Whether you hail from Gujarat or not, Navratri is integral to Hindu culture, from the traditional rituals to the part where you’ve gotta put on your dancing shoes and twirl to the beat of Gujarati folk music. The term literally translates to ‘nine nights,’ meaning nine nights of this festival that comes once every year. As an Indian, you must be well-familiar with the concept and all the excitement it brings in!
It is set to begin this year in mid-April, so this is the perfect time to start planning your outfits for all the days. If you’re an avid dancer and love attending the festivities in your building or bigger events in your city, you’ll want to go all out with your wardrobe. Traditional Navratri chaniya choli is the most desired, but the fact remains that you cannot flaunt them year-round, even when they burn a hole in your pocket. So, why not invest in styles that look great on the dancefloor and at weddings or other occasions involving ethnic wear?
We’ve rounded up a few festive-to-wedding stunners from Basanti - Kapde Aur Koffee that will to dazzle during Navratri and beyond. Take a look!
Exude Joy In Bandhani Lehenga Choli
Love a splash of colour, but hate restricting yourself to just one? Bandhani is your best friend! The traditional tie-and-dye technique finds itself a special spot in Basanti - Kapde Aur Koffee’s collection, and in the wardrobe of most Indian women. From leheriya patterns to the quintessential ‘dots’ that set it apart, there is a lot to embrace with this heritage craft. Navratri is all about culture, so a multi-color lehenga choli is an excellent addition to your festive repertoire. Besides, who wouldn’t love to twirl in an outfit with a burst of colour? Just think of all the gram-worthy pictures you’ll get if you need a push in the right direction!
Look Radiant In Primary Hued Navratri Outfits
The basics are back, and you ought to give in to them! Your festivities will be incomplete without flaunting one of the primary colours on the spectrum, as they are all the rage right now. Besides, a high-energy festival like Navratri deserves a just as snappy palette. Yellow is known to exude positive energy and a warm, inviting aura. So if you’re looking to socialize while dancing the night away, count on a yellow lehenga choli to seem approachable. Red is for your boldest side and instantly commands the spotlight. If you’ve got a few unique moves up your sleeve, this is your colour for lehenga choli for women. Lastly, blue is serene yet extremely eye-catching, so if you’re a beginner and still learning the complicated moves, this hue’s for you!
Dazzle & Delight In Heavy Mirror Work Lehenga
Want to add a little (or a lot) of sparkle to your wardrobe? Mirrorwork ensembles will deliver just that and more, with an additional dose of glamour. The craft is a huge trend when it comes to weddings, but it has always been integral to traditional ghagra cholis. A designer Navratri lehenga choli studded with dazzling mirrors ensures all eyes are on you, and you catch light at every angle as you move through the dance circle! (PS: It’ll also leave your crush in awe, should you decide to use this opportunity to woo him!)
Revamp Your Navratri Style with Latest Designer Anarkali Suits
Who says a traditional ghagra or lehenga set is the only dress code for Navratri? If you’re not the kind to wear heavy skirts and dance through the 9 days of festivities, let the latest designer anarkali suits redefine Navratri dressing for you. Free-flowing, twirly, and constant classics, they stun for both garba and dandiya raas. Choose styles embellished with opulent embroidery, mirror work, or metallic motifs. You can choose to ditch the dupatta to stay hands-free and move around freely, or drape it in a way that doesn’t interrupt your killer movements.
Navratri is a time filled with fun, frolic and fabulous outfits. Your top priority should always be comfort, since it is not a festival that can be enjoyed to the fullest without giving it your all on the dancefloor.
How should I dress for Navratri?
A traditional Navratri chaniya choli is a go-to choice for most women of Gujarati origin, as nothing beats the colours, motifs, flare, and all-out allure. However, you can dress up in anything ethnic, from dhoti sets to anarkalis, shararas, etc.
What are the 9 colours of Navratri clothes?
The 9 colours are White, Royal Blue, Red, Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Peacock Green, and Grey, each with a dedicated day. Make sure to check this in advance and pick your outfits accordingly!
How do you hold a heavy lehenga?
While dancing, you can always hold the lehenga with one hand, but it can still be inconvenient as there is a lot of footwork required in garba. Instead, wear a heavy blouse and enjoy your festivities scot-free!