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August 2018

Six Sizzling Hot Looks for Date Night

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At Lavanya Coodly, it is our mission to make sure you look your best at all times. A date with your special someone is one of those particularly important events so we hand-selected several pieces to fit any style.

Here are six unique, sexy outfits chosen just for you – sure to impress on your next date!

The gorgeous Silk Panel Skirt has a floor length maxi-skirt and transparent silk paneling through the legs. Show off some skin while still keeping everything covered for more modest venues. This skirt pairs perfectly with many options, but try not to choose a top with a loud print – a pop of color is always welcome though! Dress this outfit up or down with heels or sandals.

If you’re heading to a glamorous show or a trendy dinner, try on our Ewa Dress for size. This mini-dress will turn heads with its dazzling blush and gold floral embroidery. Show off your legs with the short length and tulle peeking from the hemline. This dress is a perfect standalone piece and will match wonderfully with plain strappy heels and a few gold bangles.

For those who like to show some skin, our Bralette and Shorts set is the perfect match. This duo has a fun green print and exciting cutouts below the bust. Wear to your next rooftop bar outing, on a day relaxing in a beach town, beating the heat in a city or vacationing in the tropics ! Keep your accessories plain with this one and go for medium height heels.

If the dreamy, feminine look is for you, the Karley Skirt is your new go-to item! This soft blue and white striped skirt with a classic A-line shape will flatter you in all the right places. Pair with a white top, high-ponytail, and even higher heels for a sweet-yet-sexy look.

The Jacqueline Trapeze Maxi Dress will release your inner bohemian goddess. This breezy maxi dress transitions from bright teal to deep blue and the neckline adjusts so you can find your perfect fit. Accessorize with a belt and sandals for the perfect sunny day outfit. Pair with gold hoops for a final touch.

If you like a classic look, the Henriette Dress is the dress for you. This stunning, simple piece features a frame hugging style with a white box pattern at the hem. Match pearls and black pumps with this dress to complete “your” look.

At LAVANYA Coodly, we work hard to provide unique and finely crafted pieces to meet any of your fashion needs.  We focus on designing garments for sophisticated men and women that pursue diverse interests and passions.  From those who work and travel to others who commit their time to charities, supporting the fine arts, engaging in self empowerment activities, or just relaxing with friends and family, we have something for each lifestyle choice. We would like you to be well dressed no matter what you are doing.

Seven Runway-Worthy Looks You Can Pull Off Any Day

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Here are seven outfits hand picked for you that could easily be seen gracing the runway (and some pieces actually have!). Look like a model every day of the week in our designs – made from the highest quality fabric with comfort in mind.

 

Chief Executive – The exquisite silk Pratt Shirt  is exactly the kind of powerhouse piece you need in your wardrobe. With hand-beaded crystals and a classic neckline, this top is sophisticated enough to wear to your most formal events. We recommend pairing the Pratt Shirt with high-waisted, wide-legged black trousers with a thick waistband to flatter the waist and hips. Throw on a pair of black pumps for a polished, professional look.

 

Tea Time – For your next afternoon outing, try pairing the Delia Tunic Top tucked into the Split Hem Pants. The soft color options for the Delia Tunic matched with white pants creates an ultra-feminine color scheme, complemented by aurora borealis-finished Swarovski crystals along the left shoulder. The Delia Tunic is available in pink, green, and blue – all in equally powdery, beautiful shades. This outfit would look perfect with nude, strappy heels.

 

The Queen Has Arrived – Whether you’re the Queen of Hearts or the Queen of Rock, the Embroidered Cropped Jacket is a must-have piece if you’re looking for bold style in your outfits. This jacket matches beautifully with the simple, understated Jocelyne Gown and small gold earrings for a formal event. It can even be dressed down with jeans, a black tank-top, and chunky leather ankle boots.

