Celebrations are always welcome- and so is Santa! Christmas is indeed one of the merriest festivals, and well, my favorite. The glory of decorated Christmas trees, cute candy canes, reindeer baubles, and sparkling fairy lights seem fascinating to me. Adding to the delight is the fun and frolic of Christmas parties and the fervor of celebrating New Year’s Eve with a bang. And it all comes with the excitement of dressing up in the prettiest party outfits! Days full of dazzling crowds, scrumptious spreads, smiling pictures, and disco light moments- if your Christmas celebration is going to look something like this, you cannot give fashion a miss! Even if you’re the one who prefers a quiet celebration with your close ones, looking great always helps add up to the merriment

Ethnic Wear for Christmas

Red Rayon Embroidered Long Kurti

When it comes to dressing up, Christmas is almost synonymous with snazzy red dresses, little black outfits, frilly-flouncy maxis, and chic bodycon silhouettes. Well, you can stick to the regular dress code or, maybe, take over as a trendsetter- giving an ethnic twist to your wardrobe! Indian-wear today has floored global audiences on the international red carpet. And no matter which part of the globe you’re living in, Christmas a great time to sport your ethnicity.

It’s now the best time to plan your Christmas and New Year Eve 2020 looks. Here’s a lookbook encompassing ethnic and fusion styles to get you started!

1. Pretty Contemporary

Light Blue Georgette Embroidered Cape Sleeves Crop Top with Palazzo

So are your friends coming over for Christmas dinner? Or are you going to visit them for a house-party? Such small gatherings are indeed one of the best ways to spend a special evening- and given the current pandemic, these house parties are safer too. They allow you to spend quality time with your friends and relatives and make lasting memories. Modernity with comfort- should be your wardrobe mantra. An indo-western suit or a minimalistic palazzo suit with light fabrics, fin prints, and simple embroideries would give you a heads-on to make an impact.

2. Classic Tales

Cream Organza Embroidered Border Saree with All Over Stone Work

Given in to timeless details for an undisputed charm. Organza sarees are a fashion-forward trend of the decade. Floral prints too would do well for the Christmas week. For NYE, you may want to add some dazzle and shimmer. Sequin sarees are another party classic that you can consider wearing- go for a bold cut blouse or sheer panels to add some oomph!

3. Indian-at-Heart

Pista Green Satin Designer Floor Length Embroidered Anarkali Gown with Sequins Work

As an Indian, you have an inherent knack for carrying-off ethnic wear very gracefully. Play a stylish host for the evening in a flowing Anarkali suit. Complement the outfit statement earrings to scale it up to a red carpet look!

4. The Perfect Drape

Red Ombre Chiffon Plain Saree with Embroidered Cut Worked Border

Whoever said that saris are not apt for a western culture festival like Christmas, haven’t explored the impact of the six-yard ensemble! You can be a complete star at a Christmas or NYE party while sporting a plain or sequinned red saree. Innovate with the blouse and the components like hair-style and accessories. But, let your sensuous red saree be the highlight!

5. Wine & Dine

Wine Purple Silk Foil Print Long Kurti

Apart from reds and blacks, if there’s one color that meets the vibe- it’s got to be Wine! Raise a toast to the occasion with a suave wine-colored outfit. This purple palette is inherently flamboyant and goes well over Indian skin tones.

6. Flouncy Vibes

Mauve Lycra Pre Stitched Fancy Ruffle Saree with Sequins Worked Blouse

Drinks & Dance parties make the Christmas week happening. Add some frills and ruffles to your look for keeping up with the upbeat vibe. A pre-stitched ruffle saree is what you need for a quick-ready evening!

7. Cocktail Hour

Bottle Green Lycra Pre Stitched Ruffle Fancy Saree with Designer Blouse

Give a new-age twist to your six-yard ensemble, team your elegant plain silk or georgette saree with an outstanding blouse. The little bodice can work wonders- choose the right highlighting details to make an instant impression at urbane formal dinners.

8. Dark Fantasy

Black Lycra Pre Stitched Saree with Embroidery and 3D Flower Patch

It’s traditionally a week for a red and black dress code, and while a red saree will get you all the attention, a black saree is always a safe bet. Choose one with sequins and glitters- or details that reflect the magical feel of Christmas!

9. Girly Glamor

Pink Net Embroidered Anarkali Suit

Pretty pinks are always a yes for any celebration! With a vibe so zestful, you can surely go ahead with your favorite shade of pink. A contemporary tunic, an indo-western gown , or a similar modern silhouette will give you that chirpy girly feel.

10. Fit-and-Flare

Pearl White Georgette Flared Anarkali Kurti with Multi Colored Embroidery

An Anarkali gown , well-fitted at the waist and generously flared gets an upvote for the occasion. The graceful silhouette promises to enhance your frame, adding a youthful feel in tune with the Christmas and NYE ambiance.

The year 2020 has been a hard one. Let’s hope for brighter days ahead. Live in the moment- make the most of the last few days of the year and while the challenges keep surrounding us- cheer up with a feeling of gratitude!