Eleven days of abundant joy, lip-smacking food, holy rituals involving Ganpati Sthapana & Visarjan, Ganesh Chaturthi is one festival that is revered & celebrated with utmost joy across the country. You talk about festivals & fashion always finds its way to our wardrobes. Keeping up with the festive verve - one can observe people unanimously cladding vibrant ensemble in the lieu of Ganesh Chaturti. Before we take you through the fashion tips & trends this year, have a quick read about the significance of this festival below:
Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is bestowed with love and gratitude by people all over. He is called Vighnharta meaning the destroyer of obstacles along with his other names like Ganpati and Vinayaka. He is also considered the God of beginnings as well as wisdom and he is the first of all the deities to be worshipped at any auspicious event. It goes without saying that he has a special place in the hearts of the Hindu believers and to furthermore solidify this belief, the nation annually honors him with the 11-day long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Predominantly celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Goa, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh this lively festival, is packed with vivid colors, enthusiasm, and radiant traditional attires.
If you consider yourself amongst the few people who prefer looking fashion forward all year long & wish to carry a distinct style on this Ganesh Chaturthi, then read on:
Festive Fashion for Women
Talking about Ganesh Chaturthi & ‘Fashion for Women’ we cannot miss on the classic Maharashtrian style saree- Nauvari. Necessity gives birth to invention and it proves true as Maharashtrian women were not only homemakers but fought as warriors beside men on the battlefields and hence, their attire had to carefully combine fluidity as well as sturdiness. Women took matters into their own hands and came up with the Nauvari saree. Today it is seen as a fashion statement, with many established designers making their own spinoffs. You can go classic or give it your own twist, with customising your own with fabrics line Banarasi, Kinkhab, Brocade, Tussar Silk and more.
If fusion is your forte then this style by Payal Khandwala will speak volumes for you. Collared fuschia Banarasi top with crimson Raw Silk palazzo, teamed with a statement necklace; this attire successfully combines the straight lines of the contemporary fashion world with the Indian traditional designs. This look is bound to turn heads wherever you go.
High waist lehengas are all the rage in the fashion industry then why not get on the trend train. Find yourself a gorgeous lehenga, possibly with elaborate embroidery to match the occasion and pair it with a contrasting plain crop top, keep your sleeve length preference in mind. Accessorize mildly as the ensemble alone is a showstopper. If you love customising then make your choice from fabrics like Banarasi, Raw Silk, Brocade, Kalamkari, Modal Satin, Mashru Silk and more.
Taking the road less travelled is always a great option and this apparel perfectly sums it up. Royal blue blouse with pants with the finishing touch of a floor-skimming jacket, all of which beautifully decorated with silver-gold embroidery. If planning to customise it, one can opt for a foil print Chanderi or Georgette, Raw Silk jacket - paired with Raw Silk or Chanderi pants.
Another option for the unconventional woman of today. Although the choice of color and craft are synonymous with traditional wear, the outfit itself is not. Ever thought of a Bandhani dhoti kurta or jumpsuit? This festive season is all about fusion and hence we recommend you to mix and match fabrics like a sunlit Bandhani, rustic Ajrak or conventional Kalamkari and layer them with complementing jackets and a handcuff.
If you're more of a minimalist, then this style is right up your alley. A fuschia off-shoulder crop paired with a serene gold and white skirt gives you the appropriate amount of festive and basal look for the festival. As for keeping your options open, you can go for an all-white ensemble with V-neck crop top, along with a Mughal print jacket and a wispy skirt. Fabrics that can be used to design such outfits range from Mughal Chanderi & Cotton, Muslin, Georgette and Chanderi Foil, Embroidered Net, Banarasi, Chanderi to name a few.
Festive Fashion for Men
Men's fashion has evolved over time but the classic trends are evergreen especially during the festive season! Following our own advice, we'd suggest you bring out the traditional kurtas and add a nick of fusion with draping a complementing stole or a dupatta, done in rustic Indian Crafts like Banarasi, Ikat or Ajrak. Play around with Kalamkari patches on the kurta or a complete waste coat - crafted out of the same.
A little on contemporary lines, this ensemble features a midnight black kurta-pyjama layered with Nehru jacket. To take this basic look to another level the designer has added a satchel and a black stole with gold motifs and border.
If you have mastered the art of wearing a dhoti then you should doubtlessly go for this look. A bright safa with a sheer half-sleeve shirt and a classic dhoti, complete with kolhapuris and rudraksha malas will surely help you stand out in the crowd. Fabrics like Kalamkari Cotton, Organza Tissue, Chanderi for the shirt and plain cotton bottoms are great to jazz up this look.
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We are sure by now you have found out or imagined your Ganesh Chaturthi outfit. Make the most of the vivid hues, traditional silhouettes and fabric accessories and create your own unique festive ensembles! Scout through Fabriclore.com for a magnificent range of artisanal traditional festive fabrics.
Authored By: Sunidhi Gaur