As the festive season draws near, and you're lining up to get your Diwali attire sorted, we're happy to report that your sartorial choices look more than good - they're plush and pretty and will keep you on top of the style scoreboard anywhere you go.
Allow us to take you through the festive ethnic trends you should be wearing this year!
1) Ethnic Gowns
The anarkali is now old school - say hello to a slew of ethnic gowns, which lend both a contemporary and traditional look at the same time. They range from simple printed ones to heavy embellished ones perfect for wedding wear.
2) Jacket Style Lehengas
This recurring trend is a particular Bollywood favourite and is a versatile silhouette for its sheer ability to flatter any body type. If you're conscious of midriff-baring lehengas, these should be the best fit for you!
3) Contemporary Sarees
The great thing about the saree is that it's constantly reinvented to create brand new looks with the same 9 yards. Contemporary saree styles are having a huge moment right now with half sarees, saree gowns, cape sarees and 3-piece saree sets. Take your pick!
4) Draped Ensembles
Draping is a special silhouette style that not just adds a good dose of drama into ensembles, it also adds volume to the body, making it great for petite figures. The latest collections include draped three piece saree sets, draped kurta sets, draped asymmetrical tunics, and so many more styles.
5) Palazzo Sets
Palazzos have now pretty much become an ethnic staple, with women stiching their bottom preferences from salwars and churidaars to wide legged palazzos and fitted cigarette pants. And no wonder - the style is super comfy and fashion forward at the same time.
With its natural ability to adapt to any silhouette or style of garment, lending them an air of sophistication and style, it looks like this recent trend of capes is here to stay. Capes are currently popular in not just tops or by themselves, but also as part of sarees, lehengas and indo-western ensembles.
7) Gota Patti
This traditional style of Rajasthani embroidery that uses the applique technique has always been a well-loved embellishment on ethnic designs. It's intricate, super feminine and adds a touch of celebration to any ethnic outfit.