Apart from the religious puja and vrat (fast), nine auspicious days of Navratri are filled with celebrations. From delicious varieties of food, vibrant clothes and never-ending dandiya nights. It is that time of the year when you can be at your stylish best in a traditional way.
As the festive season starts in a couple of days you need to upgrade your wardrobe with some dandiya night outfits. It’s essential that you dress according to the occasion, as then only you can feel the vibe of this fun festival.
Here are 9 outfit options for 9 days of Navratri that can make you talk of the season:
The traditional ghaghra-choli
You can never go wrong with a cult bright lehenga for Navratri. There are numerous options to style your dupatta. Remember when picking up your ensemble for a dandiya night, go for something in vibrant colours. Take a break from the usual reds or greens and go for tangy orange or florescent pink. You may also adorn a metallic belt to accentuate your waist.
You’d be dancing the whole night so it’s crucial that you wear something very comfortable and easy to carry. In that case, go for a ready-to-wear lehenga saree. It will stay neat throughout the night and is super – traditional as well. Mirror and gotta work on traditional wear is really popular these days although you can also go for various dies along with it.
You can always opt for a long anarkali suit as they’re easily lying around in your wardrobe. Again, move ahead from the basic whites and blacks to sunshine yellow and bright blues. Never wear too mush jewellery if your anarkali is nicely embellished. Go for a heavy pair of jhumkas and complete your look with a pair of Punjabi juttis.
Unconventional but really chic! Pair a plain dhoti pant with embellished crop top to stand apart from the crowd. If you’re dhoti and crop top isn’t heavy enough for the night style it with a traditional mirror or thread work jacket. To make your look more cute and girly, tie your hair in half twist hairdo. Don’t forget its still traditional enough so put a lot of kajal and rose with a bright lipper.
Off – the shoulder
Make a style statement with different cuts and styles. Going backless is not just the option, you can do so much more with your basic lehenga. From cold shoulder to off shoulder anything could be paired with long flared skirt. You can also go for a tigh high slit in your skirt just to make it edgy and modern.
Navratri is no more just a Gujrat’s festival, dandiya nights take place everywhere in India. All you Panjabans cn also wear a short kurta with an embellished Gujrati jacket with your favourite patiala-salwar to add your own Punjabi touch to this fun night.
Long kurta with skirt
Long kurtas with long skirts have been in fashion this year. You can even wear this to the next dandiya night. Go for a chanderi long kurta with georgette skirt dyed in tie-die or bandhani with minimal jewellery.
If you love the idea of an indo-western you can also go with a plain white shirt paired with your favourite ghaghra and be a talk of the night styling it with a beautiful kundan necklace on your collar.
Layer it up
If you still feel like wearing an off white or nude coloured ghaghra choli you can layer it up with a long vibrant coloured jacket or a shrug. Give your light lehenga a heavier look with adorning a beautiful neck-piece. Middle part your hair and add a maang-teeka to take your basic look to a classy one.
You have your Navratri guide ready, so enjoy the dandiya nights and stay tuned for more such updates!