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4 Bollywood-inspired Styles To Glam Up Your Look This Navratri

Kriti Tulsiani | News18.com @sleepingpsyche2

First published: October 4, 2016, 10:51 AM IST | Updated: October 4, 2016
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With the festive season lying upon us, it’s necessary to not just actively participate in the gatherings but to also put the best fashion foot forward. Navratri, the time when people soak themselves in the vibrance and colours of Dandiya and Garba nights, is the perfect occasion to flaunt what you’ve got. Hidden in the narrow by-lanes of Gujarat, lies the world of vivacious fashion which comes alive during the 9 festive days of Navratri.

Every nook and corner, you’ll witness a spell-binding sight of people dressed in stylish outfits, bearing dandiyas in their hands and matching their beats to peppy songs. As you gear up for these celebrations, we bring you a quick guide to all that you can adorn this year.

The Conventional Beauty: Lehenga Choli


For a lot of people, garba is the dance form they saw on television when Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan danced their hearts out on the beats of the song ‘Dholi taro dhol baaje’. Dressed up in a traditional red and pink lehenga, Aishwarya’s look has been topping the charts of the most loved Gujarati look since then. Years later, Deepika Padukone created the same magic on-screen when she opted for the long-established lehenga choli look. If you want to stay safe, then stick to this, a style that has been in fashion since time immemorial.

The Flamboyant Look: Gujarati wrap-ups, Anarkalis

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While one wishes to get dressed in those perfect straight-from-reel attires, it’s not always possible. Some women feel their body type doesn’t go with the detailing of the outfits; others look at it as an excessive baggage added to them while their only focus is to dance. For this kind, there’s always an option of floor-length anarkalis or the ancient styled-angrakhas. It gives you the feel of wearing an ensemble worth twirling in but at the same time maintains your mood in comfy state.

The Snazzy Choice: Separates, Wrap-arounds, pleated skirts, Dhoti Skirts

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Just in case you’re one of those who like to stand out and wish to make a lasting impression with their fashion picks, this is the beat for you. Ditch the usual, done-to-death combinations and take cues from our leading ladies to dress different this time. From cotton separates to many-hued pleated skirts to kicky dhoti-skirts; pick what you like and step out in style.

The Elegant Snap: Different-styled tied saris

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You know you love wearing saris when you constantly look for occasions to drape and flaunt that gorgeous 7-yard cloth! Navratri and dandiya nights are no different. While a lot of people feel it’s not appropriate for the event, but who cares? You like it, you wear it. Simple. From plain chiffon drapes teamed up with heavily embellished blouses to old love bandhni prints; anything can take on floors if you decide!

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