We recommend buying dhoti pants, new experiments in men’s ethnic wear and a bit of bling in designer sarees online.
Indian ethnic wear is bold, beautiful – and really confusing! You can wonder at length about whether a lehenga choli is suitable for a wedding, or a saree should do. You might also ask when is the right time to wear a kurti and when should you wear a heavy Anarkalisuit?
It helps to remember that Indian ethnic wear is normally worn to formal occasions. Don’t get bogged down by the sheer variety of ethnic wear available. Open your favourite shopping site and –
1. Stock up on sarees.
The saree will never go out of fashion. It is a sexy garment draped to complement a woman’s curves and give her a stately look. It looks divine in all its forms, whether you drape it with an exotic twist to show off your midriff, or in a demure fashion paired with a full sleeved blouse. This season, a bit of bling is in vogue so buy designer sarees online that bring out this trend. Hot new colours to try are red, fuchsia pink, navy blue, silver and slate grey. Look up leading fashion sites and apps to buy designer sarees online.
2. Dhoti pants are chic.
This trend keeps coming back every few years, but nobody’s complaining. Dhoti pants are fun and flirty. When paired with the right kurti, they are also quite feminine. Channel the dhoti pants trend with a new pair in stunning embroidered black, or a soft pink or even a plain white with mirror work. Pair it with a fitted kurti to bring out its flowy silhouette. If dhoti pants are not your thing, try a stylish pair of palazzos instead.
3. Men, do the tried and tested – in bold colours and styles.
Sadly, there aren’t too many innovations in men’s ethnic wear – and this is something they always grouse about! There are umpteen options in designer sarees online, but somehow only a few variations in men’s ethnic wear. But since one must make do with what one has, it is time to get a little experimental. Pair your fitted chinos with a relaxed kurta on your day out with friends. Or wear an asymmetrical kurta with a churidar for a formal family do. A colourful Nehru jacket looks great over a white or cream coloured kurta pyjama set. Or if you want to wear just a kurta pyjama, or kurta dhoti, pick a dashing red or sunshine yellow for the kurta or the dhoti to really stand out.
We trust that this simple guide helps you pick out the season’s best finds in Indian ethnic wear. Your shopping app can also throw some helpful suggestions your way.