Don’t you just love how Navratri only gets bigger and better each year? The entire country looks forward to the nine days of delight, dance, music, food, fun, and most importantly, the opportunity to don extravagant traditional wear. However, the big question remains the same: “What’s the latest fashion this Navratri?” This year saw ethnics in an all new light with loud prints swapped with minimalistic yet radiant designs, short-sleeved cholis tossed aside to make way for embellished half-sleeved blouses, and soft pastels taking over bright neons. Let’s look at the hot fashion trends that make this Dandiya season a fashionable treat:
If there’s one color that enlivens the evening with its vibrancy and festive aura, it’s red! Team it up with a flowy white and red dupatta and a black half-sleeved choli to exude a classy vibe. As for jewelry, chandbalis and a large set of contrasting bangles do the trick!
Sequins And Sheer
Are you one of those fashionistas who follow Bollywood fashion trends to the T? All thanks to Bajirao Mastani, Deepika Padukone’s Mastani infected us with her beautiful sequined ensembles and sheer detailing. Go for goldens, corals or peaches as sequins look exquisite on them. Pick a sheer dupatta in a contrasting shade to complete the look in style. Adorn your look with gorgeous statement jewelry that doesn’t clash with the mesmerizing beauty of sequins.
Printed Two-Tone Cholis With A Scoop Neck
Let your ghaghra be simple, while the two-tone choli with a sensual neckline takes away all the attention! Dual-tone cholis, especially the ones intricately embroidered, are all the rage this celebratory season as they immediately attract the eye. Team the look up with a plain dupatta, and let the choli be the USP!
Thick Borders And Brocade
Got a stack full of mum’s old brocade saris at home? Now would be the perfect time to take them out! Learn how to make dresses from saris by consulting a stylist, as brocade is one of the hippest trends of the season. Choose a ghaghra with a thick brocade border, and carve out a brocade choli with a deep neck. As for the dupatta, pick a neutral shade in sheer fabric, and drape it in a sensual, elegant fashion.
Ghaghras With Jacket Cholis
Not a fan of showing off your full midriff? No problem! Embroidered jacket cholis with mirror work are your perfect companion for the season. Opt for bold, rich hues like orange, blue, or fuchsia, and team it up with a chunri print to lend a classy ethnic feel. Pro tip: to enhance the festive quotient of the outfit, adorn it with silver coin beads, ghungrus, and mirror work, and let the ensemble come alive as you complete it with vibrant makeup.
Huge Floral Motifs
One of these Dandiya evenings, put the shimmer to rest, and go for a chaniya-choli combination featuring larger-than-life floral motifs – one of the hottest wedding season fashion trends. Let the ghaghra feature the print all across the fabric, and team it up with a trendy blouse that has a corset back for a dramatic look. Pick a plain dupatta in a contrasting shade, and finish off with oxidized metal jewelry for an out-and-out ethnic look.
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