Must-Have Ethnic Wear for Festive Celebrations

The festive season is a time for joy and togetherness. It’s also the perfect excuse to bring out your traditional best! Indian ethnic wear makes a statement whenever you wear it. Whether it’s a small pooja at home or a big fat wedding, getting decked up in ethnic finery connects you to your roots. This festive season, make heads turn with these must-have ethnic essentials in your wardrobe! You can also try lehenga style saree that catches everyone attention.

Traditional Saris

Nothing epitomizes Indian ethnic fashion more than the sari. This unstitched wonder can be draped in different styles to suit your body type. Opt for Banarasi or Kanjivaram silks, or go for lighter Chanderi, Maheshwari, or Chikan saris if you want something easy-breezy. Pair them with sleeveless blouses or short kurtis. Add a contrasting dupatta for a royal touch.
If you love handloom saris, pick some in soft cottons or silks like Ikkat, Patola, Kantha, or Bomkai. They make perfect daywear options. Go for saris with traditional zari borders and pallus for festive and wedding wear. Bandhani and Leheriya saris in bright colors are ideal for festivals like Teej and Navratri. Don’t forget the matching blouse!
For a modern twist, try fusion saris with contemporary prints, asymmetric hemlines, or belt detailing. Draping a sari like a cape or with pants is another stylish option. Accessorize minimally and let the sari be the highlight.

Designer Anarkalis

Anarkalis are the epitome of elegance in ethnic fashion. This flared kurta has come a long way from its traditional avatars. Today, designer anarkalis are ornate works of art!
Opt for regal velvet anarkalis with intricate zardozi, sequin or thread embroidery. Pair them with churidars or dhoti pants. Anarkalis with floral prints, digital prints, or mirror-work are ideal for festivals and weddings.
Prefer something lighter? Chanderi, georgette or chiffon anarkalis with cutwork, lace or pearl detailing are great too. You can even wear them as dresses or gowns. Anarkalis with asymmetric hemlines and trail cut outs add a bold touch.
The key is to pick the right fabric, silhouette, and detailing for your body type. For curvy figures, an A-line anarkali with minimal embellishments works best. Tall women can carry off long, heavily embellished anarkalis easily. Petite women should opt for calf or knee-length anarkalis with minimal flares.
Pair your designer anarkali with embroidered dupattas, juttis, and statement earrings. You’re sure to earn compliments!

Ethnic Kurtis & Tunics

No Indian wardrobe is complete without a collection of chic kurtis and tunics. These short, flowy tops can be worn in endless ways!
Prints rule the roost when it comes to kurtis. Pick vibrant florals, paisleys, and traditional prints like Ikat, Bagh, and Ajrakh prints. Cotton, rayon, and linen kurtis in solid jewel tones also make a statement. Contemporary patterns like digital prints, embroidery, and embellishments add flair.
For festivals, opt for silk kurtis with gotta patti, zari, thread-work, or mirror-work. Layer them with embroidered jackets. Kurtis with gota, pompoms, and tassel trims also say festive.
Prefer something more sophisticated? Go for chanderi or chiffon tunics with lace yokes, cutwork, or applique. They’re perfect for pre-wedding functions. Jacket-style kurtis and long knee-length tunics work well too.
Style your kurti or tunic with palazzos, cigarette pants, dhoti pants or churidars. Throw on an embroidered dupatta for added drama. Finish with jhumkis, chandbalis or statement necklaces.
Kurtis and tunics are super versatile. Dress them up with jewellery or go casual with flats. With some mix-and-match, you can wear them from day to night with ease! Looking for stylish yet comfortable traditional wear, check out our festive kurta sets for women collection.


There’s no dearth of options when it comes to Indian ethnic fashion. This festive season, give your wardrobe a traditional spin with these must-have essentials. Experiment with saris, anarkalis, kurtis, and Indo-Western fusion pieces. Pick colors, fabrics, silhouettes and embellishments that flatter your body type. Accessorize with statement Indian jewellery for maximum impact.
Stay true to your roots while making a fashion statement! Festivals are the best time to break out those heirloom Banarasi silks or traditional weaves passed down generations. If you loved these ethnic wear ideas, explore more and turn heads at every celebration!