Fashion never stays the same. It is ever-changing but one thing that can never be replaced by the fashion industry is Indian ethnic wear. Nothing can replace the special place for Indian Wear in our hearts or our wardrobe. Growing up, we have seen our mother and grandmother daunting that beautiful saree or jewelry that elegantly retells our lineage.
Along with providing style and elegance, Indian ethnic wear also provides the comfort to deal with changing seasons. Earlier ethnic wear was only meant for weddings and ceremonies. However, thanks to their timeless appeal and lovely hues and patterns they are now a part of our daily life.
The ethnic fashion trend took a dynamic turn in the last decade. From sarees, and salwar suits to lehengas, and Kurtis, the entry of Indian brands infused a fresh approach into ethnic wear. Fashion designers are coming up with the innovation of new fashion.
Mixing the western and ethnic elements, the latest trend of ethnic wear is incredibly approachable. The latest ethnic fashion is here to stay for a very long time paired with its different accessories. So it is time to glorify our Desi charm and show the world what’s in fashion. Here are some ethnic picks for your wardrobe :
Wide-bordered silk sarees should be the latest addition to your wardrobe. The main features of these elegant silk sarees are intricate designs, generous handworks, and impressive motifs. From Kanjeevaram, Banarasi silk, Mysore silk, Bhagalpuri Silk, Baluchari Silk to Kota silk, Tussar Silk, Art Silk, and Konrad Silk Sarees, this wide variety of sarees truly represent every region of India and its rich heritage. Be it jardosi, embroidered, or printed, these silk sarees are always a safe choice for formal as well as casual occasions. You can pair it with a heavy gold jewelry set or Kundan set to give yourself a timeless makeover.
Cotton or Rayon Lehengas.
Any look can be transformed by combining Lehengas with matching or contrast choli and a dupatta. They have traditional zari work, embroidery, beadwork, mirror work, sequins, or simple designs. They can be A-Line lehenga choli, Sharara style, or Anarkali lehenga style. Pairing up with heavy accessories for parties or a basic top for day-to-day wear is also a great choice.
Kurtas and Kurtis.
Kurtas and Kurtis can be heavily patterned and designed with beadworks and zari work or just ink printed for casual wear. In the last decade, Kurtas and Kurtis became synonymous with modern working women’s attire. Cotton fabric to silk, kurtas are highly functional as well as gorgeous making them one of the best attire out there.
Gold and Silver jewelry.
Silver oxidized jewelry is evergreen and something anyone can wear. Gold chokers and statement necklaces look fabulous when paired with sarees and lehengas. Western outfits can be sported with bangles, cuffs, and rings. Jhumkis and chandbalis make your jawline pop. Embellished with tassels and rhinestone, jewelry helps in accessorizing that can elevate your look within seconds.
The summer season and warm weather require open-toe shoes and ethnic shoes like juttis or mojris that are flat and easy to wear. If you are a heel lover and want to add height to your look then go for the well-loved Kholhapuri style wedges. Buy these shoes with beaded detailing or even in gold and silver patterns and zari works so that you can pair them with western outfits as well.
Culture and fashion with a hint of sustainability
In short, the smartest way to up your fashion game is by investing in an ethnic wardrobe. Picking up the right piece might seem like a very daunting task. So start asking yourself a few questions like if this investment is worth the price, will you be able to repurpose it again or how often will you wear it. These questions are going to help you to understand your needs. Go through your mother’s closet or thrift stores to find some unique pieces to suit your personality.
Brands like Satya Paul, Ritu Kumar, W Women’s Wear, etc are putting their best foot forward in ethnic wear. Ethnic fashion also gives you a chance to help out old traditional small businesses and vendors who are being swept away due to the emergence of fast fashion.
As they say, tradition will never go out of fashion, so try experimenting with your look with the hint of sustainability.