How To Dopamine Dress In South Asian Wear
by Raj Desai | 4/26/22
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Dopamine dressing is about taking fashion risks that make you feel happy, energetic, and alive. On the surface, that means shedding the neutral, minimalist, lounge-inspired clothes of the pandemic era in favor of bold electric colors. But if you drill deeper, you’ll see that it means taking risks that are specific to you.
Maybe you want to show a little more skin. Or try out the fishtail silhouette favored by designer darling Shloka Khialani. Or tap into your inner Bridgerton with Regency-influenced South Asian wear.
However you experiment, just know this: If it quickens your heart and sets your soul aglow, you, my friend, are dopamine dressing.
Like I said to my husband as I justified a neon purple dress that will get use beyond my wine-induced closet fashion shows, dopamine dressing is an actual area of research pioneered in 2012 by Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire. And after spending years (!) in a world where pajamas become our go-to OOTD, it makes sense that this concept is seeing a surge of interest.
Yes, make it a part of your daily fashion (like my neon dress 👀). But also use this trend to take your South Asian party wear to the next level. Here’s how to do it in 4 different ways.
A comfortable satin pant set that lets the color do all the talking.
A sequined lehenga in a vibrant yellow hue.
An orchid colored gown with sleeves that scream Hollywood glamour.
A shimmering teal gown with a sexy low cut back.
A bustier topped lehenga with tasteful mirror work.
This sparkly gown that’s perfect for a wedding reception.
A mint and purple pairing with a delicate printed design.
This gown that has a modern take on classic colors.
A cowl skirt set in blush pink and wine.
An eye-catching, whimsical lehenga in aqua blue.
This floral gown that’s dripping in colorful floral appliqués.
An eggplant purple sharara set with a tailored peplum top.
This mint green lehenga that puts a pastel spin on bold pattern work.
This cornflower blue silk lehenga for the Regencycore obsessed.
A lightweight saree skirt set to wear at those hot summer weddings.
This blue and green patterned lehenga in blush pink.
A flirty pink midi dress with metallic embroidery.
A blue ombré saree pant set.
This set featuring a ruffled jacket, a crop top, and peach cigarette pants.
This one shouldered pale pink dress.
A hand embroidered pant set that comes with a sleeveless blazer and tasseled belt.
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