For any Indian woman, the ethnic side of her wardrobe is perhaps her most treasured collection for it holds everything from her mothers’ classic saris to fusion ethnic dresses for women. And if you want to ace ethnic wear for women like never before, you need a loving mix of traditional silhouettes and some contemporary cuts to create an enviable wardrobe. Here are some of our favourite picks from our homegrown brand Kashish for the desi wardrobe so let’s dig in!
Ethnic wear for women has a special place in our hearts, and wardrobes, because of how versatile every single piece is. Style this embroidered palazzo suit by going all out with silver jewellery. The silver complements the subtle grey beautifully, making it great for a daywear festive look. We’re sticking to an indie feel with some grey and silver embroidered juttis , silver drop earrings with an intricate tribal design and these statement round rings. To wear a dupatta or not? We’ll leave that up to you!
Here’s a different take on cotton kurtas with this ethnic printed kurta dupatta set that is super easy to style as a designer kurta set for a wedding. Since a-line kurtis don’t have slits, you can also experiment with your look by belting it along with the dupatta at the waist for a more contemporary silhouette. Pair it with modern geometric earrings in a brass gold, a chunky gold bracelet that’s a step away from the usual blingy bangles and a pair of gunmetal heels . The braided detailing on the heels is so flattering and the block heel will keep your feet happy all night long.
Colour Pops and Peek-a-boo
Greys and blacks might be the essential workwear colours but why not brighten up your work outfit with a splash of orange with an embroidered kurta, that has a fun cutout! While you might wear it with straight palazzo pants we suggest experimenting with cropped patiyala style pants , a white and gold embroidered dupatta and gold rose earrings with delicate pearl drops. A perfect blend of elegant and fun dressing!
Simple, Chic And Timeless
There’s something about a light coloured cotton kurti that can make any woman look instantly chic and graceful and we love these simple, subtle cotton kurtis for all occasions. And all it takes to turn simple into statement is a heavy dose of silver with an oxidised silver jewelry set (?). Wear just the earrings or the necklace for a work look and add some loafers to add a touch of androgynous. And this tiny handbag is the perfect trendy addition for when you’re dressing up this look for an evening out!
This look is the epitome of a royal look transformed into its contemporary counterpart. The mandarin collar cotton kurti is so elegant, especially with a slick bun and nude heels , making it the perfect party wear kurti. Unbutton the top of the kurta and add this glittering swarovski square necklace that sits close on the neck. Skip the bangles and keep it contemporary with this metallic analogue watch lavender and blush stones, just the right shades to set off the sage green of the kurta!
Designer outfits for weddings don’t always have to be all shine and bling. Sometimes, it’s the simple pieces that have the most use in your wardrobe. Stock up on these essential ethnic sets along with some heavy jewelry pieces to create a closet that always comes to the rescue, whether you’re heading to a party or your next big pitch! Now that you know what to select and how to style it, head to Shoppers Stop to start shopping some must-have pieces from our home brand Kashish,
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