Captions on Traditional Outfits

  1. A girl who loves Indian fashion never says she has nothing to wear! Anarkalis, sarees, lehengas, shararas – Indian attires are like a fashion rainbow, you’ll never run out of options.

  2. A kurta is its own kind of beautiful.

  3. A lehenga has the power to make even a dork like me look like a demure yet sexy rose!

  4. An Indian girl doesn’t need a million-dollar couture gown. She just needs her ethnic attire to look beautiful.

  5. As far as a lehenga is concerned, Robert Venturi was right: more is more and less is a bore!

  6. Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

  7. Don’t mistake me for a demure damsel when I’m in this pretty lehenga. I’m a savage rebel no matter what I wear.

  8. Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

  9. Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

  10. Ethnic dresses truly are dresses with a soul.

  11. Fashion gives meaning to ethnicity. And ethnicity gives us an identity.

  12. Flaunting my Indian-ness…

  13. Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

  14. Got that desi feeling!

  15. Happiness is… wearing a lehenga.

  16. I don't dress up as a woman: I dress up as a caricature of a caricature of a woman.

  17. I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.

  18. I dress the way I want. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not.

  19. I like my money where I can see it. Hanging around my waist!

  20. I may not know how to make aloo paratha, but I can certainly rock a lehenga like a pro!

  21. I may not know how to make an aloo paratha, but I can certainly rock a lehenga like a pro!

  22. If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.

  23. If I want to wear a dress, I'll wear a dress.

  24. If India is a canvas, a lehenga is the art.

  25. If India is a canvas, lehenga is the art.

  26. In a world full of trends, sometimes a girl just wants to wear something classic.

  27. Indian clothing is about preserving centuries’ worth of traditions. ‘Cuz it’s not tradition if it’s new.

  28. Indian clothing is always the best of what I might wear!

  29. Indian Day is when we all forget our complaints about the country’s governments and policies, and come together to appreciate how incredibly sexy our traditional clothing looks!

  30. Indian fashion is a complex language of glamour, modesty, and seduction.

  31. Indian fashion is very unique. Each and every little flower, each golden thread, the countless hours it takes to painstakingly make it fit the wearer. Indian fashion is complex. It’s made of dreams. Like the Indian women themselves!

  32. Keeping our Indian traditions alive… One lehenga at a time!

  33. Language is the dress of thought.

  34. Leaving a little sparkle wherever I go. Literally!

  35. Lehenga is so powerful. Whenever we Indian girls want compliments, we just don a lehenga and all we need to do is simply walk into a room and hear wows and gasps!

  36. Let the Indian-ness show! Life is too short to blend in.

  37. No matter how many shorts or strapless minis an Indian girl wears, deep down she’ll always be a cute desi girl in an Anarkali!

  38. On a hanger, no dress is sexy. It's just fabric on a hanger.

  39. One must be in tune with the times to appreciate traditions.

  40. Our traditional attire has taken hundreds of years, generations of fashion designers, and tens of thousands of iterations to make a mark on the world. And I’m proud of it!

  41. Our traditional fashion is pure. Sometimes I just wanna wear it like this, without ruining it with the “western touches”.

  42. People will stare. Make it worth their while!

  43. Rocking a couture lehenga like a sweatshirt today!

  44. Rocking my ethnicity!

  45. Shine is my favorite color.

  46. Someday I'm going to go onstage in a dress if I want to.

  47. Takada

  48. The future belongs to those who can appreciate their traditions.

  49. The joy of dressing is in wearing an Indian dress!

  50. The latest fashion trends take effort. But an Indian woman can always carry our traditional clothing effortlessly.

  51. The simplest Indian outfits never go out of style. They’re elegant, classy, and make an Indian girl look more glam than any western dress.

  52. The thing I love about a lehenga is that unlike a gown, every girl looks good in it, no matter what skin-tone, shape, size, or budget she has!

  53. This selfie is brought to you after rejecting 49 lehengas to choose this one, and 149 other selfies to choose this one. Please like!

