So what are the first things or rather outfits that comes into our mind when we talk about traditional wears?
May be a beautiful woman in a saree or an Indian bride in a Sabyasachi Lehenga or a gorgeous girl in a glamorous gown…
When we speak about tradition, here, particularly Indian we have an enormous range of traditional or INDIAN outfits for women that will make you envious.
Tradition of a particular country is something established long back and hence is connected with the history of that nation.
Hence, Indian traditional wear marks the individuality of our nation and that’s what we are talking about today.
A little spice added to our traditional clothes by the fashion experts and trust me we are going to steal the show.
So, let’s start with the basic women’s collection which by the way is huge and never ending…
Yeah, I know that just brought a million dollar smile on your face.
Isnt it, ladies??
The most famous Indian women wear always narrows down to Sarees and Salwars.
Though there are many other options apart from these still they manage to top the list.
Do you know how many exact variety of sarees are actually present on any designer’s list or in a wardrobe of a fashion enthusiast??
Let me categorize them for you.
Sarees can be of any fabric ranging from cotton to silk.
There are brasso, brocade, cambric, chiffon, georgette, jute, khadi, muslin, patola, banarasi and many more..
Among these the latest trending sarees are the handloom and designer sarees.
No matter what is the occassion or be it a normal office day sarees can make you look elegant and beautiful on every aspect.
The cotton sarees with a contrast border and quarter sleeve blouse is a perfect office wear if you want a ethnic look.
Minimalize the amount of jewellery with a pair of small earrings and a watch.
You can try wearing black and red combination for a night event with hair tied into bun and a red matte lipstick to go with it.
Choose a light fabric like chiffon or silk as they are easy to carry and more comfortable.
Then, the latest designer sarees will leave you speechless which right now are rocking the fashion world.
For any ocassion you can pick a suitable saree which will make you look different and completely out of this world.
Next, it comes to salwar suits and kurtis.
They are very comfortable and easy to wear unlike saree which is a nightmare for the first timers.
Still they make you look beautiful in every possible way and that’s exactly what we want…
You can categorize salwars suits by jacket style, straight suit, kaftan, A-line, patiala, designer, contemporary and so on.
Among these the latest salwar kameez in 2018 are:
Peek-A-Boo pants and floor length dresses along with pants and long jackets by Anita Dongre, the self design kurta and dupatta along with solid palazzo pants, designs by Sanjay garg(if you want it all simple yet festive) and the amazing designs by Rohit Bal(defines complete sartorial piece of elegance).
Kurtis are never off the trend.
No matter how simple your look is or how gawdy you want to, kurtis are the best pick.
There are more than twenty different types of kurtis that helps you styling up.
Tail Cut , High Low , Flared, Kaftan style, Front slit, Straight cut, Shirt style, Denim, Tunic style, Overlay style, Anarkali, Dhoti style, Indo-Western, Floor length, Asymmetrical, Double layered and many more…
Check out few latest traditional kurtis by top designers.
Then the BRIDAL WEAR …. The lehengas and sarees we are most crazy about…
The top designers that can make our dream come true of being a ‘DESIGNER’S BRIDAL’ are none other than Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Neeta Lulla, Anita Dongre, Ritu Kumar, J J Valaya and many more…
The top preferences are Lehenga Choli specifically in the wedding colour RED, embroided lehenga, wedding frock with dupatta and beautifully studded, embroided skirts(more os a bridesmaid outfit),Indo-western wedding gowns and many more.
Here, are some beutiful pictures of wedding attire designed by none other than Manish Malholtra and Sabyasachi Mukherji.
Don’t worry, even my heart skipped a beat after I saw this flawless designs by our very own Indian designers.
More stunning outfits that will give you a perfect ethnic look this season is a sequinned crop top with a A-line monochrome skirt.
You can try any colour with open hair and silver or golden traditional jewellery.
Also ruffled sarees and blouses are the newest on trend.
Now, before I jump into other clothing hacks here are some brands worth mentioning for the best ethnic collections. Biba, Rangriti, Fabindia, Melange, Sangria, Ritu Kumar and many more.
You can also visit Craftsvilla to get the best of traditional outfits.
Check this site and also update your ethnic wardrobe for Rakhi and many other festivals to come.
Since, the biggest festival for Bengalis that is Durga Puja are knocking at their door, you must be needing a whole new collection of traditional wears for the entire five day festival.
From sarees to sandals, end your dilemmas with just a click on the above link.
Well, since I said sandals let me tell you there’s also a whole lot of options when it comes to choosing your footwear.
Sandals, wedges, flats, bellies heels can easily go with ethnic wear given you pick a perfect style and colour.
You can always pick stone embedded high heels with modern designer sarees(chiffon, georgette, silk), wedges can go with knee length kurtis and leggings, block heels look amazing with straight kurtas and palazzo, flats always goes with an ethnic handloom top(mostly tunic) along with skinny jeans(indo-western look).
Apart from these you can try handmade ethnic footwear with embroidered suits or kurtis.
Sandals will look great with simple solid sarees that are mostly for office outfits.
Kolhapuri chappals and juttis are also worn with both sarees and suits.
Apart from dresses and shoes, jewellery is an essential part of Indian wear.
It enhances the femininity within a woman and makes her look more elegant and beautiful.
Earrings are a must for the ethnic wears.
You can go without wearing a neckpiece or bangles but never without a pair of earrings.
Metallics are trending all over this season.
Here is a list of few types of earrings that every woman must own and are evergreen in the ethnic fashion world.
Jhumkas(endless styles), danglers, chandelier(with a simple outfit), Chand Balis(my personal favourite),hoops, studs, Kaan Chains, Earcuffs and many more will make you look completely gorgeous and stunning.
Always remember ethnic wears aren’t only for family pujas and wedding.
You can also wear them while you are hanging out with your friends, on a business meeting, and also while going on a night club.
Just be confident enough about yourself and you are going to nail it.
So, just make a huge list, add to the cart and wait for your salary or pocket money to be credited.
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-Written by Annasha(Intern at BoldBlush)
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