What should you wear this Durga Puja?
With just one day more to the biggest cultural extravaganza Durga Puja, India is ready to welcome Maa Durga with all the fervor and devotion. From dolling up in the most modish clothes and pandal hopping to enjoying the delectable delights, Durga Puja is nothing less than a carnival.
For Durga Puja, it’s not just the cities which are getting decked up but also the Bengali community. Bengalis are already on a shopping spree as this festival is an occasion to flaunt the best of your clothes to make a remarkable festive fashion statement. So let’s get ready for the Durga Puja with these wonderful attires and celebrate this grand festival with confidence and grace.
Women’s Attire Section
1. Laal Paar Saree
Undoubtedly, the first attire in the list should be the famous Bengali laal paar saree. This traditional red and white Bengali saree is counted among the most important outfit to be worn on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Wearing accessories like gold jhumkas, heavy necklaces paired with shankha bangles is best suited for the festival. Don’t forget to don the quintessential big red bindi and smoky eye make-up for the complete Bengali look.
2. Tussar Silk Saree
Tussar silk saree is the next option to consider while shopping for Durga Puja. The saree is not only comfortable but also looks elegant. Go for tussar silk saree with heavy embroidery and eye-catching shades like bold red, purple, dark blue, peach, or maybe cream.
3. Anarkali Suits
Wearing a saree is one thing and managing it is another. For many of us, it is a daunting task to keep the saree in place while hopping from pandal to pandal. Rather being uncomfortable all the time, it is always better to go for attires which are comfortable and easy to carry. The all-time favorite anarkalis are not only girly but stylish as well. Complete your elegant festival look with polka or Kundan jewelry and high heels.
4. Palazzo Suits
Palazzo suits have become a famous clothing item among the younger generation. They are stylish and also very comfortable to wear while enjoying the festivities. Go for long slit kurtis, sheer fabrics or asymmetrical hems and pair them up with matching palazzos. With minimal makeup and jewelry, and your hair tied up, you are all set to pay your tributes to Durga Maa.
5. Indo-western Saree: A twist to your contemporary-styled sarees!! Give a new avatar to your traditional sarees with dramatic drapes. Select a quirky and stylish saree drapes such as dhoti style drape, wavy drape, tulip drape, saree with a crop top, and knot saree drape. Replace and restyle petticoat to leggings, flared pans, elephant pants or palazzo pants for a whole new Indo-western look. Compliment your attire with statement neckpieces, wide belts, a couple of bangles, danglers and high heels. Switch your high heels to traditional jootis. In the end, go for smokey eyes and piled-up hairstyle to rock the puja night.
6. Quirky printed sarees
Have you ever considered quirky printed sarees? You can consider them as an option this puja season as they are a trend nowadays. They are not only modern but easily affordable. Try a combination of bold colors with quirky prints with statement jewelry like large earrings, thick bangles, and a chunky necklace.
Men’s Attire Section
1. Motif Prints kurta: Motif prints or block print are very popular among women and men. Traditionally, motif printing was done on a cotton base but now they have gathered attention in the fashion world. They are available in bright colored kurtas.
2. Khadi kurta: Khadi kurta is the traditional handloom kurta. It undoubtedly looks good on men. Gone are the days when khadi kurtas were only available in pale colors, now you may get to see bright colored khadi kurtas. You may go for one this puja season!
3. Embroidered kurta: Earlier, embroidered kurta patterns were around the neckline and the cuffs. Now, modifications have been done to this form of kurtas with embroidery done all over the kurta. They look bright and make a man stand out in the pandal.
4. Jamindar Pattern kurta: Earlier, Bengali zamindars wore jamindar pattern with a string attached at the side of the chest. This attire looked very much similar to Gujarati Garba dance attires. Complement this attire with traditionally pleated Bengali dhoti.
5. Tussar silk kurta: Tussar silk is a traditional form of Bengal fabric. This fabric has been transformed from plain beige color to different bright colors. It looks very trendy and makes young men look handsome!
6. Chikankari kurta: Chikankari is a traditionally Lucknow style embroidery on kurtas. It is done with white thread on a light cotton fabric. It is not only easy to carry but also looks very classy. These kurtas come in pastel shades and can be worn as a day wear for puja.