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Poulami Chakraborty October 27, 2019
Abhrajita Mandal
Fashion Analyst &
Feature Writer

It is that time of the year again when all Indians rejoice in merrymaking, bursting crackers, lighting diyas and pandal hopping in their best attire. Each one of you is busy making plans for dressing up on this important occasion. And, why not? Looking good was never going out of fashion, right?

Let us decode the looks which are ruling the fashion scene.

The Good Old Saree, which is the best-unstitched garment in India, has been evolving. There is no limit to the creativity that you can induce in wearing a saree. The saree has come a long way and is trending as fusion wear lately. There are a variety of sarees like the mulmul, khesh, handloom cotton sarees, khadi silk amongst the summer favourites. These fabrics are now available in a riot of colours. In a country like ours, you need breathable fabrics such as this. Flaunt yourself in these sarees during the pujas.

Working with the saree: There are more than a hundred ways to wear the nine yards and it is not just the Indian way. You can now wear the saree with jeans, leggings, skirts, lehenga and with anything that catches your fancy.

The Ashtami look will be incomplete without the good old red-bordered white saree and red blouse combo. However, you can give it some rest, by sporting a Kerala Cotton saree, with gold border and gold blouse. It will surely make heads turn.

Dresses are the staple this season. The wearability factor of this easy-breezy garment is a huge draw. You can actually accessorize the garment in the most unimaginable ways and as per your whims and fancies. You can wear it up or down. Available in various lengths, kike mini, midi and maxi, it is quite a rage this year.

Working with the dress: You can layer your dress with denim jackets or waistcoats. Add a colorful scarf to the look, in some abstract prints and bright colors. Wear a headband or bandana and carry a great hand bag to go with it.

Straight Kurtis and Straight Pants have literally given long Kurtis and leggings a run for their money. The Straight Kurtis and straight pantslend a certain level of elegance to the wearer.You can add some oomph to this look, by adding on a pair of colourful tassel earrings and bangles.

Dhoti Pants and Kurtisor Crop topsgive some respite to the ones, longing for a trendy yet cool look. You can hit the Anjali bandwagon or just flaunt your style in the pandals. The attire comes with embellishments, so you need not worry about the jewellery or accessory part, apart from a potli bag in tow.

Oh! How can I not talk about the Cold-Shoulder, it is trending right now. It is everywhere from tops, kurtis, kameez to Saree-blouses. Out of the entire menagerie of attire, a cold-shoulder is a must.

Dhoti Sarees have attained a lot of fame, owing to celebs like Sonam Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty, who are sporting the outfit at various events. You can definitely keep one for the dance and drama involving few functions. They are suitable for all ages and make you stand out in a crowd.

So, what are you waiting for? Step out in style this Puja and make hearts flutter with your choice.

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