Lal paar saree has been always the most favorite traditional attire for Bengali women.

What Outfit You Should Wear This Durga Puja

So how are you all doing? I hope everything is fine as the festive season is on its way. The most confusing choice more than choosing food from menu card is that “what traditional outfit you should wear this Durga Puja?” In India, every festival is celebrated maintaining the rich culture and tradition of the Indian Culture. This time all western jeans and tops or shirts don’t go with the mood of the traditional festivals. This is the only time of the year when there is huge confusion on which traditional outfit will suit you the best. Indians are believed to look best in their own traditional attire. There is huge excitement on wearing Sarees, Kurtas, Kurtis and many other traditional dresses. Durga Puja is knocking at the door and not even 1 Month lest for Durga puja. Let us find some mind-blowing Traditional attire for both men and women:

Women’s Attire

Laal Paar Saree:

How can someone forget about Laal Paar Saree? This saree has been always the most favourite traditional attire for Bengali women. This is a traditional white saree with a red border. You can pair it up with traditional ethnic golden jewellery or with a designer blouse, you can keep a little longer sleeves it will look good on you.  This is one the most preferred outfit mainly worn by the women during “Sindur Khela” during Dashami. Wearing few traditional accessories with a big bindi with gold jhumkas, and a light cosmetics necklace paired “Shanka” for married women or Simple Red bangles will make you look gorgeous and will also match the mood of the festival. Now little makeup with black Kajal. If you have not tried this combination don’t wait for another year gear up an add these to your bucket list of Puja shopping.

Anarkali Suits:

Wearing saree is a great fascination but it can be a nightmare to some when it comes to managing the whole attire during the rush in Puja Pandals. Pandal hopping can be very uncomfortable sometimes and it can spoil the charm of pandal hopping. Anarkali suits are the second-best choice as it is very comfortable in carrying and maintaining the attire. To complete your look have a medium size traditional earrings with a sleek bracelet and light makeup will make you ready to stand out from the crowd. You can wear high heels which will give a complete look to you.

Men’s Attire

Tussar silk Kurta and Dhoti:

It's very sad for boys and one needs to really feel sorry as men’s have very few options in the traditional section. Bengali men are best suited when during puja time they wear white dhoti and white Punjabi. In this generation very few actually know how to wear and carry traditional Dhoti. Nowadays there are many designer readymade Pant style dhotis are available and easy to carry. A traditional shoe will just make you ready for a complete traditional look.

Khadi Kurta:

Khadi Kurta is one of the most popular choices among many young men’s. These kurtas are made from the traditional handlooms and without any doubt it contains the rich culture in its print as well. Previously it was not that popular among young men’s as they were pale in color but nowadays bring color khadi kurtas are very popular in the market. You can pair it up with simple white Pyjama. A simple traditional shoe will make you stand out of the crowd in pandals.

Embroidered Kurta:

This type of kurta will make sure that it will be the most liked picture among all your profile pictures in social media platforms. Previously this design was done in the round collar of the kurta. But as the time passes designer brings that design from collar to the whole kurta. Simple handloom Pyjama with the traditional shoe will make you complete this trendy new traditional attire.

These are the best few options one can easily choose between which you think suits you the best. Add all the requirements now and add them in the bucket list of your shopping. Hope you all will spend an amazing Durga Puja!

Author: Surbhi Daga