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Festival season brings along various parties and celebrations. Family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances, come together to make every day a grand affair. What becomes difficult is, deciding on what to wear on all these special occasions, especially during the nine festive-spirit-filled days and nights of Navratri.
With the busyness of the month, we want to help you out by orchestrating some stunning traditional looks for you. So, check out our style guide with different looks for your dandiya nights, puja, special Navratri dinner, and everything in between.
Festivals in India are all about celebrations and colours. So, give your Navratri celebrations a colour trend twist this year. Define every day of the Navratri with a stunning colour and stand out from the rest. Here are some exciting nine-day colour-coded dressing ideas. Embrace the beautiful colours in the most favoured trends of the season.
Yellow is a bright, chirpy colour, which not only uplifts your spirits but also makes you stand out. You can take inspiration from Kapoor sisters to look edgy and chic. If you feel yellow is too bright for you, then adding a complementing or contrasting colour will help you tone things down, yet make you look trendy!
When it comes to lehenga, go for an overall yellow one with white-coloured embroidery teamed up with a jaal work choli. And since skirts with crop tops are so much in fashion these days, you can go for a yellow printed, or embroidered crop top with a full-length skirt teamed up with heavy danglers or jhumkis.
If you are going for dandiya night, lehenga is the best bet for you. This Navratri season, opt for a pastel green net lehenga having full frill teamed up with a pretty net dupatta with beautiful borders (see Kalki Koechlin in this picture above). You are definitely gonna steal everyone’s heart. Else, you can opt for a jacket style anarkali like Sonam.
Green does not only mean emerald or bottle shades. You can even spunk up your look with an unusual tone of green like parrot green. Keep the embroidery simple, so you look elegant while looking unconventional.
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You might feel grey is dull and boring, but what you fail to see is that it is one of the most powerful, underrated colours that can infuse excitement into your vibrant wardrobe. While selecting a grey saree, just make sure that you pick a shimmery blouse. And to look even more stylish and elegant at the same time, go for a floor length plain anarkali teamed up with a stunning pair of Punjabi juttis.
If you are planning to go with a lehenga, then follow a crop top and a full-length skirt as discussed earlier. This style will not only uplift the otherwise-dull grey, but also make you stand out. For that edgy look, don't forget to steal Mouni's off-shoulder crop top idea.
It’s orange for the fourth day of Navratri and you can go for a floor touch anarkali teamed up with beautiful chaand baalis or danglers just like our gorgeous Madhuri Dixit. What’s more? You can even sport a cotton silk orange kurta with an embroidered net dupatta.
For a more stylish and festive look, you can even opt for a lehenga and can drape it like a saree. Just keep one thing in mind that instead of going with too many colours, play safe by mixing orange with a dash of a grey, beige, white or pink like Sophie Chaudhary in this picture above.
Contrary to the popular belief, white is a very beautiful colour that would help you to stand out between the riot of other colours. Wear it on day five to take a break from the vibrant hues you have been wearing so far. If you are looking for something comfortable yet trendy, go for an anarkali kurta teamed up with a salwar, jutti and beautiful neckpiece just like Kareena in the picture above.
Since cotton silk is very in these days. It will be a wise choice if you opt for a self-print cotton silk kurta teamed up with an ankle length straight-cut pyjama, a delicate neckpiece and a Punjabi jutti.
What else? Here’s Anushka right here to tell you! To stand out of the crowd, you can go for a jacket style anarkali teamed up with jhumkas and golden shimmery peep-toes.
Offset a rich red anarkali or saree with neutral colours like white, yellow and orange to keep your look balanced. Even while selecting sarees and salwar suits in red colour, follow the same mantra to look stylish and stay away from the overdose of this most loved festive colour.
There is a risk of running into the bridal zone with this colour, so make sure that there is a certain sort of subtleness in whatever you choose (if it is all red).
The colour blue is as contemporary and traditional as it can get. You can ape an anarkali that gives that required royalty to your look. Just like Deepika in this picture, you can wear an elegant plain floor-length anarkali with just heavy neckline and border (teamed up with a heavily embroidered dupatta). The entire look can be completed with danglers, jhumkas or chaad baalis whatever you like.
This season, just don’t experiment mixing royal blue with any other colour just like B-town diva Kareena Kapoor. All you need is full-embroidered dupatta and choli with a deep back design to look even sexier.
Else, you can even go for a bandhani printed asymmetrical kurta along with a printed palazzo. And complete the entire look with a beautiful necklace and Punjabi jutti.
Here you are going to make everyone fall in love with you straight away! In case you want to don a lehenga, then there is nothing better than what Ridhi Dogra is wearing. Pick a fully shimmer embroidered golden blouse teamed up with a pink-coloured lehenga. You can complete the entire look of yours with gorgeous earrings and a messy side braid or you can keep your locks open.
And since centre slit kurtis are in fashion too, you can sport this one on day eight of Navratri just like Asha Negi is sporting in the picture above. Opt for a heavy embroidered centre slit kurta and team it up with a plain beige-coloured palazzo along with a cute pair of juttis.
Well, this is the colour of the season, so go out while sporting this hue. Purple, magenta or violet-coloured saree with hints of gold in it, is another traditional yet trendy look that you can don as the nine days of Navratri come to a close. Whether you are going for a traditional look or a modern one, a purple salwar suit with shades of gold or beige in it is a chic choice to don.
Do justice to this colour by picking a beautiful lehenga choli. Pair the purple lehenga with a contrasting green blouse. Even purple and white creates a dreamy combination that can be worn for the garba nights without a doubt.
Even if you are spoilt for options when it comes to buying outfits, always take time to imagine a look in mind before going with it. Think on what look you would like to go for, whether it is conservative, regal, modern or fusion. Complete it with hairstyle and jewellery that blends with it well. Just pick out the right silhouette in the perfect colour, and you will look trendy yet traditional this Navratri.
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