We all know the power of a statement jacket. Just as much as your favorite studded blazer can magically uplift any of your western outfits, an indo-western jacket, too, has the same kind of effect on all your desi ensembles. With a calendar lined up with endless festivals and wedding shenanigans, looking a class apart from the rest of the herd might be at the top of your priority. While most of your girl-gang have their eyes set on the usual palazzo-kurta combo, you, however, wish to tweak things up and make it different. After all, every outfit deserves its very own standout element. Enter: Ethnic Jackets
Be it sprucing up those plain ol’ Kurtis or giving your outfit some much-needed zing, these jackets pretty much call out to every woman who wishes to don desi, the Dabaang way! Time to up your ethnic game ten notches higher. Are you with us, or are you with us?
Bling Them Up
The answer to taking your outfit from drab to fab, within seconds? Throw on some bling; in this case, an embellished jacket that will add sass to even the dullest outfit in your traditional wardrobe. Let’s hear it for Karisma Kapoor who’s just given us a master class on the power of bling 2.0.
Don It As A Shirt
No one does experimental fashion and slays it royally, quite like the B-town style aficionado Sonam Kapoor. The Kapoor sisters who have given fashion a whole new meaning, never fail when it comes to taking a ton load of style risks. Case in point: this metallic jacket worn by this diva as a top with a gold pleated skirt, and a leather belt. Perfect for all you ladies who crave for some sartorial plot twist.
A heavily embellished jacket paired with your nine-yard collection is all you need to feel like a true diva, this festive season. From Kareena to Sonam, this little trend has been all over the runway, and we’re more than loving it. While Sonam looks like an absolute vision, this trend is the easiest to follow. Love!
Standing tall and beautiful is none other than Shilpa Shetty Kundra. The diva who’s known for her enviable figure and jaw-dropping nine-yard collection is the Queen of all-things-desi. Jazz up your simple kurta with a classic vest, while throwing on a big and bold brooch. Trust us, the bigger the better. We love everything about this look; right from the simplicity of the kurta to the out-there statement vest. Plus, it’s super easy to replicate.
Spruce up your dhoti pants with a hi-low twist. Throw on a hi-low jacket with tassels for some added drama. The perfect attire for all your family functions and close-knit Puja ceremonies. A stunning pair of mojaris, some good ol’ oxidized jewelry from your mom’s wardrobe and you’re good to go.
Thank you, Tapsee!
Every wardrobe needs a floor-grazing jacket, and looks like Parineeti Chopra agrees. The actress who’s lost oodles of weight, clearly knows how to step out in style. Styled by Sanjana Batra, the actress paired her crop top and salsa layered skirt with a floor-length jacket for days. Consider this the millennial way of doing indo-western right. Simple, elegant and pretty much in everyone’s budget, considering you’ll have every element of this attire hidden somewhere in your wardrobe. All you need to do is to start digging!
Keepin’ It Simple
While Alia Bhatt’s on-screen characters are a riot of colors, her off-screen persona resonates with demure, classy and elegant. The girl-next-door who prefers minimalism over OTT in real life, shows you to make the most of your ethnic jacket even on the days when playing dress up is not on your mind. All you need is your staple beige kurta, wide-legged palazzos and an oversized ankle length vest. Best part? You can mix-and-match this vest even with your western outfits. Win-win!