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8 Ways to Style the Indian Long Jacket

Come winter and you may want to cherish the slumber in the layers of warm and fuzzy garments. One such quintessential piece of clothing that rests in your closet untouched and unattended is the long Indian ethnic jacket. That piece you once bought collecting the dust needs your undivided attention, now, that you may want to dry clean and sashay in the modish ensemble for a perky street style. Well, the reasons are umpteen and our ceaseless love for all things fusion knows no bounds. The great Indian long jacket has been a long-standing tradition followed by Maharanis who wore them over their sarees and lehengas for an added charm. Even today, Queen Elizabeth of England wears a floor-sweeping cape jacket over her western attires to exude the royal vibes.

Here are some fashionable ways on styling your signature long Indian ethnic jacket:


Designer Blouse

Don’t we all turn green with envy on laying our eyes at a saree paired with a chic designer jacket blouse? Well, park your envious glances and instead turn your gorgeous long Indian ethnic jacket into a contemporary jacket blouse. Team it with your favorite saree and complete the look with terracotta or oxidized jewelry for a bohemian look. Don’t forget to mix and match because jacket blouses should be a statement and a clear winner.


Floor Sweeping Mantra

Because value propositions must be put across really well and it’s always best to flatter your figureline with a statement clothing that can instantly add an oomph to your look. Layer your long Indian ethnic embroidered jacket with a maxi dress or evening gown and strut to the cocktail party clutching Moets in one and confidence in other. This look is perfectly crafted for bold fashionistas who love to amp up their glam quotient with luxe extraordinaire. This festive season coordinates this stunning ensemble with your matching pair of pumps and designer clutch.


Jazzy Choli

Twirl in glee as you doll up in your go-to lehenga or maxi skirt with the sartorial elegance of the handcrafted long jacket choli. High slits and full sleeves are a perfect combination when you’re buying an ideal choli with the lehenga. Or you can also tailor-make your dreamy jacketed choli with a side slit or off shoulder style to strike a cosmo girl pose. Complete this look with messy hair, kohl rimmed eyes and nude lips for a raw rustic look.


Indo Fusion

Sprinkle your sass wherever you sail across in a gorgeous pallazo pants and crop top layered with a stunning Indian long ethnic jacket. Bollywood celebrities are often spotted flaunting this trend and it’s seemingly attracting the likes of the masses. Every bridesmaid’s favorite outfit has to be a fine pair of coordinates with a statement-worthy long jacket cape to steal the spotlight. Minimal accessories will further enhance the artistic aesthetics of this fusion look. You can also belt the jacket to accentuate your curves and unleash the highbrow artist in you.


Dressy Affair

An impromptu client meeting or friendly hangout may raise an alert in your head especially when you have nothing “special” to wear. Park your problems and layer the ethnic long jacket with your go-to dress. Midi dresses or straight A-line tunics will complement this look perfectly and wearing a belt will cinch your waist thereby giving a flattery and heart melting look. Re-create the bohemian chic style by accessorizing it right. Stack a few bangles and wear pretty baubles for a pretty girl look.


Saree Saga

Smart layering with saree can never go wrong. So, does a long ethnic Indian cape jacket with your traditional saree whether it is a banarasi or kanjeevaram or ikkat or cotton, a breath-taking Indian long jacket will totally turn the look. Ensure that the ensemble is in proportion and perfect structure as per your figure, it should fall perfectly on your body while complementing you. You may choose to drape your saree differently, but jacket will certainly enhance the suave and polished look.


Rip It Right

Deepika Padukone-inspired stunning street-style look of layering your long Indian ethnic jacket with a pair of ripped denim and messy top knot. Because nothing spells effortless charmer than this stylish yet sporty fusion ensemble. Complete the look with au naturale makeup and vibrant colored pumps to add a pop of color and let the quirk shadow your flaws.


Who Needs a Dupatta?

At least, we don’t because we got the signature Indian long ethnic jacket and that’s enough. High-end designers have catapulted the entire designer scenario by crafting stunning ensembles that can be worn sans dupatta. Be it your bridal lehenga choli or salwar kameez, now the very own dupatta is replaced with a functional long jacket turned cape. The only thing you need for free movement and oodles of stylish charm.

Article By : Ambika Asthana

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