It’s that time of the year again- your surroundings are about to get a romantic makeover! Valentine’s Day- an occasion with a deeper meaning of sharing compassion, has also been a celebration much-awaited by couples. Are you already thinking about pink teddies and chocolate bouquets? Well, me too!
Indians of all ages and walks of life have embraced the occasion of love with much love- it is not just a festival but a season! Even the most traditional and ethnicity-oriented population turns to their closets to look impressive on V-day.
Wait, did the thought of dressing up go pink with excitement? Of course, getting decked for a special day with your man has to bring on that natural blush. So, are you planning your Valentine’s day outfits on the lines of frilly dresses and Barbie-doll evening gowns or looking for a pretty gift- probably t a dreamy pink dress for your lady?
Well hold on, for we have some inspirational gift options and outfit ideas. Whether it’s about you or your girl, our very own treasured Indian ethnic outfits make for some great picks – even for Valentine’s Day.
A flowing Anarkali, a sensuously flattering saree, 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. And, the culture-connect always works on point!
Dressing up for a V-day date is about matching it with your date plan and well your mood. From the first-time meet with a newly found crush to celebrating decades of togetherness, here are some beautiful outfits to beautify your special moments.
Indian Ethnic Outfits for Valentine’s Day
1. Rose Romance
While a red rose is synonymous with love- dressing up like one is always a heart-winning choice. You can smoothly revive memories of your first red rose moment and celebrate most romantically with a red gown or a floor-length red Anarkali suit.
Shades of red make bold, attractive, and sensually appealing outfits and never fail to impress. A flattering red chiffon saree is probably one of the most lovey-dovey and Bollywood-style outfits to wear for Valentine’s Day.
You can pair your red saree paired with a highlighting blouse for a cozy dinner or look to lighter shades of the rose in varied silhouettes, like a pastel pink printed suit, to attend 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 the over-powering palette. If your Valentine is going to propose to you, if you’re getting married soon or just newly married, then the red palette is absolutely for you!
For all the in-love guys, get her a resplendent red outfit this year, for well, red roses alone would not work every time!
2. Wine Delight
Quiet moments during a candle-light dinner, staring into each other’s eyes, dancing to romantic music- most couples would love to spend the evening this way! Wine is a sensuous color to wear for such classy, quality time.
Pick on a deep shade of magenta over a flowing gown, long Kurti, a fluid silk-georgette 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 deep, 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 you until the next Valentine’s!
3. Candy Crush
Nothing beats the cuteness of a pink dress or a pink ruffle saree on a day so full of elated vibes! Pink is the color of innocence, bloom, and new love. If you’re going on your first date this Valentine’s Day or going blush about facing your crush, then we would suggest flaunting a pink garment to match that adorable rush of color on your pretty face.
While a short pink dolled-up dress may sound tempting, it is also quite banal. You can be a trendsetter with an outfit elevated with chic fusion. So, a soft pink contemporary wardrobe like a jacket palazzo suit can 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!
For those looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, well, pink is a favorite for most women and the palette that makes a safe bet for the occasion.
4. Offbeat Tales
It is the occasion when your partner deserves all the time and attention. Taking a good number of moments off from your hectic schedules, you two can do away with your phones for a while, put your work commitments on hold, and escape!
Spend quality time at a countryside resort playing your favorite games, or create the craziest memories by going to an amusement park- being different can be fun! You can stick to stylish, effortless, comfort-clothing like a loose-fitted palazzo suit, a long Anarkali Kurti, or a simple skirt and kurti coordinate.
Play around with prints and peppy color combinations while choosing lightweight fabrics like cotton, cotton silk, crepe, and georgette.
5. Dinner & Dance
A shimmery black dress is all you need to have a memorable dance with your partner at a dusk-hour party. Black is synonymous with confidence, elegance, and power; it carries an enigmatic feeling that your man will never be able to overlook.
A sequinned black georgette sari or a black indo-western gown would be in tune with the ambiance of your lush parties. Style it best with scintillating diamond jewelry, silver stilettos, and a statement clutch bag. Stand tall and beautiful with your partner and get all eyeballs- and an evening to remember!
6. Together Forever
Has it been years to your golden bond of love? Or maybe even better- for you just celebrated the 25th anniversary? Celebrate all those golden memories of being together through ups and downs with a luxurious, classic wardrobe. Take to the enchanting feels of a hand-woven silk saree having golden border accents and floral printed organza sarees to bring back those cherished, vintage memories.
As a loyal man, you can take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to tell your loved one how much she means to you. A handloom saree- like a Banarasi or a Kanchipuram can be a precious gift for the occasion.
This Valentine’s Day, let love guide you to a better life. Plan special day attire well ahead of time and take some time out to buy memorable tokens of love. Have a lovely and safe celebration!