What to Wear To a Party – Best Ethnic Party Wear
Earlier we all used to wait for Holi, Diwali and Navratri parties to dress up. Then there were Christmas, New Year and birthday parties and of course the anniversary parties. Cut to present scenario – we just need a reason to party, dress up, dance and savour. There are different types of parties; few that we are almost clueless about. If you also have an invitation to one such party and you are not sure about what to wear, you have come to the right place.
Get ready to slay in the best party wear dresses next event you attend!
Best Ethnic Party Wear ideas
If you do not wish to opt for a complete Indian outfit consider introducing Indian elements to your party wear dress. How? Simply add an ethnic waist coat or a printed/ embroidered jacket to a western dress or to a pair of stylish crop top and bottoms for that stunning and gorgeous look. Alternatively, pick a flared gown with ethnic details, embroider etc.
Even only the Indian style accessories can also give Indian-ness to your look. Like Jodhpuri jutis, bangles and an embroidered clutch. However that won’t be a true blue Indian style. So experiment a little more and team up an Indian tunic with trousers or a western tunic and see how you turn heads! Or, go for a plain satin gown and pair it with a heavy dupatta- categorically with embroidery or Indian details. Drape it lightly over one shoulder for a perfect indo-western look.
Indo-Western and fusion outfits are in fashion right now. When you’ll plan for your Christmas attire this aspect of fashion will be a huge bonus for an Indian-themed party. Indo-Western gowns, palazzo, trouser and fusion anarkali suits will come to your aid! You can even choose floor length gown with embroidery, stone work, sequins or zari details. These deep jewel hues are not only Indian but are also in demand and need of parties and festivals. So wallow in your love for jewel toned wine, deep maroon, red or occult emerald green.
You can actually get an ethnic look without being too Indian. It’ll work best for you if you feel most comfortable in ethnic Indian wear but like to join the ongoing trend bandwagon for a fun gathering. Stick to western details, silhouettes and cuts like flounces, narrow trousers, straight cut salwar kameez, abstract prints, frock styles, waist flaunting flare & fit styles and capes etc. Channel a beautiful gown with empire waistline made with rich fabric & feel like princess.
Pick a pair of trendy trousers with strategic and fine work and see how stunningly stylish yet comfortable you feel at next party you attend. If you still feel like going for all frock-frock for the party, not surprising at all! Go for a plain anarkali that has a gown-like appearance in deep hues. Plain silhouettes are flattering for all body shapes and strategic embroidery helps in creating desirable illusions like the design on one side of the waist will create slimming effect.
Keep it simple
If you have been invited to party with western vibes but ethnic theme – keep things simple. Opt for one key bling piece. Wear an all blingy golden suit or Indian dress, but stick to low key accessories. You can even wear a stylish saree with minimal borders and neutral blouse or as simple as possible. Do not over do it by mixing too many vibrant colours. You can also experiment with heavy designer blouse and a simple elegant saree.
You can work all Indian ethnic colours for any party. For instance if you wish to wear your favourite mustard yellow, fuchsia or rani pink then style it in a way that there’re supporting neutrals like beige, white or black. Or keep the same colour from top to bottom with borders and embellishments in no bling feel.
The list can go on and on- as there is no limit to the ways you can combine these sensibilities & achieve gorgeous and unique looks in ethnic or be it any styling. Just try to keep a nice balance between the things and get that aww-dorable look.