How To Pull-Off Glitter In Indian Wear Without Looking OTT!

Sayunkta Jain

Senior Fashion Writer

What do you think about when you hear the word ‘glitter’? An eyeshadow palette? A school project? Wedding decor? A handmade greeting card? After this article, you’ll think about lehengas, sarees, suits and other Indian wear. Take a cue from your favourite Bollywood celebrities on how to wear glitter without looking extra. You don’t need a million bucks, to look like one in a million. Just a handful of glitter confetti is enough.

1. Thick Glitter Border On A Lehenga


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Borders alone can change the tone of your lehenga. A dainty gota-patti border will give an elegant vibe as opposed to a thick velvet border on the hemline. Take a cue from Bhumi and add a gallop of glitter to your lehenga skirt’s border. It’ll pretty up your twirl!

2. Glitter Embroidered Detailings


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Give your dull colours a sparkly spin with glitter embroidery, just like Karisma Kapoor has done it on her cape and lehenga skirt. Don’t let grey and beige stay away from happy celebrations.

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3. Glitter On Blouse Design

When it comes to Indian wear, Sabyasachi is nothing short of an inspiration. Another way to add glitter in your outfit without looking ‘too much’ - pay attention to the blouse. Go easy on embroidery when your blouse is this ‘lit’.

4. Dupatta With Glitter Work


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Dupattas are another Indian wear essential that can double as some serious #GlamGoals. Transform a simple suit to sexy, Sridevi style. You’ll look anything but basic.

5. Glitter Embellishments


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Longline jackets with Indian wear, especially skirt coordinate sets, is a trend we’re most thankful to 2017 for. Have a function to attend but don’t want to spend a lot? Pick one of your old jackets and add some glitter embellishments, just like Deepika. It’ll feel like a brand new outfit!

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6. Edgy Glitter Highlights


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We love the glitter highlights on Dia Mirza’s blouse. Sheer three-fourth sleeves with glittering cuffs and neckline, it doesn’t get better than that. You’ll look stylish but not over the top.

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7. Glitter Work On Saree


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Farewell is coming, but the saree ideas are not? Don’t worry! Just ask your masterji to add some glitter to your mom’s old saree. People will think you’re wearing a designer number. You can also try a glitter blouse under a sheer net saree to keep it subtle.

#Must Read: 10 Famous Sarees From Bollywood To Look Like A Star On Your Farewell!

8. All Over Glitter!


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Bridesmaid goals? Alia Bhatt is every modern girl’s desi style inspiration. We love the flare, we love the twirl, and we love the abundance of glitter on her lehenga!

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9. Glitter Against Darker Shades


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Black doesn’t have to be only a western outfit go-to. Athiya here shows us how black can shine like a diamond with a glitter maxi top. Let your flares touch the floor and glitter touch the sky.

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Published on Feb 04, 2018
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