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But most importantly it is about dressing and styling in colourful bright clothes and dresses. Well we all find reasons to dress up and festivals are the best time for it.
While on other special days we can rock the show in western clothes, on the day of festival a desi look has something super special which makes you look oh-so-pretty.
We all struggle in search of good dresses and deciding what to wear and we understand it is not an easy task. But here we have brought for all of you 10 best ethnic dresses for this festive season.
DHOTI STYLE KURTI AND SAREE
Dhoti has been a part of the Indian attire for centuries and has been worn by men since forever. But in the recent times, dhoti has been a given a new twist and style. The fusion of it with saree and kurti is the new fashion trend for women. You must have seen many actresses these days adorning dhoti sarees and dhoti kurti on many occasions and festivals. Plus, there is not just one way to wear it. There are various ways in which it can be worn, namely, dhoti pants, dhoti saree, dhoti kurta and in Indo-western fashion like dhoti jumpsuit, dhoti dresses etc.
JACKETS WITH CIGARETTE PANTS
This season we all are crushing on cigarette pants with a fusion of Indian fashion for the festivals. There are number of ways you can pair your cigarette pants with. But a long jacket with cigarette pants and beautiful matching heels is all it will take to give you a perfect festive look. It not only looks classy but is easy to carry and looks very elegant. You just have to look for a perfect fitting pants which will elevate your look. Just keep in mind to pair them with a neutral or a subtle colour jacket because this way it will not steal the focus from your pants.
SAREE WITH A CAPE STYLE BLOUSE/TOP
When we talk about the Indian attire, one of the first things that comes to the mind is saree. We have seen that the fashion revolution has taken over all the attires lately and we have seen actresses in newest fashion. On many occasion actresses like Deepika, Sonam have been spotted in a saree with cape. This style is adored hugely and has impressed everyone with its panache. For this festive season you can go for this style and pair your saree with a beautiful cape style blouse and you can blindly lay your trust on this look.
SKIRT WITH COLD SHOULDER/OFF SHOULDER CROP TOP
There are no two opinions about the fact that this year cold shoulder as well as off shoulder were a great hit in the western clothing. But if added to the Indian attires, we have observed in the dresses of the top designers, that they look equally beautiful. You can pair your silk skirt or even a lehenga with a matching off or cold shoulder crop top or even a shirt. This way it will have an indo-western look and you will love this mix and match style. With this pair wear beautiful jewellery and you will not be led down.
KURTI WITH PALAZZO
Kurti with palazzo is an all time trusted outfit for the festivals. For this, all you need is a nicely fitted kurti along with palazzos paired with a beautiful jutti or high heels. However, this style is not as plain as it might seem to you. You can choose from various styles of kurti to couple it with the palazzo.
For e.g. front slit kurti, long kurti, high and low hem kurti or even a kurti along with jacket will look amazing. Pair your outfit with beautiful accessories and you will have the perfect festive look.
Nehru jacket is the foremost ethnic outfit in our list when it comes to festive season dresses. Reason is obvious, it holds a good go to look plus it is classy and adds maturity to your outfit.
It can be put on with shirts as well as with kurtas and the personality that it creates is unmatchable to any other outfit. But choosing a right one for yourself is where it gets tricky at times. So, here is an important tip- while choosing the jacket opt for the one which contrasts with your pant and shirt.
Generally, a darker colour Nehru jacket looks the best. Believe us only a Nehru Jacket is enough to leave your mark in the crowd.
As we said above, Dhotis have been a part of the Indian attire since many years; they are an iconic and evergreen attire and cannot disappoint you at any point. It is true that most of us don’t know how to carry it and are a little sceptical about choosing it, but we also know it is worth learning and experimenting with. Dhoti with jutti and a kurta of your choice is what you need to look different than usual days. If you go for a dark colour kurta choose a light colour dhoti and vice-versa. It is generally thought to be a dandiya outfit but these days dhoti holds its style statement solitary.
KURTA PYJAMA WITH A SHAWL
For a long time, kurta pyjama has been favourite amongst men and it screams elegance. They can look more regal if teamed with the right accessories. Apart from wearing them along with jackets there is another way you can adorn them with. Just like a sherwani, you can wear a kurta pyjama with a dupatta or a shawl. All you have to do is drape that shawl/dupatta in a classy way and the look of the outfit will become more stylish. While choosing your kurta pyjama and shawl keep in mind that a plain kurta goes best with a designer shawl. You can go for basic-solid kurta and pair it with a fancy shawl.
A cross between an English jacket and an Indian kurta Achkan looks more like a Sherwani making it a perfect look for the festivals. A floral print achkan with plain pants are very much in trend. All you have to do is pair an achkan with a right fitting trouser to have a regal aura. You can wear the right accessories, say, a brooch or a chain along with it. Many actors like Saif, Ranbir have been spotted in achkans on many festive occasions.
Punjabi suits we all know gives a very macho look. The right Punjabi suit for men can be the best choice if they don’t want to experiment much with the look and yet look very classy. The well fitted kurta, with long sleeves or folded sleeves along with a pyjama is the most simple and yet looks very attractive on men.
A set of black kurta pyjama or even white along with jutti can be a perfect look for a festive party. If you have a good choice in colours you can pair a different colour kurta with a different colour pyjama according to your skin tone. This style is easy to carry plus very smart.