Durga Puja or দুর্গাপূজা in Bengali is the annual festival of Bengalis not just in West Bengal, but all over the world. It is celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of bright lunar fortnight (shukla paksha) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin. It’s the Bengali community that adds additional flavor to this puja with their exceptional vibrancy and colors. It is the soul Bengali festival for which every Bengali souls squirms for. Enough with the details, what actually matters to us commoners is that this is the time for us to relax, enjoy the decoration, dress up, bring out the best of ourselves and yes worship!
In a way Durga Puja thus paves a way to a grand fashion fiesta. So have you modified your wardrobe for this year’s Durga Puja? Check out how you dazzle everybody with these looks and shop accordingly so that you don’t go out of the league. Since this festival is full of traditions, so your attires need to have a touch of tradition but that doesn’t mean that will be devoid of style and look outmoded. So delve yourself in the latest fashion trends of this season so as to make this year’s Puja brighter as well better.
This day is actually not counted as a day fo celebration but many of you out there go pandal hopping on Panchami just to escape the crowd. Its Puja and you are out late enjoying with friends, you simply can’t wear anything you like, you got to kill the occasion. But yeah, I would definitely suggest that don’t be in a hurry to take out the new from your wardrobe, style yourself with something you already have, go for Aztecs, it’s just going out of style and yet pretty trendy so go ahead flaunt your body with an Aztec print high waist skirt, keep it casual and try not to make it too bright. You can team it up with high heels and a bling top for the party style or with a jacket and sneakers for the casual look. Keep the skirt light and not too bright.
The actual party starts today! So just stop lazing around and plan a get together with all those friends of yours, you can take the morning off as you might need to cure last night’s hangover. Lol. Don’t stress for today, just lay back and enjoy something casual with a touch of sleek exquisiteness. Just throw back that bold colored jumpsuit you have and put on a casual jacket with it or a blazer accordingly, not much work, easy and simple! Experiment with floral prints, stilettoes and an amazing handbag, or try the serious office chic look with minimalistic approach and a classy clutch. Tie your hair in a bun or just leave it open with curls below, highlight your eyes and bring out the fun loving spirit in you. Done and here you go!
Times when you need to endure your family reunion with long lost kaku-kakimas (uncle-aunts) and “koto boro hoye gechis” (you have grown so big), yup, we all hate this moment and somehow wish to escape it. But as much as you want to escape this but you have to carefully craft your look otherwise you’ll get “emaa, eishob abar ki porechis?” (oh, what have you worn?) C’mon, that does not mean you give up your inner fashionista, how to style it carefully without attracting unwanted attention? The answer is boyfriend jeans, wooo but don’t say that aloud in front of anybody, typical Bong relatives will kill you with the stare. Try a casual look with boyfriend denims and chiffon top, a locket, sneakers or maybe you can go with a trendy top, aztec jackets, a bag and glasses.
Evening time, ya go ahead with heels, floral printed trousers or jeggings from light to bold prints, try the refined look, with peplum top or see through white shirt and a matching handbag. The look is perfect for eating out and trying those mouthwatering cuisines, a fusion of traditional and continental food.
Okay. Today you cannot escape the reality and yes you have to bring out the inner Bong in you or the honest you to this Puja. And No, you cannot run from this, the morning aarti is a must, no food unless to take part in the morning asthami angali. With the pandal packed with crowd, dare you go out in your shorts or denim. Trust me, salwars are fun now, they are non-boring nowadays, with straight fit kurtis and matching palazzos, the look will not only save you but can actually carry on, go for a movie, or adda, have family lunch outside. Nobody will judge you; it’s an exclusive day for Ethnic after all.
Evening, you have the sandhi puja, you yourself will feel like staying and being a part of it, it’s bright and beautiful. You can drape a pale georgette sari with a matching cutwork or tissue blouse; ornate embroidered and embellished saris are the order of the day and are perfect to end the day on a splendid note. You can simply go ahead to a theatre show, cultural performances and other traditional places in this splendid outfit.
Are you getting the sad feeling that it is almost over? Your fun days wthout responsibilities and night out have come to an end? Cheer Up, you are the spotlight of today, a day for all events taking place anywhere you go. From art competition to debates to “parar shera look”(best look in the neighbourhood). Who knows you might even win that!
Morning, go on attending various events of the day with your loved one in a simple denim and printed shirts, they are very in! High waist jeans or not with tucked and untucked printed shirt goes seamlessly, adding to your own gorgeousness. Pair it with moccasins and a rough hair up do.
Evening, get dressed in traditional attire with floor length Anarkalis, which are in vogue now and long cholis. Go around dancing and pandal hopping with your man in a fitted sherwani and let others be envious of you while you enjoy your time.
It’s the last day to flaunt your beauty, so don’t shy away from contemporary designs. For all those of you who are capable of carrying a saree perfectly, go with the bold look of sarre, colourful and with a little thread or zari work on the border. Otherwise you can doll up yourselves in bright bold kurta with short palazzos. Apply a big bindi, sport red lips in matte and you are done. The night will surely be magical, so don’t stay behind, wear some extravagant accessories. With Dhunuchi nach and Bhasan on the way, it’s the perfect outfit for ending your Durga Puja with fashion drama.
Keep staying stylish and enjoy this season’s Durga Puja with Fashion extravaganza. Keep up your spirits and there is always a way to look charming and beautiful, Stay Fashion High!