Tavishi Kanoria of Citrine decodes six glam looks for Eid in Kolkata
IT’S THAT time of the year again when you flip the pages of fashion magazines to put your best fashion foot forward during Eid. While runway fashion should be your guide, comfort factor must be your top priority, since the onslaught of unbearable heat and humidity will be continuing to play the spoiler.
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan-inspired embroidered long kurta with floral prints paired with cigarette pants is passé now, and so are the long maxi dresses. Fashion pundits advise adding more drama to your wardrobe, with pastel shades, floral prints, flowy silhouettes and funky ruffles dominating your Eid looks. Bling — from subtle to loud, still remains a constant and one can opt for intricate embroidery, stone work, applique work and more to jazz things up.
We have decoded six cool Eid looks for you to stand out in the crowd. While the traditional shararas and ghararas are back with a bang, the easy-to-wear, gorgeous drape saris too have become a popular choice with those wanting to make a fashion statement.
For those who find ethnic wear to be a tad boring and ubiquitous during festivities, they can try for the Indo-Western ensemble, including long shrugs or slip-ons in organza and soft chiffons, to add the right dose of oomph to their sartorial style (refer to the pictures). Layers are big time in with palazzos and flared pants still ruling the roost, thanks to their comfort and style quotient. Bustier tops too are a rage and you can opt for any one of the looks shown here.
Tavishi Kanoria, owner Citrine:
"Keeping comfort in mind, you can choose from the Indo-Western co-ord sets to the concept, fuss-free saris. Our sartorial picks are effortless in style, very appealing yet wearable, exactly what the modern woman wants. Romantic ruffles and frills in organza and net are ruling the fashion scene too, and designers are incorporating that in all kind of ensembles. Prints are extremely popular this summer, and when correctly juxtaposed into an ethnic silhouette with embroidered highlights, they embody the fresh young spirit of the new age woman. Layering has always been associated with winter trends, but this year, most designers are playing around this look with sheer jackets and airy capes, selling like hot cakes."
This easy-to-wear sari in a rich shade of plum with contrasting embroidery will surely make heads turn. The fuss-free sari with ruffles instead of pleats held together by an embroidered belt makes it all the more dramatic. A heritage Navratna Kundan necklace with a polka bracelet completes the look.
This soothing lilac gorgeous bustier top and dhoti-style drape skirt is so apt for the season. The super-stylish piece embellished with delicate pearl work is chic and fuss-free. Add a Swarovski diamond choker and a pearl clutch, and you are ready for the party.
This stunning ensemble with a bustier top is for the fuss-free soul. The asymmetrical palazzo pants with floral prints in chiffon makes for an uber cool look. Team it up with a pair of stilettos for a striking fashion statement. A high pony tail and minimal jewellery is all that this piece requires to complete it the look.
Another trendy ethnicwear option, this gharara is super comfortable. The blush pink knee-length sleeveless kurta with applique embroidery and a ruffled dupatta has a lot of drama drama. Wear a few glass bangles or a kundan nose ring for that very Chandni Chowk look with a touch of chic.
This four-piece sartorial marvel in earthy pastel pink juxtaposed with an eclectic embroidery work just the one for you if you like the understated look. The pre-stitched-dupatta and embroidered belt add to the glamour and gives you a neat look. The sheer organza cape adds a touch of elegance and completes the look. Nail the look with flamboyant semi-precious onyx or polka earrings and a matching cuff.
Dusty grey is the colour this season and this sharara with peplum-style top/kurta paired with tassled dupatta makes for a stylish ethnicwear. Its tone-on-tone embroidery has an understated bling appeal. Pair it with chandelier earrings and an emblazoned chapka or passa to rock the look.
Check out the store at: Uniworth Centre, 70A Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700017
Hair and Make-up: Abhijit Paul
Clothes and accessories: Citrine
Model: Diti Saha
Pictures: Satwik Paul
Do’s and don’ts
■ Wear minimal make-up and make sure it’s waterproof. Just a little bit of tinted BB cream, mascara and lip balm will do magic.
■ Don’t over accessorise your loom. If you are wearing chandelier earrings, then avoid the neck piece and vice versa.
■ If you have long hair, make a top knot, or plait it to avoid frizz. Adorn it with fresh flowers like jasmine, they smell good and look good too.
■ High heels are best avoided.
■ Don’t turn your face into a colour palette. Keep your lips nude if you plan to do up your eyes. Avoid kohl if your are planning to show off a red pout.
■ Smoky eyes are best kept for the evenings.
■ Keep wet tissues handy.