Most ethnic outfits are statement-making on their own, seeing how they come in lively-coloured fabrics adorned with brilliant embroidery, foil prints and more. When put together with the fine silhouette of a dress, you can take your festive outfit up a notch. Dresses are flattering for many reasons, including the fact that they look good on all body types, they’re comfortable and they’re forever in style. They also make getting dressed so easy; you can instantly uplift your look with the right dress. So this festive season, ditch the kurtas and lehengas and try these 8 ethnic dresses for women that will steal the show…
If elegance in simplicity was a dress, it would be this midi dress from W. The breathable cotton fabric is dyed in a subdued yellow shade. Along with the dark green prints on the skirt, it gives the dress a classy look. The dress’ bodice, designed with a collared neckline and three-fourth sleeves, stands out too.
Another exquisite look to try this season comes from Aurelia. It is defined by the subtle boat neck, leading into a low back with a tie-up. The cotton dress, in pastel pink, has pleasant prints all over the fabric, and the tie-up waist detailing lets you show off your figure too. Pair this festive dress with gold accessories, perfect for an evening-do.
For the fashionista who loves to light up any room she walks into, this pink dress from Neerus is one of the best festive ethnic wear trends. Embellished with a mix of white prints and colourful embroidery, the eye-catching design is everything you need for a festive occasion. Match your accessories by adding white shoes and a white handbag.
There’s no ignoring this contemporary dress from Aurelia stitched with a traditional twist. The first thing you will notice on this festive ethnic wear dress is the shimmering gold embroidery that covers it from head to toe. Adding to this stand-out design is the matching drape worn over one shoulder, tied to the waist by an embellished belt.
Take over any festive occasion with this gorgeous dress from Biba. Whether you’re looking for an ethnic wear outfit for Diwali or one for the many upcoming festival days, this dress will wow. The V-neck bodice and three-quarter sleeves are enhanced by the flowing skirt adorned with intricate prints in multiple colours. With all the ethnic motifs, what’s not to love?
Another blue Biba dress that deserves a spot in our list of festive ethnic wear dresses is this Anarkali outfit. The stunning blue colour emphasises the gold applique prints, while the long, flowy design is made better by the twin layered flared underskirt.
This three-quarter sleeves maxi dress from W is the perfect outfit to take you from day to night time festive events. The gold foil prints really stand out against the pale blue fabric. Teamed with a band collar and full sleeves, paired with heavy gold jhumkas, this dress is your chic answer to any what-to-wear woes.
A more modern take on festive dresses can be seen with this layered dress from Indya. The rust pink hue gives it a feminine touch, but what really makes it an edgy design is the embroidered attached dupatta that falls on either side and the sequin embellished belt that cinches the waist.