It’s time to get all dressy!
Navratri is the perfect time to bring out our repertoire of salwar kameezes from the depth of our wardrobes. These elegant, versatile attires have come a long way from being the boring everyday wear of pre-dominantly women in the North of India. Today they are a global phenomenon and are widely celebrated for the easy elegance and crazy comfort quotient. When one thinks salwar kameez, it is no more just straight cuts and anarkalis; designers have worked overtime to revamp this classic look to create multiple modern styles which are going to be the bomb this season.
So this Navrati, get your tailor to roll up his sleeves and whet his skills for you have Got to try these latest salwar kameez styles from around the world.
- The Jumpsuit Suit
What can be a better example of the East meets the west! While it may sound, extremely whacky, this design looks extremely elegant, especially on tall svelte women. With a slightly fitted top at the mid-riff, the bottoms are flared out like palazzos. The whole look is paired with a dupatta which surprisingly ties the whole look together.
- The Patiala and Short Kurta
This classic Navratri look never fails to impress. The Patiala with the short kurta is a look that has been endorsed by many Bollywood divas over and over again. One can opt for a full fledged Patiala or even a semi Patiala. Wear three harmonious but distinctly different shades to create an outstanding look.
- The Skirt Suit
One of the most popular trends of this season, skirts are back to take over the world of fashion. Being in startling contrast to any kind of pant sort of wear at the bottom, these immediately creates a gown like effect which had been so in vogue last autumn and winter. These look classically amazing in block prints. A variety of designs can be given to the kurta on top. It can be kept straight, a cut or even flared at the bottom to look layered in continuation with the skirt. It can also be slit at the middle or double breasted for a modern yet vintage look.
- The Pakistani/ Palazzo suit:
The comfortable combination of Palazzo pants and long kurtas have come in train with Fawad Khan and his retinue of pretty ladies from our neighbors of the North-West. Light colored tops, with deep colored bottoms are the most popular combinations with florals and laces being the most common designs. They look classy and give their wearer an instant look of royal carriage in its simplicity.
- The Dhoti Suit:
Dhoti pants hit the scene a few years back and are now back with a bang. They look similar to the Patiala with regards to the folding of the cloth, except that the bottom is more clinched and ends in a neat V, which is reminiscent of the end of one single cloth. Stylists are pairing dhoti pants with short kurtas to create an alternate for the conventional Patiala and kurta. Well, we women are literally taking wearing our men’s pants!
- The Mid-slit with pant:
Straight pants which end at the ankle are one of the best options to give our legs proper definition and contour. Paired with these, the mid-slit kurtas look amazing. Make sure that your pants are well tailored and do not leave an embarrassing camel- toe at the front.
- The Side cut:
Long kurtas with high side slits which reveal matching pants have been in vogue for a while now. This tale in synchronicity works extremely well in its simple, yet elegant design. Pair this look with a neat tied back hairstyle, statement earring, heels, a net dupatta in a harmonious color and you are sorted!
- The Jacket Suit:
This brain wave has got to be commended. The jacket suit is the perfect answer to the chilly weather which prevents us from wearing high fashion clothes. The buttoned down front over heavy embroidery work is seamlessly gorgeous. These can be paired with skirts, pants, wide palazzos in syncing colors and voila! You are a diva!
- The Floor sweep:
This classic gown style suit continues to be a common favourite for many. While this style is not exactly new, you can twist it by creating an amber gradient. Use classic Indian textiles and raw silk to create an ethnic yet Boho look which is intensely refreshing. When it comes to the elegant quotient, the floor sweeping gown easily takes the cake.