Festival season is right around the corner and shopping must be on your cards! Sometimes it gets really difficult to decide what to wear and look different than last year’s look and still look great! Well, I think I can help you give some ideas around the same.
In India, skirts in various patterns, designs and length have been an integral part of our culture! The floor length skirts (which we call a Ghagra/Lehenga) have been imbibed in our ethnic wear since hundreds of years. So, today I am going to use these designer skirts from BIBA, to create a lookbook . This lookbook will give you ideas on styling these skirts by either keeping them classy ethnic or give a modern contemporary twist to make them look different and stand out from the rest! So let’s get started! 😀
This look focuses on using a skirt with traditional prints and color and combining it with a straight kurta and dupatta with either matching or contrast colors. This will be different from any regular Lenhenga-choli or Salwar-suit, yet still be pretty traditional, ethnic and elegant.
- In the first look a red colored skirt with traditional print and weaving is worn with an off-white straight kurta. The dupatta is of red color and can be placed on one of the shoulders as shown in the picture. Sport this look with a pair of studded bangles and long tear drop earrings or jhumkas to complete the look!
- The second look is created by using a skirt with traditional stripes (Leheria ) print in mustard color and combining it with a straight kurta and a dupatta of the same color. The dupatta can be carried in both arms from the back as shown in the picture or it can be placed on one of the shoulders. Finish the look by wearing jhumkas or chand balis and some studded bangles to create an elegant overall look!
Ethnic with a Modern Twist!
Here we will be incorporating the modern-contemporary designs with traditional colors and prints and combining them with skirts on the same lines. Here the skirt can be completely traditional in color, print and pattern or it can be totally contemporary in terms of material used, design and prints.
- The first look in this section is an amalgamation of both traditional and contemporary pieces. A red colored skirt with traditional buti print all over has been combined with a straight kurta with modern designing. This kurta stops at waist-line with some embellishment details and then continues with two red transparent panels. This look gives a break from an entirely ethic look and adds a little bit of spice to the overall personality. A pair of Chand Balis and simple bangle or a cuff will complete the entire look.
- The second look is pretty modern in terms of design and styling. In this look a royal blue skirt with gold border details has been paired with an off-white top which has some some studded details. Over that a jacket in royal blue color with traditional material and embroidery has been worn. This look will be a true head-turner in the party! To finish the look wear jhumkas or tear drop earrings and a studded bangle or bracelet.
In this section skirts will be styled with short tops or tunic tops, with or without a dupatta to make it look youthful, chic, modern yet ethnic! The key to this is the fabric material and prints being traditional.
- The first look combines an indigo skirt with a traditional border and a short top of the same color with a crinkled dupatta. This look is simple and subtle. Ethnic but not over the board and very girly or chic! Complete the look by wearing small drop earrings or small jhumkis and a dainty bracelet and you’re all ready!
- The second look is chic, yet sophisticated and elegant. Here, a peach colored skirt with traditional weaves and patterns has been combined with an off-white top with mirror details and on top of that a peach jacquard jacket has been added to give that classy touch. You can go light on jewelry and just wear some dainty long earrings to finish it the look.
So these were a few examples of the looks that you can sport using a skirt in the coming festival season! Hope this post has given you all a few ideas for your shopping trip! 😀
That is all for today and I will be back with more interesting posts! Have a lovely day! <3