India is a country full of colorful festivals. We Indians are accustomed to dress-up according to these changing seasons.
The advent of October and November brings in a chain of festivals to celebrate. Starting with Diwali to upcoming wedding season, the following two months are going to be as beautiful as it gets.
Don’t get confused when it comes to playing dress-up during these occasions. We have shortlisted the best outfits for you from the Lakme Fashion Week to wear this festive season. Be prepared for a glittery ride as we take you in to the world of top Indian designer’s collection for you to take inspiration from.
All that glitters is ‘Gold’
Out of all the colors you wear on yourself, there are very few that remain timeless and can never go out-of-fashion. ‘Gold’ is one such undying color. Nikhil Thampi has used it in most of its collection for this season. A raunchy gold-silk saree to go with a pitch black blouse is his best pick. Though, he has tried his hands on draping a saree in an unusual way. The ‘matching’ days are long gone. Today, you can be your own stylist. So, accessorize your attire with a modern touch. A ‘kamarpatta’ or a studded belt on your waist can do wonders to your traditional outfit. Also, try not to wear long flashy earrings or bangles, as it takes away the modern look from you. Look as simple as you can with a little fusion.
Wheatish women have a misconception of not wearing a dark red saree as it makes them look darker. Trust me, gone are those days when only fair chicks wore heavy colors on them. Nowadays, you can look elegant in any color provided you know how to carry them well-off. Sabyasachi Mukherjee tries the same funda on his tall, dark models this season. A striped-deep red blouse with a simple-flowy silk saree is in this winter. A little lacey art on the bottom of your saree will modernize the look. Also, a long pendant around your neck will give a finishing touch. Try wearing a different kind of a blouse maybe which looks more like a tee and not merely an ethnic blouse. Fusion is in this season.
The Immaculate White
Lastly, the epic white brocade saree with a red fabric blouse is the perfect combo. Since, the combination is very usual and common, make sure you play with your hair to stand out. Don’t accessorize too much, even a gold nose ring would suffice to complete this attire. The nose ring is worn by many models these days especially after Sonam Kapoor flaunted it at the Cannes Film Festival early this year. Take it as an inspiration and look no less than a celebrity.
All in all, avoid wearing Salwar Kameez this season as we all know how saree takes over any other outfit in a traditional country like India!
Prutha Bhosle is peppy yet shy, urbane yet uncouth, ambitious yet indecisive, feminist yet equalist writer of WSL. She is a true fashion lover and keeps her eye on all the updated trends & city lifestyle.