The air is already festive, as everyone busies themselves shopping for what they’ll wear for Durga Puja. You’re probably arguing with the tailor on how low the back for your sari blouse should be and how wide the shoulders need to be cut. The memory of Mughlai parathas, the smells of dhunuchi waft into your mind. I myself have fond memories of taking time off school and visiting my hometown for the 5 days of pure unadulterated fun! And whether you will be home for the holidays or are celebrating it away, the spirit of the occasion will be high and mighty!
A big part of the festivities is the exchange of gifts. With our busy lifestyles, we tend to procrastinate and put off festival shopping, waiting until the 9th hour to start. Well, this year we hope to help you ‘adult’ a bit better with this Style Guide as a reference for your gifting needs!
The tant is a traditional darling and we guarantee that your mum and aunts will be ecstatic to receive one of these. They are weaved from lightweight cotton and will be perfect for the sweaty evenings of pandal hopping! You can either opt for the classic white saree-red border or go for the colorful variety.
POPxo Recommends: Buy this classy black saree with metallic olive border tant for Rs 5,524 OR Opt for this delicate beige tant with red detailed border for Rs 4,765
Statement danglers are the primary accessory to style with festival ethnics. They will make a thoughtful gift for your sisters and cousins who are preparing for their Ashtami looks. Make sure to pick some easy-to-wear light danglers that can be worn for longer hours without the painful tugging!
Buying clothes for someone else can be a gamble unless you are an expert at gauging measurements just by looking at the person! Why not make your life easier and go for the tailoring option? In terms of the apt style, go for the simple and elegant ones which is a safe bet for anyone.
It has been a long battle for our mothers to put us in ethnic pieces! For your besties and cousins who complain about Indian ethnic being itchy, these jackets will come as a solace. They can be paired up with a simple jumpsuit or palazzo and voila, you have instantly happy mums!
Flared skirts are so versatile. When paired with a button down shirt, they make for a nice evening outfit and styled with a solid top, they make for a chic and effortless sandhya aarti do. Add just a touch of dainty accessories to the ensemble to complete the look!
POPxo Recommends: Buy this navy blue flared skirt with golden border for Rs 1,799 OR get this pink pleated floral skirt for Rs 3,200
Oxidized jewellery has a charm and elegance of it’s own. It looks a little OTT, which is perfect for those blingy dhunuchi outfits. You have the option to pick from a range of necklaces, maangtikas, wrist cuffs, anklets and much more!
Handheld bags go well with ethnic and fusion outfits. Make sure to pick one with a fancy handle to partner up with your blingy sarees! We hope you have a designated ‘bag holder’ with you while you are out celebrating the night away!