Karva Chauth is a pious ritual where a married woman keeps a day long fast for her husband’s long life. The evening ends with beautiful traditional clothing, and delicious food. Married women usually wear their bridal outfit during Karva Chauth. You can experiment with ensembles other than your bridal outfit too! This Karva Chauth Glamcheck has prepared several dressing tips for you. Read on!
The Lehenga Bride
Karva Chauth Dressing Tips
The picture above displays lehenga looks for this Karva Chauth. Lehenga is a garment where a long skirt is paired with a choli and dupatta. Women of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and so on wear this garment on Karva Chauth.
- A lehenga is a traditional ensemble. It looks best when worn in festivities and other cultural events
- This Karva Chauth your chosen colours have to be scarlet, maroon, mustard and emerald. Other colours like pink, sapphire, and gold will also work well
- The gorgeous lady in the picture above (right) shows you exactly how to style your lehenga into a sari. The embellished lehenga has been styled to resemble a sari. All you need to do is drape your dupatta into a pallu and wear it over your shoulders
Traditional Tip: Wear a mirror-worked lehenga for this karva chauth. It is a traditional embroidery technique where, tiny mirrors are used to adorn the fabric using stitches.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was spotted in a mirror-embellished Anarkali in an event and we must tell you, she looked stunning.
Karva Chauth Fashion lehenga
You can drape your lehenga in several ways. We have shown you three different ways to drape your lehenga.
Karva Chauth lehenga draping tips
- A dupatta is your weapon for draping a lehenga. Drape it like a sari by wearing the dupatta as a pallu. Look at the picture above (extreme left)
- The bridal look is shown in the picture above (centre) where the model wears the dupatta on her head and lets the fabric fall freely to her toes
- The third picture (extreme left) has the model wearing the dupatta like an accessory by draping it on her forearms. She has draped one end of the dupatta on her left shoulder and the other end has been draped on right forearm giving her a majestic look
Traditional Tip: – The draping of a dupatta leads you to wearing a simple lehenga in many ways. A sari look, a majestic look and a bridal look can all be achieved through the simple techniques of draping. You can also drape it in other creative ways and tell us your experiment.
Go for Flared or Fish-tail lehengas
Karva Chauth Dressing Tips Wearing Lehenga
Flared lehengas are also a great option to wear at Karva Chauth. Look at the picture above (right), It evokes a princess vibe, don’t you feel? A boat neck choli will go perfectly with a flared lehenga. Choose the best of colors for this look.
A fish-tail lehenga has a fitted look at the knees and a flared one at the bottom giving it a fish-tail appearance. Wear a slightly fish-tail lehenga on this karva chauth and make it special for you and your husband.
Dressing Tips: –
- Wear a fish-tail or flared lehenga embellished with gota, mirrors, zari or embroidery.
- Wear an ombre-colored lehenga to add drama. Ombre has been spotted on Madhuri Dixit too
- Pair a sexy cut-out choli with your lehenga. A beautiful scrubbed back will add fresh appeal to your look
- A red-green combination also looks great on a lehenga.
- Wear comfortable fabrics, like cotton based ones to avoid uncomfort
Traditional Tip: – A fish-tail or flared lehenga with heavy embellishment at the hem will beautify your frame. The lehenga will look magnicifent if you choose the right choli and drape.
The Bespoke Sari
Karva Chauth Fashion Saree 2012
The sari is a versatile ensemble which can be worn to any event whether formal or informal. For this Karva Chauth go for the ideal sari shopping. Here are the dressing tips for this look.
- A sari in tulle with a two-tone look can be a good purchase for this season. Floral embroidery with a strappy blouse can be a bit experimental for the karva chauth but, you can go ahead with it and see your beloved’s eyes sparkle with amazement. You would love it, right! Look at the picture above (extreme left)
- The traditional textiles have a classic appeal to it. Chanderis, Tussars, and other traditional fabrics are always in vogue. The embroideries on the saris like chikankari, mirror-work, zardosi, kasuti, and Kantha are always preferred on the saris for pious rituals as this.
- Add gold brocade to your sari and look divine on this karva chauth
- A net sari with ethnic motifs can be your choice of ensemble. See the picture above (extreme right)
Traditional Tip: – Indian designers are all experimenting with traditional Indian textiles. Choose a sari with a traditional twist and you will see yourself blushing with several compliments.
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