by Tasneem Dhinojwala
Lets take a look at some stunning outfits that you can wear for Navroz, and regardless of your religion celebrate it
Navroz or ‘new day’ is the Parsi New Year, which is celebrated on the first day of the Spring or Vernal Equinox. It is also the Iranian and Persian New Year that is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religions, who either are Persian migrants or have been influenced by Iranian culture. Celebrated by Parsis across India in full zest with delicious food and festivities, it is a good time to indulge in some Parsi style dressing. Lets take a look at some stunning outfits that you can wear for Navroz, and regardless of your religion celebrate it.
The Parsis have their own unique style of dressing. Parsi women mostly dress up in sarees with the pallu coming in the front from the backside. The blouse is generally boat-neck shaped. Their outfits have a stamp of their embroidery also known as Parsi embroidery.
The most exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful is the Parsi gara work. The spidery web of flowers with bird motifs flows effortlessly on the rich fabric. It is an art to behold. It is so seamless that it looks like some kind of romance on fabric. From heavily embroidered outfits to just some little bit of embroidery on the borders and edges, you will find many options to suit your preferences. From exquisite sarees in rich, royal colors to salwar kameez with gara embroidery, or anarkali suits with gara embroidered dupattas, heavily embroidered blouses, tops and jackets – the choices are endless.Another option is the beautiful tanchoi. Here again you have options of sarees and dresses to choose from. Beautifully designed dresses in vibrant colors is a good option to welcome the new day of Spring.You can even mix and match an embroidered piece with an outfit you have to create your own unique style. Pair your anarkali with a gara embroidered dupatta or a tanchoi dupatta. A tanchoi or a gara work kurta to match your palazzos or churidars will make you stand out in the crowd. A chikankari dress paired with a gara embroidered dupatta is nothing but sheer elegance. A fully embroidered gara top is a comfortable and stylish option if you have a navroz dinner to attend post work. You can either pair it with trousers for a formal look or go with denim for a casual but smart look.The choice of fabric that you have here deserves a mention. Mostly the fabric is very rich and fine, mainly silk. But this embroidery nowadays is even available on georgettes. Whatever you choose to wear, rest assured a touch of Parsi finery is enough to add elegance and charm to your wardrobe. So take a look at this collection we have assembled for you and get inspired to stun everyone on Navroz.
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