Every year, January 13th is reserved for a rather significant festival for Punjabis – Lohri.
If you’re pumped about the many servings of rewris, gajjaks, and groundnuts that are about to come your way, you’re not alone! But great food and even greater sweets aren’t just what Lohri entails. The festival marks the end of peak winter, and the arrival of warmer days in a state that tends to face sub-zero temperatures. This narrative is different for the hardworking farmers though, for who Lohri is a harvest season festival, entailing the beginning of a new financial year.
Like every other festival, now, Lohri isn’t just celebrated in Northern India, but follows the Punjabi community, wherever it goes! While the joy & frolic continues all through the day, the evening of January 13th calls for a bonfire, and women clad in beautiful lohri dresses going around it throwing til, rewris, popcorn, etc. into the flame. Traditional chanting is observed in every Punjabi home, which may or may not be the norm in metropolitan cities.
It’s clear that Lohri brings a lot of happiness and good wishes to the ones celebrating it, and an occasion like this demands only the best in terms of everything. If you haven’t prepped your wardrobe for the revelries yet, we’ve got just the lohri dress for women you need to stand out among the crowd. Keep scrolling to take a look!
Shine brighter than a diamond in this sequin-adorned designer sharara set by Basanti - Kapde Aur Koffee, made for the modern woman of today! In a beautiful ombre palette, it will prove to be your go-to for festivities and beyond. The strappy sleeves and fitted silhouette will complement all your curves, perfectly.
Up the ante with minimal, stone jewellery. Since the dupatta already features a choker design, embellished to perfection, you need not worry about adding a necklace to the mix! Finish the look with a sparkling pair of juttis.
Seamlessly balancing ‘modest’ and ‘modern’ sensibilities, here’s a sharara set for women whose personal style resonates with the same. Featuring an all-over wine hue, it is perfect for post-sunset affairs. Gather around the bonfire with your near and dear ones in this handcrafted masterpiece made with top quality lycra net. This Punjabi Lohri dress features a halter neckline, aligned with new-age trends and demands.
Take your favourite pair of chaandbalis out of your jewellery box and put them to good use here! They’re a hit among the fashionistas of today and will definitely stir up conversation. Finish with nude strappy heels!
Peplum took over all 2022 runways, everywhere, and even in 2023, it’s here to stay. Merge it with ethnic wear and you’ve got a winner for festive as well as other special occasions. Basanti - Kapde Aur Koffee’s peplum kurta crafted in sequinned georgette, and paired with a gorgeous sharara hits all the right trend notes. Adorned with embroidered vibrant floral motifs, it is sure to brighten your Lohri celebrations and leave your friends and family in awe.
Complete the look with a matching georgette dupatta crafted in luxe soft net, and a statement bracelet along with a set of danglers. For added comfort, trade your strappy heels for ethnic flats.
Palazzos remain the most understated bottom wear silhouettes in the world of Indian fashion! The fact that they’re extremely versatile and flattering can often go unnoticed, but this purple stunner is here to change that. Paired with a deep purple Kurta featuring stunning all-over print detailing will hold your guests captive in an instant. It makes for the perfect punjabi dress for lohri function – take our word for it.
Since the kurta features a high neck, your hair can be tied up in a stunning hairdo. Opt for an oxidised choker necklace and a pair of statement oxidised earrings.
A muted and dreamy pink tone like this deserves a special spot in your festive closet! Embellished with delicate sequins that showcase subtle glam, make this stunner your chosen dress for lohri function. A gold border adorns the hem of the georgette sharara, as well as the sides of the dupatta, making it all the more surreal.
Ace this handcrafted masterpiece with a pair of statement earrings with pearl hangings, and a supersized ring that will be the ultimate conversation piece. Punctuate with delicately-crafted juttis in gold tones.
Moving away from the slew of designer suits, here’s one of our personal favourite lehengas that doubles up as wedding attire as well! All pink, understated and beautifully vibrant thanks to the tassel detailing, it is equal parts playful and eye-pleasing. Trendy and modern details along with artful threadwork and mirror work highlight the ensemble which is crafted in luxe georgette.
Ditch the regular way of draping a dupatta and along with looking for a lohri dress online, be sure to also look up ways to wear the complementing essential. This will establish you as the fashionista of your family and friend circle!
Concluding our list of dresses for lohri function is this pretty pastel lehenga that scores high points for versatility! The blouse, which is multicoloured, can be paired with an array of other ethnic separates but for lohri, we suggest sticking to this georgette skirt with can can. Traipse around the festive gathering in this coveted masterpiece!
What do girls wear on Lohri?
Lohri dress for ladies traditionally constitutes a salwar kameez ensemble, but nowadays, women have started donning modern shararas and lehenga sets, even, with fusion outfits also not going unnoticed!
What Colour should I wear on Lohri?
Vibrant hues are the most opted-for when it comes to festivities. Your lohri dress should be in joy-inducing palettes to match the vigour of the celebrations.
How can lehenga look elegant and classy?
It all depends on the way you choose to style it, and where you buy the lehenga itself! There are multiple ways to ensure your lehenga is a hit, right from how you drape the dupatta or the blouse you choose.