Get ready girls! It is that time of the year when Goddess Durga comes down on earth and the festive fervor takes the entire nation in its grip. If North India celebrates the nine-day long Navratri with utmost devotion then the whole of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand and adjoining states are soaked into the feeling of welcoming Durga to their abode for five days.
Durga Puja festival is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of bright lunar fortnight (shukla paksha) in the Bikram Sambat calendar month of Ashwin, as per Hindu tradition. It is the festival of celebrating victory of good over evil.
During Navratri and Durga Puja—everyone and especially the women folk are dressed in their best attires. Some are dressed as per the colour code dedicated to each Nav Durga avatar on a particular day while others simply wear new clothes. So, just as everyone is enjoying the festivity, we thought of suggesting some cool tips to style your ethnic attire.
Check out ladies, what all can make your traditional look even more attractive!
Attention ladies, this is perhaps an unsaid rule while shopping for your Navratri or Durga Puja attire. You must buy clothes which are bright in colour—as it brings out the best in you while you enjoy the festivity.
Keep it traditional
Do not forget to opt for traditional look during the festival time. For, any festival in India is celebrated with much gusto and what better than Navratri or Durgo Pujo to don your desi hat. Remember ghagra-cholis for your Garba-Dandiya Nights. Ditch your Western outfits for a few days girls!
It is always good to be styled once in a while. So, to completely look in sync with the bright, colourful festival, try applying some light make-up while you dress up, as it will give you that edge over others.
How can we forget styling your outfit without any jewels? So, get your hands on some cool funky jewellery and pair it with your outfit. Be it a choker, oxidized silver or black metal earrings—anything that suits you must be in your bucket list.
If you are wearing a salwar-kameez or long kurta-palazzo pants, team it up with colourful dupattas which can make you stand out from the rest. You can even wear a plain salwar-suit and don a bright contrast dupatta with beautiful mojris.
Lastly, while you girls get busy in getting ready—DO NOT forget to fold your hands, and pray to the mother goddess—for she listens to all those who believe and embrace her straight from the heart.