When our festivals and special occasions come around, we need exquisite glitzy, glam outfits. Sarees add great glamour and poise, and hence, they’re generally beloved contenders of festive attire. Evergreen, this garment with its flowing yards of beautiful fabric, has a steadfast hold on ethnic fashion. And it is here to stay for the years to come!
In the following read, we have compiled a variety of sarees that you can flaunt on various occasions.
A Vibrant Blue Saree for Ganesh Chaturthi
A festival that is celebrated with great zeal and love in many regions of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, is Ganesh Chaturthi. This marks the birth of Ganesha, also known as Ganpati, Vighnaharta, Ananta, among other names. And this happy and momentous occasion is marked by vibrant colours of saffron, red, blue, yellow, etc.
Clothing is a great way to represent on the outside what you feel on the inside. Pick your saree in colours that match this high-spirited mood of this vibrant festival. Don bold prints, joyful colours, and plenty of bling. A rich, deep blue saree as shown above, truly captures the essence of this holiday perfectly.
Raw silk, with its lightweight, flowy, and silky nature is an excellent choice of fabric. Raw silk sarees are known for their incredibly smooth and lustrous texture, making them one of the top favourites of many!
An Ornate Saree for Durga Ashtami
Durga Ashtami is celebrated in eastern India, mainly in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, and Bihar. It takes place on the eighth day of Durga Puja. Durga Ashtami, also known as Durgashtami or Mahashtami, celebrates the victory of the Goddess Durga over the evil demon, Mahishasura.
As this day symbolises such a glorious victory, the festivities are in sync with the joy and excitement of the devotees of Maa Durga. This festival is characterised by sumptuous food, sparkling lights, and gorgeous clothes.
The traditional Durgashtami saree worn by Bengali women is a white saree with a bright red border. When Bengali women don this white and red saree, they look like true royalty. No matter how many sarees you might have, if you don’t have the traditional white colour saree with a red border, your Durga Puja remains incomplete. This Durga Ashtami feels beautiful in Soch’s ornate white saree with intricate details and patterns. Complete your look with an understated golden blouse. Tie your hair up, put on matching golden heels, and get ready to celebrate Durga Ashtami!
A Traditional Saree for Onam
Onam is a festival celebrated in southern parts of India. Marked by delicious foods, bright colours, and brand-new clothes, this festival is much looked forward to. Creams, whites, and golds are the traditional colours of this auspicious festival. Keeping the traditions close, you can go for a saree that checks all the traditional boxes, but with your own unique, personal style.
As pictured above with a beautiful cream saree from Soch, you can pick your traditional, ethnic Onam saree, but with your own added flare. Add a pop of colour to your designer saree to liven up your look and give you the oomph factor.
Pick a golden blouse, or a blouse with hints of gold, as a nod to tradition. You can complete your look with your hair tied up, simple, understated jewellery, and golden flat sandals.
A Festive Red Saree for Diwali
Diwali is the time you can get decked up in pretty ensembles and celebrate the sacred festival of Diwali.
For this occasion, you can pick a gorgeous, heavily embellished saree. Red is the perfect choice of colour for the lively festivities that follow. And while you might want to keep the deep crimson reds for traditional wedding attires you can go ahead with other, more understated shades of this vibrant, versatile colour.
You can finish this look by adding a pop of gold with chunky golden jhumkas. Let your hair down, put on a pair of strappy heels, and you are ready!