Post-liberalisation era saw the nation adapt to western influences, in their kitchen, drawing room, office space and wardrobe altogether. By extension, the saree or midi skirt-clad women were introduced to a blend of their traditional clothing with a modern touch. Enter the Indo-Western style of dressing. Options are abundant, and the variety is plentiful thus, confusion is only likely. But fret not, our very own Anita Bhabhi from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain aka Saumya Tandon’s wardrobe is a master-class on ethnic yet modern wear.
Consider your hunt ended, girls. These five outfits are everything you need for the upcoming festive season:
The churidar pants can take a backseat, dhoti pants are the latest ones on our style barometer. Pair them with a bralette and throw an embellished full-length jacket for a ravishing look. Red lips, dewy palette, long earrings and side-parted waves will amp up the look to a new level.
There’s no festival complete without a saree. Add a dash of western magic and ditch the pleats. Go for a fish cut lehenga, grace it with an elaborate blouse, drape the dupatta like a saree’s pallu and your look is ready! Completely modern but with all the desi feels.
Gone are the days when gowns were synonymous with red carpet appearances and cocktail parties. Seen through the contemporary fashion lens, an ethnic rendition of a gown is seen as an option for a wedding reception and other celebrations too.
The visual explanation does the needful but if you ask your grandma she will tell you that collared blouses have been a staple for their generation in some parts of India. Thus, nothing new with the style with the fabric has been reworked which marked the rebirth of an interesting style of kurta.
Crop tops are said to be a by-product of westernization. But if you turn the pages of history, you will see the concept isn’t completely new to North India. Besides, pairing it with a lehenga only injects fresh blood in the fashion skeleton and is flattering on the waistline too.
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