Namaste🙏🏻! With Ganesh Chaturthi just days away, there is excitement and fervour all around. The strong aura of positivity surrounding this festival reflects in the enthusiasm shown by us while doing elaborate decorations, making yummy delicacies, playing traditional music and wearing colourful Indian outfits. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in many parts of India and it calls for dressing in one’s finest attire to look one’s best.
Opting for a traditional attire for this festive season will elevate your look completely. Though Sarees are one of the traditional wear of India, it can be draped and styled in many different ways. So this festive season, do not stress on ‘what to wear’ or ‘what to buy’ instead just pull out some old sarees from your wardrobe and give it a new twist. Choose bright festive color sarees with embroidered border or embroidered pallu in rich silk or any ethereal saree featuring contrast border. And to add twist to the look, pair your sarees with tops instead of blouses to be the show stealer.
LOOK ONE – PATOLA SAREE WITH LACE TOP
Mona is wearing a patola saree actually pulled out from her wedding collection. Mesmerising patola in red and cream with elephant and parrot motifs paired along with a beige net lace embellished high neck top. She draped the saree in gujarati style but slightly different. The pallu is pleated together and just secured on one side of the shoulder and at the waist has made less pleats to give it more like a tight skirt look. To elevate the look she opted for beaded kundan work neckpiece and jhumkha set with green highlights. A delicate mangtikka, a hathphool and red bindi complete the festive traditional look.
LOOK TWO – COTTON SAREE WITH CAPE TOP
For the second look Mona is selected a bright lemon yellow cotton saree with zari border and paired it with a maroon ikat cape top with yellow floral prints. Here she draped the saree in regular way but has the pallu styled differently. She roughly gathered the pallu (no pleats) and pulled it around her neck like a duppatta or scarf. As for the accessories, she decided not to wear any neckpiece for obvious reasons. Enamel maroon-green earrings, kundan and meena kadas complete this simple look.
We hope you liked our attempt of creating these effortless festive looks. If you are even slightly inspired and would try your hands on a different saree drape style or saree pairing with tops, for this festive season, please share your pictures with us on whatsapp @ 9321170519. We would love to do a followup post featuring your pictures in the coming week. The more we share the more we learn.
Until next time.
be bold. be beautiful.