Festive fashion doesn’t have to be the usual anarkalis, saris and lehengas. If you are bored of them already, it’s time to funk up your festive style, we think! Incorporate the reigning ready-to-wear trends into your festive wear to create a variety of head-turning looks
1. Biker Jacket
Inspired from: Ritu Kumar’s festive collection
This is festive fashion for those crushing on sporty and androgynous silhouettes. Tailor an angrakha-style brocade jacket that is equal parts biker and royal. Team with silky jodhpuri pants.
2. Sheer sari pleats
Inspired from: Nikhil Thampi’s 2013 winter-festive collection
This is a hybrid look for the brazen and body confident. Incorporate fashion’s current favourite — sheer — into a half sari through net pleats.
3. Nautical stripes
Inspired from: Sabyasachi’s look at the finale show of Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2013
The return of all things vintage heralds the reappearance of pastel saris in luxurious satin and silk. On the other hand, nautical stripes are ruling the casual wear market. Throw both trends together for a preppy festive look; instead of a lacy blouse, wear a nautical stripe crop top with an elegant sari
4. Peplum detailing
Inspired from: Amit Aggarwal’s winter-festive line
The flattering and feminine peplum shape was one of the most noticeable trends at autumn-winter shows this year. Wear a peplum fabric belt over your sari pallu for the next family function. Even better if you can match the belt with the blouse!
5. Neon shades
Inspired from: Anita Dongre’s 2013 festive collection
Indians have always been proud of their love for bright colours. Take this pride one step further by picking a lehenga in the hottest colour trend of spring 2014 – neon.