Four days in a year, saptami, shatami, navam and dashami – the four main days of the famous festival Durgotshav, Dussehra or Durga Puja, celebrated with pomp and joy, glee and utmost chic fashion, do you think we wouldn’t want to dress up like Paro or Phultushi while the shenanigans and the maddening crowds sweep every nook and corner of the city? Durga Puja apart from its rituals and traditions showcases traditional touches of fashion galore, and the cotton sarees especially are a visual treat for fashionistas across the city and the nation to indulge in. Bengali cotton sarees don’t have to be shimmery and shiny, but yet they make an elegant statement.
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Let us show you ten cool saree designs and styles to seek inspiration from this festive season!
Bong Diva Shraddha Das Shows Us How To Dress Up For The Parties
There would be plenty of parties galore, and should you be invited to one or more, dressing up this time in a chic Bengali saree is a must. Shraddha Das here wears a black and gold bordered saree.
Georgette at the Bhashan
While biding adieu to the Goddess and asking her to bless the city and its inhabitants, the waters of the Ganga welcomes the daughter of the mountains in its ebbs and waves. Style your saree for Durga puja in dark blues or royal purples, with georgette touches while the Bhashan (immersion) is on!
Printed Sarees For The Day
Parties and gatherings, the community lunch and more, Durga Puja brings us all together for a meal and a little fun time under the shamiana’s so colourfully spread. Floral patterns and chic designs on cotton Bangladeshi inspired sarees are thus haute to wear!
Continue reading for more saree styles for Durga Puja.
Dhanekali Weave For Daytime Rituals
Bling for the day is so passé but the Dhanekali weave on cotton Bengali sarees are timeless creations to adore and admire. The byloom creation with light weaves, quite a far cry from the conventional weighty versions as seen around, makes cotton a fabric so pleasing to doll up in!
Quintessentially Haute For The Mid-Morning Aartis
Announcements for the aartis and anjalis have been made, and its time for the ladies to flock and pray. While the Goddess is being revered and invoked, bring out the diva Goddess with style and utmost minimal grace in a Cotton Bengal Tangail – nothing speaks more of the Bengali touch here!
Lemon Touches At The Saptami Anjali
While gathering around for cultural activities, and fun be the norm every Durga Puja, dressing up in heavy embellishments and sarees that shine is best kept for the night. For the day, may we suggest dolling up in the famous Dhakai Bangal cotton saree for the quintessential Bong touch!
Bengal Taant For Saptami Nights
Break away from the stereotyped colours of the season, and bring on the dark black with silver mystical touches. The Bengal taant black and silver cotton saree for the first night out with family, makes pandal hopping your ramp walk saga!
You Could Go Chic And Traditional For The Ashtami Anjali Night
Dressing up chic and traditional for the anjali on the second night, shouldn’t be a toughie. Take inspiration from Bengali actress Konkona Sen who sports a white Bengali cotton silk saree with yellow borders – so very bong we say!
Dhakkai Jamdani Cottons For Navami Anjali
While revering the goddess on day two, dressing in all red seems to be the norm for women and PYTs around Bengal. Call it a traditional way to celebrate the vibrancy of the festival; an all red dhakkai jamdani sure would steal more than just looks, while rituals are performed!
Bengal Handloom Hazarbuti
Another evening out with friends and the pandal visitations and hopping sprees don’t cease. Dress up like a Goddess on a walk, with the chic yet simple and very elegantly draped Bengal Handloom Hazarbuti saree on dashami!
Have fun ladies gorging on street food, the kati rolls and rosogullas, and wearing the best cotton sarees with utmost style and grace too! Bring out the Goddess of fashion in you, while the Mother Goddess comes visiting this 2015!!