by Mansi Kohli
Harvest the diva within by sporting these chic ethnic Indian outfits. Get inspired with lovely fashion ideas this Baisakhi!
A time when we bid adieu to the cold winter days and bring in the vibrancy of spring, Baisakhi the harvest festival is a moment when we all get together with plenty of thrills and excitement ahead. Glam up with a chic hairdo, gorgeous makeup and tantalizing haute wear to grace the occasion with; this is that time of the year whilst the harvest celebrations are on, we would want you to be the diva most noticed. If you are confused as to what to wear at the Baisakhi celebrations, here are a couple of options to choose from.
1. The classy jacket suit salwars: For a very stylish aura to flaunt and a vintage touch to bring, you must wear a classy jacket styled salwar suit to the Baisakhi party. The jacket can be plain of embellished, which balances out the look vice-versa done on the main salwar piece. Jacket salwar suits help contour the bust line and the waist, to provide you with an hourglass like shape; embroidered jackets are not meant for plus sized ladies, but for slimmer petite girls and women. For women with beautiful full figures, avoiding koti on the jacket is best, since it makes the top part of the body bulkier than what you want to portray out there.
2. Long straight kurtas with Patiala pants: Yes, you may have seen Bollywood actors jive and jig to the bevy of gidda (folk dance of Punjab) numbers wearing this combination, so why not you? A long kurta with a pair of Patiala bottoms can make you the diva everyone wants to shake a leg with at the gidda gathering. The look comes about quite traditional when worn with minimal makeup and heavy jewelry, not only for the body but for the long braided hairdo too. Festive dressing at its best, a straight kurta with an embroidered Chinese collar and long sleeves for the night gathering is apt as a statement to wear.
3. The sensual Angarakhas: Steal the show at the Baisakhi events wearing Angarakhas that help camouflage the little extra weight on you, and contours the curves too. Angarakhas with tapered V necklines are haute trends this year to wear and flaunt, and you could complete the look with warm toned makeup for the evening and cool toned looks for the day. For the feet, it would be best to match the Angarakhas with mojaris or wedges and ballerina flats; you’d be dancing and that’s why comfort is much needed.
4. The quintessential sharara: Shararas for long have defined the feminine charm with regard to fashion and style. Thanks to the Mughal bastion that once ruled the northern plains of the nation, with a modern twist on collars, blingy shades, undertones bright and vibrant, formal to sober ones too, you could be the Baisakhi princess sporting a gorgeous sharara at the gidda dances. Wear your makeup moderate to minimum, focusing more on the eyes and the hair should be done neat- embellished with gajras for the desi effect to come through.
5. Sherwani suits for formal do’s: Quite often we are invited for festive events post work hours, with families or maybe just for the colleagues to gather around on a light note. You would want to dress chic and stylish, but keeping in lines with the office etiquette too. Sherwani styled suits are thus the best bet to have. They come about as androgynous in looks with high collars; perfect for women with heavy bust lines and full bodies. Sherwani suits are apt for taller women since the kurtas are long and flowy, however, with the right pair of heels you could work the length to your advantage as well. Makeup should be party like, with the hair tied neatly into a bun for the formal do, and a clutch in hand. For the feet, heels are the best option to accentuate this beautiful ensemble.
Enjoy the evening and have a blast, but don’t forget to share with us your style file for Baisakhi!
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