India boasts a plethora of cultures and traditions that are diverse in nature. Each region has its unique traditional attire that reflects its culture and history. Traditional Indian wear is not just clothing; it is an emotion that reflects the rich heritage and pride of the country.
Traditional Indian wear often points to sarees, salwar suits, and lehengas. However, lately, kurtis have found a firm place in this category for the refined, elegant look they provide alongside comfort and courteousness.
There are numerous traditional clothes for women in India, and in this blog, we will discuss how to look stylish in traditional Indian wear.
Ten Simple yet Unique Style Tips for Indian Traditional Wear
It is crucial to choose the right fit while wearing traditional Indian wear. With various styles and designs, picking the one that flatters your body shape is essential. A perfect fit can enhance your overall look, making you look more stylish and confident.
Be playful with colours
The colours you choose in traditional Indian wear define your look. Experiment with bold hues to stand out. Complement your skin tone and natural features by selecting the right colours. Mix and match different shades to create a unique look that reflect your personality. Indian wear celebrates colours and our culture's richness.
Minimal accessories for Kurtas
Statement jewellery adds glamour to Indian wear. Jhumkas, bangles, and necklaces pair well with kurtas. Choose jewellery that complements the outfit, like fringe earrings with the "Yellow Jaal mogra kurta set" from Ambraee. For sleeveless suits like Mint Strap and Morning Lily, wear more oversized hoop earrings and contrast colour bangles because these are sleeveless traditional Indian wear for women.
Different accessories for Sarees
Ambraee offers a variety of traditional Indian sarees in fabrics like cotton, linen, chiffon, banarasi silk, art silk, and khadi. Their trendiest saree is the lightweight and delicate organza saree. To complement this saree, choose trending jewellery that doesn't overpower it, like pearl jewellery, studs, tiny hoops, or drop earrings. Complete the look with a simple chain necklace, a statement ring, and a delicate bangle. Check out Ambraee's pink gold foil organza saree here.
Draping Saree or Dupatta
Drape your saree into Nivi, vintage, Bengali, or Gujarati styles to look unique. Experiment with the pallu and fabrics to add uniqueness that suits your style and body type. Similarly, when wearing a dupatta, you can adopt various draping styles like elbow style, one-arm draping, wrap-around, or pleated style. Find the perfect draping style by exploring multiple fabrics and patterns.
Mix & Match
Mix traditional Indian garments with modern pieces for a trendy and culturally rich fusion look. Pair crop tops with sarees or denim jackets with kurtis to create unique outfits. Try out various combinations until you discover a style that suits you. You will find ready-made “mix and match” dresses that complement Indian tradition but with a touch of modern style. For instance, the " Pink Tier Dress with Jacket" is an excellent choice for Indian women who love fusion wear as it is a mix match look in which jacket is paired with pink maxi dress.
Get Creative with clothes
- To style a traditional jumpsuit for ladies, add statement jewellery and heels for a dressy look, or dress it down with sneakers adorning a casual look.
- Mixing and matching fabrics brings creativity to your clothing. Select materials with similar weight and drape, such as cotton tops and chiffon skirts, for a breezy look.
- Consider pairing a patterned fabric with a solid or textured fabric for contrast, such as a striped blouse with a denim skirt.
- Mixing fabrics of different textures and finishes, such as pairing a shiny satin top with matte linen pants, can add depth to your outfit.
Say yes to anklets occasionally
Anklets are elegant and feminine accessories that draw attention to the feet, particularly with ethnic wear. For intricate details, embroidery or embellishments, delicate silver or gold anklets complete the saree look. For salwar dresses, choose anklets according to pant length - small bells or beads for ankle-length pants and larger beads or charms for mid-calf-length pants. Ambraee's "Purple Tissue Suit Set" showcases ankle-length pants that pair well with tinkling anklets.
Comfortable, stylish, and right footwear
The proper footwear completes a traditional Indian outfit. Jutti, Kolhapuri, and Mojari complement attire.
- Jutti is a versatile shoe that complements ethnic wear like salwar kameez, sarees, lehengas, and even Indo-western outfits. It matches well with intricate embroidery work and is often adorned with similar designs.
- Kolhapuri sandals are made of leather and embellished with traditional designs, usually worn with ethnic wear from Maharashtra, like sarees, churidars, and kurtas. Pair them with a traditional kurta set in white, off-white, yellow, or pastel shades like the “White & Blue Muslin Buti Kurta Set".
- Mojari shoes go well with traditional Indian outfits like sarees, suits, lehengas like Yukti Floral Lehengha Set from Ambraee.
Hair & Make Up
- Sarees/Lehengas: bold eye makeup with defined crease and pop of colour, paired with a sleek bun/side braid
- Salwar suits: softer, natural-looking makeup with a nude lip and a hint of blush, hair loose with soft curls/waves
- Kurtis/Tunics: minimal makeup with a dewy finish, slicked-back ponytail/messy bun
- Balance the outfit and makeup for a cohesive, elegant look.
Looking stylish in Indian traditional clothes for women is all about finding the right balance between culture and modernity. Every aspect is crucial in defining your overall look, from choosing the right outfit to accessorising it. With the right styling tips and a little creativity, you can create a unique and stylish look that reflects your personality while embracing the rich cultural heritage of India. But what matters most is your confidence. Wear your outfit with pride and confidence; you can turn heads wherever you go.