This year, the festive season looks lightly more cheerful than the last. Of course, the celebrations must take place within reasoning but the joy can be spread endlessly. Festivals come with the task of dressing for the part and over the last two years, the memo for traditional clothing has moved from OTT to comfort-chic. As people prepare to welcome Lord Ganesh in their homes, they are also gearing up their wardrobes for the same. To take something off your checklist, we’ve devised a shopping guide on a budget, inspired by the most recent Indian wear looks from your favourite celebrities. Scroll down for ELLE’S top picks.
1. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone’s pastel colour-blocked sari by Payal Khandwala is an easy-breezy, festive friendly option for the season. But if you’re looking for an alternate in a similar colour palette on a budget, Swtantra’s multi-hued six-yards is a good fix.
2. Aditi Rao Hydaryi
Floral Gharara in a muted neutral palette? Yes, please. Aditi Rao Hydari’s form-flattering ensemble by Astha Narang will perfectly fit your sombre celebration. In case you’re on the hunt for a pocket-friendly version, you can also pick the Kalki set, designed in a similar style.
3. Sonam Kapoor
Recently, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wore an elegant mint green and blush pink anarkali by Anamika Khanna for her sister Rhea Kapoor’s wedding – an attire suitable enough even for the upcoming festive shenanigans. For a toned-down option, you can select an anarkali with a similar colour story from the e-commerce store Fabilicious.
4. Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani stepped out in a yellow-white sharara set by Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor for her recent movie promotions. Her delicately embroidered silhouette can be your chosen glamorous look for this year’s Ganesh utsav. if you prefer mellowing down on the glam and the budget, you can shop for a similar clothing set sans the embroidery from Misri.
5. Khushi Kapoor
The Gen-Z style icon from the Kapoor clan wore a pocketed printed lehenga by Anita Dongre, if you like her style and want to incorporate it in your own wardrobe, cop her sartorial sense through this indigo embroidered lehenga by Kalki.
6. Sonakshi Sinha
Love Sonakshi Sinha’s concept sari from Anamika Khanna? Source a similar blush-toned attire from Kalki for the modern sari look and give your regular kurta sets some rest.
7. Taapsee Pannu
Floral saris in bright colours definitely add to the festive cheer. Take a cue from Taapsee Pannu’s Picchika hand-painted scarlet sari and give it your own spin. You can select a digitally printed number from the label Panash in an identical hue or a handwoven floral sari in a different shade from the same brand.
8. Karisma Kapoor
Nothing says Indian traditional wear like a good old Banarasi sari, especially if it’s from Rawa Mango. Planning to crunch your shopping allowance this time around? find a similar baby pink sari on Karagiri’s website.