About ATTIRE THE STUDIO (2022)

HOW IT WAS BORN

Hi, I’m Xenia, and Attire is my baby. I want to tell you my story from the very beginning; it's going to get a bit personal.

Being an influencer is fun and stuff. When I started, I had no idea how this crazy fashion world works and so many goals I wanted to accomplish. As time went on I started to achieve some of them: I’ve worked with my dream brands, attended fashion shows all over the world, booked big campaigns and gotten prestigious press coverage. I love doing what I do. But at a certain point, I felt something changing in me… something was missing. I thought when I had it all I would be happy.

I have come to realize that what was missing in my career was something more meaningful. I was attending fashion weeks, changing 10 times per day, getting little to no sleep, no personal time, every day another flight. In and out, in and out. No routine, no home base. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion and I love what I do. But I took it all too seriously. If I missed a show, lost luggage, delayed posts, or wasn’t able to catch up with emails, I’d get so stressed out you’d think I was saving lives, but I wasn’t. I realized I needed to do something more meaningful. Something that can actually have an impact.

In the same period I got approached by brands who wanted to do capsule collections with me. One of them, a huge retailer, offered me a lucrative six-figure fee plus percentages of the sales on top. I asked for details of the collaboration: Do I have creative freedom? Can I see the factories where it’s being produced? Can I decide what the materials consist of? The answers were no, no and not really. I received a sheet of ‘designs’ I could choose from produced in factories I’d never be able to visit, made from low-quality materials. I started thinking is this what I want to stand for? I declined the offer.

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That same day a friend of mine texted me these words: “You are the best Xenia. Your honesty will open so many doors. For me you are truly different and unique. You will make the best decision soon.” This simple text made me think. So much. “Your honesty will open so many doors.” I thought about it for weeks. What does this mean?

I had played with the idea of creating my own brand that was fully honest and had the best possible sustainable approach but in my head it was impossible. What do I know about production? I work on the other side of fashion. But there were so many signs. I watched The True Cost. I remember sitting on my couch, barely able to breathe. I cried. It touched me. What we forget with all these clothes and all these collections (some that come out weekly) is that there’s a human cost. Everything we wear has been touched by real humans; humans with families, humans with their own set of dreams.

Is it fair that a mega mogul can control a EUR 70 billion fortune while the last people in the production chain can barely manage to survive or feed their children? That people die in toxic environments because somebody did not want to spend a little bit more money on safer working conditions? Wouldn’t it be okay to have, maybe, 1 billion, and still live a luxurious life beyond most people’s wildest dreams, but run major companies in a more ethical way?

I don’t want to point fingers and I can’t create change by complaining. It’s what I actually do that counts. So after watching The True Cost and seeing how Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl from Sweden, is changing the world, I felt ridiculous for thinking I wouldn’t be able to have an impact. I have reach, I have loyal followers, I have a great network, I have savings. I can do it. And this is how Attire was born.

THE IDEA BEHIND ATTIRE

My number one belief is transparency. I think honesty, authenticity and being true to yourself are some of the most important values in today’s society. With that in mind, I will disclose the factories I use and why I use them. I’m working with small factories, most of which are family owned, and I have been inside each of them watching our pieces being produced. I have talked to the owners who have a proud history of production, sometimes stretching back multiple generations. I have seen the workers, the people who work hard so that we can have a new piece of clothing. It is touching and it means so much to me. There is a cost to clothing, so it shouldn’t be something we wear once and throw away. I will be 100% transparent about pricing. You will know what you’re paying for: the material cost, the labor cost, the transportation cost. You will see the margin that we get.

MATERIALS

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Did you know that almost no brand discloses the origin of the yarn? We use wool suppliers from Italy and Portugal, but that doesn’t mean that the wool is from these countries, it only means that’s where the mill is. We go the extra mile and disclose the origin of the yarn, and each farm is certified to ensure that no sheep was harmed in production. It is a shame that the word ‘Sustainable’ is thrown around so loosely as a buzzword. Brands use it as a marketing tool. In fact, many brands invest more money in marketing the perception of sustainability than in actually making efforts to be sustainable. Scary, right? The problem is there is no real definition of sustainability. Financially, a brand is sustainable if it makes enough money to survive the business year. For some, sustainability means using recycled materials. For others sustainability means being CO2-neutral. Here is my personal definition of sustainability, defined by doing a lot of research and deciding what aligns most with my values and what’s most important to me.

