By Chirag Mohanty Samal
Wondering what to wear this festive season? Anju Modi’s latest Bajirao Mastani Collection has enough cues to make your celebrations grand and memorable.
The unveiling of the Bajirao Mastani collection at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour in Gurgaon recently provided a sneak peek into the opulence of the Persian and Maratha era. The grandeur was depicted through elaborate embroideries, regal brocades, traditional anarkalis, angrakhas, shararas, lehengas and archetypal ornaments. What stood out was the seamless use of colour. One tone blended with the other in layers of fabric to create a magnificent effect. The palette ranged from pink, yellow, shades of blue, silver, cream to crimson red and classic maroon. The attention to detail and the intricate woven motifs recreated a vivid visual imagery of the royal past. Though the designs were opulent, the costumes were not over the top and hence utterly wearable. Here’s what you can pick to dress up like a royal princess this festive season. If you want to wear opulent designs without going over the top then try this. Pair a high slit, straight-fit embroidered kurta over a ghagra in a bright colour like yellow. This will perfectly offset the understated white. Team it up with a sheer duppatta and turn heads wherever you go. A pastel pink lehenga with a brocade blouse stands for subtle elegance and can jazz up your navratri celebrations and get-togethers. The sheer dupatta adds the right hint of demureness will make you look like a dainty princess. Short on time? Pull on an angrakha jacket over your regular kurti to create a powerful royal look. Palazzo pants and a statement printed dupatta will add more depth and character to your ensemble.
Flared anarkalis with layers of fabric could be your best option if you have to attend a wedding. Wear them with flowing sharara pants and a dupatta to create a graceful and elegant look. Keep jewellery minimalistic and let the attire speak for you. And if you are the bride to be, take a cue from Deepika and stick to traditional shades of red and gold. Ditch the regular lehenga-choli. Instead pair an anarkali with silk lehenga of a similar darker or lighter shade, a sheer dupatta and statement jewellery to be the most resplendent bride ever.