Keeping in tune with my previous Desi-Diwali outfit (view here), I experimented with another unorthodox draping style to recreate a quintessentially traditional Diwali look. Maxi skirts are nothing new to us Indians! Ghagras and Lehengas have adorned our brides and made occasional cameos in every average Indian home over festivals since times immemorial. Cotton maxi skirts, more in fusion wear genre, have sinked into our markets in the recent times and made a solid stand in the lives of every Boho-lovin’, free spirited, hippie-hearted girl!
Just because we’ve been introduced to one way of styling popular ensembles, doesn’t mean we need to stick to it by a thumb rule. So I thought maybe this time, I could play with the style of dupatta draping to make something new and refreshing for you guys to try out this Diwali…heck, even post that over the wedding season!
I like calling this style ‘Waterfall Drape‘, for obvious reasons. It takes a basic White Chikan Kurta and printed cotton Maxi skirt, and elevates it by adding the pop of colour and some interesting textures from the pleats! Layering it with some chunky jewellery just added to the Boho/Banjaaran vibes. And cross my heart.. all the twirling, posing and such has led to me to believe sincerely that this might just be the most easy [ read breezy 😉 ] version of ethnic wear I’ve tried so far! Quite the simple way to transform an otherwise meh kurta and skirt into a cheerful festive wear, no?
Until next time, a very Happy & Safe Diwali…and please keep an eye out for our four legged furry friends!