We are proud to say that our collection and packaging is completely plastic-free. All our fabrics are 100% natural and 100% biodegradable. Natural fabrics require little to no toxins in the production process (as opposed to man-made fabrics). We do not use any polyester or polyester blend fabrics; polyester can only be recycled a limited amount of times because it loses so much of its quality after being broken down, and it releases micro-plastics in the recycling process that pollute landfills and oceans. We chose not to use polyester mixed fabrics despite the fact that they are more affordable because they cannot be recycled — the process to separate polyester mixed fabrics takes too much effort and requires too many chemicals.
(Please note that these are my personal values and priorities and just because something is important to me does not mean that other efforts don’t matter or are wrong. At the end of the day it is personal preference and a personal belief system that define a company’s culture.)

My little team and I went to the three most important textile fairs in Europe. Trust me when I tell you that I have touched every sustainable fabric that was available. We collected hundreds and hundreds of samples. One thing struck me: when I asked for the origin of the yarn many of the suppliers couldn’t give me an answer. This made no sense. How could they not know the source of their fabrics? More conversations revealed that it is symptomatic of a larger problem — we need more transparency throughout the entire supply chain. I spoke with one supplier who told me he wanted to buy organic cotton from the USA but there was no way of knowing if the fabric was actually American because it might have been sourced in America, but then sent to India to be dyed, sent to China to be spun, sent back to the USA to be sold as organic cotton, then sent out to the mills worldwide for a cheap price. This is not sustainable. We have tried our best to trace the origins of our fabrics.

There are many ecological fabrics, but they also have to feel and look good. There is no point in creating clothing that people won’t love and wear, even if it’s sustainable. I am proud of the fabrics we have sourced. The look and feel is incredible. They are toxin-free and are certified to have come from companies that ensure fair and regulated working conditions.

DESIGN

When I began researching sustainable clothing, I couldn’t find a brand that married full transparency, affordability, and great design. Sometimes I liked a piece but something was off: the quality, the length, the feel. Or sometimes pieces were great but they looked cheap. Working in high fashion has taught me so much about quality and fit. I have very particular taste and I want people to feel how I want to feel in my clothes — powerful and comfortable.

This would not have been possible without Carmela. When I looked for a technical designer (because my drawings look more like a kindergarten project than actual designs) a follower sent me the following DM: “Hi, you should hit up Carmela. She designed the Calvin jeans. When you hire her I promise you will have the most fun and laugh a lot.” I don’t know what it was but this DM stuck in my mind. If I look at the people close to me in life, I think my biggest talent is recognizing genuine, pure, lovely, loyal people. I DM’d Carmela and after writing back and forth, I flew her to Paris. We fell in love with each other right away, so much that she deserves her own paragraph in this section.

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Carmela is from Venezuela but lives in New York. She is incredibly talented. When she sent me her CV I couldn’t believe she was real and I asked my PA, Marie-Hélène, to do a background check to make sure the things she was claiming were actually true. Check this out: she came to the USA with nothing, received a CFDA scholarship, studied at SCAD, won awards, one of which led her straight to work with Ralph Lauren and from there she ended up working as one of the youngest designers at Calvin Klein under Raf Simons. I was so sad when Raf and Calvin split but now I have to say it was serendipitous, otherwise Carmela wouldn’t have been available to us. Carmela is passionate about modern, minimalist, strong designs (I have never seen her wear an outfit I didn’t love), she does charity work for people in her home in Venezuela, and she is so raw, so passionate and so real. I have never met a harder working, more organized, more passionate person. My words don’t do justice to how much I appreciate her.

I creative directed the pieces and Carmela executed and interpreted them in her way. We had 10 different sketches of possible designs for each piece of clothing (more than 100 design sketches) and together we decided on the final pieces. The rest we canceled or saved for following collections. This is just the beginning, we are a young and small team, including my amazing boyfriend Jürgen who is the master of finances and communication. We are not perfect but we are trying our best. As I like to say: we always give 200%.

CHALLENGES

My god, had I known how complicated and exhausting and scary this whole journey would become, I don’t think I would have started it. My extreme naivety has been both a blessing and a curse. Everybody I talked to warned me about production. Everybody. Everybody advised me to get a partner, somebody with experience, somebody with connections. Yet here we are, half a year later, many lessons richer. We scouted close to 100 factories throughout Italy and Portugal. I knew I wanted to produce locally because I need to be able to see the production, the factories and the workers with my own eyes.

