Styling Tips To Flaunt Your Lehengas This Festive Season

on August 27, 2018 / by

Women don’t need any reason to shop; however, we tend to go overboard especially during the festive seasons of Navratri, Diwali and New Year. The time of the year that is synonymous with lights, music, sweets and dressing up, gives us a valid excuse to shop till we drop. However, after numerous goof-ups, I’ve realised that shopping right is way more important than shopping. This mantra is true when buying things that are used rarely, especially festive wear that is repeated only a few times.

Indian festive wear like sarees, lehenga cholis, anarkalis, etc. pose a threat of being outdated really soon and given the price at which they come, it is very crucial to pick up timeless pieces. So in an attempt to shed light on some of the most relevant trends in festive wear, we bring to our readers a few rules that are universally applicable while shopping for festive wear, which will take you from 2018 to 2028 easily.

Play with pastels
Leave the reds and greens for the older generations and opt for subtle shades like ivory and nude. If you like a bit of flair rose quartz, blush pink and powder blue are colours that tell a story. 

Skin toned blouses
Drop the matchy-contrast blouse options for a more bolder look with skin-toned blouses. The gorgeous yet outrageous choice can be achieved with sheer panels or net segments to create a nude illusion. 

Flow with a cape
Capes are the new style accessory that instantly jazzes up any outfit and it has had a great run with festive wear too. Replace your choli with a full-length cape and see the transformation.

Tip off the sharara
Leave the palazzos, churidar and salwar behind and spice up your kurtas and anarkalis with some shararas. Layered or flared shararas give the regular outfit a fashionable spin.

Add drama with ruffles
Ruffles are making an inroad into the festive wear scene by way of sleeves and skirts. Adding ruffles to a lehenga skirt personifies the phrase 'east meets west'. Shop here for some of the latest trends. 

Drape that dupatta
A dressy dupatta is most essential to bring out the beauty of a skin toned blouse. Revamp an old outfit with a new modern dupatta to create visual delight and hands-free comfort.

Floral all the way
Florals have been making inroads into the festive scene over the last couple of years and it sure is fast becoming the hottest ethnic staple for every wardrobe for it demure yet vibrant look. 

Of course, you can still go wrong even if you follow these amazing trends for your festive wear if you do not accessorise your look right. So here are a few quick fixes that ensure you do not go wrong with your festive wear. 
* Complement your traditional attire with appropriate footwear like mojris
* Keep your jewellery complimentary to your outfit and not overpowering
* Carry a bag that speaks tradition like a potli or batwa
* Go easy on the make-up but don't forget a bindi and kajal

Follow these simple style tips to shine the coming festive season. 
~ Heena

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