Photographs by Shivamm Paathak.
Styling by Hoorvi J Valaya.
Text by Radhika Bhalla.
Embroidery inspired by itinerant tribes is such a wonderful way of paying homage to traditional cultures. More is more, in this case, so don't hold back.
Jacket, ₹2,75,000, Anamika Khanna; Embroidered Lycra Pants, ₹91,800, Tarun Tahilliani; Saf Bustier, ₹32,950, Shivan & Narresh; Chand Bali Choker, ₹42,500, Motifs by Surbhi Didwania; Silver Necklace, ₹74,500, Bespoke Vintage Jewellers; Antique Coin Tassel Necklace, ₹24,500, Tama
Take the Greecian route to sari-draping by draping the six-yard staple under a bustier. Wear wide cuffs on either wrist and large, statement earrrings.
Carpet Print Sari with Tassels, ₹45,500, and Corset with Baroque Handwork and Belt, ₹35,500, both Nikita Mhaisalkar; Barha Earrings, ₹32,749, and Kannwal Bangle, ₹31,000, both Bespoke Vintage Jewellers; Flat Metal Stackables, ₹3,100, Ritika Sachdeva; Victorian Ghungroo Ring, ₹5,700, Double Layer Ring, ₹6,600, and Galaxy of Stars Ring, ₹6,300, all Motifs by Surbhi Didwania
Can you ever wear too much jewellery? The answer lies in the makeup. Keep your face clean and understated, and you'll be good as gold!
Carpet Print Sari with Tassels, ₹45,500, and Corset with Baroque Handwork and Belt, ₹35,500, Nikita Mhaisalkar; Barha Earrings, ₹32,749, and Kanwal Bangle, ₹31,000 both Bespoke Vintage Jewellers; Flat Metal Stackables, ₹3,100, Ritika Sachdeva; Victorian Ghungroo Ring, ₹5,700, Dual Tone Double Layer Ring, ₹6,600, and Galaxy Of Stars Ring, ₹6,300, Motifs By Surbhi Didwania.
A burst of pink needn't be pared-down with a muted colour. Elevate the shade with a generous dose of silver.
Handwoven Silk Shirt, ₹14,800, and Skirt, ₹19,800, Payal Khandwala; Tribal Silver Ear Cuff, ₹2,160, and Kina Ghungroo Ring, ₹3,150, Motifs By Surbhi Didwania; Gold and Brass Bangles, ₹2,200 each, Ritika Sachdeva. Vamana Choker, ₹51,650, Bespoke Vintage Jewelers; Geisha Thread, Jute and Stainless Steel Neckpiece, ₹24,800, En Inde Design; Metallic Green Oval Obi Belt, ₹6,000, Trov.
An obi belt is a great way to cinch in the waist and flaunt an hourglass figure. It is also ideal to hold an interesting drape, like this gown-inspired one.
Printed Chevron Sari, ₹1,24,500, JJ Valaya; Agath Earings, ₹2,000, and Paras Necklace, ₹8,000, both Amama; Silver Taveez Hasdi, ₹14,500 and Jute Necklace, ₹27,500, Tama; Matri Afghani Cuff, ₹2,450, Adhritha Lambani Cuff, ₹2,599, Meluha Afghani Cuff, ₹6,999, Chandralokha Anklet, ₹2,999, and Machli Lambhani Rings, ₹3,999 each, all Bauble Love; Tan Oval Ovi Belt, ₹6,000, Trov.
Big, happy florals must make an appearance at least once in your anthology of style. Turn to your favourite cropped-top for the blouse design and make sure you stand out from the crowd.
Embroidered Half & Half Sari, ₹13,800, Limerick; Kesha Glass Choker, ₹6,299, Akshara Lambhani Necklace, ₹4,999, Chandrika Ear Cuff, ₹2,999, Iqra Glass Cuff, ₹3,999, Lekhit Lambani Cuff, ₹2,999, Pink Phoolcali Ring, ₹799, Medha Silver Ring, ₹2,999, and Vara Lambhani Ring, ₹3,199, all Bauble Love.
Yes, the kaftan can be worn to a function, especially when teamed with chunky jewellery and a sleek hairdo. Reason enough to jump for joy!
Kaftan, ₹19,800, Payal Khandwala; Flat Metal Stackables, ₹3,100, Ritika Sachdeva; The Miniature Coral Blooms Earrings, ₹2,500, The Dewdrop Necklet, ₹7,500, Gold Patchwork Arm Cuff, ₹3500, and Rings, ₹3,500, all Studio Metallurgy; Love Shack Necklace, ₹3,685, Zariin.
Silver with gold and hints of red is a strong combination, one reserved for style savants. Take note that it must make an appearance in your look this wedding season.
Jacket, ₹2,75,000, Anamika Khanna; Embroidered Lycra Pants, ₹91,800, Tarun Tahilliani; Saf Bustier, ₹32,950, Shivan & Narresh; Chand Bali Choker, ₹42,500, Motifs by Surbhi Didwania; Silver Necklace, ₹74,500, Bespoke Vintage Jewellers; Antique Coin Tassel Necklace, ₹24,500, Tama.
Keep an eye out for monochrome embroidery to wear to an evening function. Drape the jacket around your shoulders for extra props.
Tulip Jacket, ₹12,000, Vipul Shah; Hand Embroidered Blouse, ₹49,500, JJ Valaya; Shurvi Necklace, ₹3,000, And Viral Choker, ₹9,900, Amama; The Drop Earrings, ₹6,000, and Adivasi Oxidised Pearl Ring, ₹11,040, Motifs By Surbhi Didwania; Obi Loop Tie Belt, ₹7,500, Trov.
A one-shoulder, multi-coloured dress can adapt very well to the spirit of the ceremonies with the help of pretty juttis and gold jewellery.
Dual Printed Hand Micro pleated Sari Dress, ₹20,000, Saaksha & Kinni; Varsa Silk Scarf, ₹12,000, Carte Blanche; Gold and Brass Bangles, ₹2,200, and Gold Shell Wire Drop Earings, ₹3,100, all Ritika Sachdeva; Sundari Juttis, ₹3,390, House Of Vian.
Satin outfits and feather trims, silver necklaces and gold rings...remember, an unexpected pairing will always be appreciated when worn with confidence.
Antique Green Metallic Coat and Tasseled Skirt, ₹36,736, Rara Avis By Sonal Varma; Double Layer Ring, ₹6,600, Galaxy Of Stars Ring, ₹6,300, and Charms Choker, ₹22,800, all Motifs By Surbhi Didwania; Gold and Brass Bangles, ₹2,200, Ritika Sachdeva; Hamsaka Bangle, ₹34,500, Bespoke Vintage Jewellers; Iqra Glass Cuff, ₹3,999, Bauble Love; Kasturi Necklace, ₹4,200, Amama. Vera Metallic Belt, ₹6,000, Trov
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