Uninhibited fun, lip-smacking food, and irresistible dance moves, and dazzling gorgeous outfits of various trends. That’s Navratri for you. Gear up to extol this propitious saga of 9 exultant days.
Namaste to all.The pomp and splendor of Navratri are here and the festive vibes can already be felt in the air. Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival that is celebrated to worship the nine divine form of Goddess Durga. Each day of Navratri is dedicated to different avatars of the Goddess Durga. Moreover, there is a distinct food and color significance attached to each day of this grand . The craziness of these glittery 9 days is beyond any explanation. These 9 days are full of colors, lights and vibrant festive fashion . It is an occasion to be at your stylish best in a traditional way, as you make your way to the dandiya nights or puja pandal.
Now that Navratri is around the corner, you must be wondering about a couple of things like:
- What to wear?
- How to stand out amongst others in the bustling Navratri crowd?
Keeping the popular tastes in mind, I have orchestrated some stunning color-coded traditional looks for each day of this Navratri.
The first day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri, the first form of the Goddess Durga. The colour of the first day is Royal Blue. Royal blue colour represents strong energy and tranquillity.
Over Royal Blue leggings, drape a matching dupatta with delicate embroidery, giving it a look of a saree. Super easy and time-saving too. Team it up with a gold sequin blouse and gold glittery shoes.Infuse a touch of tradition by sporting statement jewellery, be it jhumkas, chandbaali, bangles or a neckpiece and dazzle like a diva.
On the second day of Navratri, people worship Goddess Brahmacharini. The colour of the second day is Yellow. Yellow brings optimism and confidence in life.
For all the vibrant girls out there who are also worried about a little tummy fat, a Bollywood inspired outfit like this one can come to your rescue. Ditch the short cholis and pick an embroidered colorful top like this one. I love how it is paired with a subdued yet elegant tulle skirt. Pair it up with oxidized jewelry and jutis and turn the heads in Shilpa style!
The third day of Navratri is dedicated to the Goddess Chandraghanta, the goddess of peace and serenity. The color of the third day is Green. Green color represents the prosperity, unconditional love and richness.
Green does not only mean emerald or bottle shades. You can even spunk up your look with an unusual tone of green like Pista green. Layer your regular Lehenga Choli with a Poncho style sheer long top for a different look. Keep the jewelry and embroidery simple, so you look elegant while looking unconventional.
Devotees on the fourth day of the festivity worship Goddess Kushmanda. The color of the fourth day is Grey. The Grey color shows the dignity and connects you to divine power and provide you God protection. This color provides you with the knowledge to understand the hidden meaning of situations.
Palazzo pants give excellent movement, flexibility and comfort. So, why not flared palazzo in Navratri? Well, you can wear ethnic flared palazzo pants with long embroidered Kurtis for that absolute comfort and style during your disco-dandiya.
The fifth day is dedicated to the Goddess Skandamata. The color of the fifth day is Orange. This is the color of fame, name and money, which also increase the charisma to your aura.
Not a fan of heavy embroidery and eye-dazzling embellishments? Then this outfit is the right choice for you. A kurta with a dupatta will allow you enough comfort to fully indulge in all the fun on the dance floor while keeping up on the style and quirkiness. Pair it with complementing fashion sneakers for a chic vibe. Pile on your favorite pom-pom accessories to make them look even more festive.
It is the Goddess Katyayani who is worshiped on the sixth day of Navratri. The color of the sixth day is White. This color is the symbol of peace, prayer, faith and stability.
This look by Aditi Rao Hydari is another great option for Navratri. She is seen wearing, a pair of palazzo pants with a heavily embroidered itsy-bitsy blouse and a cape layered over. This look is stylish and desi yet gives you enough movement to grove and dance the night away. A pair of Kholapuri chappals or jutis and long statement earrings will be the icing on the cake for this look.
Seventh day of Navratri is dedicated to the Goddess Kaalratri. The color of the seventh day is Red. The red color is the symbol of the power, passion and fervor. This is the goddess’s favorite color.
Look Vibrant. Just because it is a traditional dandiya night, does not mean that you have to be in a predictable chaniya-choli. It is always nice to go a little further and put your own personal style into making your outfit slightly edgy. Experiment with a lehenga saree that is ready-to-wear, and will stay neat all through the night. It is a good idea to adorn bright colors during the festive season.
On the eighth day, people worship Goddess Mahagauri. The color of the eighth day is Sky Blue. Sky blue color represents immensity and faith and helps you in gaining the spiritual awareness.
Who doesn’t like fusions? Be innovative with your outfit and give it a modish twist this Navratri by combining dhoti pants with a peplum top with embroidery and matching dupatta. Keep your accessories minimal and combine with nude heels to make your outfit stand out.
Ninth day, or Navmi, is the last day of Navratri and is dedicated to the Goddess Siddhidatri. The color for the ninth day is Pink. The pink color represents the hope and new beginning.
Tired of the endless drama of bling, glitter, and embellishments everywhere? Opt for a solid pink border less silk saree to drape with a contrasting shirt blouse. You can either opt for minimal accessories like a statement nose-pin here or go bold in gold.
#BONUS – Over and above these outfit ideas here are my top 3 bonus tips for a hassle-free Navratri:
1. Always use waterproof makeup so in case it drizzles or if you are sweating from dancing, your makeup will stay intact and sweat proof.
2. Oxidized jewellery when worn while sweating can leave toxins and cause rashes on your skin. Simply use the hack of applying transparent nail polish to the back of your jewellery and you will be good to go.
3. Do not fret bling! Navratri is the time when you can go full throttle on bling so if you really like something but think it is too OTT or shiny do not fret and just go for it.
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