Durga puja festivities offer the perfect excuse to bring out ethnic wear for women and men and dress up in all our colourful glory. Whether it’s sticking to traditional looks or expressing our own personal style through some latest fashion trends, there’s no doubt that the grand festivities offer a huge opportunity to dress over the top to our heart’s content! We’re straying away from the classics to bring some modern aesthetic into Durga Puja fashion, all the while sticking to some of the traditional colour palettes.
Ready to go pandal hopping? We know we are!
Saptami for Her
Saptami is when you can get away with an indo-western outfit so we’re embracing the pujo colours with this surplice neck tunic in a dramatic, deep red. A muted gold pair of palazzos are super versatile and we’re matching them with these art deco earrings with a hint of cobalt blue. Planning to get instafamous? Pair the look with nude heels or stay comfortable in embroidered juttis and don’t forget to add an elegant non conventional watch and a chic box clutch!
Saptami for Him
For Saptami, we’re thinking easy, breezy and cool. Exactly what this kurta and churidar set feels like in a calm grey colour and a tribal inspired pattern. This grey and blue watch is the perfect complement to the kurta and nothing like black leather sandals to match ethnic wear for men. But something’s missing! This chrome eau de toilette has a citrusy, woodsy smell that’s great for day and evening wear!
Ashtami for Her
Just before the big day, there’s sure to be a lot of running around so be your comfortable, chic best in this mint green sharara suit. Frills, flare, all that jazz in this ethnic dress for women that we’re so in love with! These pearl embroidered juttis in the same shade of green might just end up stealing the show and if you’re stepping out during the day, nothing like a pair of sunglasses in brown tortoiseshell to make a statement. Go light with drop earrings or amp it up with a multilayered necklace and keep the makeup simple with glowy, dewy skin and a magenta wash of color for the lips.
Among all the different types of ethnic wear for men, cotton kurtas always top the list for us. A green and white kurta set is perfect for that mid-season weather of Durga puja and this one works as well for the daytime events as it does for the evening. For the evening, you can dress up the look with this white and black nehru jacket . Let the details make the look with this pair of black navigator sunglasses and sport a tousled, wet, messy look with some hair wax worked into your hair.
Navami For Her
It’s the big day so we’re going all out with this heavy off white and red suit with traditional embroidery and a delicate net dupatta. But keep the look young and fresh with a kundan choker and earrings set . What’s really gonna make this look is a big red bindi, or a smaller one if that’s your vibe, along with a golden potli bag and block heels. We’ve picked out an eyeshadow palette which is gonna be such a help during the festive season because the darker colours can be dabbed on to the eyelids but the lighter colours are perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes, your nose and cheekbones as a soft highlight.
Navami for Him
Red’s the colour of the season and we found a way to embrace it with this red kurta for men, with a white churidar. It’s simple enough to be worn during the day and versatile enough to be styled for the evening with a white brocade nehru jacket . The check-cross pattern on it gives it a contemporary appeal, which you can play on with lace up brogues and a leather analogue watch . Royalty done right!
Durga Puja definitely needs an entire wardrobe with the latest fashion trends, but this mini one might work just as well! Keep the makeup light and glowy, hair done up in feminine braids and feet comfy for those long hours of pandal hopping. Men, play it up with accessories to create some attention-stealing looks with cotton kurtas for men and be your desi best this Pujo! Head to Shoppers Stop and take your picks for the upcoming pujo festivities.
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