Oh my naivety. I can’t help but laugh when I think about how I started this thing. In my head it looked like this: I need to find some fabrics and I need to find a factory and this one mill will give me all my fabrics and this one factory will produce all my clothing. Funny. This is the reality: Fabric sourcing takes a lot of effort and time. It’s a full-time job. And because we were so particular about what we wanted, we were limited. And because we wanted specific fabrics, they needed to be ordered. For the fabrics alone we had to wait 8 weeks (which seems like forever but is very quick in the production world). My clueless mind thought everything was always available! The funnier thing was the factories. I thought one factory does it all. Our collection includes coats, tailoring, knitwear, tops and pants. Each factory specializes in something specific. For the knits we needed to find a factory specializing in knits, for the blazers a factory specialized in tailoring, etc etc etc. We work with five small factories that specialize in the styles we produce. We work with factories that produce for leading high-fashion brands. This way we can ensure the best quality and fit. Sometimes in life you get lucky, and we found a great partner in Portugal (who is also all about sustainable efforts) who helped us find the best factories. Thank you endlessly for everything you have done and your patience with three ambitious young people with big dreams. I know it’s been a wild ride. Thank you for keeping up. I can’t thank the people around me enough.

Everybody who works in production knows this but damn. We. Had. So. Many. Issues. Fabric wasn’t available, delivered one month late or in the wrong color or quality or quantities; samples took forever because I am so incredibly particular about the fit, one fabric didn’t work in the design we intended so we had to change fabric for that style but then it wasn’t available… There were unexpected financial surprises, legal complications, endless delays. I’m pretty sure the universe wanted to test how seriously I’m taking this mission.

I tried my best to source the best-possible fabrics and the best-possible factories, but there is no one stop shop perfect solution. For example, I would love all of our yarns to be locally sourced. I found a sheep farm and a small wool mill in Portugal that produce their own wool. Our coats are made from their wool. I saw their sheep in front of us on huge fields of grass being as free and happy as sheep can be. When I talked to the owner I asked her: Why is your wool not certified when this is the most sustainable fabric I have come across? She said it’s because they can’t afford a certificate. They are too small. They are family owned. It’s Artesian. I asked: Why can’t we get our pants made in your locally sourced wool? She said because Portuguese sheep wool is different than Australian wool. Portuguese wool is more rough, not as soft, and doesn’t work as well for pants. So we had to source international wool from Italian mills. (But we made sure to only source certified wool where the sheep have not been harmed during the shearing and where worker safety is ensured.)

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Certificates are tricky. There are so many different random sustainability certifications, some that mean something and some that don’t mean anything. You can have the most sustainable mill that produces everything locally that can’t afford a certificate, like my little Portuguese farm, or you can have GOTS-certified cotton and still sell a T-Shirt for EUR 4 without VAT. Yeah, yeah, quantities bring prices down, but mass production will never be truly sustainable. We have tried our best to find the trusted certificates we need.

I am usually on top of everything but during fashion month in September my brain was not working properly and I approved one fabric without asking the origin because I thought we had only pre-sourced certified options. We paid thousands of Euros for the fabric. Before final production I asked about the origin of the wool because I knew the origins of each piece except this one — nobody knew. I was shocked. We asked the Italian supplier and he replied “India and Thailand.” I asked for more information and he couldn’t provide me with any. I had to choose: lose the money and stick true to my mission or go easy on myself because this is my first collection and maybe it’s okay if one piece is not perfect. I decided to cancel the pants. I can’t stand behind something if I don’t give it my best. I accepted the fact and returned the fabric, lost the money and learned an expensive lesson. (Thankfully the supplier was nice and understanding and gave us credit for returning the fabric in the end!)

SO WHY DID I CREATE YET ANOTHER CLOTHING BRAND?

Because of my customer pains. The amount of Greenwashing going on in the fashion industry drives me crazy. Finding amazing, sustainable brands that weren’t really modern, minimalist, stylish, wearable or affordable frustrated me. This is where I jump in: honest, transparent, ethical, high quality, locally produced clothing that looks and feels amazing and is as affordable as possible (because remember: if a product is cheap, somebody along the production chain didn’t get paid). Clothing you (and I!) will love and feel proud to wear.

We are not perfect. We have a long way to go. The entire industry has a long way to go. But we are striving to be the coolest, most ethical brand on the market. I am proud about how far we have come in such a short amount of time and I guarantee that we will only get better. I put my heart and soul into this and I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Hamburg, November 2019

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FAQs

What's an attire? ›

Definition of attire (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : dress, clothes business attire especially : splendid or decorative clothing the queen in her royal attire. 2 : the antlers or antlers and scalp of a stag or buck.

