It’s time, the time of the year which cements India’s reputation as the land of festivals; a season that starts with Navratri ends only with Diwali, which then extends into the wedding season. For stylistas, it means almost two to three months of dressing up in the finest of ethnic fashions, but with so many functions to attend, staying on top of the style game can be challenging to say the least.
This festive season, here’s how to put your most stylish foot forward every time you step out for an occasion..
Once upon a time, dresses on festivals were a big no-no. Fast forward to 2017, things are very, very different. Ace your festive look with midi dresses which combine the best of Indian techniques with the most contemporary of silhouettes; embellished maxis, dresses made of ethnic fabrics, or gowns worn with ethnic jewellery make the pick you love most.
If the traditional saree, salwar kameez, lehenga route is not for you, then pick a trendy which is ethnic and modern all at once. Wear dhoti pants in lush fabrics with funky crop tops or tee-backs with capes. It’s a look which is stylish and comfortable all at once.
Gone are the days when knee-length kurtas worn with salwars and churidars was the trend statement to make. Today, the ramp and high-street fashion stores are all showcasing floor length kurtas which can be worn with churidars. Slightly on the shorter side? Opt for a kurta with an asymmetrical or mullet-style hemline.
Jumpsuits with a Twist
For all those who thought that jumpsuits were a mainstay of Western wardrobes, think again. Imagine brocade jumpsuits in comfortable silhouettes or georgette jumpsuits with zardozi embroidery. They are easy to carry and the most amazing outfits for a slightly less formal event this festive season.
Whether with lehengas or cigarette pants, wearing long jackets in gorgeous Indian fabrics for a festive occasion can be a great statement to make. It’s a chic, smart, fashionable choice when you want something sleek and unfussy.
Other than these options, you can also choose to wear your lehenga with a cape jacket, your saree with a trench coat, or your favourite dress with churidar. They are all slightly unobvious choices to make but in a party filled with women sashaying in sarees and lehengas worn the traditional way, these are the perfect, show-stopping versions to wear.