TBD Fashion Diaries: Ethnic Looks For Men And Women
While most of us excel in our casual look, we usually press the panic button when our calendar shows a traditional event nearing. For every ten casual outfits that our wardrobe boasts of, we have that one saving grace when it comes to Indian wear. But worry not, TBD is here with its expert fashion advice. We are going to help all you men and women perfect the ethnic look! Let's begin.
For Low-Key Functions
This one's for when it's time for that yearly office Diwali party, college ethnic day, or just a simple pooja at a friend's place. It's important to keep it sober on such an occasion and not dress like you're headed to a wedding.
If an elegant saree is your comfort wear, go with it. If the nine-yard is not your thing, go ahead with a pretty anarkali suit. You could also think apart from the regular choices and choose to stand out in offbeat ethnic wear like palazzos, angrakkhas, or A-line kurtis.
Team your outfit with chic accessories but ensure that you're not over-doing the look. No heavy or eye-catching pieces of jewellery. Also, bring out your pair of heels or a colourful pair of jootis. Let your hair look naturally tousled or braid it in a messy way. Keep your makeup simple yet striking... so that it leaves an impression.
Men could consider teaming up a bright-coloured short kurta with a contrasting pair of chinos. If you're comfortable in kurta-pyjama, think about the classic combination of a bold-coloured long kurta and white fitted pyjamas. Team it up with a pair of comfortable sandals and you're good to go!
Now you obviously need to dress up for a wedding of a close one. Considering the pomp and show with which pre-wedding functions are celebrated these days, let's just say that your fashion game needs to be on point all the time!
Plan on wearing a gorgeous embellished saree or a sexy lehenga-choli for such a function. Drape the pallu or dupatta differently to make heads turn. Gather your locks and tie them up in a low chignon or a sleek high-knot bun; you could also accessorize with flowers. Heavy jewellery, striking makeup, and embellished footwear are the perfect complements of this ethnic look.
Men should think about throwing in a smart Nehru jacket over the regular kurta-pyjama for pre-wedding functions. For the main function, invest in a royal-looking bandhgala or sherwani. You could consider going the classic way in a pair of well-fitted pant suit.
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