Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival in many parts of India and the celebrations call for dressing in one’s finest attire to look one’s best on the first day. Most people buy new clothes for this occasion and if you are wondering how to look your stylish best for the occasion, we have some tips for you from Tina Narang, Design Director at Intrika, a premium lace apparel brand.

What kind of clothes should you choose for Ganpati festival that are in trend right now?

The auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi brings with it yummy delicacies, traditional music and colourful Indian outfits. Opting for a traditional attire for this occasion will elevate your look this festive season. Women can experiment with new styles and designs, be it sarees with an embroidered border or those simply with an embroidered pallu. If you’re looking for a Bollywood feel, opt for lehenga cholis ranging from highly embellished to simple delicate work. You can also enhance a simple lehenga with an elegant or contrasting choli to create the perfect look.

Floor length dresses and flared anarkalis are also in vogue, along with side-cut kurtis and churidars. Patialas or shararas are a comfortable choice and a lace dhoti paired with a crop top can be taken into consideration if you’re looking to mix and match traditional with contemporary.

For men, vibrant coloured kurtas, embroidered collared sherwanis, smart blazers and well-fitted trousers or jeans, are smart options for this occasion.

Which fabric is best-suited for this occasion keeping the weather and trends in mind?

Keeping the weather and trend in mind, georgette, silk, crepe, cotton and lace fabrics are in high demand. Opting for light fabrics with exquisite patterns or floral designs will elevate your look while remaining comfortable. (ALSO SEE Top 5 accessories to sport this Ganesh Chaturthi)

What kind of traditional wear suits different body types varying from slim and healthy, to short and tall?

It is necessary to pick the right traditional wear that will help accentuate your look by adding volume or lending a svelte feel. While everybody can opt for Indian wear, it is important to keep in mind different body types. A saree, anarkali, skirt or lehenga-choli is suitable for any tall or short slim person in bright and vibrant colours.

However, for an individual who is not extremely svelte, it is advisable to avoid wearing white. Flared anarkalis or lehengas may not be as flattering; but healthier women can instead opt for a V-necked anarkali or stylish kurta with churidar to complement their look.

How can one style a duppatta in different ways?

Gather the dupatta in pleats or roughly across and allow it to hang from one shoulder, from the front to the back. Hang from one shoulder and wrap around the waist. Pair the dupatta with a waist belt. Drape the dupatta like saree pallu or wrap the dupatta around the upper body part with either a kurti-sharara or a lehenga outfit.

What colours are in this festive season?

Reddish orange, maroon, pink, neutral grey, aqua green, navy blue, golden lime and marine blue are in vogue this festive season so choose outfits in these colors to look like a glam diva this Ganesh Chaturthi.

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