It is time to gather, rejoice and celebrate! Festive season brings in the best of colorful Indian culture in us. From home cleaning to organizing to decorating to shopping to dancing and celebrating with loved ones, the festive season is the best time to relieve stress and feel sheer happiness. The beauty of Indian festivals lies in the colorful traditions that are reflected in our ethnic attires. Be it Durga Puja, Karwachauth, Diwali, Bhaiya Dooj or any other festival all we see around is colorful decorations and ethnic attires which bring a smile on everyone’s face. There is a pride in Indian dressing which can be seen on the day of the festival when everyone is dressed up to their best in traditional attires.
Women especially make special efforts to add colors to the festive season starting with their shopping in advance. Traditional Indian sarees, embroidered lehengas, salwar suits, Indo-western dresses, all come to the festival fashion platter. Shine, glitter, and sparkle in dresses and jewelry are a pretty evident part of Indian festival dressing. What is most exciting about festive season is that it brings styles of different cultures together! Women in Banarasi sarees, Kanjeevarams, traditional Bengali white and red sarees, Punjabi suits and many more cultures re-unite to show what a festival means in India! When talking about festival outfits, Bollywood has always inspired women to take some style cue. Every Bollywood movie which revolves around family and culture brings a certain fashion trend which women love to wear on special occasions. Let us get inspired this festive season from our Bollywood divas and take some style tips to put our best fashion foot forward!
KAJOL AND KAREENA IN KABHIE KHUSHI KABHIE GAM
Let us say if there is one family movie which brought the best of Indian family sentiments and dressing to the silver screen then Karan Johar’s Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gam will definitely be a name on our lips. Traditional outfits which included embroidered lehengas, shararas, gorgeous sarees and salwar suits were beautifully showcased in the movie on festivals and wedding occasions. Particularly one song which revolves around the festival of Karwachauth “Bole Chudiya” was a massive hit. Kareena Kapoor’s gorgeous baby pink sharara with short backless choli with delicate silver embroidery is worth getting inspired from and especially for girls who love to keep it soft and feminine. Her look was rounded off perfectly with crystal jewelry which added spark to her traditional look. If you are someone who loves to dress in bright colors and heavy jewelry, then Kajol’s red embroidered lehenga paired with traditional Indian gold jewelry is a style you can look up to for that ethnic galore.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE’S NAVRATRI LOOK IN RAMLEELA
Ramleela movie was a colorful festive play put splendidly on the celluloid. Every outfit is worth remembering which included layered ghagra’s with cholis in colorful patterns. Ethnic kutchi and tribal jewelry further uplifted the whole Gujarati look of actors. Deepika Padukone’s attires designed by Anju Modi were difficult to take eyes off! In the song “Dhol Baaje”, her beautiful heavy layered red ghagra with short backless choli looked absolutely jaw-dropping. Dancing to the garba tunes, her spinning ghagra looked absolutely spectacular on the celluloid. If you are planning to dance to Navratri garba tunes, then take cue from Deepika’s magnificent style and shine bright in Navratri colors.
MADHURI DIXIT AND AISHWARYA RAI DURGA PUJA LOOK IN DEVDAS
Durga Puja celebration could not be more opulent than in the movie Devdas! The song “Dola re” was not just a music and dance galore but also a spectacular display of Bengali culture. Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai dressed in traditional embroidered red and white sarees draped in Bengali style looked nothing less than a dream. Decked in heavy kundan jewelry from head to toe, they both made Durga Puja celebrations look more beautiful than ever. The whole ambience was lit up with traditional sarees, jewelry and flawless dancing. Their style will always be an inspiration for women on wedding and festive occasions for many years to come.
SONAM KAPOOR’S ROYAL PRINCESS STYLE IN PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO
The movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo brought out the best of traditional side in the Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor. She beautifully portrayed the role of a royal princess in elegant sarees and lehengas on special occasions. If you are someone who wants to channelize a royal princes’ look on festivals, then Sonam Kapoor’s look in the song “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” is your answer. She looked perfection personified in a white embroidered lehenga with gold choli and dupatta. Her royal look was further elevated with heavy polki diamond jewelry and low knot bun with gajra. This look is perfect for big Diwali parties and even weddings which will give you a beautiful princess-ey touch.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE’S SIMPLE SOUTH INDIAN CHARM IN CHENNAI EXPRESS
The quintessential South Indian charm of Deepika Padukone in the movie Chennai Express can’t be forgotten! She radiated simple elegance in beautiful Kanjivaram sarees with a touch of simple gold jewelry and gajra in her hair. The sarees were mostly draped in lehenga style which flaunted her curves impeccably. For a simple Indian ethnic look on festivals, you can take some style tips from Deepika’s flawless charm in Chennai Express. Team up your Kanjeevarams with simple gold jewelry, a low knot bun, gajra and bindi and you are good to go!
These styles from Bollywood divas are not just memorable but worth-trying on festive occasions. Get inspired and look your best!
Sonam Kapoor- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Director- Sooraj Barjatya
Kajol & Kareena Kapoor- Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Director- Karan Johar
Deepika Padukone- Ramleela
Director- Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Deepika Padukone- Chennai Express
Director- Rohit Shetty
Madhuri Dixit & Aishwarya Rai- Devdas
Director- Sanjay Leela Bhansali