Donned by the Maharanis and the stately princesses of the golden times, Gota Patti is a craft that goes way back in time. It is the simple art of sophistication by making use of metallic ribbons which are fashioned into intricate designs such as patti (leaves), paisleys, animal motifs and so on. In the olden days, real gold and silver was used to make these ribbons - talk about royal grandeur.
Over the time, this craft which was once privy only to the royals, has trickled down into the mainstream. Let us find out ways as to how we can sport this trend that is doing the rounds lately.
Now we know that the first image that conjures up when you mention gota patti is anarkalis and lehengas. But this work is so versatile that it can be incorporated into any style whatsoever. Jumpsuits make for an edgy yet elegant choice for the busy dame for a boardroom to puja outfit. Check out styles by Siddartha Tytler and Ridhi Mehra that are sure to add just the right amount of bling to your outfit.
Another way to sport this trend is by means of dainty embroidery on dresses that imparts an indigenous flair to the entire ensemble. Grab the Drishti & Zahabia blue flared maxi dress or the long black dress by Pleats by Kaksha & Dimple and channel your inner diva at any event.
Fusion wear is probably the only trend that has stood the test of time and has boasted the approval stamp from the millennial over any other style. Gota work has found its way onto the bandwagon and how! The Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor embroidered peplum blouse with lehenga is an elegant choice for any event while the Kharakapas short kurta skirt set is sure to grab admiration of the crowd.
Dhoti bottoms are the quickest way to add a touch of frolicsomeness to your outfit. Trade the regular pants or skirt for a quirky dhoti and up your style quotient by many folds. Pick the lime yellow dhoti set by Gopi Vaid or the bright mango yellow set by Nikasha for your next event and watch as you make heads turn.
If classic elegance is your modus operandi then pick a stylish kurta set with gota work to keep up with this trend. An embroidered dupatta or sharara is going to work wonders for your look for the festive season. Check out the periwinkle blue sharara set by Tokree or the white cotton kurta set by Samyukta Singhania.
Yet another classic style is the lehenga. Gota work adds anything but subtle bling to the outfit and you are ready to dance the night away minus the cumbersome and heavy embellishments. We recommend the lilac lehenga by Ohaila Khan or the wine purple set by Veda Raheja. What would you pick?
There is no trend that cannot translate into a beautiful sari and Gota patti is no exception. Check out the embroidered sari blouse set by Devnaagri and the gota embroidered blouse by Siddartha Tytler. Don't they just look uber-festive?
By now we have established that gota work is all inclusive and menswear is no exception. You can choose from an array of options but if you ask us, the gold pinstripe kurta set by Nachiket Barve or the mustard yellow kurta by Poonam Kasera are our favorites.
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