We are most alive…

…when we are in Love!

John Updike

Love is in the air, for Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Whether you are single, married, in a relationship, or in the ‘It’s complicated’ stage – excitement for Valentine’s Day is quite universal! How are you planning to celebrate and surprise your Valentine? What are the plans; what are you wearing? Love makes our worlds go round, so why not celebrate the official day of love – the world over – with some extra effort!

The day meant for expressing love makes one want to celebrate one’s relationship with little details that create memories to cherish. Undeniably, even the whole life is not enough to celebrate the surreal feeling of true love. But, love, romance, friendship, relationships, peace, goodwill, and bonhomie!

Valentine’s Day is no more a merely Western concept. You can enjoy and dress up for it at any age or stage anywhere in the world, even in India. Sarees look as sensuous for a Valentine date, as a gown does. As far as the gifts go, pick what your love loves the most – a Bohemian lehenga skirt, a modest salwar kameez, or fusion Indo-Western suit – all make perfect sense. Here, read on for some inspiring ideas on Valentine’s Day ethnic looks – use them to dress-up well or pick a gift for your Valentine.

Ethnic Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day

1. The Colour Theme

Light Pink Designer Silk Saree with Embroidered Border

Pink and red are the official Valentine’s Day palettes, and given the excitement of the day, you wouldn’t want to miss out on these pretty hues! Let the love energy flow in as you step out wearing a flattering satin silk saree in rose pink or glam up your wardrobe with a ravishing red chiffon saree- an unbeatable choice for a V-Day dinner date, and also a fail safe gift for your lovely lady!

2. Ruffle-d in Love

Black Polyester Fancy Saree

A little flounce is always a good idea if you’re making it to the dance floor with your partner. Ruffle sarees are one of the hottest trends of the season,  pick one in darker tones for a gala bash and elevate the look with a pair of danglers and a sequined bag- all set for a memorable evening!

3. Floral Fantasy

Red Banarasi Silk Traditional Saree with Multi Colored Weaving

What exclaims LOVE better than flowers – and when it’s about Valentine’s Day and romance – you can’t do without some mesmerizing, fresh blushing blooms. Get yourself or your loved one some sweet surprises for this day of love – with floral sarees, kurtis, suits or even bohemian floral lehengas – which you can pair in a variety of ways to suit the day’s theme.

4. Peachy Woods

Peach Silk Designer Floral Embroidered Gown with Sequins Work

Another top contender for the Valentine hues is Peach – neither too pinky not too red or not even dark. Peach is a perfect tint for the ones who like to keep things radiant and vibrant – without being too bold. And, there’s enough of Barbie and hearts appeal to this soft, sweet hue. Get a floral printed peach gown or Indian ensemble if this tangerine family color is what you desire.

5. Black Magic

Jennifer Winget Black Georgette Designer Anarkali Suit with Zari Embroidery

Black may not be the ideal color for a love den or date, yet it’s hard to stay away from the passionate, dark embrace of this amazingly flattering, dignified, and graceful hue. So, when it comes to dressing for the ultra-special or glam V-day evening – how can we say no to the intensity of black!

6. Fusion Chic

Black Crepe Crop Top with Skirt and Long Copper Golden Shrug

Those who do not want to go all Indian, yet don’t seem to resist the calm elegance of the enticing ethnic-wear – there always is the halfway mantra – the fusion-wear or Indo-Western outfits. You can buy a new fusion ethnic outfit, or recycle something already in your wardrobe. Style it the way that beautifully blends the Indian and western sensibilities – and wait for the magic to unfurl in your beloved’s eyes. These ensembles make for perfect gifts too!

7. Traditional Tales

Magenta Pink Silk Traditional Woven Saree with Contrast Border

There’s no harm in going all the way desi for a West-inspired day with a beautiful ethnic ensemble. Indian weaves are evergreen, and they agree with most women’s likes – when it comes to sarees that carry a timeless charm. Take your pick from handloom Banarasis, Kanchipurams, or plain silks or for the more pocket-friendly blended versions with zari and woven splendor.

Dress up in gorgeous outfits; celebrate yourself – and your companionship – and look beautiful. There are a hundred different ways in which you can make your Valentine’s Day extra charming. I hope our list of romantic and colorful Indian attires motivates you rightfully. And, well, we may have enlisted 7 ensembles – but that’s not all. There’s a whole wow world of amazing ethnic-wear waiting for you at Saree.com – outfits that will add sparkle and splendor to your V Day dressing or ones, which make for perfect Valentine gifts. Go ahead!