Karva Chauth, the age-old festival originating in the Northern and Western regions of India, has become a global occasion. The days of rituals and strict fasting has turned into a celebration that witnesses the trendiest social gatherings. While traditions still rule the day with an array of rituals and a peek at the much-awaited moon, the wardrobe factor has drastically modified the look and feel of the occasion. It is a day when you get to showcase your dressy-glam Indian version, with all sorts of experimenting fabulousness beyond the traditional red saree ensemble. And this year is no exception! So ladies, while you prepare yourself to stay calm despite those hunger pangs, we’ve put together some looks to drool for and outfit ideas for the lovely festival.

Karwa Chauth Look Book:

1. The Easy-to-go Look

Dusty Pink Rayon Kurti with Attached Dupatta

The younger lot, the workaholics, and the ones who shy away from elaborate dressing may find the pious red-saree-look a bit stressful. And while being ornately dressed may be a norm for the day, you can always deviate with minimalism. A long Anarkali Kurti or a quick-dress fusion silhouette like palazzo and crop set paired with a contrasting jacket will have you festive-ready within minutes. Simple accessories like a pair of crystalline loop earrings and a statement ring are apt to complete your on-the-go festive look!

2. The Indian Bride

Red Net Lehenga Choli with Sequins Work

Is the coming Karva Chauth going to be your first as a bride or a soon-to-be wife? Then a deep pink, maroon, or red embellished lehenga makes up your ideal traditional outfit for the day! Even the ones who have completed over a decade of togetherness their spouse can look forward to those real-bride feels for the occasion which celebrates the eternal bond of couples. With a monotone red lehenga choli and a heavily ornamented dupatta, you can create or re-create your beautiful bridal moments.

Red Net Pakistani Suit with All Over Embroidery Work

In case a wedding lehenga is too much to handle, a red/maroon palazzo or sharara suit with the shimmers of zari/zardozi embroidery and stone-studded details will work equally well. If all of these don’t appeal, then you can always go by the classic red saree!

3. The Contemporary Ethnic Look

Pink Lycra Pre Stitched Patch Work Fancy Saree with Tiered Ruffle Border

Being ethnic with a modern vibe can be a chic breather from the overdose of reds and maroons that rules the Karwa Chauth celebration. Look out for outfits like peplum lehenga cholis, ruffle sarees, and indo-western gowns. A plain saree edged with a heavy border and paired with a designer blouse also gets a thumbs-up for the occasion. You can go trade-off the traditional palette of vibrant tones and keep it subtle with pastel hues like soft pink and peach.

4. Printed Exuberance

Light Peach Straight Cut Floral Printed Palazzo Suit

Carrying the shimmer of heavy zardozi, hundreds of glittering sequins and scintillating stones may not strike a chord with every woman. Prints, vivid and captivating ones surely count in as a flaunt-worthy detail for your Karva Chauth outfit. A colorful cotton palazzo suit with flower prints can be styled upwards for the evening puja while taking you through the day with comfort.

Magenta Pink Cotton Silk Traditional Patola Printed Flared Anarkali Suit

The ones looking for a majestic outfit that is not too heavy can grace the day in a printed Anarkali suit. Style the garment upwards with a layered necklace, and you’re good to go!  

5. Head-to-toe Indian

Red Banarasi Silk Designer All Over Woven Saree with Elephant Motifs

This classic Indian look is one of my favorites. A traditional saree not only reflects the beauty of the Indian legacy; it also carries an unbeatable charm that has wooed women across the globe. Above all, with celebrities taking the culture element as a priority for the occasion, the classic rule is a complete Bollywood-favorite!

Dark Pink and Multi Colored Chiffon Traditional Bandhej Print Saree with Gota Patti Lace

You can get into the mode of festive ostentation with a Banarasi silk saree or opt for a red Bandhani saree. But these are not the only versions of the Indian saree that you need to choose from; there’s an entire range of weaves and embellishments that you can sport during the festivity.

The festival of Karva Chauth is one of the liveliest ones in Indian culture. Little details like Mehendi application, folk music, and the pious Karva Chauth puja make it a fun-filled day for women, despite them staying off food and water. One of the most adorable rituals is the chand-puja, creating moments that strengthen the eternal bond of love between partners. With all of these beautiful rituals, Karva Chauth is a day to rejoice. We’ve put these five looks together to make the Karva Chauth 2020 day more beautiful and picturesque. So start planning your wardrobe and turn up as the best-dressed lady for the occasion!