Style Edit: What to Wear to the Indian Summer Festival?

Every year, the coterie of happy and glee souls collect together at the Croyde beaches in Devon. The spectacular beach setting with a touch of bohemian ambience followed by a mellow musical evening, Indian Summer Festival is the most dreamy and artistic escapades for the creative folks. Right from the rustic and vintage décor to quirky timber frames for photo-ops, ale bars and cocktail bars and the foot-tapping music overlooking the formidable Croyde coastline is a perfect getaway with your friends and significant other.

While you’re on it, don’t forget to pack the quintessential bohemian dresses and Indian ethnic wear because Indian summer festival is inspired by all things desi with a twist. Mehendi tattoos, artificial silver oxidized and precious stone jewellery, long flowy maxi skirts with crop tops, colourful bindis and kohl-laden eyes, unfold the real Indian beauty in you at the Indian Summer festival and gear up for a smashing stylish look.


Here are some of our sought-after fashionable Indian ethnic dresses for the Indian Summer Festival that will complement the feisty festive vibes:


Maxi Maven

Strut in flowy long and romantic bohemian maxi dresses to embrace the gala festive spirits. Floral maxi dress with off-shoulder design and bell sleeves is just what you need to unfurl your hippy high. The gorgeous hand embroidered detailing on the neckline is what enhances the sheer beauty of this ensemble. Dance on the beach in this feminine and ecstatic dress to fetch some compliments. Shop here: Maxi Dress


Greece Goddess

There’s a thing about white couture- it flows seamlessly and attracts positivity naturally. This festive season, slip into this modern infused white embroidered draped georgette gown. The statement cape bequeathing the embroidered neckline and flowing effortlessly will totally sink in the free-spirited feels. The stunning gold mesh detailing on the crest and waist belt adds a pop of spark to the plain outfit. Shop here: Gown


Vintage Femme

Basics never hurt, and florals always burst, this vintage maxi summer dress spells comfort, style and retro glamour packaged beautifully in one. It flaunts your chiselled décolletage as the embroidered low neckline bust area steals the spotlight. We love how this dress combines the best of both worlds-embroidery and floral prints delicately held together with the noodle straps. Shop here: Maxi


Coachella Chic

Doll up chic in this eccentric hand embroidered sea green long top accompanied by a cape jacket overhead. Style this cut out long top with a pair of hot red shorts and you’re all set to turn heads at the bohemian festival. The light and flowy georgette dupion silhouette will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. But, hey, pack a warm jacket for evenings might get chilly. Just get them hair open and add dollops of mascara for a dramatic look. Shop this look here: Jacket & Shorts


Black Magic Woman

Spell a cast in this captivating noir-esque statement black ensemble. Traditionally worn as a lehenga choli in Indian ceremonies and wedding events, you can totally carry this bold and bewitching organza maxi skirt with sequinned and piping embroidered sleeveless blouse. Add shades of gold tattoo and stack some antique jewelry to be a part of the boho tribe. Shop this extravagant look here: Skirt & Dupatta


Palazzos and Capes

Sounds a lot like pancakes, isn’t it? Well, you can look like one, ouch sorry, pretty much a sweet dessert in this blush pink flowy palazzo pants and asymmetric cape blouse. The contemporary diaphanous and uber-feminine ensemble comes with chic cherry and rose embroidery. This will go oh-so-striking for the romantic festival date nights with your beau. Breeze like a wind and flow like azure waters in this comfy-chic dress. Shop the look here: Crop Top


Raw Ajrakh Gown

Alluring, enticing and oh-so-dreamy ajrakh printed chanderi anarkali suit is an authentic Indian ethnic dress for women. However, you can style it like a gorgeous gown. Ajrakh prints are the oldest form of hand printing technique that add a touch of royalty and personal element to the dresses. Slip into this long dress for a twirl-worthy festive mood and add a midnight blue long cape when the sun dips. The cape features beautiful ajrakh applique work that further enhances the stellar appeal of this couture. Shop this Indo-western look here: Anarkali


Accessories and Hairstyles

We gave you a cohesive list of best Indian ethnic dresses that can be doubled up as bohemian and chic dresses for the Indian Summer Festival. However, your look is incomplete without the right addition of accessories and hairstyle. We show you some of the Coachelle-inspired looks that will give you an idea of how to sport such free-spirited looks effortlessly:


Boho Hairstyles

Everything about boho hairstyles screams fun, peppy and cool. Just leave them unkempt, wavy and unbrushed. Style your hair into half buns, side messy braids, crown braids, messy side buns, milkmaid buns and accessorize them with pretty flowers, headbands, bandanas and scarfs for a perfect hippie look.


Tattoos and Henna Design

Minimalist, trendy and designer white and gold henna tattoo artworks are yet another remarkable accessory when heading to the Indian Summer Festival.        Paint your palms, ankles, back or arms with stunning henna art and flaunt the raw real you.


Vintage Jewelry

Jewelry plays a key role in accentuating your free-spirited look. It is often said that the jewelry can either make or break your look, so be careful while choosing it. Deck up in silver oxidized statement choker neckpieces, tassel down earrings, vibrant and colourful bangles, rings, anklets, headgears.

Make sure you don’t overdo and wear everything, you will only end up looking like a cake. Just keep it casual, easy breezy and put forth a dramatic boho style.

 Image Courtesy: 1. Harpers Bazaar, 2. Happy Shappy, 10. -13. Blue Fizz Events

Article By : Ambika Asthana

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