How to Rock Ethnic Wear this Navratri Season?


Spurring festivity in the air, followed by vibrant drapes, glitterati jewelry, sumptuous dishes and of course the long Dandiya nights. Indians generally fast during the 9-day festive period and break it in the evening with the staples like Singhada Paratha, Kutu Poori, potato and tomato curry dishes post the ritual worship. However, the startling starry Garba Night follows suit and you definitely don’t want to miss shaking a leg with your significant other and girlfriends. So, here are some of the sought-after Navratri-inspired festive looks you might want to take notes of.

 

Bright Color Palette

 

 

Indulge in vibrant hues like fuchsia, marsala, mustard, bright yellows and cobalts dancing like a hippie soul. Festivities call in some much-needed respite from the monotonous monochromes and monotones, it’s time to raid your closet, mix and match all the brightest shades to pull off a Navratri Diva in you. This season, everything in reds and pinks are haute combination and you mustn’t miss out on this with a sheer gold dupatta if you’re planning to wear an anarkali suit or lehenga choli. Make sure you invest in bounty of colors for “the Navratri outfit”.

 

Contemporary Couture

It’s Dandiya fest tonight and you got nothing to wear, steal the essentials from your mom and sister! How about pairing a pop fancy crop top with a bright drool-worthy hem pants? Or just layer your go-to slip tunic with a flared skirt to add oodles of charm and bohemian chic. Put that fashion hat on your head and create a stunning ensemble with some of the most unconventional pieces. We say a big yes to the off-shoulder choli paired with a maxi skirt or just go suave and sophisticated with a bright crop top, gold palazzo pants or culottes layered with a long Indian ethnic jacket. Voila, that’s a perfect Indo-western fusion outfit you always wanted to own.

 

Light is Right

Oh hey, flaunting your 8kilos lehenga with intricate Persian and floral embroidery is worth every penny, but you sure can’t dance or walk in them like a free spirit all night. So, rethink and recycle your heavy Indian clothes, read more about it here. Also, lighter silhouettes like crepe silk, cotton, georgette or chiffon are lighter and finer drapes that allow free movement and breathability. Slip into the versatile lighter and brighter attires to immerse in the bounty of festive air.

 

Haute Jewelry

Because couture will take a backseat here and it’s all about joyous celebrations, so your look should justify and reflect the royalty. Adorn statement royal jewelry to bring out the Indian woman’s avatar. Exuberant polkis, jadau and meenakari jewelry or semi-precious stones will certainly add a glamour quotient thereby raising the beauty standards. However, do not pour into the excitement and rather slip into the precious jewelry for there might be chances you lose something really valuable.

 

Flat Yes

You cannot afford to spend the whole fun night tumbling in sky high heels because have some pity for your soft and supple feet ladies. Give a spin to your look with embroidered and encrusted modern jutti designs that will totally spice up your persona. No more blisters and bleeding feet because celebrations are meant for fun, togetherness and endless joy. Soak in the feeling of exuberance and let yourself free.

 

Just Pin It

While you may be wondering that why Pinterest outfits, well we don’t really mean that but yes if you would’ like it! What we are saying is that safety pins will be the showstopper of your look, don’t believe us? Take some inspiration from Deepika Padukone dancing gloriously in Padmaavati with her pinned look. Yes, it’s of utmost importance to pin your lehenga choli properly to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions and also maintain feminine grace and charm.

 

Minimal Makeup

Garba nights and Navratri parties are quite a sweaty celebration, for a simple reason- you may thing twice before wearing layers of makeup on your face. Trust us, sweaty makeup is the worst thing you’d want to happen and ruin your look instantly. So, prepare your face with a good moisturizer, BB Cream and seal it with a light stroke of compact powder. Also, carry one in your bag to do some quick touch ups whenever in between. Don’t forget to add a pop of color with a bright luminous shade of lipstick, go with cherry red, pink or salmon nude for a striking appearance.

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Ambika Asthana


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