By Ariba Dangra
Fishing out the blingiest jora in your closet for the next wedding? Think again. 2017’s style mantra “less is more,” is perfect for us working girls, busy moms and just generally lazy ladies who would rather not spend days deciding what to wear to the next shin dig. According to our go-to fashion expert (Instagram) our favourite style stars feel the exact same way.
You essentially need just ONE embellished clothing item this shaadi season: your dupatta!
Remember when we erased the word dupatta from our fashion memory? Time to bring it back . A heavily embellished dupatta paired with a solid coloured shalwar kameez in raw silk or velvet will save you from the hassle of selecting embroidery, fabric, colours, and cuts for your shirt or lowers.
Get some inspiration directly from these celebs:
Do you have a white outfit sitting idly in your closet? It’s time to utilize it. You can rock this classic look like Syra Shehroz, who paired her white outfit with a detailed zardozi and thread work dupatta by Yasmeen Jiwa.
Pro Tip: You can also pair it with a colorful chunri dupatta and head to a mehndi.
Instead of playing it safe with light-colored shades, you can go all out with burgundy. Sana Ansari looks elegant in a crimson and burgundy dabka laden dupatta by Ansab Jahangir.
If you want to be the star at your best friend’s wedding? Take style tips from our favorite celebrity, Maya Ali, who gracefully carries a gold detailed statement dupatta by Mohsin Naveed Ranjha with an all-black attire. Statement dupattas don’t always need to contrast your outfit, you can ace the trend in monochrome too.
Black is always on trend, but how do you wear the colour during the day? Easy – in the form of a statement dupatta. Take cues from Natasha Khalid, spotted in a statement shawl by Misha Lakhani. Everything about her look is understated yet perfect.
Pro tip: Raiding your grandmothers or mothers wardrobe will do the trick.
If shawls aren’t your thing then shift to Banarsi and Bollywood diva, Sonam Kapoor tells us how. Marry elegance and comfort with a Banarsi statement dupatta and head for the wedding.
Pro tip: Keep the outfit print-less.