The Bengali New Year ushers in wealth, prosperity and lots of well wishes for everyone around. Great food and spending time with family is usually the way Poila Baisakh is spent, but the festive day is also an opportunity to shop for new clothes! New clothes for Nabo Borsho is often considered an auspicious sign of abundance, and shopping for them is an activity the whole family wholeheartedly participates in.
If you’re wondering what to add to your wardrobe this season, here are our picks for your Poila Baisakh look…
For the ladies
Functionality is of the essence when adding new clothes to your wardrobe and these pretty kurta sets are perfect for that reason. The vibrant shades of yellow and red and the flowy silhouette make these fit for multiple occasions. The Yellow Chunari Anarkali Set and Tangerine Chunari Kurta Set both carry the spirit of celebration — dress it up or keep it simple and you’re sure to shine.
A sari is always a perfect choice for any Nabo Borsho celebration.With the mercury rising rapidly, skip the heavy silks and tussars and go for a bright handloom pick. This pink sari with fish motifs paired with a navy blue blouse is a great festive pick, and you can get your beau to match your fit too! The beast part — this sari is a versatile pick that you can wear on many occasions through the summer months.
If you want to skip the traditional fits and go for something more casual, get your hands on this dress. The fit is flattering on all body types with a V-neck and an anti-fit silhouette. The silk screen printing in black and red pairs effortlessly with the white. Perhaps the best thing about the dress is that it has pockets! Wear boho silver jewellery and you’re all set!
For the gentlemen
Embroidered kurta and dhoti
A festive occasion calls for a stunning kurta and dhoti! This weather-friendly embroidered cotton kurta has traditional motifs of a Bangali babu enjoying his hookah, bringing together traditional and quirky in the best way. The design is inspired by the motifs on Baluchari silk saris, and champions Bengali craftsmanship.
Nehru coat and kurta
Want a chic traditional look that is high-fashion yet no-fuss? This kurta and jacket combo is the fit you’re looking for. The black floral motif Nehru coat paired with this brick-red kurta is a classic combo that will make you shine through at your Poila Baisakh party.
If a big Poila Baisakh do is on the cards, pick out this embellished sherwani for an all-glam look. This ensemble is all things festive because of the sequin embroidered bundi jacket. The light reflects off the jacket to give it a regal look and when paired with straight pants, makes for a winning party fit.