Best of … women’s ethnic clothing
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Ethnic clothing spans continents and a wide variety of peoples.
If you love embracing other cultures, visiting other countries or states, wearing the clothing that is representative of other cultures or you want to celebrate your personal heritage and origin, donning ethnic clothing is the ideal way to express yourself.
You can find the best of ethnic clothing on the following sites:
Ashro has a stunning collection of Afro-centric clothing, accessories, turbans and jewelry that pay homage to African-American heritage, culture, ethnicity and styles. Liberal use of color and patterns are incorporated into these glorious outfits, including caftans, dashikis and mud cloth prints. Sometimes clothing is so beautiful that you just want to look at it and weep.
The Pyramid Collection
New Age options
The Pyramid Collection is the go-to store if you want ethnic clothing, jewelry and accessories. If you are a Wiccan or pagan or love attending Renaissance festivals, or you’re New Agey or simply love hippie chic apparel you will find your heart’s desire on this site. You can purchase by theme, including wedding apparel, gothic, Celtic, celestial realms, fairies, Goddess, love and sexuality, Wicca and Witch and Renaissance. If you love period clothing such as the Middle Ages its interesting frocks, or covet corsets, this is your place. There are Mandarin coats and cheetah shrugs, Belle Epoche jackets (think of Nicole Kidman in absinthe-soaked Moulin Rouge), gems from the pirate age and even a Little Red Riding Hood outfit, which might not be ethnic, but it’s surely cute.
Relaxed exotic prints
If comfortable but fashionable leisure wear is what you’re after, Serengeti can certainly meet your needs. The inspired patterns, designs and fabrics – especially the animal prints in their “cat” collection – incorporated into their fashions conjure up thoughts of sunsets in Africa while on a safari or days spent in exotic India.
If you honor and appreciate the Celtic spirit, then GaelSong might be just up your alley. The richness of the Celtic tradition lives on with these often hand-crafted goods by modern artisans devoted to keeping the spirit of their handiwork and design alive. You’ll find beautiful festive gowns, colorful scarves, shiny pocket watches, Celtic knotwork jewelry, and much more here!
South American style
The sleek look of South American fashion is as at home in New York and Los Angeles as in its origin in the Andes. The softer than a cloud alpaca weaves dresses, shawls, scarves, sweaters and skirts you’ll want to wear just for the feel of them. Never mind that the natural dyes create gorgeous colors.
And I haven’t even gotten to the cut and design. Pure magic, if you ask me — and Machu Pichu is known for some powerful energy, you know. Peruvian Connection is the shop to check out for transatlantic chic, without crossing the Atlantic.
It’s not one ethnicity…it’s many. And that works in my book.