What is proper attire? ›

Proper attire means, with respect to male members, a suit or sport coat and dress pants worn with a collared shirt or banded collar shirt, with or without a tie. “Proper attire” shall mean, with respect to female members, a dress, pantsuit, skirt with a sweater or blouse, or blazer with dress slacks.

What is the purpose of attire? ›

Protection: Clothing that provides physical safeguards to the body, preventing harm from climate and environment. Identification: Establishing who someone is or what they do. Modesty: Covering the body according to the code of decency established by society. Status: One's position or rank in comparison to others.

What is normal business attire? ›

In a modern workplace, the term “business attire” can mean anything from a full suit and tie to jeans and a collared shirt.

What are examples of attire? ›

The definition of attire is to wear elegant or expensive clothing. Wearing a fancy dress is an example of to attire. One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes. He was wearing his formal attire.

How do you ask for attire? ›

Be direct. Though it won't be the first question you ask, directly ask, “What is the dress code for this position?” It's likely that you'll be asked, “Do you have any other questions?” This is a simple and direct way to get the information you need. Keep a pleasant expression no matter the answer.

What is work casual attire? ›

A casual dress code is generally considered less formal than business casual. Employees may wear more relaxed, informal clothing but not necessarily what they wear on the street or lounging at home. For example, a casual dress code may let employees wear jeans every day but still discourages sweatpants.

What is the meaning of traditional attire? ›

Traditional dress may be defined as the ensemble of garments, jewelry, and accessories rooted in the past that is worn by an identifiable group of people. Though slight changes over time in color, form, and material are acknowledged, the assemblage seems to be handed down unchanged from the past.

What is formal attire for a party? ›

Bow ties, black ties and suits are what men usually like to wear to parties. Means formal men wear tuxedos, women wear cocktail, long dresses, dressy evening separates or crystal studded (optional) chiffon, georgette or crepe saris. Means ultra formal. Men wear full dress with white tie, vest, shirt and a cummerbund.

Where does the word attire come from? ›

So let's stick to the more common uses: put it into verb form and it means "to dress or clothe." Which makes sense, since it comes to us from the Old French atirier, meaning “to equip, ready or prepare.” Charles Dickens wrote that “Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire" — meaning the ...

What is the place of origin of attire? ›

attire (v.) c. 1300, atiren, "to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn," from Old French atirer, earlier atirier "to equip, ready, prepare," from a- "to" (see ad-) + tire "order, row, dress" (see tier).

Why is business attire important? ›

The major reason why dressing in proper business attire is important for every business professional is because it presents a visual image and sends a message that the employees are professional.

What are the 4 types of professional dress? ›

There are generally four types of corporate dress codes: Business formal, business professional, business casual, and casual.

Why is it important to dress professionally? ›

While being sloppily dressed or less presentable could lead others to perceive you as lazy, unreliable or unprofessional, dressing like a professional can help you make major strides toward landing partnerships that matter, getting new jobs or unlocking new opportunities.

What are the 6 types of casual attire? ›

Casual
  • Sundress.
  • Long or short skirt.
  • Khakis or nice jeans.
  • Shorts (depending on occasion and climate)
  • Plain T-shirt (no slogans), polo shirt, turtleneck.
  • Casual button-down blouse.

What is casual attire for female? ›

What does a casual outfit mean? Casual outfits refer to a look that is comfortable and relaxed. This usually consists of informal garments like jeans, a T-shirt, and even skirts. A simple T-shirt, for example, can dress down a look, taking the edge off a fancier outfit.

Should I ask about attire for interview? ›

It's OK to ask what to wear

If that's the case, Glass says, ask about the company's general dress policies when you're first contacted about an interview. "You can say to the person you speak with, 'I want to make sure I understand your company culture and dress appropriately,'" Glass notes.

How do you say dress code on an invitation? ›

Black tie (tuxedos and formal gowns) Formal, black tie optional (suit and tie and dresses) Semi-formal (suit and tie and cocktail dresses) Cocktail attire (suits and party dresses)
...
Fun and unique wedding attire wording samples:
  1. Dress to impress.
  2. Dress: No suits or tuxes required!
  3. Semi-formal.
  4. Country chic.
  5. Dress: white.
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Is it appropriate to ask attire for interview? ›

Generally, a job interview calls for you to wear professional, or business, attire. For men, this might mean a suit jacket and slacks with a shirt and tie or a sweater and button-down. For women, a blouse and dress pants or a statement dress is appropriate.

