTA FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

In the beginning of my narrative I had mentioned the diversity in Indian clothes, and Kurtas/Kurtis are an integral part of it. Be it Holi or Diwali, there is nothing more attractive than seeing men and women embracing the beauty of our Nation, in the form of these clothes. Additionally, the beauty of these attires lies in the fact that they can be accessorised differently, and hence it depends on your vision, how to leverage the beauty of the fabric to look your best.



Linen Kurtas and Kurtis are all about elegance

4. LINEN SUITS FOR MEN AND DRESSES FOR WOMEN

Now, if you are in the mood to look your absolute best, linen suits and dresses should be your choice. They look classy and comfortable, and are very apt for that high profile office party. These are must haves for your closet.



Linen brings uniqueness

5. LINEN SAREES, MY FAVORITE

Although all the types of linen indulgence described above are crave worthy, but my favourite are the sarees. These drapes are so comfortable, elegant and feminine, that you ooze grace when you embrace these. Like other Indian wears, sarees are open to experimentation; you can accessorize, drape differently and create divergent looks each time.



The unsaid elegance of Linen sarees

The best thing about linen is the subtle beauty of the fabric and 'Tissura' which is a renowned online store for different fabrics has a wide range of linen both for men and women. When I checked their collection I was mesmerised by the range of colors, prints and designs available. All the attires described above can be made out of these divergent and innumerable options available.


Click on the links below:

1. Linen fabric for men

2. Linen fabric for women



The quotient of fashion is enhanced by you, so be your best version and be the fashion icon to yourself.








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