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A dress that suits every body type : Why North India’s anarkali is a rage in the south

Hyderabad based designer and owner of Studio Rama, Rama Rrebbapragada works a lot with exclusive clients who come with varying requirements. She believes people now want custom-made designs that look unique. At her studio in Banjara Hills, she observes a lot of clients asking for anarkalis crafted out of pure Kanchipuram and Gadwal silks, finished off with a brocade dupatta and heavy embroidery. She says, “In my opinion, clients are now moving toward custom-made clothing tailored to flatter their body. While some prefer the traditional elaborate kalis, some others want a bias-cut anarkali tailored full length almost like a gown. There is a lot of fusion of western elements while retaining the quintessential Indian touch.” It is possible to make a fashion statement while sporting something traditional. One can go the Indo-western route or choose to pair the anarkali with different accessories. One can even play around with fabrics and colours. Anarkalis flatter almost ever