As the world gradually opens, we are faced with the all-important question, “Do I really want to be seen in last season’s clothes?” After more than a year of being cooped up indoors, the post-pandemic festive parties are going to be bigger, better, and bolder! We bring you fashion tips, tricks, and hacks to win over the crowds; 7 suit-sets for 7 different occasions. So put your seatbelts on, because this is going to be quite the ride!

1)   Family Functions

There is an upcoming pooja and you need something that is festive enough (mom said no jeans). So, you dig through your closet, but you find the same styles back there. But another family function means more photos, and that means new clothes. You love that one kurti of yours, but you’ve already worn it before so, so many times. Now what? Don’t panic. I have here a little something that totally deserves to be snagged. 

A daytime function calls for light colours that stand out and sparkle in the Sun. Light colour creates a striking balance against the daytime Sun, with colours like lemony yellow, icy blue, mint green, alabaster, among others. What better colour to wear to a traditional get-together than ivory. An ivory cotton churidar with an ornate red dupatta, is exactly what dreams are made of! Opt for matching palazzos to create an amazing churidar-palazzo look.

Don blingy, statement jewellery, including a pair of chunky, dangling earrings. Complete this classy look with a pair of smart, strappy off-white or matte finish, metallic silver heels.

2)   Festive Wear

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of festivals is colour. And good food comes in a close second. As a nod to our traditions, our festive clothes always feature vibrant shades. Loads and loads of those. Pick out the best-and-blingiest outfits, with a pop of bright colour. Go for electric yellows, coral reds, rose pinks, and cantaloupe. 

Pick out Soch Salwar Suits that are comfortable and match your vibe. This is also the perfect time to sport a bit of gold, be it with chunky jewellery or your salwar suits.

Complete the look with comfy flats or a couple of inches of strappy heels, and you’re good to go!

3)   Office Wear

When we think of office wear, we immediately think, what could be the best suited for long hours of work? You need attire that is comfortable yet easy on the eye. Nothing too dramatic, yet not too blend. You walk a tight rope when putting together an outfit for those exhausting days. 

After a year of working from home, we’re really giving our back-to-office office a great deal of thought. What can we say? We really miss dressing up. While we may not know the exact dates when we can all return to work the way it was, there’s no rule that says we can’t start putting together our new outfits already!

Formal wear just got a lot more interesting with all these new, designer options to choose from. Who’s to say you cannot excel at work, be comfortable, and look elegant while at it all? An ornate, embroidered kurti and palazzo set from Soch is your best bet, when on the lookout for formal office attire. Simple does the trick. And with the classic whites and blues, you can never go wrong. Cool shades of periwinkle, lilac, and emerald, add a dash of colour , while still keeping it classy. 

Go nice and easy on the footwear. Opt for simple beige office wear shoes that won’t take away from the beauty and elegance of your outfit, and yet seem formal wear appropriate at the same time.

4)   Interviews

When in doubt, go with white. Easy does it and less is more when it comes to occasions such as a job interview. Did you know that colours like black, blue, and white, are perfect for an interview? 

White indicates good organisation skills and induces feelings of trust and confidence. Go minimal with a simple white kurti and leggings set from Soch. Keep it from getting too boring with a dash of bright tangerine tango, rose pink, and lemon green. This will create a pleasing aesthetic and make a good first impression.


5)   Weddings

Weddings are arguably the happiest of occasions. Laughter and giggles all around, the smell of good food wafting in the air, and the atmosphere is abuzz with merriment and joy. Adding to the bright colours of flowers, lights, and clothes, You get to put on your best clothes, bling no bar, and capture it all in the best shots. 

So, what do you pick when seemingly everything is fair game? Allow us to simplify things a little for you. When in doubt, pick bright colours that pop off. Go for colours like sapphire blues, mint greens, aquamarines, hibiscus or burgundy. Pick out vibrant lehengas for brides, in a fit that dazzles. Voluminous details in your lehenga choli add a layer of depth and give your look a great edge.

Feature chunky platforms or elegant stilettos, giving you a few more inches in height to play around with.  Don dramatic jewellery and let your look reign supreme.

6)   Reception

Wedding receptions are the best time to bring out trend-forward, textured fabrics to win the outfit game. And what better way to do that than putting on a pure georgette, gorgeous, embroidered black lehenga choli for women?

Wedding receptions are usually held at night, or when the Sun goes down. And this is the best time to pull out the darker shades. Black looks great when the night falls and bright lights flash. You can go for a lehenga choli with an exposed midriff for that oomph factor. Boos vibes, am I right?

7)   Parties

Perfect for partywear are the outfits that leave room for movement but manage to capture the eye. Or every eye.

We saved the best for last! Embroidery in bright colours over chanderi silk is such an absolute dream, it almost feels unreal how beautiful a women’s salwar suit can be. A mix of darker shades with vibrant colours can take you a long way.

Shimmering, ornate golden bottoms compliment the look perfectly, adding a touch of elegance. Put on matching gold earrings or jhumkas, and there’s nothing stopping you now!

There you have it, 7 different suit-sets to help you conquer 7 different occasions!