Sunshine Yellow

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

Fashion is ever changing, ever evolving. Sometimes short, tight kurtis are in vogue and while at other times, it is long, voluminous kurtas. For me thankfully, the change in trends over the years has accompanied the changes in my body – during the time of my engagement, courtship and marriage, when I was very petite with a flat, 24inch waist, the short, fitted kurtis were in trend. Now, nearly 15 years after marriage, after two kids and a mommy-tummy that refuses to go away, I am really glad that the trend leans towards flowy, voluminous kurtas that skim over the curves and bulges and yet look elegant and graceful.

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

There are several occasions where we need festive wear that is kind of semi-formal – not too casual and not too heavily embellished either – something that can be worn for a Diwali dinner or cards party or a business partner’s son’s engagement…you get the picture. I was hunting for such an outfit when I happened to see this little ray of sunshine – an elegant yellow Anarkali in the Angarkha style.

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

I love the fact that the fabric is light-weight georgette bandhani and that it is ankle length so I can get away with not wearing a churidar underneath. There’s nothing worse than dressing up in ethnic wear and then sweating buckets underneath the heavy silks etc.

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

You perhaps know by now that I am quite a minimalist when it comes to accessories. Since this yellow Anarkali is full-sleeved, all I needed was a kundan ring and earrings to accessorise it.

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

Festive fashion - yellow anarkali

And not to forget these gorgeous gold stilettos!

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I have always loved all bright colours – especially for Indian wear because I feel there’s nothing prettier than traditional clothes in rich jewel tones. My wardrobe is filled with saris, lehngas and churidars in oranges, reds, fuchsias (rani pink), peacock blues, emerald greens and, of course, yellows. I am currently in love with this yellow Anarkali because not only does the colour add radiance to my skin but the fluid, flowy style is also super comfortable.

What sort of festive wear do you like? Loose and flowy or structured and fitted?

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