It’s officially the festive season and we’re definitely beyond thrilled because it has been quite a roller coaster year. Dasara this year brings with it a great deal of joy, considering the pandemic and all the struggle that came with it.
What’s most important is that the festival gives us an opportunity to put our best fashion foot forward and make the most of our style quotient. We’ve curated a couple of minimalistic dressing options for you to rock this pandemic struck festival season.
Low key bold
Yes, we’re calling bold, low key! You may wonder how. Subdued silhouettes in dramatic prints are key to this kind of style. Opt for bold florals or loud colours in simple designs. Fall colours like navy blue, brown, burgundy, cold pinks in floral prints or geometric prints designed into a simple lehenga or salwar suit would be ideal.
If you’re a diva that loves to give herself some bling — this bit is for you. Pick sequins and embroidered fabrics. Silks would be great too. You could pair a sequined jacket with a long dress for an evening celebration with friends. Silk saris ooze an unparalleled sophistication. If you’re wearing a kurta set, pair it with a chanderi or Banarasi dupatta.
The festival doesn’t necessarily have to mean purchasing brand new outfits. The Indian tradition of handing down classic pieces is something we must be grateful for. Upcycle your grandmother’s or mother’s preserved saris and kurta sets. Saris can be made into long angarkha gowns or kurtas and lehengas. Reinvent to suit your mood.
If your sense of style tends toward the contemporary, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the festival like a true millennial. Opt for handloom fabrics in currently trending silhouettes. Parallel pants with shirts and jackets in chanderi, ikat or cotton fabrics are one way to go about it. Linen kurtas and cigarette pants or lehengas in georgette or crepe would also go with this style.
An epic entry to that Dasara party calls for some boho dressing. The ideal way to assuage your inner hippie during the festival, choose prints that have elements of eccentricity. Off beat prints like Aztec prints, tribal motifs, mandala prints, geometrical prints or loud florals sewn into lehengas or maxi-dress styled kurtas is an option you can experiment with.
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