ONE DHOTI PANT MANY LOOKS

This summer, a versatile dhoti pant is all that you need to mix and match pieces and accessories from your wardrobe to create different looks for different occasions and at the same time give you style and comfort. Pairing outfits from your wardrobe is not only fun but also creative and most importantly it reduces your ‘cost per wear‘ of each item. Ultimately, that s what we all want right, a wardrobe remix.

Indians are called DHOTI for the same reason that Americans are called JEANS. Wow where did that come from….Dhoti has a very ancient history in the world and is believed to be a part of Indian tradition. The dhoti was also considered to be an attire that commanded respect and dignity.

I sometimes pity men as they have very few styles to call their own. Pants we stole from them years ago, lungi became our wrap around skirts and dhoti was all that they were left with but we invaded that too.. conveniently giving space in our wardrobe. Sorry guys, but as women we are blessed to have a wider choice of silhouettes, styles and fashion. Bingo…or should I say dingo … we are versatile.

Initially, a dhoti was worn only with a kurta. And not to mention the stress of tying the string (nada as we all know it better) to avoid the bulky gathers in the center. In its new avatar, with an elastic waistband, you just slip into it like a pair of pajamas or better still have a zipper and button lock. 

Dhoti pants became a rage worldwide when Sonam Kapoor wore the dhoti sari for the Cannes festival. She was most talked about in the fashion magazines and since then every bride or every girl wants to wear a dhoti sari or a dhoti dress, dhoti pants, dhoti salwars, dhoti maxi dresses, dhoti  jumpsuits and more…dhoti at its best.

Just like jeans, this item from your wardrobe is so versatile that you can pair them with just about anything. Crop tops, quirky printed tees, asymmetrical kurtas, kimono tops, embellished cropped jackets for a fun look or with angarkhas for a classy touch ..it’s such an ezee breezee attire not only perfect for summers but all seasons. With this comfort at our bay who wants to wear jeans, jeggings or leggings. At the end of day, it feels like we are not pulling it out but peeling it off from our legs. That sigh of relief we feel once we are out of it …..haaasssh (okay thats my Gujarati expression)

Back to the dhotis, here are some pairing options with dhoti pants that I created from my wardrobe.

1. PAIR IT WITH A CROP TOP

Dhoti pant pairingYou can pair your dhoti with a solid colored or printed crop top for a casual look. Add to the outfit a neck-piece and you are ready to go. I guess, I should have worn flat kholapuri chappals for a more casual look. (Guys very soon we are going to do a post on some beautiful kholapuris that you would definitely want to put your hands on …sorry better yet put your well pedicured feet into. So stay tuned with us. 

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2. PAIR IT WITH A LONG JACKET

Dhoti pant pairingWear your dhoti pants with an aztec print floor length jacket for an ultra cool look. Accessorize with statement jewelery and you are ready for semi – formal events.

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3. PAIR IT WITH A CAPE TOP 

Dhoti pant pairingYou can pair your dhoti pant with a cape top to make it look more dressier. This pairing yells comfort from top to bottom. Dont believe me, then try it to believe it. 

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4. PAIR IT WITH A SHIRT TOP

Dhoti pant pairingYou can wear your favorite white shirt top on a dhoti pant and you are ready to go for a movie/shopping spree. Want to add more drama to the outfit. Layer it with a bright patterned vest jacket and heels and you have another look.

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5. PAIR IT WITH A TUNIC

Dhoti pant pairingPut on your favorite tunic over your dhoti pant and off you go for coffee with your BFF. Layer with a kutchi embroidery jacket to give it a traditional look.

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6. PAIR IT WITH DRAPED DUPATTA

Dhoti pant pairingDrape a contrast dupatta like a saree (half saree look) and you are ready for your friends sangeet or mehendi party or some pooja. Round off the look with an embellished belt and statement earrings.

DHOTI PANT TIPS
The Fabric : Dhoti ….It’s all about drapes. Go for fluid fabrics for the perfect stylized dhoti. Avoid crisp fabrics that are stiff and thick that will make you look bulky.

The Silhouette : The pants should have drapes and cowls at the right places, to give it a perfect dhoti like feel without making the hips look wider.

So don’t let the dhoti pant sit idle in your wardrobe. Pull it off now and pair it with the above options or anything else that you can think of (put your imagination to work) and hit the summer fashion with a bang.

If I did manage to interest you and are still reading please like, share or just leave us a comment. Do let me know how you paired your dhoti pant. We are all eyes to it. Until then….

be bold. be beautiful.



21 Responses

  1. For me Fashion is elegance. All the different styles
    with the traditional dhoti is perfect elegance. Loved it Neha.

  2. Own models, own designers , own concept
    .. pretty cool… indeed super cool.
    (R u into designing male garments too? Just asking if u require a model for that too?!. ) Kidding.
    Impressed by the concept

  3. Adorable Neha, u look very pretty…
    Vry innovative style of using same attire in different styles
    Good work.!!!!

  4. Wowowowo. I love this article. Love the dhoti. Love the different looks. And i love how we stole it from the men. Poor things. Honestly i hated the dhoti before this. U have given me a whole new perspective. Shd Order my first dhoti with u. Muah. More power to you.

    1. Hey….like I told you….a must try for you….your first dhoti outfit…share a pic with us…n will be glad to add to this post…our dear friend inspired by look❤️😍

  5. Wow. It’s so beautiful. So many ways to wear dhoti style. It looks so classy and elegant. I absolutely loved the first dhoti style. Dhoti with crop top . The navy blue one. So perfect and rich and also the last one dhoti, crop top and dupatta. The whole look is a statement. In fact all the styles are beautiful and innovative.Loved them all . Makes you look tall and stylish And you look so very fashionable. And gorgeous 😘

  6. Gorgeous……so innovative and so elegant …..loved the style, colour and the combinations…. ..looks stylish and U look very pretty ….

  7. It’s extremely informative…..how to use Dhoti in different styles….good work Neha…..keep updating us…on latest Fashion Trends

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