 

Charmed –  The Poetic Blouse and Ninaa Skirt are a match made in heaven. The luscious red color of the blouse and detailing in the skirt create a color coordinating ensemble without being overly harmonious. This outfit is perfect for a lunch date, baby shower, or any other lighthearted daytime event.

 

Girl’s Night Out –  For your next night out on the town with your best ladies, you have to try on the Detachable Jumper. The bright red color and sexy waist cutouts will have all eyes on you. The exposed skin and heart-shaped neckline will flatter your every curve without revealing too much. You can dress this piece up or down as much as you’d like with all kinds of jewelry. We recommend pairing with a neutral colored shoe.

At LAVANYA Coodly, we work hard to provide unique and finely crafted pieces to meet any of your fashion needs.  We focus on designing garments for sophisticated men and women that pursue diverse interests and passions.  From those who work and travel to others who commit their time to charities, supporting the fine arts, engaging in self empowerment activities, or just relaxing with friends and family, we have something for each lifestyle choice. We would like you to be well dressed no matter what you are doing.

Choosing The Right Clothing Colors for Your Skin Tone

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To look your best, it helps to choose the right colors. clothing in the right color will enhance your best features and makes you appear brighter. we offer a tips to help you find your best colors. First, determine which color skin tone you have using a few simple methods. Think about how your skin reacts after a day in the sun: if you’re prone to burning you, probably have cool undertones, and if you normally tan, you most likely have warm undertones. For dark skin tones, however, it is possible to have cool undertones and not burn quickly. Next, find an area of natural sunlight and hold a piece of white paper up to your (makeup free) face. If your skin looks pink or blue, you have cool undertones and if it appears yellow-green or brown, you have warm undertones. Lastly, examine the veins on your wrist. Blue or purple veins mean you have cool undertones, green or yellow veins mean you have warm undertones. If these tests are coming up inconclusive for you, you probably have neutral undertones. Here are some great options for cool, warm and neutral skin tones we offer at Lavanya Coodly.

Cool

Cool skin tones work wonderfully with “cool” colors like blues, greys, purples, and rosey reds. “Warm” colors should be avoided, like orange, red, and yellow, which will wash out skin-tone. Celebrities with cool skin tones include Nicole Kidman and Lupita Nyong’o.

Try the Green Beaded Dress, a bright green knee-length long-sleeved dress with delicate black beading throughout the piece. This bright jewel tone will bring out all of your best features and make your skin shine.

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Another great option for cool skin tones is the Paige Trapeze Dress. This dress IS 100% silk design WITH a SELF BELTED cinched waist – perfect for dressing up or down. The light blue top fades beautifully into white for a perfect summer piece.

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The bold Cate Dress with bright green and blue coloring is perfect for those with cool undertones. This dress has a unique bias cut and intricate VELVET detailing making for an eye-catching look.

https://www.lavanyacoodly.com/product/cate-dress/

Warm

Those with warm undertones should stick to “warm” colors like olive, off-white, orange, and yellow. Definitely avoid jewel tones like royal blue and emerald green, these colors will clash and make your skin and eyes appear dull.

The Embroidered Top from our Spring Collection is a great piece for warm skin tones. The look features a sheer hi-low asymmetric hemline skirt and a crop top with hand beading in a floral design. Look like a summer dream with the barely blush color bringing out the warmth in your skin tone.

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The Ikat Weave Skirt iS a fun, herringbone-patterned piece with a woven striped design. This skirt has the ever popular functional pockets and a comfortable, ruched three-inch wide waistband. The bright orange color is a great match for warm undertones.

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Neutral

Those with neutral skin tones are lucky to have the ability to carry off most colors, but often look best in muted, softer colors. Additionally, bright red looks beautiful on neutral skin tones. Look for jades, “dusty” colors, coffee, black, and charcoal – nothing too oversaturated.

