Feet Movement, Booty Movement When Walking in Flats

This is more a note to self than anything else….

The most successful yet popular (and growing) Bollywood actress of the past couple of years is Katrina Kaif.

I saw these photos of her walking in a certain manner in flats.  There is a way to walk in flats that somewhat mimics a heeled walk (I’ve seen it done).

And for comparison... in heels. Love this Herve Leger dress by the way... luckyyyy

5 Responses to “Feet Movement, Booty Movement When Walking in Flats”

  1. Bhetti Says:

    She’s prettiest in the salwaar qamees.

    *biases declared*

  2. Bhetti Says:

    wait. that dress is more a sari. what was I saying? *eyeroll at self*

    • lovelysexybeauty Says:

      (Updated with more links…)

      You were closer the first time! 🙂 It’s not a sari, it’s an anarkali suit – anarkali is a variation on the salwaar kameez that surged in popularity the last 2+ years. This picture is a quick view of both outfits.

      Anarkalis are based on outfits worn during the Mughal (Turko-mongol-persian muslim) period. They came into style around the time the film Jodha Akbar came out, which was one of the biggest Bollywood productions of recent years. Big historical fictionalized epic taking place during Mughal rule, lavish sets and costumes, two of the biggest super stars (Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan), etc. So had a big style influence.

      Salwar = loose puffy pants gathered at the ankles (Disney’s Aladdin or MC Hammer style pants) usually. Not the type of pants worn with with anarkalis. Side note: the puffiest pants of all are called Patiala Salwar. Patiala is a northern city and I’m not sure why the pants there are known for being so big!
      Kameez = shirt

      Anarkali suits feature a babydoll style top that’s very long (mid calf to ankle length). It’s fitted around the bust (empire waist) and then skirt style to bottom.

      Pants worn with Anarkalis are called churidar – a very fitted to the leg style of pant that ruches a bit towards the bottom usually. (As a kid, I remember seeing some and thinking they must be pants for a very tall person since they were so long :-))

      I’ve also seen churidars that are legging-style (although not sure if they still qualify as churidar then), without the ruching. I think that’s the influence of western fashion trends of the past year or so, which happily coincided with these Indian ones.

      Some more anarkalis (I really like the ones with sheer long sleeves… conservative yet hot): http://www.highheelconfidential.com/index.php?s=anarkali&search.x=0&search.y=0

    • lovelysexybeauty Says:

      Wow I wrote an essay 🙂

      I can see where her outfit was confusing because of her use of her dupatta/chunni – over-scarf. Pants+shirt Indian outfits usually have an extra giant scarf that you wear with it. It can be worn in a variety of ways, and the way she wore it above across her shoulders covering her bust is one.

  3. Bhetti Says:

    Thanks for the detailed explanation! The words for salwar/kameez are the same in Arabic.

    I really like the look of the anarkali: great synthesis of various elements I like. Might get one for fun 😉

    Jodha Akbar looks like an interesting movie.

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