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The year 2020 has scribbled new dynamics in the fashion world. Not only the masks, which have accompanied new style statements be it western, ethnic or indo-western, but we have also seen a gradual shift from heavy fashion looks to subtle ones. The most surprisingly pleasant change would be the mix of traditional fashion with western accessories, imparting certain subtlety and the experiment with light, breezy, pastel colours. Especially, we have seen a lot of such experiments with saree. Saree is not just a fashion statement, but it is 6 metres of tradition which entails the beauty and ethnicity of our country. Truly said, a woman's beauty is at its best when adorned with a saree.
The most cherished and awaited festival of couples, Karva Chauth is round the corner, and like every year, wives would be in a fit, making all the arrangements, preparing for the big night, participating in all the rituals and all the while fretting about what are they going to wear for their dear husbands. Every wife wishes to look like a dream on the night of Karva Chauth, so that the husband gets bowled over once again just like he did when he saw her in the bride's attire for the first time. And since 'Ethnic fashion 2020' requires a lot of pondering over, we've made it easier for you. We have compiled some unique saree styles for this Karva Chauth for you ladies, which might lessen your worry a little. And don't worry, we haven't forgotten the masks. Scroll down to check them out!
Bandhni print never goes out of fashion, and it has made a striking reincarnation in 2020. This bandhani print saree in parrot green colour paired with red quarter sleeve blouse will take you back to the 90s and remind you of the classic fashion. The golden gotta patti border of the saree which is used in the sleeves of the blouse imparts a certain etherealness to the whole look. And the red matching mask acts as the cherry on the cake. As far as the question of you silky, smooth tresses go, you can either wear it down with half hair tied back (like shown in the image) or make a high bun with and put gajra. And wait for the jaw-dropping reaction of your husband!
If you're a fan of the Silk fabric, then you've come to the right place. This Karva Chauth, bathe in vibrant clours instead of keeping it simple and set a new fashion trend. This orange saree printed with aesthetic designs in royal blue and purple shades paired with a bright green blouse gives out festival vibes, which is perfect for the festive season. The blouse has small flower prints embroidered in red and yellow colours, and this whole look is a treat for women who love colours. Even the mask which comes with it is multicoloured in the same fashion. A low bun adorned with gajra would totally go with this look, and your man wouldn't be able to stop himself from saying, 'Wow!'
Although in our custom, it is considered inauspicious to wear black on any festive or celebratory occasion, but thankfully, the superstition is changing nowadays. Women flaunt their black ensembles in weddings and functions with swag, so why leave Karva Chauth out of it. This black saree with golden print and embroidered border paired with a quarter-sleeved blouse is perfect to awaken the Goddess in you. Complete your look with golden jhumkas and neckpiece, and you're all set to slay with your looks. The best part? Your simple mask becomes the star of the show by perfectly aligning with your whole look! So what are you waiting for? Give your Karva Chauth fashion the much-needed rejuvenation!
Keeping your look subtle and radiate royal vibes is an art, and even though you're not the Piccasso of it, we're here to help you. Opt for a cream or off-white coloured saree with a red border and pair with red bouse with golden prints on it. You could team up your look with a mask made of the same fabric as your blouse and team it up with a jadau neckpiece. To give finishing touches, keep your makeup subtle, dangle those jhumkas, put a statement ring and make a pasty bun with a middle parting. And you just got yourself an invite to the elite Sabyasachi fashion. We're pretty sure your husband would refer to you as 'Your Highness' when he sees you in this look!
Sequins fashion was utmost popular in the 80s and 90s. Although it had gone for a toss in the latter years, what a return it has made! And come to think of it, sequin fashion is associated with subtle looks these days, and we wonder how is that even possible. Well, in the fashion world, anything is possible. Experiments with mix-and-matching along with a tinge of sustainability are what we call intellectual fashion, and a great outcome of intellectual fashion could be seen in the form of whole-sequined sarees. This Karva Chauth put your glam avatar on and dazzle in sequins. Opt for a subtle colour for your sequined saree with a designer, half sleeved blouse. For your make up, highlight your eyes, keep your silky tresses wavy and complete your look with statement earrings. And don't forget to wear your sequined mask, which might, beware, steal the show!
How can we forget the newlywed brides who'll be celebrating their first Karva Chauth this year! Every festival which you celebrate for the first time as a wife entails a different kind of joy, and along with it comes the fretting of impressing your 'Mister' with your different looks. Brides these days are ditching the conventional shades for their wedding and opting for pastel shades, be it pink, yellow, cream, mint green and whatnot. For such unconventional brides, their Karva Chauth look shall also align with their taste. This Karva Chauth, opt for a silk saree in dark purple colour with a blouse patched with stone-work and net sleeves (also patched with stone-work). Give your saree a unique look with a matching stone-work kamar bandh and a matching mask, and be ready to the pick the jaw of your husband off the floor as he sees you!
Karva Chauth is a festival of love, sacrifice, care and affection. As women fast for the long lives of their husband and break their fast only after seeing the moon, the husbands also constantly fret over his life-partner sacrificing for his health and long life. Karva Chauth strengthens the bond between a husband and wife and steals some moments of romance for them. This Karva Chauth, we wish happiness and love doubles in your home as all of us need it this year. Happy fasting!