The countdown to Durga Puja has begun and everyone is excited to celebrate the festival in normalcy after almost two years.
With Durga Puja comes the absolutely mandatory Puja shopping, and we’re here to help you with that. Indian wear is essential for all your photo sessions at pandals and hangouts with friends and family, so that’s exactly what we’re diving right into.
Here are a few of our picks to make you look gorgeous in Indian attire this Puja …
Laal paar sari
How can your Puja shopping list be complete without a traditional laal paar sari? The Bangaliana of this simple creation speaks volumes about our culture and heritage, not to mention our love for all things simple and traditional. With a design seemingly inspired by the Ahomiya gamochha, this sari is perfect for Ashtami morning or even sindoor khela on Dashami.
Going for a house party or have a plan to pandal-hop all night? Look your fanciest in this gorgeous embroidered silk suit. The delicate embroidery in gold sequin highlights the bird motif and the red silk suit makes that shine. The cuff of the kurta also has an elegant leaf motif, which adds an extra element of fun. Paired with a matching dupatta and a potli bag, this suit is perfect for the evening.
Durga motif sari and blouse
What’s a Durga Puja outfit without a Ma Durga motif? This gorgeous pink sari and blouse by Sayanti Ghosh Designer Studio is one of its kind. The elegant muslin jamdani has a lotus motifs all over while the aanchal has Maa Durga sitting on a giant lotus. The aanchal also has the slok ‘Svarg mangal manglay mantra’ (‘सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये मंत्र’) woven in. The colours complement each other and the matching blouse also features the goddess on the back of the piece. Pair it with pearls and it’s the perfect Saptami outfit.
Sometimes all you need is a breathtaking dupatta to take your outfit to the next level. This phulkari dupatta with kantha accents is the perfect accessory to add to make any look shine. Embroidered on a soft chanderi in shades of pink, blue, yellow and purple, this dupatta will make a great addition to your wardrobe.
A blouse can make or break the best of saris. Take your sari OOTDs to the next level with an embroidered blouse. The back of the blouse is like a canvas for designers and this is an example of such wearable art. The intricate embroidery shines through when paired with a muted-tone saree making for a minimalistic look that matches all your OTT dreams. Perfect for the morning, wear it on a date and you will surely have the perfect Puja romance!
Need a comfy easy-breezy outfit for the day? This linen kurta-dress and palazzo pants ensemble is the one. With net and lace accents, this outfit is an effortless no-fuss way to get ready in a few minutes amidst your packed itinerary. You can even wear the kurta as a dress if you want, but don’t forget to wear jutis with this look.
If low-key minimalism isn’t really your vibe, go for a sari with a bold print. This jaguar-printed black-and-yellow sari on katan silk is created using the intricate skill of batik. The print is quirky, fun and you can even pair it with a wide belt to add more edge. Keep the blouse and accessories simple and you’ve got the ‘it’ outfit for all the partying the festive season has in store.
This Samoan Sun monochrome look takes two of the biggest trends of the season and marries them. The outfit is minimalistic and very simple, giving you the opportunity to play around with accessories. The subtle embroidery on the collars of the kurta add texture to the outfit, as does the embroidery on the cuffs of the trousers. The asymmetrical hem of the kurta adds a fun element too. Pair it with a bright bag, jhumkas and heels, and you’re ready to go.