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Ethnic Wear Options for Formal Parties

Fashion and its distinctive aspects are expressed through the style of people’s dressing, footwear, accsories, make – up or furniture. Today, the term “fashion” is largely associated with costumes, which adds value to people’s behavior, through fancy dress or masquerade wear.

Fashion industry is however under constant flux, with the passage of time. And creative minds are always conscious of the changing times and seasons. Colours also influence the designers enough to produce such fashion that complement peoples’ personality. However creative the designers may become, something that looks stylish today may immediately fade away tomorrow. Hence, the new age designers are always on the lookout for the fashion shows. They are willing to be inspired from the shows to launch the season’s latest designs.

Talking about fashion in fact, the fashion streets of India or the global runways, a peek into the Indian colors, people and wide culture adds emphasis to the it’s traditional glory. People dressed in Indian ethnic designs, breath soul into Indian fashion runways and adds glamour to occasions and parties. Modern Indian women feel blessed in traditional Indian ethnic wear which enhances the age – old rich Indian culture.

Hence, Indian ethnic wear can never go out of style.

Talking about parties, rich arrangements or events or occasions Indian women across the world love adorn themselves into the traditional elegant sarees, flamboyant anarkalis , gorgeous patialas or lehangas.

There several options revolving around the ethnic dressing style. Women, particularly the modern day fashion conscious Indian women are left confused with these options, when it comes to making a choice for the classy ceremonial purpose. Hence, there are some e – commerce ethnic zones who choose Indian ethnic wears to glorify the Indian culture and modern Indian women and fulfill their fashion desires during special occasions.

Ethnic Wear

Party Wear

Ethnic wears has alluring its own alluring effect at parties. An Indian women can create a difference in the parties. They can choose from exclusive designs, unusual colours and prints of the season. Different colours and various prints are absolutely essential when it comes to choosing traditional Indian ethnic wear for parties.

A purple – pink or yellow – green combination is the usual when it comes to Indian occasions. So it’s better to go to colors which are fashionably trending. Simple looking sarees with seasonal colors blends easily for the occasion. Choosing solid colors as black, white, red, blue, grey, soft pink, and other are the most preferred choices for cocktail parties.

Fabrics should be in satin and georgette for smooth and breezy appeal, if the occasion in the summer. An embroidered Salwar suit teamed up with black statement duppatta and lovely little jumkas is sure to turn heads. The overwhelming styles of sarees and salwar suits blend with beautiful colours inspired from the latest creation of the fashion designers puts a majestic look at every party. The key here doesn’t look over decked up or under dressed up. It is essential to find the balance when to come formal ceremonies or cocktail parties. The anarkali suits in the fashion, longer lengths and new hemline cuts make her look chic for occasions. Sometimes net, georgette, chiffon, raw silk, chanderi silk, net jacquard, and heavy nets call for sophistication and soberness with glamour. At other times minimal work shows more elegance with a classy effect in formal or cocktail parties.

Wedding or Festive Wear

Wedding ceremony may be the most important occasion for the bride. But is utmost important for the beautiful ladies in the house. All the members and invitees of the house need to dazzle through the occasion. The brides as well as bridesmaid are always on closer watch on the latest trends and upcoming trends to make a preferable choice for the wedding wears. The sarees, salwar suits, lehenga cholis have a fashion mark with ethnic wear for women as wedding wear themes.

The modern day wedding ceremonies, consider themes for the styles deeply involving wedding wears. These themes often mix up with trending colour code or latest design. However, the vintage styles still have a huge popularity amongst Indian women when it comes to wedding wear. It also throws a royal look to that occasional wear. Vintage themes of colours and design patterns like The pinks, magentas, the pastel peach, etc a get lot of attention amongst women leave a unique style statement either in delicate dressing style or heavy embroidered concepts. The brighter shades of royal blues with golden embroidery or mixed with tones of red or magenta. The beige and other earthly tones mixed with newest designer concepts which adds immense royalty and enhances the beauty of the women in the wedding season.

The silhouettes of Lehenga choli, and Gowns in flared form in kalis, full flare, or a kali less flare standing out with work all over or the butta concepts add to the colour theme of the wedding. With the net lehengas, the Barbie styled silhouette to the bell shape and a-line, which are still in high couture fashion makes her the belle of the ball. . Salwar kameez, in gown styles, floor lengths, or with a lehenga beneath the full length work kameez. The traditional Punjabi salwar kameez, with heavy work, and dupatta work, the sharara styles with heavy bordered hemline work adds overflowing charm traditional occasions.

Traditional Indian festivals capture the heart of Indians of all generations across the world. Holding hands of the Indians residing outside of the nation, the celebrations have crossed borders of the country and joined the larger world.

The magical combination of the red bordered white tant saree carries the essence of the weaver’s passionate artistry with every year’s creativity. Trending fabrics, especially rich looking fabrics from simple to gorgeous, from velvets, silk georgette and some type of textured fabrics amongst Men and Women, especially Indian women add much glamour to the various Indian festivals.

Also Read: Modern Indian Fashion Trends

Indian women must remember to mix it up at times! Sometimes it is better to go for the Afghanis instead of usual chuddidars or or the sleek ethnic long jacket paired up everyday denims, a colourful duppatta with your casual tee will unusually work wonders during Indian occasions.

Because Indian festivals and Indian weddings is the time when women dress up without feeling guilty!

Hence, trying ethnic wears for formal parties as long as it is dressed as per the fashion trend and season is not bad at all! There is much to explore with the new trends of ethnic wear for women.

It’s Indian outlook that make the style as you call it!

Author Bio

Aditi has a wide knowledge on Indian fashion and  tradition. Her academic background in Literature and Journalism has given her a broad base from which she has approached many topics on traditional and modern trends in Indian fashion. She has professionally described about modern, fashionable apparels, especially ethnic silk sarees through her blogs and articles.


  1. vidya

    October 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for such great advice. Love this idea.

    • The Fashion Blogging

      October 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Vidya 🙂

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