It’s that time of the year when festivities are in order. For the desi folk in particular, there is little respite from recurring celebrations of varied kind. There are some major festivals, a few minor ones, multiple weddings and pre-wedding events; the list goes on and on. It goes without saying that this is exactly the time when you can call out all stops and dress to the nines! Just don’t restrict your options to the typical lehenga, sari or suit because hey, it’s 2016! The possibilities are endless with ethnic wear and you have to go beyond safe, comfy clothing to stand out. Here are some stunning ethnic dresses you can wear this festive season.
- Short Length Lehenga
Who says lehengas need to reach your very ankles? That’s so 2015. This year, break convention and wear a lehenge with the skirt reaching somewhere below your knees. Asymmetrical bottoms are also quite in vogue and layered ones look even more chic.
- Lehenga with Pockets And Belts
Another striking east-meets-west ethnic outfit is the lehenga with pockets and/or a belt. It gives a modern, more casual edge to your look and is perfect for pre-wedding events such as the Sangeet Ceremony or Cocktail Party.
- Dhoti Style Saree
This style has been sported by numerous Bollywood celebs in the past few months. This is for those experimental desi divas who love them bold outfits. Dhoti-style saris look great with short, fitted cholis/blouses and I’d personally recommend minimal accessorising.
- Dhoti Style Suit
Kurtas with dhoti-style bottoms are great for occasions such as Diwali when you want to look stunning, but in fuss-free attire. Comfy yet classy, dhoti style suits will look good with a buttoned/jacketed kurta and high heeled shoes.
- Embellished Jumpsuits
For those new-age celebrations like the pre-wedding Cocktails or Diwali Card Parties, embellished jumpsuits make for the ideal Indo-Western look. Wear one with sequin-work or ethnic embroidery and accessorise using jhumka earrings, ethnic clutches or metal bangles.
- Saree Gown
Fusion outfits such as the Saree Gown as just so fabulous. They add a heavy dose of glamour and have you looking like a star. Wear a saree gown and accessorize sparingly; let your dress be the highlight so you don’t look like you’re trying too hard.
- Aztec Print Saree
Off-late, ethnic couture has embraced Aztec prints like one of its own. From saris and suits, to lehengas and palazzos, you can find Aztec prints on all of them. Such apparel is perfect for casual events such as anniversary parties, Reception functions, etc.
So what are you going to be wearing this festive season? Do share!