Lights-music-decorations-delicacies and a whole lot of fun! The festivities have just begun and the Indian market has been buzzing with a lot of activity. As the colorful nine-night’s festival of Navratri is almost here, shopping for apt garba outfits is one of the top priorities of revelers across the globe. Colorful lehenga cholis with mirror work, heavy salwar suits and sarees, dupattas with interesting baubles, chunky metal jewellery and folk dance props have already flooded various shopping streets and e-commerce portals and while all of these traditional elements may appeal to a majority of people, there are a lot of experimental fashion enthusiasts who would be looking for something off-beat for Navratri 2018. For these fashionistas who crave something new this season, we have picked out some pretty gorgeous fusion outfits which you can carry off for the occasion.
Cool and trendy, contemporary and quirky; these 9 outfits embrace traditions with a twist and will give you a style statement that makes a difference!
This muslin cotton half-and-half saree has the old world charm of batik prints and a contemporary feel as well. Follow the trend of novelty draping and wear your saree differently, like the dhoti style drape with Gujarati pallu and pair it with a peplum style blouse to complete your indo-western saree ensemble.
Style Tip: Wear this dhoti style draped saree with chunky oxidized jewellery. To make it a little dramatic, you can also add a funky nose-ring.
The vibrancy of this colour-flooded kurti equals the energetic vibes and the ambience of merriment surrounding the festival of Navratri. With this cotton kurti, you can stay cool and comfortable as you dance your heart out, taking in every moment of roister!
Style Tip: Wear this colorful printed cotton kurti with Bohemian style tassel earrings.
Make a difference by shunning traditional silhouettes and picking up something absolutely innovative as this designer dhoti suit. Soft tones of peach and beige balance the off-beat appeal of the eccentric dhoti style bottom and the Bohemian vibes of the asymmetrical sequined top.
Style Tip: This fusion garment being balanced on boldness and subtleness, you can go heavy on the accessories. A pair of long danglers or shoulder dusters and a chunky bracelet will work well for this attire.
For those who want to innovate on their Navratri wardrobe, but cannot give up their love for chaniya cholis can get the best of both by donning a trendy indo-western lehenga suit. The snazzy neckline of this blue taffeta silk indo-western suit is quite an attractive and modern detail!
Style Tip: For this festive occasion, you can accessorize this blue lehenga suit with elite-looking and dazzling ornaments. Do not go overboard with your add-ons!
Catching up with the ongoing trend of layering, you can pick a crop-top and skirt coordinate set and wear it with a shrug or a long jacket. The gorgeous amalgamation of fashion cultures makes this blue silk lehenga choli set a perfect pick for global Indians!
Style Tip: This garment will look good with a pair of pearl earrings and a cocktail ring.
With a noticeable neckline, this printed cotton linen kurti is so designed to give you easy movements at crowded cultural gatherings. Off-the-shoulder sleeves, abstract prints and tassels on the top make this garment a cosy pick for the occasion.
Style Tip: Hippie-style earrings with a funky hair-do will complement your fusion attire. But if you’re not too comfortable with daring style experiments, you can just put on silver jhumkis and metallic bangles.
Shibori – an endearing traditional print over a fiery shade of orange- this designer kurti can be worn with white palazzos, leggings or for the ones who wish to go bold can wear it with a pair of ripped denims too! Minimally ornamented, the orange silk kurti being light in weight will keep you comfortable as you perform your favourite folk dance steps!
Style Tip: This kurti can be worn with colorful embroidered juttis or pompom sandals. For jewellery, just stick to statement earrings and a hand accessory. You can also add a quirky head chain.
The best thing about Indian festivities is that you can carry off any colour palette without looking incongruous. A high collared crop-top with tie-up flounce sleeves paired with a pleat-paneled lehenga, this yellow coordinate set is for the ones who wish to get noticed amongst the mass of revelers.
Style Tip: Since this is a bright yellow outfit, so you can opt for cream, white or rose gold accessories.
Fabric baubles and layers- the vibrancy of colour pops on this green Kurti is definitely hard to overlook! Layered outfits like this one are quite versatile and can later be carried forward to your casual and everyday wardrobe as well.
Style Tip: Your accessories should be as colourful as the embroidery on the jacket. Tassels, pompoms or thread jewellery- choose add-ons that complement the effervescence of this outfit.
So this Navratri, step out with a snazzy difference by donning such trendy fusion outfits. Think out of the box and celebrate traditions in your own stylish way!