It is a celebration that witnesses the trendiest social gatherings where fashion and glamor are inevitable. While traditions remain intact with strict fasting and an array of rituals including a peek at the moon, innovations in wardrobe have drastically modified the look and feel of the occasion. It is a day when you get to showcase your best Indian avatar, with all sorts of wardrobe 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 fabulous looks and outfit ideas to make your day prettier.

Karwa Chauth Looks:

1. The Easy-to-go Look

Peach Satin Silk Designer Embroidered Gown with Bell Sleeves

This one is to ease off traditions for the younger lot, the workaholics, and the ones averse to tedious dressing.  While ornate details may be a wardrobe norm for the day, you can always deviate with minimalism to carry off yourself with comfort and sophistication. A long Anarkali Kurti or an easy-breezy fusion silhouette like Kurti with dhoti pants will have you festive-ready within minutes. And since you’re going easy with the garment, you might as well follow suit with simple accessories like a pair of crystalline loop earrings and a statement ring.

2. The Indian Bride

Red Art Silk Lehenga Choli with Zari

Whether you’re just engaged, newly married, or have completed over a decade of togetherness with your spouse; this is the day when you can have those real-bride feels. With a monotone red lehenga choli and a heavily ornamented dupatta, you can create or re-create your bridal moments.

Maroon Georgette Straight Cut Sharara Suit with Embroidery

In case a wedding lehenga is too much to handle, a red/maroon sharara suit with shimmering zari 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

Peach Bangalore Silk Traditional Lehenga Choli with Zari Embroidered Peplum Blouse

While staying within the cap of ethnicity, it is easy to stand out like a modern diva. 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.

For this look, you can go beyond the traditional palette of vibrant tones and keep your look subtle with pastel hues, especially colors like pink and peach.

4. Printed Exuberance

Green Georgette Designer Straight Cut Suit with Foil Print

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.

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 Chiffon Bandhani Print Saree with Two Blouse

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 Indian women across the globe. 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 an interesting 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 your day more beautiful and picturesque. So start planning your wardrobe and turn up as the most gorgeous lady for the occasion!

So these were the 5 fabulous looks created by fashion consultant Heena Somani for Karva Chauth 2019. You can watch the video for this lookbook here:

We wish you all a joyous festive season ahead!