Move Over Laal Jodas, These Are The 7 Colours We Will Be Wearing For Karwa Chauth Instead
No Hindu festival has divided people more than Karwa Chauth. The auspicious day calls for married women to fast for a whole day, in addition to other restrictions, to ensure longevity of the husbands’ life. The rituals have incited some criticism from modern women, for being outdated, since the action is not reciprocated by the men. Fortunately though, the younger lot too has managed to meet on a middle ground, with some men partaking in the fasting as well. BRB, putting feels out for a future husband who will starve with me on Karwa Chauth, and later hog on delicious food!
The festival has become about loosening the reigns a bit and a day to celebrate marital love and respect instead. Which means, some dry fruits here and there and an evening where we deck out in beautiful ethnic wear and have a good time with all the festivities.
One aspect of Karwa Chauth that we personally love to indulge in is the shringar. The clothes, makeup and bling are sort of the main attraction of the evening, this year being no different. Whether we are partaking in the fast or just providing emotional support to our foodie BFFs, Karwa Chauth fashion is a big deal. This year though, we are hoping to change things up a bit, and picking some unconventional colours to wear, instead of the traditional red. Solid monotone lehengas and sarees are so in this season, and we picked some festive faves!
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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja might be on to an early bridal trend when she walked down the ramp of an Abhinav Mishra show in gulabi! She mentioned in an interview, how the pink lehenga made her feel like a new bride all over again and we agree.
Bhumi Pednekar does ethnic in a cool and effortless way. Her sapphire blue lehenga from Raw Mango is just the outfit to charm the lazy girls, comfort being their first priority.
Yellow is having such a viral moment right now. From all over yellow lehengas to thick bordered sarees, it is a constant this festive season. Kajol knows!
A tricky yet gorgeous shade of green, Malvika Mohanan’s Ritu Kumar saree comes in a colour that women who love to experiment, will appreciate. We love the simple golden embroidery on this one!
If your saas is hell bent on seeing you in red, this shade can strike a bargain! Mouni Roy’s ruby pink lehenga from Ridhima Bhasin is the closest to an actual shaadi ka joda, yet allows you to keep it casual and sexy.
Full disclosure, we want green to be a thing this festive season because it’s such an underrated shade. Bollywood’s fashion girls are grabbing on to this concept as well, Tamannaah Bhatia’s Sue Mue angarakha being proof of that.
Raveena Tandon’s Insta handle is like a crash course in wearing unconventional colours! The woman does such vibrant shades of ethnic wear and this eggplant-hued lehenga is just the thing we are looking for!