10 Trendy Outfit Ideas for What to Wear for Garba

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10 Trendy Outfit Ideas for What to Wear for Garba

Take cues from these Navratri outfit ideas, and get ready to receive compliments this Navratri.

The festival of Navratri is already here and the festive vibes can be felt in the air. You can also sense the shift in the weather from the warm summers to chilly winters. Navratri brings in much delight and good health. Apart from its religious significance, the nine days of Navratri are filled with good food, pomp and show, energetic dance moves, lively festive fashion, and endless fun. It is an occasion to look your best in traditional outfits, and get ready for Garba nights or Durga puja pandals.

What to Wear For Garba Nights?

Wondering what to wear to Garba nights and pandal hopping? Take cues from these Navratri outfit ideas, and get ready to receive compliments this Navratri.

1. Traditional Chaniya Choli

Chaniya choli and Navratri go hand in hand. The traditional and the OG outfit for Navratri is a chaniya choli. Go back to the roots by opting for a traditional chaniya choli outfit. Deck yourself up in a chaniya choli. There’s no need to worry if you don’t have a chaniya choli, you can always rent one.

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Traditional Gujarati Chaniya Choli

Glam up the look with traditional Gujarati accessories like silver oxidized chokers, jhumkas, maang tikkas, and Kamar bandhs. Complete the look by going for a Gujrati makeup look.

Check out this video and learn how to wear chaniya choli for garba.

2. Experiment with Sarees

Earlier sarees were only meant for your mom and granny. But nowadays the saree trend is a big hit among celebrities and fashion divas. It’s time to attack your mom’s wardrobe and pick out your favorite saree and start styling it for the occasion.

Give your basic saree a twist

Be innovative with your saree and give it a voguish twist this festive season. Get rid of the basic saree draping style and make your sarees innovative by opting for different draping styles. Also, experiment by trying fun blouse pieces or bright and out of the box prints or colors.

Check out, some stylish saree styling ideas girls from these Unique Saree Styling Ideas for Girls.

3. Simple And Elegant Lehengas

Make a statement in a plain lehenga paired with a contrasting blouse. Enhance your look with minimal accessories and a simple bold bindi.

L to R: Marsplay Bloggers @vintagebraid and @nupurmunot

4. Play with Quirky Prints

The festive season is the best time to make your creatives juices flow and experiment with your style. This Navratri, play with quirky prints and stand out in the crowd. Go out of the box and work with thees prints instead of the usual bling and glitter. Choose from the combination of vibrant prints and refresh your style. Accentuate the look by wearing heavy neckpieces or chaandbaalis or bangles.

Take inspiration from Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor and play with different prints.


5. Easy Breezy and Pretty in Palazzos

Take a break from the usual traditional outfits and embrace the sartorial world’s most comfortable gift – Palazzo Pants! Palazzos are roomy, breezy and the perfect bottom wear option for festivals. Wearing these wide-leg pants with salwar suits and dupattas gives a festive wear vibe. Style an embroidered white palazzo suit and add a pop of color with silk, printed dupatta. Accessorize with tassel earrings or jhumkas and trendy sandals.

L to R: Actresses Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif and Aditi Rao Hyadari in Palazzos

6. Alluring Indo-Western

Not a big fan of traditional wear, no problem. Transform your look in an ethnic yet modern style by choosing from these Indo-Western outfit ideas.

  • Look chic and gorgeous by donning a long skirt and pair it with an off-shoulder top or a bodysuit. You can also wear a classic white shirt as a blouse for the skirt. Make your look compliment worthy by pairing it with statement jewelry.

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  • If not a long skirt then you can pair a slit kurta with blue jeans. Take inspiration from Bollywood diva Sara Ali Khan and look top-notch in this fashion constant.

Sara Ali Khan in a slit kurta and jeans

  • Give your basic jeans and top or your favorite maxi dress an Indian touch by wearing an embroidered Koti or a jacket over it. Complete the look by accessorizing with silver metallic bangles.

7. When in Doubt Opt for a Vibrant Dupatta

Look festival ready in just minutes. Opt for a white or black pure cotton kurta and pair it with a similar colored salwar or palazzos. Now, let the magic unfurl by pairing your outfit with a vibrant dupatta to break the monotony. Go for traditional prints like Rajasthani Bandhani prints, phulkari prints or the ones with Gota Patti work and you are ready to steal the show.

Marsplayer @5feetinherstilettos in a monochrome suit and multicolored dupatta

8. Look like a ‘Desi Girl’ in this Salwar Kameez Look

Do you think salwar-kameez is an overkill? Absolutely not! This outfit is the most elegant one which can do wonders without any effort. A girl can never be turned off with a basic salwar kameez look be it any year. Shine bright in this perky, positive color to make this festival more special.

Alia Bhatt in a yellow Patiala salwar suit

9. Check out the Dhoti Pant Trend

Give your outfit a bohemian look by wearing dhoti pants. Dhoti pants are a perfect example of what to wear for Garba outfit. Create a Garba ready look by pairing your dhoti pants with a short kurta. Finalize the look by wearing an ethnic jutti and dainty jewelry.

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L to R: Marsplayers @feedwebgirl and @nehachavan rocking the dhoti pants trend

10. Layer with a Cape

Wear a pair of palazzo pants with a heavily embroidered and embellished blouse to your Garba event. Give a structure to the whole look by layering it with a cape. This look is super stylish and gives the right amount of desi vibes. Because of the flowy palazzos this look also gives you enough comfort to grove and dance the night away. A pair of Kholapuri chappals or juttis will be the perfect footwear to wear with this look.

Check out Aditi Rao Hydari’s look and infuse it in your wardrobe.

what to wear for garba

Aditi Rao Hydari

These are some ideas for what to wear for Garba. Do let us know which look are you going to work from these.

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Also, get ready for winters with Hoodie Styling Ideas with Marsplay!

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