The most exciting time of the year is here: celebrations are in order and festivities have come alive. The festive season has a charm about it like no other. Delicious food, get-togethers, dances and dressing-up: happiness knows no bounds.
A key feature of this celebratory time is the joy of adorning festive wear. While men usually stick to the traditional Kurta Pyjama with a Nehru Jacket, women prefer going the extra step. With graceful Indian ethnic wear styles such as block printed Kurtas, Sarees and Kurtis in a vibrant colour palette, there is such a wide variety of options available for women to wear.
Hand-block printed festive-wear to traditional solid colour Kurtas, the choices are endless. A resplendent play of colours in shades of red, blue, pink, green, etc. lend a joyous touch to these festive styles. Handcrafted festive kurtas with embroidered zari work, sequins work and gota detailing create an aura of elegance. It is worth noting that these intricate embroidery techniques are so detailed that it takes days for each outfit to be created. These artisanal clothes showcase years of tradition and cultural heritage that we are gifted with.
The fabrics that are preferred are mostly Chanderi, Cotton Silk or Modal for festive occasions. Nowadays, the classic styles are being given a touch of modernity. Many silhouettes are coming up regularly, keeping a balance of tradition and contemporary flair. Kurtas in A-line silhouettes, straight silhouettes, and even Anarkali silhouettes are back in trend.
These Kurtas can be matched with a variety of bottom wear such as Chanderi Palazzos, Narrow Pants, Salwars, etc.
In essence, an Indian festive Kurta Set is complete in itself, but if you’re looking to accessorize it, you can always complement them with matching jewellery. They can be draped with Dupattas for an added festive touch.
There are a plethora of brands with festive styles on offer. One brand that stands out for us though, is Farida Gupta. Farida Gupta’s designer festive Kurtas come embellished with careful aari work and other forms of embroidery. In terms of pricing, their styles are affordable and offer a great bang for your buck. You can check out some of their latest styles here.