We have almost reached the time of the year when Indian women around the world gear up for the red dress code! Karva Chauth is a cultural day and a glamorous celebration. Looking up at the sky, trying to get a glimpse of the moon, with the desire to binge on the spread of savories and delicacies – plenty of little details make up the occasion so adorable! While sharing candid moments with one’s partner is priceless, the ritual of fasting and praying for his longevity is indeed a day full of merriment. Bollywood movies and celebrities have played their share in transforming the fasting and post-moon feasting time into an inviting social moment where flashing the best of one’s festive wardrobe has become a norm!
The color red is almost synonymous with the attire for Karva Chauth- red sarees, red lehenga cholis, Anarkalis, Kurtis, shararas, and more, in the traditional palette! And no matter how much we love holding on to the red legacy, exploring wardrobe varieties is what we love to do! Among all the fabulous variants in Indian-wear, our vote goes to the Indian saree. Six yards of elegance with a timeless charm- sarees are just right as you get into the pious mode, capture moments on your smartphones, and create memories with your dear ones.
Whether you’re planning to fast for your beloved or enjoy the socializing, these five types of sarees are perfect for the occasion.
Sarees for Karwa Chauth
1. Banarasi Brocade
Karva Chauth being a North-Indian ritual, brocades make a perfect match for its culturally ostentatious vibe. A mesmerizing weave from the looms of Benaras, brocade Banarasi silk sarees are one festive staple. If you’re lucky to possess one of these luxurious handloom drapes, then this is the time when you can show it off once more. And if not, then you can procure a Banarasi art silk saree online and keep up with the dressy element.
2. The Classic Staple
Following the color code has its share of charm! You may want to go with the flow and grace the occasion in a red saree, especiallyduring the Karva Chauth puja. Going by traditions, we suggest a drape with heavy embellishments. The glint of sequins, the metallic sheen of zardozi, and the scintillation of rhinestones will complete your affluent festive-look. And if metallic indulgence is too much to handle for your fashion taste, then a tone-on-tone embroidered red net saree would be an apt choice.
3. Pre-Stitched/Readymade Saree
Draping can be quite a task if- you’re not skilled at it or surrounded by too many commitments that leave little scoping for getting decked-up. A readymade saree, pre-pleated and pre-draped perfectly can have you festive-ready in just a few minutes! Choose a sophisticated flattering drape or a ruffled saree paired with a swanky blouse to give your wardrobe a contemporary uplift.
4. Simple is Beautiful
Although an occasion that calls for a flashy look, you can stick to your preference for simplicity and elegance. A plain saree will look far from bland if you style it well with a designer blouse and a few statement accessories. Such draped ensembles in light fabrics like georgette, chiffon, and cotton will also keep you high on comfort throughout the day!
5. Bandhani Saree
When it comes to cultural celebrations, we cannot overlook the allure of the timeless Bandhani print. A printed georgette Bandhani saree in multiple colors, therefore, makes it to our list of top five sarees for Karva Chauth. This traditional art rooted in the state of Rajasthan has become a part of sustainable fashion and surely deserves a spot in your closet!
Karva Chauth 2020 is almost here, and we hope you’ve planned your wardrobe well. If you are still left with festive shopping, then do click here.