For a glamorous night out, try our Carmi Slip Dress. This muted green floor length dress is made from 100% silk with a timeless shape. The color is striking without overpowering your skin tone.

https://www.lavanyacoodly.com/product/carmi-slip-dress/

The Hannah Skirt comes in a brilliant bright red fabric, with a full length skirt and underskirt for added flair. Add the side tie belt as a finishing touch and this skirt is a perfect match with a white or nude top.

At LAVANYA Coodly, we work hard to provide unique and finely crafted pieces to meet any of your fashion needs.  We focus on designing garments for sophisticated men and women that pursue diverse interests and passions.  From those who work and travel to others who commit their time to charities, supporting the fine arts, engaging in self empowerment activities, or just relaxing with friends and family, we have something for each lifestyle choice. We would like you to be well dressed no matter what you are doing.

Fall Wedding Guest Dress Trends

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Peak wedding season is around the corner, with fall weather ushering in a much needed break from the heat. Look no further for your guide on this season’s upcoming wedding guest dress trends. We know it can be difficult to find the right outfit for a wedding – you want to look and feel your best, all without taking attention away from the happy couple. Here at Lavanya Coodly, we are committed to ensuring our clients have perfect, on-trend pieces for every type of wedding venue.

As you begin your search, make sure you’re aware of the venue and if there is a dress code. This will help to narrow down the style and length of dress, especially important for outdoor events. With color, white is best avoided unless in a tropical climate. Great options for fall include teal, maroon, mustard, beige, purple, and forest or emerald green. Pair your dress with practical shoes – comfort is key when you’ll be on your feet all day!

Here are great examples of dresses that fit within any budget:

The Xiara Dress is an affordable shift dress with a beautiful rose print. This understated-yet-interesting piece is perfect for those who prefer neutral tones. The accent pockets bring additional functionality. At $75, this dress is an easy go-to.

With its hand-sewn crystal beading, the Shay Crystal Dress is a striking selection for your next wedding. Made from 100% silk and accompanied by a circle of crystals by the neckline, this dress accessorizes itself. Pair with a black shawl and tights in cooler weather.

If you’re looking for a pop of color, the Raisa Dress is perfect for you. This dress is made from cotton silk, which is incredibly breathable and great for any climate – especially a beach wedding. Pair with a belt for a more casual look or dress it up with heels and minimalist jewelry.  

Look no further for the perfect early fall wedding gown. The Strapless Embroidered Dress incorporates a timeless style with updated embroidery and colors. This dress features a sleek, strapless look with a youthful, bohemian pattern.

If attending a wedding in an upscale venue, the Tara Gown is a beautiful option. The unique silver fabric will surely turn heads in this stunning piece.

The Bella Gown is a beautiful 100% crepe silk floor length gown. You’ll be sure to dazzle with this dress that is carefully embroidered above the waist and corseted in the back. This timeless piece also comes in a sapphire blue color

If you want to explore your adventurous side at a wedding, our Ivory Beaded Dress is the perfect dress for you. Featuring an all over lace design, it is a sheer beaded dress with a slight train. This dress with flow with your body as you walk, giving you a dazzling look for the wedding you’re attending.

Also, don’t forget it’s never too late to customize a wedding dress. At Lavanya Coodly, we strive to create dresses that fit every person’s needs. Our designers are happy to work on any custom order to give you the most personalized experience you could hope for. Our team will work with you to make sure that your dress is everything you could want.

At LAVANYA Coodly, we work hard to provide unique and finely crafted pieces to meet any of your fashion needs.  We focus on designing garments for sophisticated men and women that pursue diverse interests and passions.  From those who work and travel to others who commit their time to charities, supporting the fine arts, engaging in self empowerment activities, or just relaxing with friends and family, we have something for each lifestyle choice. We would like you to be well dressed no matter what you are doing. “

Why Silk Still Reigns Supreme

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At Lavanya Coodly, we pride ourselves in providing our clients with the highest quality fabrics and styles. That is why we primarily use silk in our designs. This versatile fabric comprised of natural protein fibers was first manufactured in China over eight thousand years ago and rapidly became a highly sought after trading good, first in Eastern culture and quickly spreading west.  Not only is silk beautiful and soft to the touch, but there are many benefits that come along with wearing it.

