STYLING TIPS FOR KARWA CHAUTH – 2020
Karva Chauth, the age-old festival originating in the Northern and Western regions of India, has now become a global occasion. The days of rituals and strict fasting has turned into a celebration that witnesses the trendiest social gatherings. While traditions still rule the day with an array of rituals and a peek at the much-awaited moon, the wardrobe factor has drastically modified the look and feel of the occasion.
It is a day to showcase the dressy-glam Indian version, with all sorts of experimenting fabulousness beyond the traditional red saree ensemble. And this year, we will not let the pandemic dampen our spirits! So ladies, stay calm despite those hunger pangs, we’ve put together some looks to drool for and outfit ideas for the lovely festival.
1. The Easy-to-go Look
The younger lot, the workaholics, and the ones who shy away from elaborate dressing may find the pious red-saree-look a bit stressful. And while being ornately dressed may be a norm for the day, one can always deviate with minimalism. A long Anarkali Kurti a quick- dress fusion silhouette like palazzo and crop set paired with a contrasting jacket can be a head turner. Simple accessories like a pair of crystalline loop earrings and a statement ring are apt to complete on-the-go festive look!
2. The Indian Bride
For the newlyweds or soon to wed a deep pink, maroon, or red embellished lehenga makes up an ideal traditional outfit for the day! Even the ones who have completed over a decade of togetherness their spouse can look forward to those real-bride feels for the occasion which celebrates the eternal bond of couples. In case a wedding lehenga is too much to handle, a red/maroon palazzo or sharara suit with the shimmers of zari/zardozi embroidery and stone-studded details will work equally well.
3. The Contemporary Ethnic Look
Being ethnic with a modern vibe can be a chic breather from the overdose of reds and maroons that rules the Karwa Chauth celebration. Look out for outfits like peplum lehenga cholis, ruffle sarees, and indo-western gowns. A plain saree edged with a heavy border and paired with a designer blouse also gets a thumbs-up for the occasion. Trade-off the traditional palette of vibrant tones and keep it subtle with pastel hues like soft pink and peach.
4. Head-to-toe Indian
A traditional saree not only reflects the beauty of the Indian legacy; it also carries an unbeatable charm that has wooed women across the globe. One can opt from a Banarasi silk saree or a red Bandhani saree; there’s an entire range of weaves and embellishments that one can sport during the festivity.
The festival of Karva Chauth is one of the liveliest ones in Indian culture. Little details like Mehendi application, make-up, decking-up in jewels, folk music, and the pious Karva Chauth puja make it a fun-filled day for women, despite them staying off food and water. Be safe and let’s rock this Karwa Chauth!!