The skies are grey, but not our calendar! August kick-started fun-filled festivities with Ganesh Chaturthi and now we can't wait to ring in Navratri. The 9-day festival which is usually OTT has had a change of vibe this year (thank you, lockdown); we are looking at close-knit friends-and-family-only celebrations instead of going to town with dancing. Our best bet is a private garba nights to a friend's residence, which, we'll take happily, too.
An intimate, fun-filled gathering requires jubilant outfits, especially for those elaborate dance moves. We don't know about your party plans, but at least when it comes to outfits, looks like everything is coming up roses! We've handpicked our favourite garba-worthy outfits from over 16k styles which are on discount as a part of Aza's Celebration Sale. We assure you that choices will not be in short supply!
Take a look and happy shopping!
Exciting dandiya nights call for outfits with ample legroom. What better than this printed blue pant set by Sana Barreja to complement your dance moves? Style the look with a dainty choker necklace and earrings.
Dhoti sets are the real MVP of a fusion wardrobe. Take a look at this printed jacket-dhoti set by Nikasha for a youthful vibe. We suggest you pair contemporary danglers or even a mathapatti to complete the look.
Shereen Sikka in Masaba
When in doubt, resort to playful prints. Shereen Sikka's red lehenga set with a tropical print by Masaba is enough to make a statement at your intimate gatherings. Pair with an oxidized silver necklace for the ultimate boho-inspired look.
Paulmi and Harsh
What good are dandiya celebrations without billowy peplums? This printed set by Paulmi and Harsh is our best pick for the designated 'yellow' day in the Navratri calendar. Pair this equal parts fun and festive outfit with kundan jhumkas to finish the look.
Dance your night away with this peppy pink crop top with a minimal skirt by Suman Nathwani. Since you need to balance the fusion element with this look, pair it with traditional chandbaalis.
Another one of our favourite crop top-skirt sets is this printed number by Label Earthen. It's youthful and extremely jubilant, making it an ideal outfit for a family-and-friends-only garba night. Pair it with rustic jumkas to complete the look.
Nothing says fusion like a trendy pant-saree. We're looking at this chic printed red style from Riraan Couture that perfectly fits the bill for a head-turning look. We suggest you pair this style with an oversized silver necklace and danglers.
Rishi & Vibhuti
You can never go wrong with an understated white lehenga. With just the right amount of contemporary brought in by this bomber jacket-inspired choli, this outfit by Rishi and Vibhuti is a must-have in a modern woman's closet. We suggest stylist tribal-inspired jewellery with this minimal outfit. Think Amrapali.
What makes an ideal at-home dandiya outfit, really? Comfortable, twirl-worthy, and of course, easy on the pocket. That ticks off all the checkpoints for this stunning mustard lehenga set by Samyukta Singhania. It's only for Rs 9,750, which means you can pair your heavy-duty beaded neckpieces for the festive occasion.
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