Coats over tops; shrugs over kurtis; jackets over t-shirts -- if you love layering your clothes, irrespective of the Kolkata weather, then you're definitely going to love this homegrown brand, Vestajo Boutiqo.
Brainchild of Sayani Paul, this brand, based in Uttarpara, Hooghly, makes any basic piece of clothing look stylish. How? Simple, by adding layers to them (Did you know layering makes you look slimmer?). I came across a basic white midi dress paired with a soothing sky blue cotton jacket and another red midi dress paired with black and white block-printed stole. Match these dresses with sneakers or ballerinas and you're sorted for the day.
All these dresses are hand-made using eco-friendly fabrics and materials. Sayani also experiments with the cuts and neckline of the dresses and does intricate hand embroidery as well. Expect cotton dresses with butterfly sleeves or one with collars and pockets. I am totally eyeing a pair of yellow and ash khadi dhoti pants with pockets. It features a back overlay and front detailing, elevating the style quotient as a whole.
If, like me, you dislike wearing skin hugging jeans or leggings in summer and want your skin to breathe, check out their easy breezy dresses. For a casual brunch look, you can try their handloom dress with racer neck that comes with a belt attached to a chic tussle, which in turn can be adjusted as per your waistline. We all know the struggle to zip up a dress that does not fit is real!
Prices start from INR 800 and go up to INR 2,000.