The wedding season is just around the corner and the ethnic pile in our wardrobe is naturally going to grow. The thing is, sometimes you just don’t want to wear a suit or a saree or a lehenga. You want to do something different and still look the quintessential Indian beauty.
What is wonderful about living in the 21st century is that ethnic does not equal boring. There are various new ethnic styles you can experiment with, coming up with interesting outfits that are desi but with a twist. So this wedding season, if you want to go down the fashion street less travelled, these are some ethnic styles you could try out.
- Saree Gown
Saree gowns came into public eye after Shilpa Shetty wore a gorgeous golden fusion outfit on her wedding reception. I remember promising myself that one day, I too, will get myself a lovely saree gown. That hasn’t happened yet, but then again, the right occasion hasn’t come along either. If you have a big fat Indian wedding to attend though, you could rock a saree gown in this new ethnic avatar – you will surely be a head-turner, as long as you choose one that complements your body, skin-tone and makeup.
This is for the fearless fashionista who can pull anything of with much panache. Dhoti-cholis can look very elegant if they are well-fitted and intelligently styled. If you are wearing this kind of a striking outfit, go easy on accessories and makeup – the dress alone is sufficiently eye-catching. Great for sangeet functions or the new-age cocktail events, wearing a dhoti-choli will allow you to dance the night away, without having to worry about falling pallus and tight churidaars.
- Ethnic Gown
Ever had a Cinderella fantasy? Why not make it a reality with some lovely ethnic high couture? Ethnic gowns have a very fairytale quality, and well, who doesn’t love a fairytale? You could go in for a fit-and-flare gown to accentuate your waist, a fish-tale one to highlight your curves or a fitted gown to add more height. With the right kind of ethnic gown, you will surely win the appreciation of the Indian wedding fashion police.
- Jacketed Ethnic-wear
Sonam Kapoor wore a jacket over her saree to an Oscars’ event in 2014. It was a big hit, and since then, jacketed ethnic-wear has become the chicest style statement when it comes to Indian clothing. Elaborate jackets are matched with suits, anarkalis, lehengas and sarees too, creating a stunning combination of eastern and western styles.
The point is that this wedding season, ditch the classics and try something new! Grab all eyeballs like the diva you are!