When you welcome Lord Krishna into your home, it’s time to do it in style. Whether it’s digitally printed anarkalis or a dreamy lehenga embossed with mirror work, make the most of the festive fervor in a range of colours, textures and silhouettes with this Janmashtami.
Kickstart the holidays with something floral, something chic and everything desi. Let the colors of the festival ring in positivity and the silhouettes celebrate you in countless styles. With celebrities exploring new patterns and designs to show off on social media, take inspiration from their stylish mood board and celebrate Janmashtami in a traditional yet modern avatar.
There’s nothing like a classic kurta set to kick-start the celebrations. Over the years, the kurta has seen a series of changes in its cut and flow. From straight-waisted silhouettes to relaxed fits paired with palazzos, the kurta will always be a staple in festive attire. The ladies of the Kapoor clan – Neetu Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, know how to combine classic styles with elan. If you like to experiment with color, you can opt for Neetu Kapoor’s handwoven silk tanchoi kurta set. Designed by Ekaya Banaras, the set comes with an organza dupatta with contrasting black and silver stripe trim.
What’s a festival without a little wardrobe drama, right? Give yourself a lehenga that celebrates you and your love for making a grand entrance. Flowing skirts highlighted with prints to mirror the work in bright hues give contemporary lehenga style a shot this holiday season. Madhuri Dixit Nene’s brightly colored embroidered georgette lehenga from Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor comes with intricate mirror work and a delicate cape.
Sara Ali Khan’s lehenga set from Mayyur Girotra celebrates cultural motifs intertwined with countless colors. The opulent silhouette reinterprets sartorial grandeur and makes for a fun and chic evening wear. The elaborate motifs and detailing of the wire work give the ensemble a festive touch.
A SARI STORY
Take the traditional route and go for the festival look in Alia Bhatt’s gorgeous Madhurya two-tone tiffany green handwoven Kanchivaram saree with a sheer zari gold and silver shawl. She paired it with a color-matched sleeveless blouse and finished the look with mogra flowers and jhumkas. You can drape the saree like Alia or neatly pleat the pallu to ensure a hassle free movement.
The six meters of pure elegance in organza is a stylish option to add to your festive wardrobe. Vaani Kapoor slays in a canary yellow sheer organza, soft and flowing saree designed by Manish Malhotra. The subtle detailing on the brim and the pastel shade make it a fresh and graceful piece to try on.
GIVE IT WITH ANARKALIA
Comfortable and festive, an anarkali comes in a range of colors, prints and textures. If you like prints and dark tones, JJ Valaya’s digitally printed anarkali decorated with Mrunal Thakur is a perfect choice. The prints play the perfect canvas for the detailed hand embroidery on the ensemble. The bell sleeves add a vintage feel to the overall look.
Give a twist and ring to the celebrations with this elegant and charming crushed anarkali from Tarun Tahiliani. Decorated by Pooja Hegde, the set features tulle embellished sleeves with kasab, resham and kundans and is paired with a churidar and brocade dupatta with intricate zari embroidery.
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