Add a fusion twist to the festivities

Mix and match Indian outfits like saris and dhoti pants and lehenga and crisp shirt

Festive season calls for glamorous Indian outfits. From carefully handworked saris and lehenga-cholis to the humble salwar kameez — ethnic is one of the most attractive looks one can wear. 

With many fashion choices available today, this Deepavali, mix and match your Indian classics with the western silhouettes - go fusion!

Lehenga and shirt

Choose a Banarasi silk lehenga and team it with a crisp shirt. Make sure the two seperates match, though. If you are looking for a traditional look that is sober yet sassy, this is the perfect option. While the lehenga gives you a glamour quotient, the shirt makes the look comfortable. Accessorise with statement earrings or a choker neckpiece but avoid wearing both together.   

Dhoti pants

These are one of the most comfortable attires in the sartorial world. While it gives the wearer a fluidity in movement, it also makes for a very stylish piece. Choose the fabric depending on the occasion;  for example, silk works great for a Deepavali-party. However, you can also wear soft cotton, crepes, georgette or muslin. Team it with an off-shoulder crop top or peplum top (same fabric as the pants) and you are good to go. Keep your makeup and accessories minimal.    

Palazzos to the rescue

Choose an ‘above-the-ankle’ palazzo pants and team it up with a matching crop top; experiment with your sleeves and neckline. You can also go for a bralette top and throw a long structured and embellished jacket/shrug on top of the co-ords. Ditch those stilettos and opt for ‘juttis’.

Sari with a twist

Sari is a classic festival favourite. This Deepavali, experiment with some new draping styles. Slay the pant-sari trend; switch the traditional blouse and petticoat with a crop top and a pair of leggings, pencil pants or well-fitted denim. Make sure the crop top complements both the pant and the sari. For a refreshing twist, you can also wear a shirt instead of a blouse. Sari with belt is another very stylish twist.

Classic kurtis

Hands down, kurtis are the best clothing piece you will find in a women’s closet. It is versatile, comfortable and can be paired with anything.

To oomph up, your festive-look, slip into a pair of slim-fit jeans, dhoti pants or palazzo; team it up with a front-slit long kurta and ‘Kolhapuri’ sandals or ‘juttis’. You can also wear a calf-length kurta with a lehenga or a long skirt for a contemporary look.  

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