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Fashion Tips for This Navratri

Nisha Joshi
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Navratri is fast approaching and our excitement levels are increasing too. And why not? Navratri is the festival where you can dress up, meet people, have yummy food and dance to your heart’s content.

If you are hoping to become the dandiya queen, having killer dance steps will take you only so far. You need to be dressed to kill too. But traditional wear isn’t too fashion friendly. So how do you look your fashionable best in a traditional attire? Don’t worry we have curated some fashion tips for Navratri for you!!

​Here are fashion tips:

1. Make your own fashion

Do you feel uncomfortable in the traditional chaniya choli? I know I do. But don’t let that stop you from going out there and having a blast. Wear what you like, whatever you are comfortable in, be it anarkali suits or an embroidered salwar kameez or even a fusion of your choice like a t-shirt and patiala pants. If you are comfortable in your clothes, it shows in your attitude. You can dance all you want without worrying about your dress.

2. Add colour and glitter

Dances are all about colour and light. The traditional chaniya choli is typically very colourful and has mirror work done on it. But if you are not wearing a lehenga choli to the dance, do not fret. Adorn a multicoloured dupatta or a mirror work scarf and swirl away with the rest. If you are comfortable in a saree, you can even wear a saree embroidered with mirrors in the lehenga style and you are ready to go.

3. Accessories enhance your beauty

Your look cannot be completed without the perfect accessories. Oxidized silver jewellery are most in demand during Navratri, though you can opt for other types of trinkets too. Chunky necklaces, a handful of bangles, long earrings, a pair of glittery anklets tinkling at your feet, all these complement your dress. Do not forget the all-time favourite hand purse or potli, though. Extra points if the potli has mirror work done on it. Oh! And wear your colourful pair of mojris to complete the look.

4. Make-up for the face

As you will be dancing, it is better if you opt for waterproof, light make-up, so that your face doesn’t end up looking cakey. A CC cream, with some light blush and lipstick will make your face glow. Apply kajal and winged eyeliner – yes, you can show off! Finally, but most importantly, do not forget your hair. Leaving your hair loose can be disastrous for you and your partners in dance. Braid up your hair stylishly and let it wave around as you dance. Play around with your accessories and make-up and hairstyle as much as you want, for a new look every day.

​5. Add-ons for that extra zing

You can go for temporary tattoos or mehndi tattoos anywhere on your body and flaunt it to the world as you swing in time with the tunes. A tattoo not only makes you stand out in a crowd, it also makes you look attractive and you gain a new confidence as you receive compliments.
So, Navratri is here. 9 days of fasting, prayers and enjoyment. Let’s celebrate this festival with fervour and enthusiasm as the goddess showers her blessings upon us. And dance and sing and make merry.
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Nisha Joshi

Nisha Joshi

Homemaker, new mother, true punekar, bookworm, blogger, photographer, budding chef, music enthusiast, likes to keep her fingers in many pies!

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