Bring Out The Bride in You This Karva Chauth


Karva Chauth

With karva chauth round the corner, there is plenty of excitement among married and especially the newly married women to fast on this auspicious day to pray for their husband’s long life.

When is Karva Chauth 2017?

Even though the date varies from one state to another, this year most of the states including Delhi, UP, Bihar, Maharashtra and Haryana will be celebrating this festival on 8th October, 2017.

The Ritual

The ceremony begins with fast. Before dawn, the married women eat sargi (food given by their mothers-in law). They do not eat during the day, and some do not consume even water. Later in the evening, a women-only ceremony is held.

The participants flaunt their fine clothing, jewellery and henna. In states like Uttar Pradesh, women sit in a circle with their puja thalis and then a version of the story of Karwa Chauth is narrated, with regular pauses.


What to Wear on Karva Chauth?

From the popular bahus from our daily soaps to the glamorous Bollywood daughters-in law, Karva Chauth is the most felicitous affair among the married oodles, who have now transformed into a glitz affair apart from the rituals and puja. The celebration begins with mehendi night a day before. After having a peek at the moon, the married ladies have a grand feast with family and friends.

Apart from observing this day with enormous enthusiasm, it is also a great occasion for women to flaunt their best traditional outfits with shimmering gold and diamond karva chauth jewelries.

The Ethnic Connection

Not only the newlyweds, there are several other women who are married for 18-20 years now, and are still celebrating this auspicious occasion with great fervor. There are some enthusiastic women, who start their Karva Chauth preparations a week before, so as to avoid any last minute hassles.

The enthusiastic wives always prefer to celebrate this auspicious event much like their first ever Karva Chauth.

Karva Chauth Celebrations

Smriti Kumar, director of Mango, had this to say,

“From getting my mehendi done to picking up a bindi, I love everything about this festival. Since I am a working woman, most days I am dressed in semi casual western wear. On this day, I love getting all decked up in sarees or heavy anarkalis teamed with dazzling jewellery.”

what to wear on karva chauth

The pious shades of Suhaagan

Red and maroon are the classic colors for this day, accentuated with gold and bling. While some women are completely brand fanatics, other simply enjoy their shopping experience. Apart from designer wears like JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani, you’ll get an array of splendid collections at all online retail stores.

This is a great occasion to rewind the wedding vows and bring out the bride in you, whilst cherishing the special bond. A vibrant red saree with a red dupatta is the traditional staple for this day. Let your sari/anarkali do the color talking, leaving you to look graceful with minimal make-up.

graceful with minimal make up

Apart from the traditional red, you can also go for lighter shades. Apart from the traditional shringaar and make-up, you can also try out for different chignons, if you’ve long hair.

Apart from the rituals and getting the look right, the women then have a bash during the evening. Either they host or are invited to such parties, where they either play cards or indulge in some fun karaoke.

Take Advantage of the Festive Sale

Karva Chauth Mehndi

Following the festive season, there is an on-going sale in almost every web store. Even kundan jewelries and bangles are sold in abundance. So, you can simply avail all of your desired items online, saving both time and money.


Let’s look at what you can wear this Karva Chauth.

Lehengas and Lehengas for Karva Chauth 2017

Salmon Orange Red Lehenga Saree

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PartyWear Embroidered Net Velvet Lehenga Style Saree

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PartyWear Embroidered Net Velvet Lehenga

Anarkali Designs for Karva Chauth 2014

Maroon color Net and Georgette Anarkali Suit

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Maroon color Net and Georgette Anarkali Suit

Straight Cut Salwar Suit

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Esha Gupta Straight Cut Salwar Suit

Red Color Anarkali Salwar Suit

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Red Color Anarkali Salwar Suit

Red Net Long Anarkali Suit

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Rakul Preet Singh in Red Net Long Anarkali Suit

Red Color Embroidered Designer Suit

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Red Color Embroidered Semi Stitched Designer Suit

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