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How to avoid over-accessorizing this festive season

How to avoid over-accessorizing this festive season

It’s very easy to overdo it during the festive season in the quest for that perfect look and over-accessorizing is usually the culprit. Gone are the days of gaudy jewelry and patchy make-up; it’s the age of simplicity.

If you want to add an element of bling, let your outfit do all the talking. Better yet, you can add an Indo-Western element to your traditional wear by going for gowns that bear traditional embroidery. The best way to avoid over-accessorizing is to wear a heavily embroidered piece without any jewelry and very light make-up.

For example, this beautiful churidar kurta is embellished with gota-patti and stone work, eliminating the need for any neck pieces. kurtas such as this are perfect for a Mehendi ceremony.

If you’re looking for something edgier, black is the boldest color. A jacket lehenga such as this adds an element of boldness. Sleeved tops mean there is no need for a bracelet or bangles. Pair such a churidar suit with platform heels and make a statement.

What could be more regal than gold? If you want to go for a striking look, you will make heads turn with a golden number. There is absolutely no need for any jewelry. Contrast the look with a bold lip color, or smokey eyes for a sultry look that is sure to captivate.

If a lehenga is what you’re looking for, but want to step away from the traditional look, a lehenga gown should appeal to you. As the name suggests, a lehenga such as this looks like a gown, and is perfect for a cocktail event. Long sleeves and a boat shaped neckline eliminate the need for any jewelry whatsoever.

Being classy this festive season should be a breeze with these minimalistic looks. Always remember that less is more, and with all the dancing that Indian festivals are packed with, going jewelry-less will be a weightless way to enjoy!

Do let us know what’s your favorite way to style your festive wear.

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