Planning Your Outfit For Lohri, Magh Bihu, Pongal Or Makar Sankranti? Here’s A List Of Our Favourite Festive Wear
The beauty of India lies in its deeply rooted culture, heritage and diverse identities. It is home to a million traditions and festivals that offer a reason to celebrate. Knocking our door this year’s first set of festivals are Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu. A day that in itself marks the diversification of traditions and holds a special meaning for the entire nation, the festive air calls for fun-filled celebrations. But with the ongoing scare of Covid-19, it’s imperative to stay cosy at home and uniquely welcome the festive energy. And with the term festival, how can we forget dressing up. Am I right or am I right? Embodying diverse cultures, the four festivals call for traditional silhouettes and designs to mark the special day. From Tamil Nadu’s beloved Kanjeevaram to Assam’s Mekhela Chador, we have for you a mixed bag of options to welcome the four festivals. Happy shopping!
Velvet Kurta Set
Velvet tops the list of festive wear in winters. Apart from offering a warm and comfortable experience, the fabric is best for celebrations due to its regal texture. You can opt for the red velvet kurta by True Browns, featuring embroidery around the neckline, sleeves and palazzo. Not too bold or too dull, the kurta set is great for an at-home festive glimmer. Style it with an off-colour dupatta and a pair of statement gold danglers, and you’re good to go.
A beautiful anarkali never goes out of style and when it comes from the shelves of designer Tarun Tahiliani’s label, we sure have our hands on the most magical piece. Choosing from an array of shades, we love this fuchsia pink, silk crinkle anarkali that comes with beautiful brocade detailing, adorned with tassels. A great option for newlyweds to opt for their first Lohri celebration, this is all you need.
Mekhela Chador is a two-piece saree which is the traditional attire of Assam. Comprising of two words, namely– ‘Mekhela’ which denotes the bottom half of the saree, worn over a petticoat and ‘Chador’ which is tucked into Mekhela’s upper portion at one end, with the other draped around the palla. You can opt for the signature Assamese saree from the Silk Chamber that offers multiple shades in Muga silk, to get you ready for Magh Bihu.
Festive wear has definitely widened its wings and is venturing into a multitude of newer styles. Just like this Afreen blush pink, printed jacket. Youthful and funky, you can team the outerwear with any basic kurta and lehenga set or go all out by adding the raw silk number with a saree and belt.
Breezy and beautiful, you can also opt for printed separates that turn out to be an ideal option for daytime events. Versatile and comfortable, get your hands on the Tarang blouse-skirt set by Baise Gaba and accessorise it with a choker or just a pair of statement chaandbaalis to have a blend of ethnic and modern designs. This is a great one for Kite flying and Hi-tea events.
Nothing can beat the beauty of a classic saree, especially when it’s all about celebrating the Indian culture and heritage. With labels offering a plethora of options to choose from, you can opt for Fab India’s exclusive range of Kanjeevaram sarees. From striped to checkered patterns, go for a youthful and bright colour palette, which can be styled with a simple off-white blouse and some floral accessories added to the hair.
The Modern Drape
Transcending seasons and festivals, sarees never go off the trend charts, but what if the traditional and old designs don’t attract you anymore? Then ladies, we have for you some fun options that take the traditional silhouette for a contemporary spin. Beautiful and easy to wrap, get your hands on Prints.ai’s Mekong satin saree. A vibrant number, the dual coloured drape comes with lilac pleats and can be re-styled with a crop top for the upcoming festivities to curate a brand new look.