Are jeans casual attire? ›

Casual: A Definition

This includes jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, sneakers, and much more. However, it usually excludes flip-flops, sweats or gym clothes, revealing clothes, stained clothes, heavily distressed or ripped items, and graphic shirts with offensive or controversial statements on them.

How do you dress for work? ›

To maintain a professional look while wearing casual clothing, look for button-downs, blouses, and T-shirts in solid colors and dark-wash or black denim free from rips and holes. Although clean sneakers may be okay, stick to closed-toe shoes, and always avoid flip-flops.

What are smart casual clothes? ›

Smart casual is an ambiguously defined Western dress code that is generally considered casual wear but with smart (in the sense of "well dressed") components of a proper lounge suit from traditional informal wear.

Why is it important to wear traditional clothes? ›

Indians believe in their tradition and value their cultural and religious traits. Wearing traditional ethnic wears in the festivals is a way of showing love, respect, and regard to each other along with acknowledging the traditional values that have been passing on to one generation from the other since ages immortal.

Why is cultural clothing important? ›

Through clothing, individuals establish their sense of self as well as their place in society. The connections between dress and both individual and collective identities continue to be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the world of fashion and dress.

What is your traditional dress called? ›

Traditional Indian clothing for women in the north and east are saris worn with choli tops; a long skirt called a lehenga worn with choli and a dupatta scarf to create an ensemble called a ghagra choli; or shalwar kameez suits, while many south Indian women traditionally wear sari and children wear pattu langa.

How do you announce a party dress code? ›

Be clear with the dress code on your invitation.
...
White Tie for Men:
  1. Black tailcoat.
  2. Matching trousers.
  3. White shirt with studs and cuff links.
  4. White bow tie.
  5. Suspenders.
  6. Black patent-leather shoes and black knee-length socks.
15 Apr 2020

What is formal casual? ›

It's a balance between elegant and comfortable and typically more formal than a day wedding but more casual than a night celebration. Instead of a floor-length dress, women should opt for a tea-length, knee-length, or midi dress. Men are required to wear a suit and tie, regardless of the wedding's setting.

What is formal dress for a woman? ›

In western countries, a "formal" or white tie dress code typically means tailcoats for men and evening dresses for women. The most formal dress for women is a full-length ball or evening gown with evening gloves. Some white tie functions also request that the women wear long gloves past the elbow.

Does attire include shoes? ›

Children's Apparel

Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body . In its broadest sense, clothing includes coverings for the trunk and limbs as well as coverings for hands (gloves), feet (shoes, sandals, boots), and head (hats, caps).

How many types of clothes are there? ›

The fabric consists of a weft (when the yarn goes across the width of the fabric) and a warp (when the yarn goes down the length of the loom). There are three types of woven fabric: plain weave, satin weave and twill weave. Examples of popular woven fabrics are chiffon, crepe, denim, linen, satin and silk.

What part of speech is the word attire? ›

Attire can be a noun or a verb.

What is a antonym for attire? ›

Antonyms. undress dress down underdress disarrange informal nonattendance unfasten.

What is an example of origin? ›

Origin is the start, center or beginning of something or the place where a person comes from. An exmaple of origin is when an idea comes to you when you sleep. An example of origin is the ground where oil comes from. An example of origin is your ethnic background. noun.

What is my state of origin? ›

State of origin means the Contracting State in which the applicant has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment or, if the applicant has such establishments in several States, the Contracting State which he has indicated in his application; if the applicant has no such establishment in any ...

What are the 4 types of clothes? ›

Casual wear – worn as standard clothing. Formal wear – worn for events such as weddings. Lingerie – under garments worn for support and / or decoration. Sports wear – worn for athletic activites like running.

How do clothes protect us? ›

Clothes are fabric materials that are worn by humans. Clothes shield us from dust and the sun's damaging rays. It also protects us from natural elements like heat, cold, dust, and pathogens, as well as natural disasters such as rain and snow.

What is personal clothing? ›

Personal clothing means any clothing that is not a uniform or other standardized clothing issued by the department but does not include undergarments.

What is professional dress attire? ›

For any first meeting, business presentation, and job interview: Full suit with matching jacket and pants with black belt. Pressed, collared shirt with plain (solid, stripe, or simple pattern) tie. Dark leather dress shoes and dark dress socks. The bottom of the tie should just barely cover the entire belt.

