This is autumn festivity, the time of the year when women should flaunt their beauty and grace with sarees, Anarkalis, ghagras and lehengas paired with heavy ornaments to celebrate tradition and culture. Every woman tends to be the cynosure of eyes while they visit puja pandals to take a darshan of the goddess. And nothing can give a woman more attractive look than the ethnic pieces.
However, not all prefer to follow the tradition. A good portion of them prefer the Indo-western style.
Whatever you wear, make sure you are dressed well to be the crowd puller. And if you have plans to take part in dandiya carnivals, wearing your best is a must as it may get you awards for the best-dressed dancer in the event you participate.
In order to help the readers to get their Puja attires easily, Bazar Offer made a market review in the capital city. Malls and cloth showrooms of the city dazzle with new arrivals ranging from purely ethnic pieces to fusion collections and entirely western ones. You can find attires of your choice at Pantaloons, Big Bazar, Max, Central, Amber, Kalamandir, Reliance Trends, All that Jazz and others which have set up multiple stores in the city.
Take a cue from the experts on how you should dress up yourself to be the crowd puller before going on a shopping spree.
Tradition with a twist:
For a woman, no piece of cloth is more graceful than a six-yard saree. White saree with red border is the flavour of the season. Enhance your beauty even more by adding a big red bindi on forehead. While red symbolises love, joy and celebration, white stands for peace. Pick an exclusive design and you are sure to look elegant with the blend of red and white.
If you are not so fond of red, go for bright coloured drapes like orange and blue to draw attention in a crowd.
You can go for a pure handloom cotton saree or a silk one. Bold checks, plaids and stripes in sarees are in vogue. Crepes or chiffons are also nice picks if you are uncomfortable to carry cottons and silks.
Go sleeveless and add a twist to your traditional look. And if sleeveless does not suit you, opt for full-sleeved blouses.
Flaunt your grace with ethnics:
An anarkali suit is a must to shine on a festivity. Pick a vibrant anarkali in citric colours or bright reds and pinks to reflect the festive mood. Do not shy away from solid colours like black, gold, maroon, blue or green. These colours can get you an elegantly rich look.
If an anarkali is not your style, try a crushed or embroidered ethnic skirt in earthy colours teamed with a gold or copper top.
To channel an Indo-western look grab a pair of palazzos/linen pants, a printed shirt and a crop jacket.
You can pair a velvet fabric black or blue dress with a heavy worked over-coat. Girls can flaunt a Nehru or Modi jacket in prints or solid shades. Vibrant-hued trainers and crop jackets are also in the craze this season.
Dazzle with western and fusion:
Pandal hopping all day demands you to feel comfortable in your attire. If you are not comfortable with sarees and ghaghra-cholis, go for a fusion look.
Flaunt something quirky to look modern. Go for a jumpsuit paired with a textured jacket in bright hues. Else, try for something like long sheer jackets or trench coats with palazzo pants.
A kimono-inspired top or a satin jumpsuit with a net jacket will look great on you. No matter if you are skinny or healthy, you are sure to be the crowd puller with this attire. Printed tunics with leggings is also a good idea to be centre of attraction.
If you are going for pure western wear, opt for midis, crop tops with high-waist culottes. Soft ice-cream hues for western wear are in the vogue craze.