  54. Tomorrow, the lehenga will come off and I’ll be back to my usual, nerdy self in an extra-large tee-shirt and glasses. But until then, let me feel like a well-put-together, royal Indian princess!

  55. Traditional fashion doesn’t mean to look after the ashes. But to keep the flames of our culture alive!

  56. Traditions are not just important in Indian fashion. They’re the only thing.

  57. Wearing traditional clothes doesn’t mean you’re old fashioned, it just means you’re bold enough to challenge trends.

  58. Wearing traditional clothes is a way of letting the world know who I am without having to say it.

  59. When in doubt, wear an Indian outfit!

  60. When it’s a special occasion, Indian women like to wear something bold. Something glam. Something classy yet sexy. Something Indian!

  61. Without tradition, art is like a flock of sheep without a Shepard.

  62. Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!

  63. You can dress down or dress up anything simply by what footwear you rock.

  64. You can't tell me that I can't dress!

  65. You can’t live an Indian life without Indian clothes!

  66. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” -Coco Chanel

  67. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

  68. “A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life.” – Rachel Roy

  69. “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” – Diana Vreeland

  70. “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.” – Vera Wang

  71. “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” —Coco Chanel

  72. “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” —Coco Chanel

  73. “All men are children, and if you understand that, a woman understands everything.” —Coco Chanel

  74. “Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee

  75. “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” —Coco Chanel

  76. “Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood

  77. “Can you please spell Gabbana?” – Andrea Sachs, The Devil Wears Prada

  78. “Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” – Michael Kors

  79. “Clothes have nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs

  80. “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs

  81. “Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” – Simon Doonan

  82. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace

  83. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” —Coco Chanel

  84. “Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.” —Coco Chanel

  85. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” —Coco Chanel

  86. “Elegance is refusal.” —Coco Chanel

  87. “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week!” — Carrie Bradshaw

  88. “Fashion changes, but style endures.” -Coco Chanel

  89. “Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel

  90. “Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going.” – Pharrell Williams

  91. “Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.” – Donatella Versace

  92. “Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.” – Kenzo

  93. “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren

  94. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. — Coco Chanel

  95. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” –Coco Chanel

  96. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel

  97. “Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” – Sir Francis Bacon

  98. “Fashion is part of the daily air, and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” – Diana Vreeland

  99. “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” – Bill Cunningham

  100. “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing, and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” – Vivienne Westwood

  101. “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton

  102. “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

  103. “Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.” – Andy Warhol

  104. “Fashion, somehow for me, is purely and happily irrational.” – Hedi Slimane

  105. “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

  106. “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” – Betsey Johnson

  107. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

  108. “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.”– Elizabeth Taylor

  109. “I am anti-pants.” – Lena Dunham

  110. “I can’t concentrate in flats.” – Victoria Beckham

  111. “I couldn’t understand a word she was saying, but I felt I had in my possession all the Italian I’d ever need to know: Dolce, Dolce, Dolce.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  112. “I design for the woman who loves being a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

  113. “I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person every day.” – Stephanie Perkins

  114. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” —Coco Chanel

  115. “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

  116. “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” —Coco Chanel

  117. “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little—if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” —Coco Chanel

  118. “I don’t want a politician who’s thinking about fashion for even one millisecond. It’s the same as medical professionals. The idea of a person in a Comme des Garcons humpback dress giving me a colonoscopy is just not groovy.” – Simon Doonan

  119. “I feel that flip-flops are the downfall of many relationships. It’s like, first it’s the flip-flops, and then it’s the sweatpants… it’s the gateway drug to no sex.” – Lady Gaga

  120. “I have a style and jeweled panties aren’t it.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  121. “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent

  122. “I have four bedrooms in my house. One is for guests, the other three are for closets.” – André Leon Talley

  123. “I know what women look good in. I don’t think the rules ever change.” – Michael Kors

  124. “I like Cinderella; she has a good work ethic, and she likes shoes.” – Amy Adams

  125. “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City

  126. “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  127. “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” – Diana Vreeland

