Make Your Own Fusion Outfit With Tops From ASTR The Label

by Raj Desai | 1/21/22

All products listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.

ASTR The Label blouses in black, green and periwinkle over colorful pink background

Concocting a fusion outfit on your own these days is easy.

The norm used to be buying a 3-piece outfit as a set. Designers these days sell individual pieces (or separates). They recognize that sometimes you don’t need a whole new pricey set, but just a blouse or skirt.


Which is awesome! But even though you don’t have to drop $300+ for an entire outfit, South Asian tops or bottoms can still cost a lot, especially if there’s a designer label attached to it.

Blush pink cape crop top
Millie crop top from BisouNYC, $285

What do we do if we want an affordable fusion outfit? I say we turn to our favorite Western stores and match those separates with our South Asian formal wear. 

 

Hear me out—South Asian brands are integrating our favorite Western styles into their designs anyways. Think square necklines, bustier and corset tops, and cigarette pants

 

If they’re emulating the tops that we *already* have in our closets, why not eliminate the middleman and use our existing wardrobe, or buy a separate that you know you’ll wear on repeat?

Black off the shoulder crop top with puff sleeves
Cher top from Mani Jassal, $599.93

I tested my theory for Diwali by pairing a mauve ASTR The Label blouse with a skirt from a Poonam’s Kaurture lehnga I bought for a family wedding.

Indian woman posing with child over color block background

Voila! A brand new, budget friendly, on trend, fusion formal outfit.   


To help you throw together your own fusion outfit, I put together this list of tops and blouses from a personal favorite of mine (you guessed it), ASTR The Label. Their blouses are good quality, fit well, and ship quickly. Plus, they look sensational on.

Floral print short sleeve peplum top

Price: $88

Pairs well with Black cancan skirt from Tia Bhuva

Periwinkle long drape top

Price: $59

Pairs well with white linen skirt from The Saree Room

Sage green fitted peplum top

Price: $65

Pairs well with the Mint Amari Skirt from The Saree Room

Cinched black long sleeve top

Price: $65

Pairs well with the Black Zara Skirt from The Saree Room

Long sleeve lilac satin blouse
Long sleeve cream colored boat neck pleated top

Price: $59

Pairs well with the Blue Harbor Skirt from The Saree Room

Sparkly silver long sleeve bodysuit

Price: $98

Pairs well with the Emerald Georgette Skirt from The Saree Room

Fusion outfit

Price: $109

Pairs well with the Emerald Silk Skirt from The Saree Room

Short sleeve brocade corset top

Price: $110

Pairs well with the Black cancan skirt from Tia Bhuva

Olive green with white pattern crop top

Price: $65

Pairs well with the White Zara Skirt from The Saree Room

Wine colored long sleeve cinched top

Price: $65

Pairs well with the Maroon silk skirt from The Saree Room

Keyhole silk long sleeve black top

Price: $55

Pairs well with the Noir Alora Skirt from The Saree Room

Sheer cream bodysuit

Price: $110

Pairs well with the Beige Amari Skirt from The Saree Room 

Off the shoulder silk top

Price: $59

Pairs well with the Blue Paras Skirt from The Saree Room

Bubble half sleeve black top

Price: $65

Pairs well with the Sierra Twilight Skirt from The Saree Room

Raj Desai

Content strategist and UX writer who’s been researching and writing about weddings for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.

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