The festival of Navratri has already begun which embarks the commencement of Indian festive season. It’s time to upgrade your wardrobe with those amazing traditional dresses as you hop on to exciting Dandiya Nights or Durga Puja celebrations.
Here are a few looks that you can try out this time.
Pagdi, bajuband and silver jewellery
The pagdis come in different material. You can opt for the traditional safa pagdi which is lighter and looks more traditional. The Rajasthani pagdi is better if you want a heavy look. The bajuband, which goes well with a sleeveless kedia, is in demand as well. You can add a temporary tattoo and some oxidized jewellery to complete your look. For the ladies, the traditional chaniya-choli paired with golden jewellery is a sure-shot hit. Yellow and golden garba/ dandiya dresses can be paired with golden jewellery like maang teeka or matha patti, zumka with layers, neckpieces, bajuband, kamarband and kada.
Classy, yet light
A traditional look with calf-length ghagara for ease of movement while playing garba or dandiya is suggested by experts. Harsha Zambani, another designer, adds, “Ditch the ordinary red and green, and add vibrant hues to glam up your style.” Deepak Mahegaonkar, who is into customising drapery, shares that oxidized silver matha patti and pom pom is a must. Deepak adds, “Kada or bracelets are a must to complete your Navratri attire. You can also opt for the bajuband to pair with a neck piece and matha patti.”
Go light with Indo western
Harsha shares that amalgamation of two traditions is in vogue. He says, “For a hint of Indo-western, pair up your favourite dhoti pants with an Indian embellishment top and chunky oxidised jewellery.” While Parisha feels that minimal jewellery is the key. “You can opt for a tshirt or tops or shirts with a ghagra. Pom-pom jewellery or cloth jewellery will give the desired Indo-western effect, which is better than oxidized silver accessories,” says Parisha.
Ms. Pooja Somwanshi
Department of Fashion Designing
Biyani Group of Colleges