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Weave the threads of culture

Weave the threads of culture
Nehru jackets are all the rage this Diwali.

Farhana Chowdhury

Published: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 12:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Oct 2019, 2:12 PM

No matter how modern and fashion-forward the latest trends become, Diwali preserves the ethnic and traditional vibes of the season, as it keeps up with the grand illuminance the festival of lights is renowned for.
Just because celebrations in the UAE are not on a large scale as India, does not mean residents can't dress to impress. Here are few head-turners to adopt for the occasion:
Glam kurtas: Elaborate kurtas aren't limited to wedding days anymore. Men's salwars have taken on intricate designs and extensive beadwork to give its wearer a regal look. Pair a heavily-decorated or floral kurta with a monotone pyjama to balance out the hues. Similarly, choose a solid colour scarf and shoes to complete the stunning attire. 
Ruffle sarees: Taking inspiration from 17th century fashion, ruffles are making a comeback this year, with Bollywood stars wearing sarees with textured waves. The vintage look is in vogue and kindles a romantic look on its wearer. Choose bold colours with a matching embroidered blouse in prints of your choice. 
Quirky fronts: Designers are already taking the standard men's kurta, which fastens at the centre, and giving them a unique front appearance through zig-zag details, side button-ups and kimono-style tie-ups. Forget the formalities - slip on a pair of Jodhpur pants and your favourite sneakers, and get ready to party in absolute comfort!
Nehru jackets: That vest you thought once thought was reserved for your dad and uncles as they embark on an endless discussion about politics is now hip and happening among youth. Except this Diwali, the Nehru-style jacket romances pastel hues, fun prints and two- to three-toned blocks for an oomph factor. Wear it with a mandarin collared kurta for a smart trendy look.
Palazzo pants and embellished jackets: A look that's winning the hearts of trendsetters across India, ensemble features a crop top, palazzo pants and a long flowy cardigan - each in stunning shades and a silky finish, starring minimalist ethnic Indian prints at its base. The shrug imparts a classy, sophisticated vibe, which helps its wearer transition from morning to evening look in a flash! 

Printed kurtas are popular among men and women, making them the perfect festive attire.
Printed kurtas are popular among men and women, making them the perfect festive attire.

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