My love affair with mekhela chadar had started long back. But only thing stopping me from wearing it was that my plates were never perfect. When I was in my 20s, whenever I had to wear mekhela chadar, I always had an excuse for not getting proper plates. In my 30s and now I am more comfortable, and I found my way to wear it, giving it a modern twist by either wearing modern accessories or chic blouse instead of the typical ones. Even now I am not getting perfect in wearing it but am more comfortable now.
It was a warm and uplifting sunny Saturday on the East coast after several months of icy cold weather. The mekhela chadar is woven with multicolor threads and a hint of golden thread with typical Assamese motifs. The mekhela chadar has all sublime sunny colors on beige, and I wore it with sunglasses.
A mekhela chadar is instantly mood lifting and happy enough to celebrate and cheer. On accessories, I took the minimal route. A high neck bell sleeve top already statement and flamboyant, for handbag a red and pink potli bag, an Assamese earing called thuria and an Assamese ring. And the high neck blouse already refuse to pair up with any neckpiece. Let me know how you like it.