The awesome revelry of Pujo, our beloved Durga Pooja, is a valid reason to give in to your traditional sartorial instincts and impulses. Amidst all the splendid festivities and women ready to go an extra mile to dress up, Pujo is a perfect time to bring out your glittering embellished sarees, heavy silk sarees, woven wonders, multiple vibrant colors, heavy imitation jewelry and all the love you possess for that wonder metallic hue called gold (and copper, or anything burnished and shining).
And, who said you have to stick to sarees? You can also wear trendy lehenga, lehenga cholis, Anarkali suits, floor-length suits and experiment with other Indian styles, mixing them with more youthful or even western elements. This time, try different bottom types in salwar suits, as this is one trend that has caught on immensely. You can also experiment with various dupatta drapes, and trendy festive hairstyles, adorning them with in-vogue hair accessories and floral gajras.
Here are 7 must try trendy festive looks that Saree.com suggests you for the awesome days of Durga Pooja –
1. Perfectly Indian –
Red and white is a favorite Bengali color. However, this time, on one of the auspicious days, do this in your unique personal style. Choose red, but with this stunning pink in this embroidered georgette saree that’s sure to bring you hoards of compliments. Accessorize with jhumkas and heavy bangles in subtle gold color, and a gajra adorned high-low bun.
2. Keep it Simple and Girly –
Go a very different Pujo way, in this youthful and light lehenga choli that is pocket friendly as well as stunningly stylish. No embroidery keep the look very chic, while the vibrancy of colors will not let you feel dull for a moment. All the holy colors of feminine strength come alive in this girly dress that’s so cute that people will stop you in your tracks – asking from where did you buy it. Keep your choli in a sensuous halter style, or go for a more demure cut but a backless styling. You can also wear your hair in open waves in this lehenga.
3. Sensuous White Glamour
Traditional red and white is the color combination of this lovely festive season. These colors are also closely attached to the festival of Durga Pooja. Well, we know you will invariably don the red and white Bengali saree, but on another day, give this interesting twist to this combo. Wear this glamorous, figure skimming off-white and deep pink baldla work and embroidered border saree. Very feminine, very charming and extremely festive! Accessorize with danglers, a long chain and a clutch bag. Leave your hair open – go for a professional blowout, if it’s a special evening.
4. Go the Chic Indian Suits Way
Saris are the flavor of Pujo fever. However, do consider other interesting aspects of Indian wardrobe, and try out long floor-length suits, palazzo suits, Anarakali suits, churidaar suits etc. too, as they look very stylish. Channel season’s most loved colored palette and blend with a trendy silhouette and monochrome love – in this gown inspired, long Anarkali in magenta color. The flowy skirt of the ensemble is form flattering, while the zipper detail and embroidery on bodice are super charming. Give necklace a miss. But complete your look with some big stud-like earrings in crystal, or go for silver jhumkis.
5. Understated tradition – with a twist
The traditional take! Let the whole world know you value your ‘values’ and culture, as you dress up in this simple yet very graceful, Pujo inspired understated beige and red saree. Although this saree is absolutely subtle, it will give you a youthful and trendy look, amidst the sea of silks and festive bling. Georgette saris are form flattering, and are great if you feel you tend to generally look older than your age in a sari. This sari, we promise, won’t age you, especially if you pair it right – with an interesting blouse in princess cut and some sophisticated accessories. Straighten your hair, and leave them open.
6. Classy Fairytale Look
Demure princess look… Choose this net Anarkali in blossom pink to look very different at the Pujo pandaal. You can even consider going for late night Garba revelry at a Navratri event, as this comfy yet chic style will let you dance to your heart’s content. This is an excellent choice, even when you are meeting someone special, maybe a date, or a prospective match (as is often the norm) – at the Pooja pandaal. This romantic pink dress with subtle gold accentuation should be paired with simple, chic jewelry and stylish open-toed shoes/ sandals.
7. The Handloom Affair
Ah, the swish of the silk! Durga Pooja is incomplete unless you pay your due reverence to the great Indian handloom silk sarees. They are gorgeous, they are flattering, they are much in demand and they are so comfortable for long evenings and chit-chat nights. Choose this uniquely stunning deep blue and red saree with yellow border and gold paisley motifs. Very rare, very charming, and something that will help you differentiate yourself from run-of-the-mill silk sarees. Accessorize right by pairing this one with temple jewelry in gold. However, avoid very heavy jadau pieces, if you wish to keep the look youthful. You can also wear any other silk saree in different color combinations, paired with stylish accessories for an amazing Pujo look.
So, lovely ladies, dress up and enjoy this Durga Pooja. Try the classic and timeless, tried and tested looks but also go for some unique ones with modish touches. And, please do not forget to thank us, when you receive compliments and are asked for style tips. Do share your feedback in comments below, and your Pujo pictures, so we can feature you in our blogs, with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.