Winters are synonymous to parties, weddings, picnics, fairs and all sorts of fun activities. We love dressing up and move around without fearing the scorching sun or perspiration. Coats, jackets, sweaters, cardigans, scarves and boots rule our wardrobe with grace during winters. The problem arises when you have to pair Indian traditional wear with warm winter wear. I have seen many of my friends being clueless about what to wear with a saree or salwar suit. Mostly they are afraid of looking outlandish. But this thought is just a myth. If paired properly the winter wear will add to the beauty of your already gorgeous traditional wear.
Let us look at some of the smart ways too bond winter wear with Indian traditional wear.
#1 Dressing in Winter – Short Jacket:
This item looks perfect when worn with saree, lehenga or anarkali suit. You can try experimenting with different styles of jackets. For instance, if you are going out during the day and are planning to wear a soft shaded chiffon or georgette saree, you can bravely pair it with a short denim jacket. For times when you are dressing more glamorously, say for a wedding, go for silk or velvet jackets with fancy detailing. Make sure that the colour of your dress and jacket are going well together. You can pin up glitzy broaches to pull the look together.
#2 Dressing in Winter – Floor length jacket:
Every woman has the right to look like a diva, even in winters. And that is why floor length jackets were invented. They are simply elegant. You wear them over saree or suits. It is better if you have a gorgeous jacket and wear it with a sober dress in complementary colour. Let your jacket be the main attraction. You can get jackets with fleece lining for added warmth.
#3 Dressing in Winter – Sweaters:
Indispensible part of everyday life in winters. This super comfortable item can comfortably replace your blouse, top or kameez. Instead of wearing a sweater over you saree, swap your blouse for it. It will give extra warmth and look stylish. You can pair you lehenga with a snug fitting cardigan and wrap stole in place of dupatta. Long sweaters with Patiala or dhoti pants also make a great combination. You can also get kurtis made of warm materials. They are easy to wear and the woollen kurti designs look brilliant. The colours come to life when the material is wool. These can be worn with warm leggings.
#4 Dressing in Winter – Leggings:
We need to keep both the upper and lower part of our body warm. Leggings do a perfect job in keeping your legs warm without getting noticed from beneath your saree or lehenga. You can also wear them under salwar, Patiala and dhoti pants. If the temperatures are very low, it is a good option to wear your thermal pants underneath.
So this winter come out of your rugged jeans and look traditionally gorgeous with these dressing ideas. As for accessories, you can wear chunky jewellery and carry pretty scarves and stoles to finish the look.