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The Festive Dressing Guide

 

Sheetal Batra

With Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam on the horizon, the year is ready to usher into the festive season. Considering the many festive luncheons and dinners you’d be hosting or attending, there’s never a better time to indulge in the joy of dressing up. Pinning inspirations and curating the festive wardrobe for upcoming gatherings can leave you in sixes and sevens. As designers roll out celebratory collections, here’s a lowdown on winning ensembles you’ll need for the RSVPs. From stark bright colours to sedated pastels, wispy and light co-ordinates and classic silhouettes, the festive line-up at Aashni + Co comprises the most covetable looks.

Rooted for Rituals

A celebratory dinner post the rituals is the perfect setting for vibrant traditional looks, harmonising with the homely feeling of the day. Those with a flair for opulent traditional looks can invest in chanderi kurta sets. Sheetal Batra’s bright tones like pink,  orange and ivory lend a sense of classic charm and radiance to your festive look. Ajiesh Oberoi also taps into the rich roots of traditional wardrobe staples enriched in handcrafted embroideries. The choga-styled kurtas are perfect to channel the quintessential ethereal flair.

Sheetal Batra

Ajiesh Oberoi

Effortless & Comfy

With designers, stylists and tastemakers inclining towards comfort-focused Indian ensembles season after season, wispy fabrics and fluid silhouettes are making a strong case. Mulmul’s light cotton and satin kurta sets are perfect picks for intimate at-home celebrations that transition from dawn to dusk. The fuss-free tailoring is ideal if you’re seeking to cut the monotony of mundane ethnic style.

Mulmul

Trendsetting Fusion Style

Breathe fresh air into your quintessential Indian look with a dynamic ‘new and now’ touch. With chic silhouettes and captivating prints, Kalista effortlessly strikes the perfect balance between modern trends and timeless elegance. You can nod to the blend of contemporary fashion and enduring timeless style with the flowy silhouettes. Gopi Vaid’s creations pay homage to the rich heritage of Indian fashion while embracing the spirit of innovation, making her collection a captivating choice for those seeking a blend of cultural roots and contemporary flair.

Kalista

Gopi Vaid

Instant Festive Update

The festive season can bring in a lot of quick meet-ups and last-minute RSVPs. Keep a sizable collection of fusion co-ords and maxi dresses when you’re running short of time. Aneesh Agarwaal’s sharara sarees and pre-draped sarees by Diyarajvvir strike the perfect chord between pretty and practical.

DiyaRajvvir

Aneesh Agarwaal

Diosa Paris Jewellery

Additionally, you can tune in with the spiritual vibe with exquisite temple jewellery pieces or curate high-shine Swarovski pieces to gift your loved ones. As you brighten up the festivities with fun and frolicking, your folksy looks can comprise everything from traditional to fusion and easy-breezy.