Bengalis are all geared up in the jubilant mood of merriment as the biggest festivity of the year, Durga Pujo, is around the corner. Puja Pandals are set, idols are on the way, the dhakis are busy practicing their rhythms and the markets are flooded with flowers, sweets and the newest collection of clothes. But, if you are busy wondering, how to dress up like a diva, and be a fashionista this Durga Puja, then this blog is just for you! So stay tuned to know the latest trends which can bring you under the spotlight.
Though it is the festival of West Bengal, this holy carnival is celebrated by the Bengalis all over the world, with same fervor and enthusiasm, be it Chennai, Mumbai or London. So if you are one of the Probashi Bengalis, who miss the original ambiance, then you can surely create one with your inspirational outfits, with the help of this article.
1.EMBRACE THE AUTHENTIC BENGALI CULTURE:
A Bong can’t help but look really beautiful in authentic bengali sarees. Be it the Lal Par Shaada cotton saree or the one with a silk touch. You can also bring subtle grace to the morning pujas by draping yourself in bengali dhakai, taant, dhakai jamdaani or Bangladeshi cotton. Well, in the lightened evenings you can adorn yourself with exquisite bengal silk.
If you are in your teens then you should try this new look and drape the saree in the specific bengali style which would be extremely fascinating. Remember to elevate your beauty with a big red bindi.
2. BE THE PUSHPANJALI DIVA:
Well, if you are pondering over what to wear on D-Day- the Ashtami Pushpanjali then you can adopt a fresh and simple look, by furbishig yourself in a cotton saree or a gorgette anarkali spruced up with pristine white and gold. Then you are adopting this prodigious look, don’t forget to enhance your hairstyle with a gajra and your eye-conic eyes with deep kohl.
3. FLAUNT YOUR UNCONVENTIONAL INDO-WESTERN SAREE:
If you want to a fashion frenzy, then why not try dramatic drapes in your bewitching sarees. You can also add a twist to your dressing by wearing saree with a crop-top, dhoti style drape, wavy drape, knot saree drape or maybe a dhoti drape. If your tensed about the transparency then you easily wear a palazzo pant, elephant pants, flared pants or leggings instead of petticoat.
4. ENTWINE YOURSELF WITH FUSION:
Who said that you need to bedeck the pandal only in an indian attire. You can very well dress up in jeans and crop top. A tinge of smoky eyes will turn the table. Also, you can plan for fusion. Nowadays, cold shoulders and off shoulders are in vogue. So you match them with wide palazzos, ethnic skirts with mirror work and also dhoti pants. To touch up with a traditional look you can tune up with rajasthani jootis.
5. WHY NOT TRY QUIRKY PRINTS:
Well, you can even stand out from the crowd in your evening gown, a beautiful saree or an elegant anarkali with quirky prints that might turn heads towards you. If you have trouble handling the gorgeous and heavy sarees then such sarees are a great option for you as they are quite light in weight and easy to drape. well, with this wear only one piece of statement jewelry, such as chunky necklace, thick bangles, a big ring or large earrings.
6.WHY ONLY BLACK, EXPERIMENT WITH THE PALETTE:
When it comes to Bong Ladies, without a bindi, the look is never complete. But usually women prefer the bold, black bindi, which is either big, medium or quite small. Why not this year try the whole palette of colourful bindis. A big red one with the traditional bengali saree, a medium green or magenta pink one with beautiful kohled eyes or maybe a blue one tuned with white liner.
7. HYPNOTIZE WITH YOUR SHINY ORNAMENTS
With all your dresses, a bedazzling ornament is must. Be it the trendy tassle earrings, the quirky geometric shaped ones, heavy kundan earrings or the rajasthani jhumkas. Also heavy bracelets, payals, mangteekaas, long necklaces or heavy chokers, are a great option.
8. MEN JUST FLAUNT YOURSELF:
Every year wearing the same kurta pyajama with jari work and golden buttons might prove to be really mundane for this year again. So just change the way you dress up. Its a myth, that Puja and shopping are terms interrelated for women. Its a huge ocassion for you too. Groom your beard well, if you have one, or else gel your hairs in different styles to get the handsome hunk look. You can even keep your hair silky and smooth, to look like the cute chocolate boy, everyone loves to hang out with.
Why not this year try kurtas in soft pastels and coty in deep shades. Also you can try the pink jackets in the right shade and white dhoti pants for a change. On Mahashtami you can adorn your body with tuxedos and just flaunt yourself with a quirky smile.
9. THESE ADD A CHARM:
Don’t forget to include classy watches, gorgeous clutches, traditional potlis , and appealing shades of lipstick in your shopping list. The public is sure to notice them as they add elegance and charm to your look.
Nevertheless, however you dress up, make sure to smell good. Amidst the sweaty crowd in pandals, you’re sure to be in the limelight if you smell different and fresh.