How professional attire can affect business? ›

A formal dress policy can flatten an organization's hierarchy and increase cohesiveness in the workplace. Although formal attire may be perceived as rigid or less friendly, clients generally have more confidence in an employee that is more formally dressed.

What is a professional appearance? ›

Your professional appearance involves your wardrobe, appearance, body language, and verbal communication—all of these make your total package!

What is smart formal wear? ›

Smart Dress Code

Smart means what it says. You don't necessarily need to wear a full suit with waistcoat, tie, and overcoat but it's probably a safe bet to wear a suit as a start. I like to make the suits slightly more fun and playful with a bright pair of kicks, loud and fun tie or amazing socks to match.

What is dress code policy? ›

A dress code policy outlines how the company expects its employees to dress at work and includes specific guidelines of what the company considers suitable in terms of appearance and work attire.

Why is professional appearance important? ›

Feeling confident about your appearance enhances your self-confidence and attitude not only in the workplace but also in a social environment. We encourage everyone to feel comfortable with what they choose to wear but remember, dress for the job you want, not the job you have!

Does attire include shoes? ›

Children's Apparel

Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body . In its broadest sense, clothing includes coverings for the trunk and limbs as well as coverings for hands (gloves), feet (shoes, sandals, boots), and head (hats, caps).

What means formal attire? ›

Formal Attire means dinner suit, dress shirt, evening gown, cocktail dress or other items of clothing which are required for formal dining.

What is the meaning of traditional attire? ›

Traditional dress may be defined as the ensemble of garments, jewelry, and accessories rooted in the past that is worn by an identifiable group of people. Though slight changes over time in color, form, and material are acknowledged, the assemblage seems to be handed down unchanged from the past.

Is Saree an attire? ›

Ans – No, a sari is not a dress.

How many types of clothes are there? ›

The fabric consists of a weft (when the yarn goes across the width of the fabric) and a warp (when the yarn goes down the length of the loom). There are three types of woven fabric: plain weave, satin weave and twill weave. Examples of popular woven fabrics are chiffon, crepe, denim, linen, satin and silk.

What is personal clothing? ›

Personal clothing means any clothing that is not a uniform or other standardized clothing issued by the department but does not include undergarments.

What are accessories? ›

Definition of accessory

(Entry 1 of 2) 1a : an object or device that is not essential in itself but adds to the beauty, convenience, or effectiveness of something else auto accessories clothing accessories. b : a thing of secondary or lesser importance : adjunct.

What is formal attire for a party? ›

Bow ties, black ties and suits are what men usually like to wear to parties. Means formal men wear tuxedos, women wear cocktail, long dresses, dressy evening separates or crystal studded (optional) chiffon, georgette or crepe saris. Means ultra formal. Men wear full dress with white tie, vest, shirt and a cummerbund.

Is formal attire a suit? ›

Formal dress refers to a two or three-piece suit, with a shirt and tie. Black tie is far more specific: a tailless jacket, black cummerbund or waistcoat, and a black bow tie.

What is formal mens attire? ›

Formal wear will almost always include a dark colored suit (tuxedo) and bow tie, whereas semi-formal dress for men is a bit more flexible. Try a lighter colored suit, or a blazer and slacks with a sharp belt. Semi-formal wear can include a tie, but doesn't always have to, and shoes can be smart or relaxed.

Why is it important to wear traditional clothes? ›

Indians believe in their tradition and value their cultural and religious traits. Wearing traditional ethnic wears in the festivals is a way of showing love, respect, and regard to each other along with acknowledging the traditional values that have been passing on to one generation from the other since ages immortal.

Why is cultural clothing important? ›

Through clothing, individuals establish their sense of self as well as their place in society. The connections between dress and both individual and collective identities continue to be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the world of fashion and dress.

Why do people like to wear traditional clothes? ›

Wearing traditional clothes represents national identity and love for them. Many people wearing the same traditional clothes together gives a feel of patriotism as well as connectivity in culture and with each other as well as a sense of belongingness with the country.

What is Indian dress called? ›

A saree or sari is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine meters in length, that is draped over the body in various styles.

Who is the founder of saree? ›

The origin of the drape or a garment similar to the sari can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which came into being during 2800–1800 BC in north west India. The journey of sari began with cotton, which was first cultivated in the Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BC.

Who wears a sari? ›

The sari (often spelled 'saree'), is a garment traditionally worn in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It can be an heirloom passed down through generations, or a purely functional garment worn everyday. It's seen on streets and runways, and has influenced fashion designers across the world.

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Name: Jerrold Considine

Birthday: 1993-11-03

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