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06 Oct

Dressing up for Navratri Festival – A Quick Guide

Shingora navratri guide 2015

Festivals are a time to bring out the best in your wardrobe and dress up. It is that time of the year when you don’t have to worry about dressing up over the top. Pair bright colours with your most stunning pieces of accessories and be a demigoddess. It is a wonderful way of wearing your most prized pieces which are otherwise relegated to the back of the cupboards for lack of appropriate occasions to wear them to. There are many ways in which you can ace your festive look without worrying about loosing touch with style.

The quickest way to dress up for any occasion is to don a fool-proof dress in a rich colour. A deep red, a stunning pattern, a desirable multicolor, make for a great start to a stylish look. A stylish cut of a salwar suit or a lehenga choli or the blouse of a sari in one of these  colours is enough to make a big difference. Without even requiring embellishments, colours make quite a statement.

Another way to look amazing is to pick an outfit in muted tones and pair it with a stunning shawl or stole from Shingora. Don’t worry if your collection is restricted to only western style stoles as you can easily order any of the traditional look pieces from shop.shingora.net. From jacquards to kani to embroidered pieces you will find everything just a click away. Simply wrap around your neck and turn around any dress and make it look dressier.

While it is easy to overlook, footwear is more important than most of us believe. A vibrant mojri will be the perfect foil to your formal attire. Whether you choose to wear a suit, a sari or a lehenga, you just can’t go wrong with a mojri. Another traditional option to try is the kohlapuri chappal. While the humbal original avtaar is a great everyday option, embellished ones can be a style statement in their own right.

Keep the look together with your make-up. For an evening out with family and friends, you could opt for more dramatic eyes and deeper tones for lips, while during the day it is best to keep it subtle. Another interesting way of incorporating style is to go in for gel nails or for nail art. From diamanté  to bright colours, you have a host of options to complement your look.

If you are not headed for a party, it is best to keep jewellery to a bare minimum. Even when you do wear jewellery, try to stick to one statement piece, such as a pair of big jhumkis or a long neckpiece. Keep the focus on one thing and don’t try to fit in all your best pieces together. Go by these guidelines and you will be truly resplendent this Navratri.

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