Ethnic Outfits Desi Girl Should Have In Her Closet

Ethnic Outfits Desi Girl Should Have In Her Closet

Great confidence begins with a great foundation and fashion is the ultimate foundation of confidence. When you are gearing up for a festive occasion or a wedding then you need some good ethnic wear from your closet and for which you should follow the latest trend going on.

Indian ethnic wear has some undeniable charm associated with it they are not only inspired by ancient clothing tradition but also by international style trends. Talking about the latest trends in ethnic dresses for girls we have collected 10 mostly worn dresses.

1. Ethnic Gowns


Wearing Indian gowns for the party is the latest top trending style for girls lately. It gives women an attractive look and is the most comfortable dress to wear.

The gown is now a perfect blend of Indian and western styles, whether you are planning for a wedding or a date this is the best Indowestern dress to impress. You can choose your gown in many fabrics such as Georgette, silk, chiffon, or even velvet.

Recently you can see many famous Bollywood divas wearing these Indowestern gowns. Now Indian designers are experimenting a lot with these gowns giving you a charming and ethnic look. These gowns can be designed using embroidery works such as zari, sequins, and beads work. It’s a must-have dress in your wardrobe and you can find a plethora of creative outfits in the market.


2. Sarees


Saree is India’s favorite 6-yard clothing which every woman in India owns, it’s high on tradition and also high-glamour for parties. Its have been worn since immemorial time and despite changing trends and western influences, the saree remains one of the most popular dresses in India and among Indians abroad.

Sarees have ornate and embellished Pallus in weaves like Ikat, Patola, Banarasi, Brocade, Kanjivaram, etc. The pallus and borders of the saree are the main focal point and they usually are embroidered or heavily embellished. Indian saris are available in an unbelievably expansive and wide range of fabrics, weaves, colors, styles, and more. From cotton to crepes, silks, nets, linens, cotton-silk blends, Georgette, chiffon and many more, the fabric base of sari can be played with vastly.

When a woman wants to go for a saree, there are no age bars as it is perfect for everyone, it flatters every body shape and fits everywhere perfectly. You can make a traditional saree to take a fusion look with different draping styles and various designer blouses to try with. There are many styles of blouse neck, back, and sleeves you can try with.


3. Lehenga Choli

Lehenga Choli
Lehenga Choli

Lehenga Choli is the most worn wedding outfit in India and is the most loved and appreciated piece of traditional Indian clothing because of the comfort, grace, and versatility it offers. Women of all body shape and age are seen flaunting designer lehenga choli and nothing can replace the grace and charm of the Indian Lehenga. An Indian Lehenga Choli is a three-piece ensemble that includes a long skirt, a matching blouse called a choli, and a dupatta.

Not only the bride, but even the wedding guest also try a wide range of stunning Lehengas. A-Line Lehenga, Umbrella Lehenga, Fish Cut Lehenga, and Chaniya Choli are a fashion rage these days so grab on to your pair, of the most stylish and trendy outfits for the Sangeet, Engagement, Party, Mehendi, Diwali, and many more events you plan to attend.


4. Anarkali suits

Anarkali suit

Although Anarkali suits have been a staple of Northern India, Pakistan, and parts of the Middle East, they have made a strong comeback in the Indian ethnic fashion trends, you can find a variety of Anarkali suit styles available with different fabrics, cuts, and designing, etc.

It is a trend from the Mughal era, and today most of the leading designers of India are experimenting with this royal and ethnic Indian outfit. They look tremendously graceful and elegant.

This has made the outfit purposeful for all casual, formal, and semi-formal occasions. The top is really a”kurta” that will be body-fitted above by the waist & below the waist, it’s similar to a dress having large pleats flowing around the thighs including an umbrella.

5. Salwar Kameez

Salwar Kameez
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Salwar Kameez is the most worn dress among Indian women regardless of women’s age, shape, occasion, color, religion. Also called Punjabi suits because it is believed that these clothes came into existence from Punjab and since then these trendsetting outfits have spread like wildfire to all parts of the country.

Salwar Kameez has evolved with time and there are churidar suits, straight pantsuits, straight suits, Patiala suits, salwar suits, and sharara suits, and various other styles. High on comfort and quality, these are just as perfect for a regular housewife as for a frantically busy professional woman.

You can choose Salwar Kameez with intricate embroidery and stunning stonework is a favorite of Punjabi Brides or a simple yet stylish Salwar Kameez for daily wear.


6. Palazzo Suit


Palazzo suits were quite popular in the 60s and 70s and now they are back in fashion. The trend is mostly set by Bollywood celebrities and nowadays you can see top celebrities wearing Kurta Palazzo Sets.

Palazzo pants are very comforting and can be worn to regular day work, you can pair them with short or long Kurtis and make their various looks. So don’t just wait and include this comfortable and elegant clothing in your wardrobe soon.

7. Crop Top with Ghagara or Skirt

Crop top

Crop Tops have made a grand comeback in the fashion circuit, and this trendy apparel is visible in day-to-day lives. The traditional choli got replaced with the crop top and had become a massive hit among young girls as well as ladies.

Crop top lehengas are in great demand among the younger generation, Crop tops and lehenga are clothes that are most ideal for a celebration. You always have the opportunity to customize crop top lehengas and choose according to your body shape and size.

For instance, if you have a short height, you can buy the straight crop top lehenga with a nice fall. If you have fat around the belly and you want to hide it, you need not worry as you can still wear the crop top and need a little lengthy crop top fitting over the bust area, this type will help you cover your flab at the waist area.

8. Kurti and Churidar Set

Kurti and churidar set

The grace of Kurti and the churidar set is unmatched and your wardrobe is literally incomplete without it. Initially, there were unstitched suit pieces available in the market but with the increase in demand ready-made suits have crowded the market.

These ready-to-wear suits are set to minimize the time and efforts women take to customize their dresses. The straight suit set consists of a simple straight kurta with a churidar. The churidar designs also come in various bold cuts and stitches or fabrics and are a must to be in your wardrobe.

9. Kurta and Cigarette Pant Suit

Cigratte pant

There is a new style doing rounds among girls Pant styled suits, these are sexy attire which is often termed as the modern variation of Salwar. The cool-looking pant-style suits are a fusion of Indian and western wear and give a very modern look. These pants look really cool with long Kameez or Kurtis.

10. Fusion Wear

Fusion Wear

Fusion wear is an ethnic dress that is like the following tradition with a twist, here you blend Indian ethnic dresses with western wear. Create your own style by clubbing your traditional wear with your casual wear like jeans, shorts, or palazzo with a halter neck short shirt.

Blending two or more styles together will give you a completely new look and people will be stunned by the simplicity, exclusivity, and beauty of your dress. You can dazzle at parties with this new out-of-the-world look.

Suggested Read: Best Brands For Women Ethnic Wear In India

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.