Festivities are around the corner, or should I say that the season of celebrations extends throughout the year? India is a land of festivals and no matter which part of the country you’re living in, you cannot escape the zest. See it through the perspective of a fashion enthusiast, and you’ll find these occasions the perfect stage to showcase the best of your outfits. That explains why we women have so much shopping to do; who wouldn’t love to get praised for her looks!
The Indian wardrobe is a lovely cocktail of ensembles, and if you ask me my favorite festive-wear choice, it’s staunchly salwar suits. Sarees are adorably timeless, and there’s nothing more majestic than an ornate lehenga choli. But when it comes to ease of movement and quick dress-up, salwar suits top the list.
The North Indian three-piece ensemble has taken up so many forms of variations, breaking its semantics of an old traditional garment to a red-carpet-worthy outfit. Where Punjabi suits and vibrant Patialas are still commonly spotted in their state of origin, new-age women are seen sporting these suits with appealingly drastic makeovers. Palazzo suits, jacket-suits, gown-style Anarkalis- there is no shortage of styles that each woman gets to indulge and create her unique style. You can use the versatility of salwar suits to create endless looks. But keeping the grandeur of Indian festivals in mind, I’ve listed down three broadly defined festive looks with complementing accessory ideas-
Trendy Festive Salwar Suits:
The Desi Girl
Donning your culture from head-to-toe can be a delight, especially if you’ve coordinated your wardrobe elements well. Even celebrities go with the Indian look during occasions like Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi, Karva Chauth, and all major festivals. If you’re planning to look like an Indian culture patron, then you need to instill some vibrancy into your wardrobe. The palette of reds, yellows, greens, and bright shades of pink should be on your preference list.
Gota Patti suits are perfect to match up with the festive glory. The light-weight dressy art from Rajasthan is turning into a ruling ramp-style. A floor-length suit with Banarasi dupatta is yet another comfort-friendly option. You can add to the desi girl vibe with a pair of jhumki earrings or chand balis and a few bangles. A pair of colorful slippers or embroidered juttis will earn you extra fashion-points!
The Contemporary Diva
It’s easy to glamorize your look when you’re styling a salwar suit. By just throwing on a jacket over a plain palazzo suit or a simple churidar set can make you instantly festive-ready. You can also pick a readymade jacket suit.
Indo-western lehenga suits are for occasions when grandness is a norm and comfort is non-negotiable. But your list of options doesn’t end here! Your repertoire can have dhoti suits, tulip pants, Anarkali gowns, saree-drape palazzo suits; explore and experiment!
With the creativity of your wardrobe soaring high, you may have to put in extra efforts for procuring the best add-ons. Do not limit yourself to earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. A statement head-gear or a statement belt gets a thumbs-up if you want to add a dramatic touch to your fusion look.
The Ethnic Princess
Magnificence is the key to leaving a lasting impact at even the most prosperous celebrations. If the idea of walking in like a princess excites you, then classics like Anarkali suits and sharara suits will never let you down. Choose elaborateness, shimmer, and elegance to accentuate your wardrobe glory.
Carrying a garment with a royal feel comes easy when you wear it with equally majestic ornaments. A pearl set or a hand-crafted piece of Kundan jewelry can immensely uplift your festive look. A layered necklace with semi-precious beads and a pair of studs is also a good pick if you’re looking for something rich and colorful.
Creating looks is quite a detailed task, so I would suggest scheduling your wardrobe plan a little early. I hope these ideas give you a good head-start for your styling process and may you step in as the prettiest one at each of the upcoming celebrations!