Hi ladies! How are you? Alhumdullilah, I’ve been just fine and I had the most wonderful Eid ever. How was yours? Here everything is back to normal after Ramadan and I’m trying to get hold of my diet before we leave for Turkey soon inshallah. My stomach is so bloated from all that oily food and ugh, I just need to lose some of that weight so I can fit my old jeans again – but more about that soon! What I was going to talk about was the beautiful yellow lehenga dress I purchased from Yourdesignerwear last year! If you don’t know what I’m talking about – Yourdesignerwear is a website that offers a wide range of Indian outfits for women & men. Not only do they ship worldwide but they also have the most wonderful customer service ever. I came across their website back in 2014 when looking for Eid dresses. I know how hard it is to trust sites with asianwear since nothing is like shown in the pictures, but YDW delivers! I have been shopping there since 2014 and I have yet to be disappointed. Lovely embroidery, class A quality and the best delivery time! If you haven’t read my nikah outfit post the direct link is HERE, cause I got that from YDW as well!
I posted some pictures on Instagram few days ago, showing you my beautiful new (old) dress from YDW and got sooo many DM’s asking me where I got it from, how I customised it etc. I purchased this last year before leaving for Pakistan, as this was to be one of my shaadi ke kapre. I fell in love with the beautiful color of it, especially when in contrast with my jet black hair. And this was the perfect thing for the summer ahead of us. Although I won’t lie, the lehenga part wasn’t saying too much to me. I was in love with the peplum shirt!
Above you can see the original model pictures that I found on their website. YDW don’t really stock up on the dresses that gets sold out cause I can never seem to find them again when going back in purchased orders, so I ALWAYS save the pictures for future reference. As you can see the dress is lovely but the lehenga underneath makes it look much more formal than it really is. My vision was to wear this with a pair of my favorite capri trousers so I decided to order it unstitched! I have a really talented designer in Pakistan that can customise anyyything I ask (I went to him with a bunch of Pinterest pictures last year as well and ohmygoddddd), so this was never a problem for me.
YDW have one of the best delivery times ever so I got the package a few days later. The dress came semi-stitched so it wasn’t entirely unstitched. The lehenga part was already sewn on to the peplum shirt but thank god there was no cut on the back yet! Aa you can see from the pictures above, it had a circle open back and me trying to be modest here – it just simply wouldn’t have worked for me. I packed it with my luggage and went to Pakistan end of June.
In Pakistan I asked my designer to cut the lehenga part and adjust the net sleeves so they would fit me perfectly (nothing worse than khule bazoo lol). The problem with this dress? That I didn’t realise when purchasing and setting my vision, that it would be waay too short for a capri trouser! You could literally see my bum flashing whenever I would bend over and that ain’t really my style haha! So I asked my designer to put an extra layer of jamawaar fabric so it could at least cover some bits of it and I could stay decent. I added a few extra “chuntein” in my belt as well (no idea what that is called in English? Anyone?) and we were set to go!
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In Swedish we say “gult är fult” which translated means “yellow is ugly” (it sounds better in Swedish when rhyming lol) but I loooove yellow! It makes my jet black hair pop out even more and I absolutely love how my contacts get even more intensified (I’m wearing Hidrocor Ocre from the brand Solotica for everyone that’s asking) 🌟 I put some saharas in these jhumkis as well and ugh everything just turned out perfectly for the dawat we were invited to. I’m not used to seeing my hair like this btw so it annoyed me the whole day but whatever☄️😅 Do you like yellow? . . . . . . . . . . #pakistanistreetstyle #lifestyleblog #pakistaniblogger #pakistani #pakistanifashion #desifashion #eidmubarak #eid2019 #psseid #desi_diaries #igdaily #swedish blogger
The capri trousers are from another shalwaar kameez my sister gifted to me, so I can’t really link to that sorry. As for the dupatta – Indian dresses are gorgeous but they always come with very simple dupattas so when wearing this peplum shirt, I found a random dupatta in my wardrobe to go with it!
I wore it with my favorite khussas, a beautiful pair of jhumkis that I attached my favorite saharas too and put my hair in a loose ponytail. I’m not really used to seeing my hair like this and it was a bit heavy on the head but I LOVED my outfit for the day!
I can’t link to the dress as it’s gone from their website, but just wanted to put this “tip” out there as this has helped me a lot. I love customising dresses and doing it this way is sooo much easier and saves me so much time! I will deff buy more fabric/semi stitched dresses from YDW next time I leave for Pakistan! For those interested in purchasing a dress – I have a 10% coupon code ready for you! Type in “thursdaygal” before checking out so you can get some percentage off your favorite dress! Hope you enjoyed this post, much love <3