As Durga Puja comes to an end, now is the best time to look back at the fashion trends set for puja this year. Durga Puja is a traditional festival of the bengali community. Mainly celebrated in West Bengal, Durga puja for Bengalis is equal to what Christmas is for Christians. The whole span of this festival is 10 days but the main puja and outings take place on the last 4 days. The last four days see men and women going all out on their fashion quotients.This year’s Durga Puja witnessed a host of new fashion trends that took the celebration of this festival to a whole new level.
This year Saptami proved to be the day when men and women chose to add an ethnic touch to their outfits. Women were seen in different shades of sequinned anarkalis and prettily embroidered kurtis with leggings, while men donned their different coloured kurtas with dark colour jeans to give themselves an indo- western look. These outfits are often teemed up with sandals or flats for women and sneakers or shoes with straps for men. With antique jewellery, simple pearl pendants and earrings being a popular trend these days, women used these to their advantage to complete the look. Men chose to limit accessories to smart expensive wrist watches.
This year Ashtami witnessed an onslaught of traditional wear. Women wore beautiful sarees ranging from Dhakais to Kanjivarams. They were teemed with extravagant jewelleries or the family heirlooms that have been handed down to all the women. High heeled studded sandals were a common sight with the Ashtami sarees, everywhere this year. Men pulled off the traditional bengali babu look with utmost ease with their dhotis and matching kurtas along with with boat shoes and wrist watches.
Navami this year, gave way to the modernista inside every individual. Ranging from various kinds of dresses, brightly coloured Palazzos to Jumpsuits, this day was devoted to achieve a completely western look. These items of clothing were matched with various coloured pumps or strapped platform heels and other matching accessories like bags and bracelets. The men opted for shirts, trousers and suits teamed with office shoes or the casual jeans and t-shirts with catchy captions on them teamed with sneakers.
On this day the goddess Durga and her family bid us adieu and the idols were immersed into the rivers. Women wore the traditional red and white bengali saree. The jewellery consisted of small gold earrings with thin gold necklaces. The men wore plain light coloured kurta-pajamas teamed with shoes with straps.
Each day of this festival set a separate kind of fashion trend which distinguishes one day from the other.
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