It’s that time of the year when Navratri is ready to get everyone swooning. If the thought of being enchanted by the halo re rhythm wasn’t enough, the idea of people grooving in circles in their ethnic best makes its festive vibe unmissable.
As riveting as the loud, catchy music and synchronized dance steps are, that constitute the larger picture during Navratri, the season is incomplete without the traditional flavours added by abhla or mirror work, colourful prints, bandhani intricacies, and handcrafted designs. So, as you prepare for nine days of madness, we have curated a list of colour coordinated looks for “him” and “her”, that will up your style game during this festive season with effortless ease.
Day 1 – Yards of Classic and Contemporary Yellow
(L-R)Vvani by Vani Vats & Kunal Anil Tanna
The pale yellow lehenga-choli duo by Vvani by Vani Vats comes with a refreshing ethnic touch. The shimmery gold stripes and borders, full-sleeved blouse embellishments, premium fabric choice, tutu-like lehenga, and bold cuts offer a contemporary twist to traditional fashion.
The light yellow kurta-pyjama set by Kunal Anil Tanna reflects a minimalistic yet trendy vibe. While the basic pants complement the stylish appeal of the kurta, the straight cuts, colour contrast and unique design elements further contribute to the festive vibe of the two-piece set.
Day 2- Green Hues of Couture Excellence
( L-R) Neha Chopra & Kunal Anil Tanna
Neha Chopra’s mint green lehenga choli packs a punch with its subdued elegance and minimalistic appeal. With its feminine details and contrasting prints, the three-piece ensemble exudes festive glory.
Kunal Anil Tanna’s dapper kurta-pyjama look is an amalgamation of masculine grace and raw charm. The colour palette combined with meticulous details and texturing, nail the prêt vibe.
Day 3 – Grey Royalty with a Silver Lining
(L-R) Gulabo Jaipur & Kunal Anil Tanna
Gulabo Jaipur’s combination of lehenga and kurta embodies ethnic grace, while imparting a sense of elegant individualism to the look. The prêt aesthetics of the ensemble, which include stylish cuts, unique patterns, intricate designs and a classic silhouette, make the look perfect for Navratri.
Like Gulabo Jaipur, Kunal Anil Tanna nails the prêt look with its classic cuts, dapper silhouette and a regal neckline, which all add to the festive and sharp demeanour of the look.
Day 4 – Opulence in Orange
(L-R) Vedika M & Neha Chopra
The colour-coordinated prêt ensemble by Vedika M redefines traditional Indian wear with quirky designs and modern sensibilities. The edgy cuts, well-fitted silhouette and pleated skirt pattern contribute to the chic appeal of the outfit. On the other hand, the red designs representing nature lend a strong, individualistic vibe to the look, without compromising on its elegance and feminism.
Neha Chopra’s orange kurta-pyjama set is a fine amalgamation of Indian and western elements, by retaining the traditional pattern of the outfit and adding elegant buttons and a designed white collar, to lend depth to the outfit.
Day 5 – Of Serene Whites and Touches of Royalty
(L-R) Prints by Radhika & Pratyusha Garimella
Prints by Radhika’s saree comes with its share of oomph and opulence. The floral designs on the blouse highlight the minimalistic tone of the white saree, while the balloon effect on the sleeves, striking borders and the v-neckline gives a contemporary twist to the whole attire.
Prathyusha Garimella’s all-white kurta-pyjama set is everything plush, poised and polished. The gold, naturalistic details along the length of the kurta enhance the elegance of the look, while also emphasising the richness of the outfit. In any case, this traditional set is a stylish bet to get in the festive groove.
Day 6 – Reintroducing the Reds
(L- R) Sana Barreja & Kunal Anil Tanna
Sana Barreja’s sharara set boasts of a dynamic fusion of handcrafted designs and a chic, individualistic silhouette. The red kurta with silver embroidery oozes a dazzling, romantic vibe, while the all-red pants and dupatta balance the traditional sensibilities of the attire.
The burgundy kurta by Kunal Anil Tanna upholds its no-nonsense appeal with its minimalistic portrait, trendy details and borders complementing the navy blue pants, which is hard to ignore during Navratri.
Day 7 – Royal Blue Frills and Fantasies
(L-R) Ridhi Mehra & Sukriti & Aakriti
With a spark of regal excellence and layered funk, this Ridhi Mehra’s couture ensemble incorporates luxurious embellishments and elegant cuts. The waist studded belt adds extra depth to the silhouette, while the uneven hem induces a contemporary twist to the traditional attire.
Sukriti & Aakriti’s blue and white kurta-churidaar look comes with a classic finesse and an alluring appeal. The minimalistic tone of the ensemble brings to fore a rather splendid effect, which adds to the subdued Navratri vibrancy.
Day 8 – Strokes of Festive Pink
(L-R) Pink City & Sukriti & Aakriti
A celebration of traditional Indian craftsmanship, Pink City by Sarika uses the power of modern-day sensibilities, palette transformation and ornate embroidery to create a traditionally enriching combination of dhoti pants and top.
Sukriti & Aakriti’s white kurta paired with a multi-coloured Nehru jacket is an ode to the Indian craftsmanship that uses traditional embroideries and sophisticated cuts to create a dapper look. The prints on the jacket are an extension of the brand’s finer couture elements, including sharp cuts and alternating designs.
Day 9 – Of Lavender Purple Portraits
(L-R) Pratyusha Garimella & Kunal Anil Tanna
Prathyusha Garimella’s three-piece attire is a contemporary twist to ethnic wear, with its modish silhouettes, zardosi borders and gota work. The flowy pattern of the ensemble, in addition to its minimalistic flair and colour choice, makes it apt for spicing up your style quotient.
Kunal Anil Tanna’s lavender look comes with a breezy vibe, neat texturing and dapper details. The side slit in the kurta is well-fitted and exudes a subdued and enchanting appeal, whereas the pyjama lends a sporty, easy-going feel to the traditional look, which is packed with a fair share of funk.