Valentine’s Day is almost here! Although this day that celebrates love is not inherently a part of the Indian tradition, it has made its place in our culture. After Amitabh Bachchan grooved to a fast song at a V-day party in the movie Baghban, this day has taken the fancy of senior citizens too! Every year, we see an increasing number of couples from all age-groups and every walk of life, stylishly dressed to impress their Valentine.

Dreaming about wearing frilly dresses and Barbie-doll evening gowns for the special day or planning to gift a dreamy pink dress to your beloved? Well, hold on, for we have some more outfit ideas for you or the lady of your life. Whether it’s about you or your Valentine, Indian ethnic outfits make for some great picks – even for Valentine’s Day. A flowing Anarkali, a classy drape or a fusion Indo-Western ensemble, a Valentine’s Day gift or attire should be the one that beautifully amplifies the excitement of celebrating your bond of love.

Dressing up for a V-day date is about matching it with your date plan and your mood. From a newly found crush to celebrating decades of togetherness, here are some beautiful outfits that shall make this day truly special.

Indian Ethnic Outfits for Valentine’s Day

1. Rose Romance

Esha Gupta Red Georgette Saree with Embroidery Lace

A red rose is synonymous with love and what could be better than dressing up like one! This Valentine’s Day, revive memories of that first red rose moment and celebrate your day most romantically. Shades of red make bold, attractive, and captivating outfits and never fail to impress. Choose a red saree paired with an outstanding blouse, for a cozy dinner or a pastel rose printed suit for a lunch treat with your man. Carrying off red without going overboard with loudness requires careful accessorizing and make-up. Neutral colored add-ons and light make-up will complement your over-powering outfit well. If your Valentine is going to propose to you, if you’re getting married soon or just newly married then red is absolutely for you!

For all the in-love guys, get her a ravishing red outfit this year, for well, red roses alone would not work every time!

3. Wine Delight

Wine Purple and Black Ombre Chiffon Sequins Worked Border Saree with Designer Blouse

Quiet moments during a candle-light dinner, staring into each other’s eyes, dancing to romantic music- most of the couples would love to spend the evening this way! You can coordinate your attire with your favorite wine as you raise a toast to your bond of love. Pick on a deep shade of magenta over a flowing gown, long kurti, a flattering chiffon sari,or a floor-length suit and dazzle up your look with a pair of glittery danglers. And you’d surely want to mesmerize him with sensuous smokey eyes!

For the men wanting to give her a jaw-dropping surprise- plan her new wardrobe for the candle-light dinner and send her the package with a handwritten date invite. We bet your lady will keep smiling at your until the next Valentine’s!

3. Candy Crush

Light Pink Poly Silk Anarkali Kurti with Foil Print

Hey girl, your crush just asked you out? Well, then I’m sure your cheeks must have gone pink! Pink is the color of innocence, bloom, and new love. If you’re going on your first date this Valentine’s Day, then choose a pink garment to match that adorable blush on your pretty face. A short pink dress may seem to be the right choice, but the secret is that Indian men fall for women who wear their traditions with an air of confidence, and a soft pink ethnic dress will surely do the trick! Keep the bubbliness intact with a simple hairstyle, shimmer eyes, and light pink lip color. And yes, don’t forget to wear that lovely smile that will leave your crush besotted!

4. Offbeat Tales

Dusty Pink Jacquard Silk Woven Straight Cut Palazzo Suit with Stone Work

It’s the day when your partner deserves all the time and attention. Taking time off from your hectic schedules, you two can switch-off your phones, put your work commitments on hold, and escape! Spend the day at a country-side resort playing your favorite games, or create the craziest memories by going to an amusement park- being different can be fun!

Playing dress-up isn’t elaborately required, though, you may want to keep up with the Valentine feel and look like a pretty lover. Stick to comfort silhouettes, like palazzo suits, kurtis, and tunics in lighter fabrics and minimal embellishments. It’s best to keep it simple and stylish!

5. Bold & Beautiful

Dark Green Satin Handworked Designer Floor Length Gown

For an enchanting evening at an upscale ball, a shimmery black dress is all that you need. Black spells confidence, elegance, and power, and it radiates a mysterious feeling of attraction, that your man will never be able to overlook. A black georgette sari draped in a contemporary style or a black indo-western floor-length gown will work well for such lush parties. Slay it best with scintillating diamond-studded jewelry, silver stilettos, and a statement clutch bag. Stand tall and beautiful with your partner and get all eyeballs as you confidently walk hand-in-hand with your love!

6. Together Forever

Golden Art Silk Saree with Floral Printed Border and Pallu

Love is all about holding on forever. It gives you a reason to keep going, breathe, live, and be happy. Spending so many years of your life with your partner may not have been easy; those struggles, adjustments, and little fights which, in the end, made you laugh. Celebrate all those golden memories of being together through ups and downs. Take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to tell your loved one how much he or she means to you. Get a golden saree or a diamond ring to express your feelings and tell her how precious she is!

And for all timeless beauties out there, indulge in the golden glory of your long love story in a shimmery golden outfit. Add some pearls to keep it contemporary and elegant. After being together all these years, he surely needs to be reminded of your sparkle!

This Valentine’s Day, let love guide you to a better life. The ladies- plan your special day attire well ahead in time and the men- make some time out to buy memorable tokens of love for your lady. Have a lovely celebration!