Short tunics worn over a skirt or loose pants, have been part of our dress code since the Indus Valley civilisation. However, the western style dresses that we wear today have been considerably influenced by western women’s dresses as seen in the fashion magazines of the west. Our contemporary dresses come in all sizes, cuts and shapes. They range from short midi dresses to ankle length maxi dresses. The materials they are made of vary greatly. Cord offers a select range of unusual contemporary dresses in flattering silhouettes that fit right into your wardrobe. Dresses are a popular choice of ensemble these days for occasions that range from weddings and parties to office wear and board meetings.
The modern dress is an easy fit into our seasons, especially in the torrid heat of the Indian summer. Today’s dresses, styled similar to western women’s dresses, work very well in our summer months, and made out of cotton with loose and comfortable cuts, they have found a large number of takers, especially in urban areas and metros, where they are worn across almost every demographic and social class. Cord creates unique and arresting contemporary dresses that feature artistic prints in trendy styles. From modern blotch prints, scenic and floral prints to delicately ruched and embroidered dresses, we create distinctive ensembles in natural fabrics.
Inspired by ancient cultures and crafts techniques, our western women’s dresses ranges from the minimalist to the artistic and compelling to the delicate and feminine. The contemporary dresses we create are much loved for their ability to transcend geography and find favour with a wide range of sensibilities across the world. Our collections have featured the ethereal beauty of the hand embroidered dress and combined it with the grace and elegance of the pure cotton dress, resulting in a stunning amalgamation. Whether it’s work you’re rushing off to, or a special occasion, our dresses prop up your style with unerring chic.
In the context of the changing seasons and the luxurious feel of a natural fabric against your skin, almost nothing can diminish the appeal of the cotton dress. Across centuries, cotton has been valued for its cool grace and beauty. Our soft and buttery cottons with simple lines and soft silhouettes are best sellers. Wear them for a day at the office or team them with a snazzy pair of heels to pass muster at evening cocktails.
Any narrow shouldered dress that softly billows and flares towards the end of its length is included in the wide category of A-line dresses. Very much in vogue, the A-Line dress is your answer to including a multifunctional and versatile component in your wardrobe. The A-line dress can be a simple affair that can be worn during the day for regular normal routines. Designed well, and appropriately accessorised, it can be a potent weapon to make heads turn at the snazziest of events.
The shift dress is perhaps the most simple form of a dress. Falling straight from the shoulders, it is shaped by a few darts in the right places. Necks for the shift dress tend to be boat shaped or featuring a high scoop. However, in the hands of an artist, the simple shift can indeed make the shift to a dress of brilliance. The sheer comfort and loose fit of a shift dress makes it one of the most popular silhouettes for a dress. Shifts can be fashioned out of various materials ranging from natural fabrics such as linen, cotton and wool, to silk and blends. The pure cotton dress, when constructed as a shift dress, can be amazingly easy both on the eye and on the skin. No wonder that this dress is one of the most popular styles prevalent today.
Wearing the oversized dress is as much of an art as designing it. The oversized t-shirt dress, for one, is a staple at campuses. It’s chic, easy to wear and easy to accessorise with a casually tossed scarf, a belt or sneakers. One of the ways to add style to an oversized dress, is to pair it with an accessory that is shape defining such as a belt. Another good suggestion is choose lengths that don’t overwhelm your frame. Footwear counts too, so less constricting pumps or sandals are better than boots, a tip that’s even more essential when it comes to carrying off an oversized maxi dress.
A super trendy, eternal favourite and staple of the eco brigade, vintage dresses are a style classic that are unlikely to go out of fashion. Whether they are vintage inspired or authentic vintage, these dresses celebrate the history of fashion and its relevance to the story of our lives. From vintage styles to vintage prints and revival of vintage arts such as smocking and embroidery.
Embroidery is an art that inspires us and we have used it in our collections to emphasise the beautiful craftsmanship that India offers. The hand embroidered dress is an eternal element of a stylish wardrobe and has enjoyed serious staying power across centuries. From haute fashion to street fashion, this art is valued for its intrinsic beauty and mastery of timeless techniques.
Length makes a dress as much as its design, cut and fabric. The calf- length dress is perhaps one of the most enduring lengths in dress history and probably will continue its dominance. Also called a midi dress, these dresses are usually more casual and are often designed as a flare or a wrap fit.
Floor length and flowing, the modern maxi dress is trendy and happening. It can be formal and absolutely right for significant occasions. The oversized maxi dress is of course a trend that while currently in, is a silhouette that needs the right accessories to look chic.
Cotton jumpsuits women love are one the hallmarks of the Cord brand. Our artistic jumpsuit designs also incorporate comfort making them very popular. Ideal for casual wear, our jumpsuits make great travel companions just right for all kinds of vacations.
A thoughtfully constructed range of bottom wear for women is featured on Cord, in natural materials that make allies of both style and comfort. Colours and prints that echo our collection themes in a variety of cuts and designs.
Our co ord sets combine a contemporary range of tops with different length bottoms in varying styles, or also with skirts, making our co-ord sets unexpected and eye catching.