Whether you are someone who loves to wear the colours of the rainbow 24/7 or someone who oscillates between somber greys and vibrant monochromes, you cannot deny the significance of colours in your life and your wardrobe. Colours make everything much more fun whether it’s style, food or interior designing. When it comes to traditional clothes, we can find a rich array of colours in it. Sometimes they are in the semblance of flowers (in floral saris and kameezes), sometimes they bring to life some graphic art while at other times rich colorful motifs and prints mesmerize us. It truly is a feast to witness the mélange of vibrant colours with the raw beauty of our traditional prints and motifs, such as those observed in ethnic attires.
As time wears on, designers are experimenting constantly with what more could be done. It is not unusual to find our local prints and ethnic styles make its mark far away in prestigious runways abroad such as in the Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and so on. The entire world holds in high regard the beautiful and intricate ethnic designs and attires available in South Asia. For us, it is our pride while for them it is an interesting and aesthetic manifestation of colours, culture and heritage. Here are some fast and feisty ways you can spice up your everyday look by availing of our wonderful embroidery, beautiful motifs and ethnic collections in such a way that is at par with the international style.
Exquisite poncho with cigarette pants
Ponchos are a great way to add panache. There is a hint of fusion in them - resplendent colours and a unique cutting which surely makes this attire stand out from the rest. Choose something loose fitting, with plenty of colours and pair it with neutral cigarette pants. Opt for peach lipstick and alluring eye-makeup with this look.
Beige Salwar suit with floral embroidery
In our country, we find a plethora of designs and colours in almost every dress. However, it’s quite different abroad. You will not find much designs in terms of embroidery. More premium is put on the cutting there rather than prints and designs. You could make the best of both worlds by opting for a neutral colour, such as beige and adding one simple design to it. I would put on a bright pink flower at one corner of the dress. Pair this with straight cut or flared trousers. Keep the makeup light and natural with this.
Exotic and colourful Kaftans
A great way to level up the fashion quotient in your everyday look is by opting for ethnic printed kaftans with white leggings. Opt for angel sleeves and a v-cut neckline. This will make the dress really stand out and accentuate the colourful prints in it. Opt for bold red lipstick and don’t forget to put on eyeliner! Use a styling tool to curl your hair. Beach wave hairstyle looks best with this attire.
When in doubt, adopt interesting shapes into your dress. Whether it’s a kurti, kameez or fotua, you will see how much more captivating it becomes. With dresses like this, stick to two or three colours as multiple colours may make the entire dress look clumsy.