After waiting the entire year, India’s biggest and traditional party season is back – It’s Navratri 2023! And we are finally back to living it up in style.
What better way to celebrate our blessings than by looking dazzling during Navratri?
The festivals give us a good opportunity to step out and enjoy several feel-good moments and Navratri is one amazing way to have fun while being fashionable.
Let’s dance the 9 days away with a whole lot of swag. So, if you’re gearing up for nine days filled with Durga pujas, Garba nights, and dandiya parties, and you’re busy giving your wardrobe a makeover, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help you rock the party with modern Navratri outfits that’ll make you the star of the show!
How are the 9 Colours of Navratri Decided?
let’s decode the magic of Navratri’s 9 colours. Each day is linked to a specific colour, representing one of Goddess Durga’s divine forms.
- Yellow symbolises happiness and prosperity
- Green represents growth
- Grey embodies strength
- Orange signifies energy
- White embodies purity
- Red exudes power
- Royal blue embodies divine strength
- Pink symbolises love and hope
- Purple signifies transformation and enlightenment
It’s like having a colourful theme for your party outfit every day!
Let’s Get the Party Started with Modern Navratri Outfits
1. Asymmetrical Kurta or High Low Kurtas
Get ready to make a bold entrance with asymmetrical kurtas that scream, “I’m here to party!” The high-low hemline is all the rage, and it’s here to stay. Pair it with a vibrant dupatta and a twirling skirt, and you’re all set to own the dance floor.
For those daytime hangouts, rock that kurta with stylish bottoms like cigarette pants, churidars, or embroidered trousers. Don’t forget to slip into some fabulous heels or mojaris to complete your chic party look.
2. Embroidered Jackets
Here’s a secret for a party look that gives some extra oomph: embroidered jackets! These gems, adorned with traditional patterns and mirrors, are total game-changers. They’re versatile enough to complement anything and everything in your wardrobe. Whether you’re flaunting a lehenga, saree, ghagra-choli, skirt, palazzo, crop top, or a long top – this jacket has got your back. And when the dance floor gets hot, just take it off, no sweat!
Bonus tip: Add a swanky Gujarati-style turban to turn your look up a notch.
May your blessing be endless and your layering game strong!
That’s one of our wishes for you this Navratri season.
3. Flared Top Paired with a Sharara
Want to make heads turn? Go for a fusion look that oozes party vibes. Pair a vibrant, embroidered, or printed flared top with a shimmery sharara. Don’t forget to glam up with some stunning thread earrings to complete your classy and modern party ensemble.
4. Dhoti Pants
Dhoti pants are the epitome of party elegance and comfort – perfect for the hyperactive Navratri celebrations. Pair them with a sassy short kurti or a front-slit kurta. To really turn up the party spirit, opt for a heavily embellished crop top or a sizzling peplum top. Add some silver jhumkas and a bold-coloured dhoti, and you’re ready to hit the dance floor with a bang!
5. Lehengas with Crop Tops
Going classic? Pair a printed, embroidered lehenga with a simple, plain-coloured crop top. Creatively drape your dupatta and dazzle your way through the party with this chic and elegant look. Don’t forget to amp up the party vibe with some stunning silver jewellery.
6. Ruffle Dupatta
Let’s get frilly and have a blast with a ruffled dupatta! Who cares if it’s a trend or not? We absolutely love it, and you will too! This whimsical dupatta adds an extra layer of fun to any outfit. Just swap your regular dupatta for this fusion statement piece, and watch your party look come alive!
But that’s not all. You can do a lot more to your outfits to send your fashion quotient for the celebrations through the roof.
Party-Perfect Finishing Touches
Mix and Match like a Party Pro
Navratri is all about dancing until dawn, so your outfit needs to groove with you. Don’t be shy – mix and match the combinations we’ve dished out here. Who knows? You might just invent the next party fashion sensation! Why not try a classic and every-trendy Bollywood Navratri look?
Accessorize for Maximum Party Impact
Want to turn up the glam factor? Accessorize, baby! Chokers are a must-have, and jhumkas, kadas, rings, kamarpattas (waistbands), and anklets are your party allies. And if you’re feeling extra dramatic, throw in a headpiece or any other hair accessory of your choosing. Go wild with traditional silver, oxidized metal, or fabric jewelry – it’s all party-approved.
Remember, if your outfit is simple, go heavy on the bling. If it’s already blinging, keep it simple. That’s how you strike the perfect party balance!
Party-Ready Beauty Tips
First and foremost, invest in good quality smudge-proof and waterproof products so your makeup will be intact through all that heavy sweating while dancing.
The easiest way to put together a smashing Navratri look is with amazing eye makeup and bright lips. You can go for
- A monochrome look where you play with different shades of the same colour
- A traditional look with golds, the three dots on the chin and next to the eyes and a good red shade for the lips.
- The dramatic look with smokey eyes and a nude lip colour
- The colourful look with contrasting yet complementing colours. Green eyeshadow with blue liner and a fuschia lip – Have fun with the contrast.
It’s all good to look amazing all dolled, but using frequent products on the skin can take its toll. Quick and easy DIY skincare routines can make all the difference. Honey and lemon can work well as a natural bleacher while oats can be used as a scrubber. If you do want to use skincare products, we recommend investing in herbal and organic products.
Your hairstyle can be the ultimate party game-changer, so choose wisely. Whether you’re letting your hair down, rocking fishtail braids, going for a chic bun with volume, flaunting vintage curls, or showing off intricate Khaleesi braids – make sure it’s party-ready, clean, and dance-friendly. And don’t forget to throw in some cool hair accessories to pump up the party spirit.
Feeling adventurous? Why not add some temporary hair colour sprays and highlights for that extra-special party hairstyle?
Let the Garba Raas Begin
Remember, the key to an epic Navratri look is to be true to yourself and your party spirit. Wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable, and you’ll shine brighter than any disco ball on the dance floor. So what are you waiting for? Let’s party, create unforgettable fashion moments, and make some Navratri memories that’ll last a lifetime!