Silk, due to its protein-rich makeup, is an extremely strong fabric despite having a very thin weave. This durability is invaluable in today’s world of fast-fashion and cheap, synthetic fibers. Silk has incredible properties that allow for breathability in the heat and warmth retention as it gets cooler. As it’s weaved, the threads come together to provide a beautiful shine that is impossible to mimic without losing the texture, durability, and natural breathability. Another perk, silk is entirely hypoallergenic and will not aggravate the skin or cause allergic reactions. This fabric withstands the test of time, yet another reason you should invest in silk – feel good, look good, and know you’re wearing something that has been at the height of style for millennia.

The versatility of silk shines through in our collection. Depending upon the style, silk can be manipulated to provide high shine, opaque designs, and transparent detailing. Lounge by the pool looking glamorous and summer-chic in our Helene Caftan, thin enough to be worn as a cover up on a hot summer day, and luxurious enough to even wear as a dress out on the town.

The Bella Gownis reminiscent of a bohemian goddess, with a touch of luxury. The strength of silk allows us to embroider crystals at the waist creating an eye-catching centerpiece. Or look like you’re walking on a cloud as the wind catches silk in a beautiful way, causing cascading falls throughout the long skirt of our Cate Dress.

At LAVANYA Coodly, we work hard to provide unique and finely crafted pieces to meet any of your fashion needs.  We focus on designing garments for sophisticated men and women that pursue diverse interests and passions.  From those who work and travel to others who commit their time to charities, supporting the fine arts, engaging in self empowerment activities, or just relaxing with friends and family, we have something for each lifestyle choice. We would like you to be well dressed no matter what you are doing. “

Keeping It Neutral

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As the cultural landscape changes, so does the fashion industry. An interesting change in recent years has been the adoption of more feminine styles in men’s wear and conversely adding masculine elements to men’s wear. No longer is it uncommon to see men’s collections adorned with loud prints, bright colors, and sheer fabrics. Years ago, a man wearing pink was perceived as a threat to masculinity – now, wearing pink is as simple as it should be. This opens doors for personal expression and allowing how you define yourself to shine through in your clothing.

Going even farther back, it’s difficult to imagine a time when women were judged harshly for wearing pants, especially when the centerpiece of many of today’s outfits is a pair of sexy leather pants or breezy, wide-leg trousers.

Accessories have also started to migrate over the blurring gender-lines. With the rise of the hip bag (given the euphonious, colloquial name of the “fanny pack”), more men are joining their bag-carrying female counterparts. Bohemian scarves with fringe, tight fitting men’s pants, loose women’s clothing, and the return of the bulky shoulder-pad all mark the beginning of a transitioning market.

The oversized tunic, hailing influences from eastern cultures, is a useful piece in men’s and women’s fashion because of its versatility. Tunics can serve as great layering pieces in the winter over leggings and under sweaters. If oversized, tunics can be dresses in the summer. The Anna Tunicis a beautifully decorated black and gold tunic, long enough to be worn as a dress, and perfect over some black cropped tights.

Some designers have seen the opportunity to do away with gender labels all together, creating unisex lines. At Lavanya Coodly, we strive to be at the cusp of all trends, which is why our current collection features the Unisex Shorts. These beachy, striped shorts have a place in anyone’scloset – not confined to a single category. Loosening the shackles on what someone can and cannot do has helped spur a beautiful and eclectic crossover, allowing for creativity to pour in. Here at Lavanya Coodly,any of our menswear designs, pants, shirts, sweaters, coats or jackets can be ordered in women’s sizes and worn by both genders, thus blurring lines between them and allowing for freedom of expression.

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