Introduction to ethnic fashion
Indian fashion, renowned for its rich heritage and stunning ethnic wear, has made a significant impact worldwide. Designers from India are now celebrated on the global stage, showcasing the country's regal traditions and exquisite attire that have captivated audiences far beyond Indian borders.
This season's collection highlights a beautiful blend of designer lehengas and sarees, maintaining the classic charm of Indian outfits while incorporating Indo-Western elements. These pieces are perfect for various global events, not just those in India.
Featuring our top 10 Must Have Ethnic Pieces from this season
1.Versatility of kurta sets
Kurta sets are the epitome of easy sophistication, ideal for festive occasions from Ganesh Puja to Diwali and intimate gatherings. Our top pick is the Ivory Kurta Set by Mulmul. It features delicate, colourful lacework and 3D floral embroidery, paired with off-white pants and a dupatta, enhancing its lively charm.
2.Embracing tradition with kurta dhoti sets
Kurta sets paired with dhotis are a trendy choice, adding a modern flair. The Charcoal Grey Kurta Dhoti Set by Vani Vats is our favourite, featuring a colourful asymmetrical kurta with a silk blend dhoti and a red net dupatta – perfect for Indian wedding events like Mehendi or Sangeet.
3.Elegance of Anarkali
A simple Anarkali adorned with gota is perfect to make graceful entrance, The baby pink georgette Anarkali by Esha Koul, adorned with gota, is a masterpiece of simplicity and elegance, ideal for adding sophistication to your wedding guest attire.
Bandhani Lehengas are known for their bright and vivid colors. The use of contrasting hues, often in bold and striking combinations, adds to their visual appeal. Our top pick is the Pink Bandhani Lehenga with Lilac Floral Blouse by The Little Black Bow. It perfectly balances traditional Indian charm with a contemporary edge.
The Corset Lehenga represents a fascinating blend of traditional Indian fashion with a western touch, emerging as a notable style trend in contemporary fashion. This fusion garment combines the classic lehenga with an embroidered corset making it a popular choice among fashion-forward individuals. The blush pink corset lehenga by Mahima Mahajan is a striking blend of traditional and Western styles, making it a hit for wedding events.
The saree silhouette remains an evergreen favourite for ethnic wear for wedding guests, transcending time and fashion trends due to its inherent elegance, versatility, and cultural significance. One of our favourites is the midnight blue georgette sequinned saree by Angad Singh, adorned with sequins and crystals, exemplifies timeless grace, ideal for any wedding guest.
7.Ready to wear Saree
Ready to wear sarees also known as prestitched sarees are designed to be comfortable, allowing ease of movement and a graceful presence, essential for long wedding events. These sarees, especially popular among Indian millennials, are designed for comfort and elegance. The Mint Blue Pre Drape Saree by Nidhika Shekhar, featuring embroidered borders and a sequinned silk blouse, is our top choice.
The sea green Banarasi Lehenga, paired with a matching blouse and dupatta, reflects the rich textile legacy of India, suitable for weddings in the USA and elsewhere.
9.Dhoti Cape Set
The printed dhoti cape set has emerged as a notable fashion trend, combining contemporary style with a touch of whimsy and elegance. The Moroccan cape set by Juhi Bengani, combining a printed cape with a dhoti, is a favourite for its modern, elegant style.
10.Co Ord Sets or Pant Sets
Co-Ord sets are modern, easy-to-wear silhouettes in ethnic wear. This indo fusion style appeals to those who appreciate both modern and traditional fashion. Co-Ord sets are also designed to flatter a variety of body shapes, enhancing their appeal to a broader audience. The silver and green gharchola set by Pink City by Sarika, with its silver silk tissue crop top and pants, beautifully combines modern and traditional elements.
Incorporating ethnic wear like ready-to-wear sarees and innovative styles, Indian fashion continues to charm not only Indians in the USA but fashion enthusiasts around the world.