Tired of the same old Kanjeevaram or Jamdani that is in rotation come festive season? We are too! The weight of the fabric or the innumerable embellishments hurting your sensitive skin are scenarios we are all too familiar with. While there is a lot to be said about tradition, why not experiment this season and discover unique statement pieces that ensure you stand above the sea of gold?
Our list of alternatives is here to usher in a sense of lightness and activity: bring in the festival by helping with decorations or chase your young nieces and nephews without worrying about snagging that oversized anarkali!
Why not sport this cream, ochre and red floral lehenga by Mogra this festive season? Made with 100% cotton, this inimitably comfortable number is finished with hand block printing using natural dyes in the village of Bagru, Rajasthan. Dress it up with quirky jewelry and you’re sure to make heads turn!
This Delhi based shop has a range of choices from the ultra-traditional zardozi lehenga to modern silhouettes featuring crop tops and trousers. Yes, you heard that right, crop tops and trousers for Diwali! And we are sure your grandmother would approve as well.
Masaba is that rare label beloved by devotees of alternative fashion and fashionistas alike – how can we forget Sonam Kapoor’s stunning outfit at Cannes, circa 2017! Let the queen of the edgy Indian ensemble help you out this season with her singular prints and trendy cuts. This number is a great option for the shopper looking for something different. We love the ivory and black cold-shoulder, printed lehenga: the ease with which the skirt flows reminds one of pirouetting dancers. A great choice for merrymaking!
Tired of the familiar pinks, yellows and oranges that glut the market this time of year? Why not opt for this piece in soothing blue? Designer Seema Thukral’s ensemble features a dhoti-style skirt that makes an instant statement without going over-the-top.
So, what are you waiting for? Embrace your unconventional self! Wear those lehengas that let you breathe and twirl with abandon on the dance floor. Sport trousers that let you party the night away with your young cousins. Be on trend with that cold-shoulder top or embrace elegant crystals and be effortlessly you.
Let these quirky choices bring out the joy this festival season – happy holidays!