It’s eat-breath-sleep festivals-on-repeat kinda season. If you live in the country, you surely know what that means. And if not for the festivals, you’ve got your typical big fat Indian weddings to deal with. Phew! That seems like one jam-packed calendar. With occasions at every nook and corner and en number of functions to attend, we’re left with no other option than to up our ethnic style game.
Donning traditional ethnic wear is no longer just getting dressed in a plain old anarkali, in fact, with our tinsel peeps painting the town red, blue and black in their indo-western attires, we couldn’t help, but be styl-spired.
From Sarees getting a brand new twist to crop tops coming into the picture, our celebs show you the Millennial way to do desi. Expect to put your most fashionable foot forward.
Ladies, take notes!
It’s your time to shine like the style aficionado, that you are.
Dhoti Gets A Major Upgrade
Ever wished you could wear your pants and your favourite skirt at the same time? Look no further, cause Taapsee Paannu has managed to do just that! Or at least, is giving us the illusion of that. Styled by her go-to stylist, the actress looks cuter than a button in a Papa Don’t Preach 3-D embellished Ivory deconstructed dhoti suit. Talk about taking dhoti pants to a whole new level. If you’ve been feeling kind of experimental lately, these “ how on earth did she put this look together” outfit is solely meant for you. Who’s in the mood to go a little crazy?
We Belt On That Thought!
Bid Goodbye to your boring ol’ classic Sarees, as pant style Sarees have officially become a ‘thing’. Now, who better to give us a lesson or three on how to upgrade our Saree-game than our desi girl, Shilpa Shetty Kundra! The actress who’s known for her nine-yard one-of-a-kind collection has managed to take the latest ‘Saree Pants’ trend up by a notch. Best part? You can copy the same. All you need is a statement belt and you’re ready to go!
Jacket Over The Shoulders Effect
Love it or hate it, the oversized jacket over the shoulder trend is pretty much here to slay. With Hollywood A-listers sporting this look at every occasion they get, it’s about time we give this trend our very own desi tadka, or go the Karisma Kapoor way and fake it till we stylishly make it. The key to nailing this look lies in the details of the sleeves. Pair your favorite traditional attire with a matching kurta, while ensuring the sleeves are slit from your wrists to your elbow. And Voila, watch the magic happen! Consider this your cheat-sheet from Karisma herself.
It’s all about putting the fun back in fashion.
It’s All About That Belt With Ethnic Wear
If you thought throwing on a belt with your Saree was easy-peasy, this little trick by Kriti Sanon will be a mere walk in the park. All you need is a belt that will blend beautifully with your churidaar. Isn’t this the easiest thing, ever?
With sharara fever hitting Tinseltown and our B-town divas donning their fancy shararas at every nook and corner, it’s about time we give this trend our very own spin. All you need is to mix-and-match your favorite peplum with a gold ol’ classic black sharara.