Ethnic fashion has truly come into its own in the last two decades. Indian textiles, garments and embroidery styles have been coveted around the world for many centuries, much valued for unique beauty and versatility. With the advent of the industrial revolution and mechanized production, many of these rural, artisanal products fell out of the public’s eye and were relegated to the limited category of ‘Indian fashion’. Today, this category of fashion is no longer limited in any way and has expanded to include all kinds of different outfits. Here are some of diverse Indian party wear looks for women who want to combine tradition with trends:

Colorful Lehenga Choli

Nothing expresses the vibrancy and beauty of ethnic fashion better than a bold choice of color; with a traditional garment like the lehenga choli, a bright, eye-popping color is a given. Dark skinned women can opt for a trendy royal blue lehenga embellished with crystal and beads work, cut in the modern mermaid cut style, with a corset like choli. A sparkling crystal studded necklace or a pair of beautiful chandelier earrings will really offset the richness of the royal blue lehenga; the look can be finished with a pair of silver high heel sandals and a small, sequins embellished clutch. Those with lighter skin can go for a peach, pink or light yellow hue as the royal blue lehenga only suits darker toned skin.

Plain Saree

Ethnic fashion is often equated with loud colors, dazzling work and over the top designs and while these things are certainly appealing in their own way, there are more subtle Indian garments as well. A plain garment in a bold color such as a red sari combines ethnic beauty with western simplicity to create a truly flattering and sophisticated look. The best part about a plain red sari made of a sensuous material like chiffon is that it drapes the figure beautifully and is very attractive even without adding any heavy borders and pallu. Different shades of the red sari can be worn depending on the skin tone of the wearer; jewelry will be determined on the basis of the blouse being worn. A gold blouse will match with gold necklaces while a silver or sequins blouse will match with crystal or silver jewelry.

Anarkali Salwar Kameez

Anarkali suits are the latest trend in Indian fashion. They have a very unique and graceful silhouette that suits different body types; the only drawback is that readymade salwar kameez with this type of cut often have to be tailored to ensure that the length and fitting is perfect. The best way to go is to browse the teeming online catalog of a well-known ethnic fashion portal, purchase readymade anarkali suits online and then have them tailored according to personal specifications. The look can be completed with some subtle statement jewelry such as a pair of Polki earrings or a Kundan mang tikka.

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