A crop top or mirror choli?

The festive season has kicked in. Designer Ritu Seksaria guides you with tips on picking the right outfit for Navratri and Durga Puja


Designer Ritu SeksariaQuick fixes for Navratri

  1. Who says it’s necessary to wear a traditional chaniya choli on a dandiya night? It’s always good to on your own personal style and make your outfit look edgy.
  2. Go for an Indo-western look. Add western elements to your traditional lehenga choli. For eg, team up your lehenga with a crop top for an edgy look.
  3. Instead of opting for the traditional mirror work lehenga choli, go for pearls, swarovskis and colored stones. Create a style statement by pairing it with tie dye, bandhani or a leheriya dupatta in a contrast colour.
  4. The best way to make your outfit look complete is by accessorising it the right way. If your outfit is plain and simple, wear a chunky necklace to glam up your look. Colourful bangles and a potli bag is perfect.
  5. As for men, a traditional kurta pyjama is not enough. Invest in a good waist coat that goes over the kurta to make it look classy.


Designer Ritu Seksaria's collection

Must-haves during Durga Puja

Designer Ritu Seksaria

  1. For morning pujas, go for anarkalis in vibrant colours like bright reds and pinks that reflect the festive mood.
  2. Most opted sarees by women during Durga Puja are in kanjeevaram and chanderi sarees in the combination of red and white. But half and half, georgette and net sarees are in trend now.
  3. Parties and informal meetings are very common during Durga Puja. Printed sarees are the perfect get up for this occasion.
  4. Put away the labeled colours of the season and experiment with black and silver touches for evening parties and get-togethers.
  5. For men: they can try different necklines and collar cuts in kurtas along with some indo-western waist coats, instead of opting for the regular white kurta kurta pyjamas.

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