We may have just entered the New Year, but we are already gearing up for the first few festivals on the calendar. Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, and Bihu are harvest festivals celebrated widely throughout the country during the first few days of the year. Makar Sankranti or Pongal will be celebrated on Friday, the 14th of January. This festival marks the change in the season along with the sun’s movement and welcomes warmer days and harvest. And just like other festivals this one involves a few great sweet treats and of course great new clothes. Here are few traditional outfits we recommend this harvest festival season
A Pattu (silk) saree is best suited for any occasion. Uppada silk, karncheevaram, Madurai or any saree is worth the effort and money, try lightweight as they are easy to handle and drape. What’s the perfect way to celebrate makar Sankranthi or pongal than appreciating the local handlooms. To complete the traditional look, I paired the saree with a heavy haram (necklace). It’s one of my favorite styles, it’s traditional yet looks very contemporary.
Anarkali is appropriate for any occasion and when you choose a heavy embellished one its sure to be a festive winner. With one long top that looks more like a dress, Anakarli is easy to style and look elegant. Chose colours like yellow or green because it’s known as an auspicious color. Instead of going with traditional gold jewelry, opt for silver oxidized jhumkas and bangles to complete the look.
Lehenga Style Saree
Instead of wearing the conventional lehenga and saree, there is a one-step-ahead modern solution waiting for you in the form of lehenga style sarees. The best part about wearing these sarees is to give an illusion of saree within a few minutes as dupatta is already draped and attached with it. Women of all the categories love wearing them just because it is hassle-free wearing than the sari.for jewellery you can opt for heavy jumkas or chandbalis.