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Navratri and Durga Puja Tips from Designer Ritu Seksaria: NAVRATRI STYLE



EI0C2813 (2)1. Who says it’s necessary to wear a traditional chaniya choli on a dandiya night. It’s always good

to put your own personal style and make your outfit look edgy.

2. Go for an Indo­western look. Add western elements to your traditional lehenga choli. For eg,

team up your lehenga with a crop top for an edgy look.

3. Instead of opting for the traditional mirror work lehenga choli, go for pearls, swarovskis and

colored stones. Create a style statement by pairing it up with tie dye, bandhani or a leheriya

dupatta in a contrast color.

4. The best way to make your outfit look complete is by accessorizing it the right way. If your outfit

is plain and simple, wear a chunky necklace to glam up your look. A stack of colorful bangles and

a fun potli bag is a perfect way to bring you under the limelight.

5. As for men’s fashion, a traditional kurta pyjama is not enough. Invest in a good waist coat that

goes over the kurta to make it look more classy. A jodhpuri pant or dhoti with kurta in subtle colors

like deep blue, shades of red is very trendy and is sure to make you look super stylish.


1. For morning pujas, go for anarkalis in vibrant colors like bright reds and pinks that reflect the

festive mood.

2. The most opted sarees by women during Durga Puja are in kanjeevaram and chanderi sarees

in the combination of red and white. But half and half, georgette and net sarees are in trend now.

3. Parties and informal meetings are very common during Durga Puja. Printed sarees are the

perfect get up for this occasion.

4. Put away the labeled colors of the season and experiment with black and silver touches for

evening parties and get­togethers.

5. As for men’s fashion, they can try different necklines and collar cuts in kurtas along with some

indo­western waist coats, instead of opting for the regular white kurta kurta pyjamas.