  128. “I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals… I would call me more of a monkey.” – Jennifer Lawrence

  129. “I think that because I’m overweight, [my] fantasy was lightness. So I project my fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it’s the one thing I don’t have. That is why I’m too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes.” – Alber Elbaz

  130. “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” – Alexander McQueen

  131. “I was at school when Britney Spears’s ‘Baby One More Time’ came out. I changed my uniform to look like hers. I just looked slutty after that, so thank you, Britney.” – Alexa Chung

  132. “I was like, ‘What’s Margiela?’ back then.” – Kim Kardashian (on a pair of Maison Margiela boots Kanye bought her in 2008)

  133. “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  134. “If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.” – Michelle Obama

  135. “In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.” – Christian Dior

  136. “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

  137. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

  138. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel

  139. “Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?” – Yves Saint Laurent

  140. “It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion.” – Yves Saint Laurent

  141. “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” – Wednesday Addams

  142. “I’m a very down-to-earth person, but it is my job to make that earth more pleasant.” – Karl Lagerfeld

  143. “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” – Lady Gaga

  144. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors

  145. “I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” — Carrie Bradshaw

  146. “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” —Coco Chanel

  147. “Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper, Mad Men

  148. “My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.” – Jane Birkin

  149. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.” —Coco Chanel

  150. “Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!” — Carrie Bradshaw

  151. “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld

  152. “Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” – Yves Saint Laurent

  153. “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston

  154. “Playing dress-up begins at age five and never really ends.” – Kate Spade

  155. “Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” – G. Bruce Boyer

  156. “She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna

  157. “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” – Christian Louboutin

  158. “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” —Coco Chanel

  159. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” – Jean Cocteau

  160. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

  161. “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

  162. “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass

  163. “Style is very important. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style lasts forever.” – Ralph Lauren

  164. “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” – Ralph Lauren

  165. “Style; all who have it have one thing: originality.” – Diana Vreeland

  166. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” – Karl Lagerfeld

  167. “The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.” —Coco Chanel

  168. “The customer is the final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I’m not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum.” – Marc Jacobs

  169. “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” – Hubert de Givenchy

  170. “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun’.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  171. “The joy of dressing is an art.” – John Galliano

  172. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

  173. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

  174. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” —Coco Chanel

  175. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” —Coco Chanel

  176. “There was a photo of me with weird sunglasses on and a green sweatshirt, some striped thing, with tights and cowboy boots… I just saw that photo and thought, God, I look crazy.” – Mary-Kate Olsen

  177. “They say nothing lasts forever. Dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style!” — Carrie Bradshaw

  178. “Too much good taste can be very boring. Independent style, on the other hand, can be very inspiring.” – Diana Vreeland

  179. “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” – Karl Lagerfeld

  180. “We don’t need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much.” – Marc Jacobs

  181. “We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” – Linda Evangelista

  182. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” – Yves Saint Laurent

  183. “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” – Miuccia Prada

  184. “What’s becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art.” – Lupita Nyong’o

  185. “When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.’”– Caitlin Moran

  186. “When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  187. “When I first moved to New York, and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City

  188. “When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” – Iris Apfel

  189. “When you don’t feel to dress means that you are depressed. You need a fashion shower.” – Anna Dello Russo

  190. “When you go to a nice restaurant, you want to be relaxed and have a drink and everything, you want to look at people who look well. You don’t want to look at some slob with an open shirt and a hairy chest—at least I don’t.” – Iris Apfel

  191. “When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: Don’t get carried away—it’s only dresses.” – Karl Lagerfeld

  192. “Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek

  193. “Women come to New York for the two Ls- Labels & Love.” — Carrie Bradshaw

  194. “Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” – Neiman Marcus

  195. “You can have anything you want in life, if you dress for it.” – Edith Head

  196. “You can have anything you want, if you dress for it.” – Edith Head

  197. “You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” – Christian Dior

  198. “You either know fashion or you don’t.” – Anna Wintour

  199. “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.” – Diana Vreeland

  200. “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” —Coco Chanel