Celebrate with Salwar Suits: Lohri, Makar Sankranti & More

by Samantha Noronha

With the first festivals of the year right around the corner, it’s time the fashion games begin! Keeping the nature of Indian celebrations in mind, if you think dressing for them means your style has to be boring, you’re mistaken. Just stick to bright yellows, reds and pinks, and trade your heavy embellished lehengas for a classic salwar suit.
Whether you choose a vibrant dhoti-style salwar to kick off the festivities or choose to play it old school with a straight legged suit, here’s a couple ideas to get the outfit-inspiration juices flowing all year round.
For the Bollywood Buff In You
The ascent of Patiala suits in our fashion vocabulary can be single-handedly credited to Bollywood movies. From Anushka Sharma to Kareena Kapoor Khan, we’ve seen them all wearing them!
These suits have been a favourite over the years, especially amongst newly-wed brides. Don a Punjabi-style Patiala Salwar Kameez in bold colours with traditional zardozi work. When it comes to lengths, keep it simple and opt for a classic knee-length Patiala suit.

Pink Cotton Kurta With…


Aaliyah Silk Dhoti Jacket


Mauve Purple Kurta Dhoti


For the Elegant Failsafe Option
Whether it’s holiday season, a wedding, cocktail party, or even your much-awaited dinner date, an Anarkali never fails to make you look and feel your best. And for all those who hate wearing sarees to festivals and would prefer ensembles with easy and fuss-free silhouettes, Anarkali suits are the answer to your prayers!
An excellent combination of ethnic style and ease too, these suits are high on grace and poise.

White And Gold Anarkali


Indigo Dabu Print Cotton


Maroon A-Line Chanderi…


For All Day Comfort
With an exceptional capacity to confer your legs with much needed breathing space, Palazzo Suits are the most fancied outfit option for contemporary women. It presents you with maximum relaxation and absolute grace across seasons.
Apart from carrying a conventional Palazzo Salwar Suit, you can pair your palazzos with crop tops, long kurtas, and even flared Anarkali Kurtis. Owing to their versatility, Palazzo Suits have grown to become an essential festive season style feature.

Brown Poly Chanderi


Blue Floral Top, Palazzo


Rufat Peplum Top & Palazzo


For The Timeless Traditional Spirit
When counting the most elegant, comfortable and statement outfits to wear at special occasions, Sharara Suits top the list. With close resemblance to royalty, these suits are a fun twist to the world of ethnicwear.
Traditional, elegant and timeless too, Sharara Suits boast a seamless silhouette that is extremely easy to carry. If you believe that festive wear has become more monotonous and less exciting by the year, give these suits a shot!

Olive Green Embroidered…


White Printed Kurta With…


Red Leheriya Fusion Suit Set


For Those Looking For A Challenge
If simple and significant isn’t exactly how you’d describe your fashion game, switch up your festive wear with some edgy fusion styles.
When we talk ethnic fusions, the possibilities are endless. Just remember, no matter if you’re going for the bohemian chic vibe or all out gypsy, make sure the accessories strike a balance so they don’t overwhelm the ensemble.

Printed Baby Pink Top And


Teal Printed Drape Skirt



Navy Blue Round Neck…


Not only is the salwar suit a fuss free, minimalistic and extremely elegant means of enhancing an occasion, but it’s also an essential addition to your ethnicwear wardrobe. What’s more, a little effort goes a long way! All you do is accessorise your look with a statement choker or a pair of earrings and you’re good to go.
Sure, sporting a lehenga all the time can be quite the pain. But owning a classic salwar suit? Now that’s a decision that’ll never hurt.
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