Party season is here! Christmas party or the New Year celebration most of us have plans or are making one to party and have a blast. When thinking of dressing up party a dress or a skirt and top ensemble comes to mind; however ethnic wear can be a fresh change to the usual western wear styles. Ethnic fashion has really evolved in the recent years. Strongly inspired by Bollywood, Ethnic fashion is now also getting a taste of designer wear as movies now have styles from top designers and most celebrities are wearing styles from designers such as Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi etc.
This has led to enrichment of ethnic wear with addition of new silhouettes, colours and styling details increasing the availability of occasion specific styles.
Ethnic wear is not just for the festival, weddings or cultural events; a churidar and kurta, anarkali kurta or a sari can make you scintillating for the New Year party as well. Ethnic wear can make you look elegant, alluring and glamorous, all at the same time. You just need to find the right style to wear for the party.
Getting dressed up for a party or a get together is not the same as going for a wedding or a ceremony. While ceremonial styles tend to have heavy embroideries, brocades and other embellishments, party wear styles can play more with textures, colours and silhouettes along with a lighter embroidery or sequin work.
While choosing a suit, you need to consider three important components of any style –
Choose style with fabric that have good draping quality; this will make the style sit really well on your figure and makes it easy to carry. The fabrics currently trending are georgette, chiffon, chanderi silk, and heavy nets.
Colour can sometimes be the deciding factor in choosing a style. As you are looking for a party wear style try to go for colours that are different from your regular ceremonial style colours. Instead of a pink or an orange go for trending colours for this season such as white, black, blue or even grey. As this is the time around Christmas the rich, deep red can be your preferred colour.
Most of us will choose straight cut kurta, A-line or anarkali, as all are good choices; go for a longer length to for an elegant look. A good silhouette always helps to accentuate your figure so choose one that makes you look glamorous but is easy to carry.
One of the trends this season is heavy dupatta paired with a churidar suit having simple border or panel print. Try one, it might just be your style!
Sari can make you look elegant and glamorous, all at the same time. Sari looks good on most women as it not only fits every woman, it also brings out your femininity. A party wear sari need not be heavily embellished; you need to find one that is bang on trend – rich fabrics, but minimal work.
One of the trends is the combination of embellished blouse and sari with light work. With more emphasis on the blouse the sari fabric can be light, making it comfortable and easy to carry. Opt for a shades that are trending this season such as Black, maroon, bottle green, navy or neutrals such as beige and ivory.
You can also go for the half and half sari with either contrast colours or similar colours to give a tonal effect. Again, try to pick up new colour combination such as black and nude, Maroon and beige, black and grey, navy and powder blue etc.
To complete the look accessories play a very important role in ethnic wear. You don’t go overboard with the jewelry; instead of a set of heavy earrings, necklace and bangles in gold try the gemstone jewelry to make a fashion statement.
Bangles are usually a part of the ethnic wear but a bracelet or a watch, think Titan Raga collection, can replace the bangles to give a contemporary twist.
It is always an essential part of a complete look but finding a comfortable yet stylish shoe or sandal can be a very difficult task. Choose heels that you can wear for a few hours or you will not be able to enjoy the party you have been really looking forward to go.
Most of our ethnic wear silhouettes compliment the figure of Indian women. Don’t shy away to try new styles and looks.
Dress up, enjoy the party!