From asymmetrical silhouettes to deconstructed garments, from a monochrome meets royalty look to ethnic gowns that transform women into greek goddesses, ethnic wear for women is that not-so-boring category we often mistake for simple cotton kurtis. Which have their own charm, for sure, but it’s time to style ethnic dresses for women, and for the urban woman. If you thought ethnic dresses for women were all about traditional embroidery and the same old colours, you’re in for a gorgeous surprise because we’re tweaking the traditional to fit your modern palette.
Here’s some latest fashion trends in a fresh ethnic aesthetic—boho, monochrome and yarn dyed ethnic wear!
All Day Long Boho Belle
When the free spirited vibe of boho fashion meets the colourful delights of ethnic dresses for women, it’s nothing less than magic! A top and tulip trousers set can be styled in a million ways and we’re thinking of a muted statement gold bracelet and gold and pink drop earrings to create the perfect mehndi or cocktail night look! Wanna wear it to a casual brunch with the girls? Keep the contemporary earrings to complement the tulip trousers and add a brown satchel bag sticking to minimal, glowy makeup and a messy fishtail hair do.
Boho Chic Meets Festive Queen
Ditch your favourite lehenga for this chic and stylish ethnic boho look for the next festive dressing opportunity. If pulling off ethnic wear for women with a touch of sass is what your festive fashion dreams are made of, this patiala and jacket set is the right pick. Not only is it super easy to carry, and dance in, but the jewel tones on lustrous fabric have our heart! Carry this geometrical clutch to keep the indo western vibe going, pop on some bold, gold jhumkis and don’t forget these understated gold heels for that confident walk. Glam up on the makeup with smokey eyes and deep toned lips, and you’ll be under the spotlight all night long!
Charming in Ivory
All-white looks are the definition of elegance and that stands true for this collared kurta with delicate embroidery on the sleeves. The asymmetrical hemline and wooden buttons add an element of surprise to a simple cotton kurti and we’re pairing it with a pair of white pants and white heels with a transparent panel. Even though it’s an all-white look, you can play with colour in accessories, like these lovely earrings with multi-coloured stones that add a contemporary twist. Amp it up with an ethnic potli or stole to lift an otherwise minimal look. But as long as you have some classic whites in your wardrobe, you’ll never run out of options to create new looks!
Bold in Black
We can never have enough black in our closets and if you’re the same, get this classy black kurta which is about to become our office wear kurti favourite. The collared neckline adds a touch of formal and we’re pairing it with black printed palazzos . Wanna carry this outfit on to a night look? Embroidered black juttis with an elegant leaf pattern and silver oxidised earrings make a bold statement, with a wine lip and kohl lined eyes to complete the look.
A Scarlet Dyed Story
Ethnic wear for women has always been about ease and comfort, about graceful silhouettes made for everyday. This red kurti is a staple that we’re styling with maroon pleated pants in a dhoti style to add an interesting element. You can stick to minimal jewelry or go all out with a statement tribal necklace to complement the open neckline. A crinkled beige dupatta and a small bindi are some classic elements we’re super excited to bring back in style and this outfit gives you the perfect opportunity to feature them!
The Not So Straight Flare
Skip the straight cotton kurtis for an a-line flare and one like this with a panelled design is so flattering on all body types! Plain black trousersare all you need to stay stylish and comfortable all day long. For accessories, these wire wrapped earringswith black beads have detailing to die for so keep them in focus with a messy bun and nude lips.
We’re taking ethnic dresses for women way out of the box, straight into the realm of indo western dressing with boho, monochrome and yarn dyed styles. Ready to elevate traditional Indian to modern Indian? Get runway ready with these styles and more, all available at Shoppers Stop!
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