Durga Puja – Choose Your Fashion Statement for Durga Puja “Maa Aschen” (Durgas homecoming). I know this Bengali word means a lot for everyone. As a Bong, I understand the value of the auspicious festival. This puja is not just an occasion but has sentimental Bengali civilization. We wait desperately the whole year for Durga puja celebration. The grand celebration cannot complete without ”Maayer vhog”, ”Maayer arati”, ”Pandal hopping”, ”Dhunuchi Nach”, “Sindoor Khela” and ”Beautiful outfits”. The five days festival is celebrated from children to elders worldwide, they enjoy this ritual with respect and enthusiasm. Bong women can look mesmerizing in any types of outfit where it’s classy or glamourous. Choose your fashion statement for Durga puja.
Day One Look with Fascinating Silhouette:
In this festival mood, we appreciate traditional outfits and Indo-western styling. Every bong diva loves to wear exquisite ethnic sarees with a touch of modern grace. Meanwhile, a classic mix n match dress accompanied with decent touchup is the perfect way to begin your Durga Puja celebrations. Choose your day one looks with a lightweight mix-and-match Kurtis and palazzo with nice prints. Fascinating silhouette with a perfect blend of bright and bold shades of colour is an enormous move. Beautiful handloom sarees are the other option with elegant silver jewellery on the day of Shashti puja.
Durga Puja Day Two Look (Maha Saptami) with an Indo Fusion Ensemble:
The second day Maha Saptami look can be fun with an Indo Fusion look. Some people like to wear sarees for all five days, skinny belts with a chiffon saree can break the stereotype look. If you want to style differently, you can try a cape and cowl skirt, saree with pants, ethnic crop tops with dhoti pants, etc. The fascinating silhouette and vibrant colour palette can dazzle your mood. Handcrafted accessories look classy with your fusion styling. These days Anarkali gown and long embroidery organza capes are quite trending. Cape cut jackets are also worn with kurtas and fitted pants. Striking fitted dress and dramatic makeup increase your doll up look. So Bong Divas! Flaunt your personal style statements from these categories.
The city of joy Kolkata celebrates Durga Puja in a grand way, people enjoy it with their warm gesture. Think about pop colours, artistic embroidery, batik prints, handprints, cut-works, appliques, etc. The vintage layered sleeve, organza balloon sleeve blouse or ruffled crop top can be worn with fancy sarees. Design your blouses with nice necklines and cuts. Choose your fusion ensemble with stylish drape Sarees, shirt blouses with round ethnic skirts, Anarkali with Banarasi dupatta, etc. Don’t blindly follow the market-style and make your own decisions to look impressive. Wear clothes which suit your comfort zone. After selecting your clothes choose your accessories, shoes, most important hair and makeup.
Durga Puja Day Three Look – Signature Styling on Maha Ashtami:
We celebrate Maha Ashtami with emotions that bring happiness into our life. The fashionable looks on this auspicious day can be more stunning with your selection of attire. Add your own signature look with trendy essence. For morning devotion you can choose handloom cotton or lightweight Tussar silk sarees. In the evening go luxurious and step into Jamawar silk, Chanderi, brocade, opara silk, pure silk, Maheswari, satin or organza sarees, etc. Classy embroidery with rich textile handlooms is also a good option to carry with a stylish backless blouse or crop tops. The trendy strappy blouses or Lacey cholis look awesome for a night out. A great idea to carry indo-western sharara sets, lehenga saree, long embroidery kurta palazzo, etc. These are the trending options that we can choose easily and wear them for Durga puja in a unique way.
Clothing, harmonizing accessories and makeup complete your bong diva look. Therefore, wearing comfortable attire with positive vibes for pandal hopping is essential. Those who want to go with the western look can try some jumpsuits with cape or jackets, long or short western dresses. The sequins crop top with cowl skirts, shirt dress with stilettos also heads turner for a stylish look. Flaunt your fresh chics, smokey eyes and nude lips or red pout with dramatic eye shades, all depend on your signature moves. So divas! Start shopping and create your own signature styling.
Durga Puja Day Four Look – Fusion and Traditional Wardrobe for Maha Navami:
Add a hint of fusion and traditional wardrobe to your Maha Navami look. Bong women prefer to add mostly traditional attire like chanderi, kanjeevaram sarees or Katan with ethnic gold jewellery. Ethnic sarees can be worn with the cape or embroidery jackets and lightweight accessories. However, a pleated skirt with a sequence crop top and ruffle organza dupatta balance a complete look. The ruffle saree and belt can be a good option to team up with choli. Zeal your style with your makeup and accessories.
The festival holds unbeatable happiness into our lives and everyone enjoys this festival from the core of heart. The newly-married women have special feelings in this puja with worship and devotion. Meanwhile, young brides can try classic red saree with gold ornaments. Stack some signature red and white bangles and a red bindi for a true bong look. Newly brides can wear Anarkali gown with muga or bandhani dupattas that look desirable with jewellery. Shimmers and vibrant fuchsia colours are currently in vogue, so try bright sarees or drape sarees. Influence your dressing with a perfect glam and comfortable look.
Every bong woman has complimented a colourful Tant (tangail) saree for the puja. The classic Jamdani saree, Ikkat saree, Kantha sarees, Paithani saree, cotton silk, are won by saree lovers. The traditional jewellery and beautiful potli bag can create a complete fashionable impression. If someone tries western fusion with an Indian touch they can wear peplum tops with dhoti drape saree. The bright and happy colours like crimson red, mustard yellow, rusty organs, mint green, black and white are the most sellable shades. Young divas prefer pastel colour palettes with lightweight accessories.
The Essence of Bong Diva on Vijayadasami:
Most of the women choose ethnic styling on the last day of puja. According to rituals Ma Durga will leave for the heavenly abode on the Vijayadasami. Establish your bong style with treasured white and red saree with gold border. Meanwhile, nothing can beat this traditional tant, jamdani or silk saree with gold jewellery, huge red bindi, and ecstatic ”Artpourey Drape”.
Married women enhance with the vermillion sprinkled forehead. The whole bewitching look can be set with kohl defined eyes and bold lip-shades to increase their cham. The essence of Bengali women with this quintessential look mesmerize others. Puja celebration can’t be complete without “Sindoor Khela” literally meaning a vermilion game where women smear each other with sindoor. White and red signature saree is the best option, or wear your ethnic clothing with precious jewellery for an alluring look. Durga Puja celebration is a mixed feeling of happiness and integrity, we worship for positive vibes in life.
The Bengali tradition has every value of life, the art and culture speak a lot. Choose your style of opinion for comfortable wearing. Add your own preference to look bold and beautiful with trending styles. Bong Divas know how to look classy with indo-fusion attire. On this puja, arrange your traditional moves with doll gaze.