A fine night with a huge bonfire, popcorn and sweet winter delicacies of gajjak and rewari, music, friends, and family. If every day was Lohri this is what it’d look like! If there’s anything else you need to ace the celebration is a dupatta so lit you’ll put the bonfire to shame. Here are some gorgeous dupattas you can wear to this year’s Lohri party for the Saturday night of your life! If you don’t have a plan yet, make one already! Here are 10 reasons why...
Brocade To Get Or Gift!
Ever been sceptical of how to wear beige? It’s time to make the colour festive. Pair your outfit with this orange-yellow brocade dupatta tailored out of a vintage Benarasi silk saree. It preserves the essence of this iconic weave while presenting it in a modern view. This would make a flattering gift for your mom or mother-in-law too!
Who says cotton has to be regular wear! In a Bengali Kantha embroidery style, an ombre of beautiful blues, subtle zari border and with floral motifs, this dupatta is both festive and formal.
A Red To Remember
For the fans of everything bright and colourful, this embroidered dupatta is game. Pair it with an all-white kurta churidaar set with heavy earrings, juttis and an armful of jingling bangles.
Go Green, Already!
I can never understand why green has been missing from my festive wear collection! There’s something Godly about a dark green that even black can’t match. This dupatta with Kasuti embroidery - Karnataka’s folk embroidery form - is perfect for those who like things simple and elegant.
From Lohri to Diwali, this georgette dupatta has got your festive back. What makes this dupatta an eye candy is, one, the beautiful buti work, and two, the heavy zari border. The only time blue and purple together doesn’t scare me. Ageless, right?
Pretty In Pink
Call me a 5-year-old, but pink is my favourite colour and don’t for once take it as a cliche. Find a colour it doesn’t compliment (I’ll wait!) A Maheshwari dupatta is the best choice to wear in the winter sun. What better than Lohri to inaugurate some sunshine, eh!
For The Love Of Bandhani
Bhandejh or bandhani is my favourite handloom for the boost of colour and confidence it gives me. Seriously, I’ve 6 of these. A cultural product of Rajasthan and Gujarat, this one with dyed effect and gota patti border is the ultimate puja accessory, of course with a cute little bindi.
The Bollywood Heroine!
While I’m writing the article, my bank is booking me for this oh-so-gorgeous yellow dupatta and this is the best kind of guilty shopping, I swear (context: shopping is my coping mechanism. I’m coping with a serious case of mid-week crisis!) Imagine a Yash Raj set for a party scene. Fits, doesn’t it?
One With Pom-Poms
Are you a college girl looking for something upbeat, with a touch of tradition, for the Lohri party you’ve to attend? Then look no further. This basic red dupatta with not so basic pom-poms is ‘IT!’ Paint your lips red and accessorise with a maang tikka.
A Festive Black
Can’t deprive yourself of black? You don’t have to when it’s all dolled up with a colourful embroidery, pretty mirror-work and grandma-approved feels. Wearing black for auspicious occasions, yes please!
If you thought we missed out on the traditional Punjabi Phulkari dupatta, you’re mistaken. Happy Lohri, ladies!