Karva Chauth is around the corner (October 17, 2019) and just like any other festival, this too needs some prepping. An Indian festival exclusively dedicated to married couples, it’s especially special for the newlyweds. Married women keep a fast all day long for their husband's well being and long life on this day. It is at the first sighting of the moon when women break their fast and feast on a rich meal together with their entire family.
But since it's 2019 and some people don’t appreciate the rampant sexism involved in Karva Chauth, lots of men have started fasting for their wives, too. And why not, the festival is all about celebrating togetherness and your beloved's long life. My dad keeps it for my mom every year! In fact, couples these days are deciding not to keep a fast and choosing to celebrate the festival with yummy food and gifts for each other.
Well, fast or no fast, one thing is constant--shopping for new clothes for the occasion and the incoming festive season! With pretty mehendi designs, beautiful jewellery, and extravagant clothes, women leave no stone unturned to doll up for the special day. That’s where we enter, ladies.
Here are 20 ethnic Karva Chauth outfit ideas, super hot in trend, that will be perfect for a traditional yet stylish look in 2019. From traditional Punjabi suits, designer sarees to pretty lehengas, this fashion guide to Karva Chauth 2019 is all you need.
1. Maroon Magique
Whether it is Lohri or Karva Chauth, this maroon and gold Patiala salwar suit will take care of all your festive needs in style. With floral zari embroidery enhanced by mirror work on the sleeves, the neckline and hemline of the kurti, this salwar suit will light up the celebrations brighter than the moon. You’ll see!
2. Purple Paradise
An unconventional choice, this purple Punjabi suit with antique-gold embroidery is the way to stand out of the crowd this Karva Chauth. Accessorise the look with a cute potli bag, mojaris and antique-gold jewellery to nail your festive look.
3. Must-have Mustard
Crafted with gold embroidery on the kurti and a heavy dupatta, this suit will take you from am to pm this festive season. Take your Karva Chauth game up a notch with a parandi for a full-on Punjabi kudi look.
4. Peach, Please?
This peach salwar suit with a magenta embellished dupatta and silver gota patti work on the Patiala salwar and kurta sleeves will go equally well with silver as well as gold jewellery. So, basically, you will be spoilt for choice. Style it however you want and watch it give you that enviable bridal glow wherever you wear it.
5. Olive You Too!
This one is for the lovers of subtlety with a pop of statement. This delicately embroidered olive green salwar suit with a contrasting pink and green colour blocked dupatta is a timeless number and is here to stay among the top styles in the trend charts. No wonder then that this keeps going out of stock. You better hurry!
1. Green Glory
Apart from the red family, green is also considered an auspicious colour in Indian culture. That’s what makes this green and red saree perfect for Karva Chauth. Well, that and the Benarasi silk fabric. Pair it with a red blouse or get a gold one stitched by your masterji, and get ready to make heads turn this festive season.
2. Sheer Brilliance
Sheer is one of the most popular trends in Indian wear whether on sarees, lehengas or dupattas. This beige number with gold embroidery is what you need to nail the famous Chand Chhupa Badal Mein moment with your hubby, just like Aishwarya and Salman in the movie. You can glam up with just a pair of heavy gold jhumkas or a dainty stone-studded set.
3. Lovely Yellow
This yellow and pink saree reminds us of Mother Dairy’s Raspberry-Mango ice candy, which is our way of saying that the saree is oh-so-yummy! This Kanjeevaram silk saree flaunts two vibrant colours, both of which are a festive favourite. Wear it to the morning pooja and take it to the night for a truly trendy Karva Chauth.
4. Orange Is The New Black
This Chanderi saree with handwoven Jamdani Buti lurks of immense skill and time that went into making this fine piece of art. With a shiny pink border perfectly complementing the orange hues, this Karva Chauth saree will look absolutely stunning when paired with an emerald jewellery set. Did you know that the orange and pink combination is a hot-seller this season?
5. Feeling Peachy
This silk-blend saree with a heavily embellished border is ideal for a woman who loves to play dress-up. The beautiful colour combination of peach, pink and red is to-die-for. Team it with the best of your gold jewellery, carry an earthy potli bag, and top it off with a peachy lip shade. You’re welcome.
1. Anything But Basic
With a solid V-neck blouse, a glossy skirt, and a net dupatta, this orange and navy-blue lehenga choli has everything you need this festive season. The flared hemline of the printed lehenga will make sure that your twirl breaks the internet. We’re totally on board with your secret wish to accessorise the look with your mom’s old paayal.
