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The Glam Quotient in Traditional Wear

Ethnic outfits worn by ladies lend a touch of colour and glitz to the festivals celebrated all over India in mid-January

The Glam Quotient in Traditional Wear

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jan 2023 12:31 PM GMT

Traditional sarees such as Kanjeevaram, Patola, and Bandhani, among others, can be draped to create a variety of looks. To complete the look add chandbali earrings and a clutch. The ensemble is completed with shoes that are easy to walk in and minimal makeup.

Indians use festivals to show off their style. India celebrates several festivals like Lohri, Pongal and Bihu as well as Makar Sankranti, the kite festival, in mid-January. The traditional attire worn by ladies during these festivals makes these celebrations livelier.

We've collected a list of ethnic clothing alternatives to help you enter this season in style.

Elegant cotton kurta/salwar sets

On Makar Sankranti one can don the traditional saree or go for a cotton kurta and salwar. Asymmetrical kurtas are worn with leggings. Standard-cut kurtas are paired with palazzo pants. Gold jhumkas or chandbali earrings add zest to your outfit. Women's apparel businesses online offer trendy, comfortable cotton kurtas.

Sharara Sets

One can make a statement by pairing a sharara with either a long or short kurti. Your effort to look fashionable might be enhanced by the addition of a sharara costume. Create an impression with your sharara and a pair of gold hoops.

Pants with a straight cut and a kurti

Try a long kurta with straight pants instead of salwars and palazzos if you aren't a fan of those types of clothing. Put on some high heels if you want to be noticed. Layering many long kurtas is a great way to be warm and comfortable without sacrificing your sense of style.

Black sarees

Black is a colour that can be worn with everything and draws attention to itself. To make a bold fashion statement, drape a black sari around your body. To celebrate Makar Sankranti, you should wear a black chiffon sari with a gold or silver blouse. It will bring out the best in your personality. To complete the look, knot your hair in a low bun and accessorise with golden chandbalis or Kundan earrings.

Coats of distinction are paired with kurtis and pyjamas

Try wearing a kurti with a jacket and churidar or a Patiala salwar instead of a dupatta if you're not a fan of this. This ensemble is sure to attract attention wherever it goes. Completing your look with a parandi and jhumkas is highly recommended. This is an excellent clothing choice for the Makar Sankranti festival.

Sarees in their traditional form

Sarees have an important role in both our culture and our wardrobe. The festive and traditional nature of sarees can be found in many different cultures. Sarees are not only beautiful but also quite adaptable. Traditional sarees such as Kanjeevaram, Patola, and Bandhani, among others, can be draped to create a variety of looks. To complete the look add chandbali earrings and a clutch. The ensemble is completed with shoes that are easy to walk in and minimal makeup.


Lehengas with flared skirts are both versatile and convenient. There is a wide variety of hues, embroidery styles, and patterns that may be found on lehengas. The draping of a saree is challenging for many people. Lehengas offer a more practical and aesthetically pleasing alternative to sarees. Stunning results can be achieved by accessorising with traditional jewellery. Elegant designer lehengas are accessible online.

Patiala Suits

The celebration of Makar Sankranti requires a sartorial choice that features intricate needlework. A pair of Chandbali earrings and a kada are the perfect accessories for a Patiala dress. Put on a pair of Punjabi juttis to complete your getup.

Phulkari dupatta

Phulkari means "flowers" in Punjabi. Phulkari dupattas have floral embroidery. The incorporation of floral patterns into our traditional garb has always been something we've valued. For the festival of Lohri, try wearing a yellow or orange phulkari dupatta with a white Anarkali kurta and white churidar pants. A monochromatic suit looks more interesting when accessorised with a colourful phulkari dupatta. Earrings with colourful tassels provide the finishing touch for the ethnic look.

Twist in a saree

At parties, women wear sarees. Sarees are difficult to wear and move in but the Pongal saree is worn differently. Pair an embroidered lehenga with a golden crop top or shirt. Wrap the dupatta around your lehenga and blouse to accessorise. A kamarband can accentuate your waistline, and jhumkas look excellent with sarees.

Cropped Silk Skirt

Silk skirts are flowy. Pair a sequined or embroidered pink silk skirt with an embroidered orange cropped blouse for Vasant Panchami. Cold-shoulder or off-shoulder cropped blouses also go well with a silk skirt. To finish, curl your hair loosely or wear it in a middle-parted bun.

Mekhela sador

Assam's traditional dress the mekhela sador stands out during the Magh Bihu festivities in the state. Embroidery and ethnic motifs make up the borders of the two-piece ensemble. Cotton, kesha, and raw silk are also used in the mekhela and sador. The different communities and tribes of the state weave in their motifs which come in a variety of colour combinations. The mekhela sador looks best with a high bun, tarnished jewellery, and kohl eyeliner. Modern interpretations of traditional clothes will be popular for Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Pongal, and Lohri.

Fashion is all about experimenting and seeing what works. Choose confidently. These styles should help you look good while remaining unique.

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