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10 *Different* Ways To Style Your Anarkali For Diwali Parties!


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This year, the anarkali has gotten a fashion forward makeover. From it being worn as a dress with a skirt, a cape, or with a kurta, the anarkali has been incorporated into festive wear in the most innovative ways. The outfit, originally inspired from the classical dance Kathak, is definitely on top of our sartorial style list! Check out these 10 ways to style an anarkali this festive season!

1. Cut Out Shoulders

1 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Karisma Kapoor on Instagram

Because like most things, the anarkali too, deserves a fashionable, fun western twist. So wear it like Karisma Kapoor, as a gown. A pretty outfit like this is red carpet-worthy, without having to pair it with anything else. A sexy back, maybe!

POPxo Recommends: White Gown Anarkali (Rs 1,199)

2. Wear It With Palazzos

2 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Tisca Chopra on Instagram

Palazzos always look great with anarkalis and especially this one on Tisca Chopra that’s simple sans any major embroidery or bling. If you want to add some zing to it though, wear bright coloured palazzos.

POPxo Recommends: Blue Printed Kurta and Palazzo set (Rs 2,390)

3. Or With A Skirt

3 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Kalki Koechlin on Instagram

Yes, your anarkali can be paired with an equally heavy and big, bright skirt! It looks absolutely fabulous and will make you ready for all those dance twirls you want to make.

POPxo Recommends: Biba Red Printed Flare Skirt (Rs 1,999)

4. As A Kurta

4 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Sukriti & Aakriti on Instagram

Yes, give your anarkali a little twist and bring forward your best look yet. Pair it with a free flowing kurta just like bebo. Add big, bold chaandbalis and keep your hair in a messy bun. All ready to rock that party, yeah?

POPxo Recommends: Black and Gold Suit With Palazzos (Rs 829)

5. A Fashion Forward Cape

5 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Shilpa Shetty on Instagram

Capes are a huge rage this season and they look super stunning. Be it with Indian wear or western wear, they look great on all body types and give a stylish look too! Try on a cape with your anarkali as well.

POPxo Recommends: Black Embroidered Cape Anarkali Set (Rs 25,600)

6. Try The Anarkali Gown

6 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Taapsee Pannu on Instagram

Well, while different styles look amazing, you can’t go wrong with the original anarkali-cut in a floor length gown style and a flared skirt.The graceful kalis can brighten up almost all festivities. Flounce around in an anarkali gown this season.

POPxo Recommends: Blue Banglori Silk Anarkali Gown (Rs 1,399)

7. Slip On A Jacket

7 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Sonam Kapoor on Instagram

A jacket can make your outfit look so regal, and really edgy. Just add a heavily embroidered jacket to your basic, even plain anarkali and you’ll be surprised at how beautiful it looks!

POPxo Recommends: Anarkali Center Slit Jacket (Rs 1,299)

8. With A Waist Coat

8 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Kajal Aggarwal on Instagram

This is as Indian as it gets. Just add a nice contrast coloured waistcoat to your ensemble to help you stand out from the crowd this Diwali. It’s feminine, it’s girly and it’s all parts enchanting! Kajal surely knows how to pull one off and it’s the perfect piece to seek some inspo!

POPxo Recommends: Black and Red Anarkali With Waist Coat (Rs 949)

9. Some Collar Fun

9 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Swara Bhaskar on Instagram

Who says you can’t wear a collared anarkali? It brings such a unique edge to a regular desi look. Opt for something simple and less busy to rock this style. A fishtail braid or a side ponytail will look great with a collar!

POPxo Recommends: Shirt Collar Kurta (Rs 499)

10. An Attached Dupatta That Will Stay In Place

10 ways to style an anarkali

Image: Ridhima Bhasin on Instagram

A dramatic pre-stitched, attached dupatta will look really amazing with your anarkali just like this pretty one we found. Tell your tailor to stitch it for you. Easy, fuss-free yet glam!

POPxo Recommends: Floral Anarkali With Attached Dupatta (Rs 29,900)

Go flaunt your style this festive season!
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