2. Think Pink (And A Lot Of It)
Light pink, combined with all-over mirror work, in a monotone lehenga is how you channel your inner princess for your Prince Charming. Ditch wearing a necklace as the blouse’ neckline is already decked up, and style your OOTD with a pair of drop earrings and metal bangles. Keep your makeup soft and let the pink reflection of the lehenga give you a natural flush.
3. In The Colour Of Joy
If you love yellow just as much as I do, your search for the perfect Karva Chauth dress ends here. This peach-coloured net lehenga with beautiful yellow floral embroidery is one glance away from bewitching your husband. Invest in this pretty lehenga for any future summer wedding, Mehendi ceremony and other festivals to look brighter than sunshine.
4. Rager In Red
This blood red and green lehenga is what I would wear on Karva Chauth if I were married. But that’s not stopping me from adding this to my cart for the upcoming wedding season! There’s not too much red in it and in combination with the subtle but shiny pistachio green, this lehenga with a gold woven design is a wardrobe must-have for Indian wear lovers.
5. Trust Rust, Will You?
Get a contemporary look with a traditional lehenga when you wear this rust and gold embellished attire. New brides, if you are looking for something OTT to wear on your first Karva Chauth, go for it! With a stylised net dupatta and tulle details on the hemline, this lehenga is sure to attract compliments and can be your first karwa chauth dress. All you need is a pair of gold statement studs to complete the look.
1. Festive Palazzo Suit
This bright orange and fuschia pink palazzo suit set is love at first sight. The gold woven design all over the kurta and dupatta is adding the right amount of glam to the suit. Not to forget the fringed border across the width of the dupatta. Accessories with gold jewellery and stilettos heels to complete your Karva Chauth look.
2. Multicoloured Anarkali Suit
An Anarkali suit is as festive as motichoor ke laddoo, don’t you agree? This multicoloured number with smart trousers, a zari woven dupatta, and all-over print is full of glam and perfect for the ‘gram. Pucker up with a warm nude lippie and finish it off with a black micro-dot bindi for instant desi feels. Don’t forget your jhumkas, ladies!
3. Red For The Win
If your filmy husband doesn’t say the famous, “Laal mere dil ka haal hai, lagta tumpe kamaal hai…” line from Kal Ho Na Ho after seeing you in this oh-so-gorgeous suit, he would definitely be thinking about it. It’s also the perfect addition to your collection of suits as it’ll come in handy for plenty of other occasions.
4. Gota Patti Love
This baby pink sharara suit set with a bright pink dupatta will look phenomenal when teamed with traditional jewellery and juttis. The elegant gota patti work on the short kurti and the flared hemline of the sharara lends a subtle but statement appeal to the outfit. Besides, such pretty cotton suits ensure a comfy and chic look all day long. Why not debut it on this special occasion?
5. Embroidered Sharara
This one-of-a-kind sharara will make sure that you look your festive best and class-apart on Karva Chauth. The navy-blue and gold combination is such a head-turner when paired with an elegant choker set. Do yourself a favour and opt for smokey-eye makeup with lots of mascara. Moon who?
If it is your first Karva Chauth, you know that all eyes will be on you. No pressure! While it is completely upon you, whether you want to dress up or not, here are a few fashion tips that can help:
Typically, different shades of red, pink, orange and yellow teamed with gold are every new bride's trusted choice. But, as always, we encourage you to play with colours and try new palettes such as greens, blues, peach and maybe even mustard and purple. Pastels might seem too simple for you, so you can go for metallics. Living Coral, which is Pantone Colour of the Year 2019, is another good choice for the occasion.
Given the weather, silks - any type of silk - will take the glam quotient up in no time while keeping you comfortable. You can also go for materials like brocade and jacquard. If you want something on a lighter note, georgette and chiffon are your best bets. Avoid cotton as it tends to wrinkle easily and looks not-so-festive.
This is the time to take all the gorgeous jewellery sets you received on your wedding out of the locker. Earrings, a matching necklace, lots of bangles, you want to wear them all! Nothing does the talking for a new bride than jewellery. Gold jewellery studded with coloured gemstones, and diamonds, of course, are BIG in trend. Silver, not so much.
This is where your choice of accessories and footwear decides the game. You want to carry a nice potli bag or a box clutch that best compliments your outfit.
As for footwear, Bollywood celebs are picking traditional juttis over heels for all things Indian. They are comfy and perfect for a big family gathering involving a lot of meet-and-greets.
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