What to wear for card parties? Top 5 recommendations

It’s October! Time to be engulfed in the festive vibe, parties, meeting friends and spreading love and happiness. Amidst all this there is one thing that we missed? Card Parties, an integral part of Diwali madness and fervor. Whether you attend card parties as the ’watcher’ or mean serious business, dressing up appropriately makes all the difference.

Get ready to rock the card parties. Source - Faballey.com
Get ready to rock the card parties.
Source – Faballey.com

Thinking what to wear for card parties during Diwali? Here are top 5 recommendations that Let’s Expresso loves!

  1. Anarkalis

The magic of anarkalis is not fading anytime soon. Wearing them for the festive time is a great choice.

Highlight an off white ensemble with kundan jewelry and bright make-up...
Highlight an off white ensemble with kundan jewelry and bright make-up…
Love this Anita Dongre creation...
Love this Anita Dongre creation…

Wear a chikankari anarkali and highlight the look with bright lips and kundan jewelry. You could also pair a cotton anarkali with skirt instead of churidar for a bohemian look.

  1. Pant Sarees

The festive season is all about sarees. But for card parties you could play around with drapes. Pant Saree is ideal. It is edgy meets ethnic. Drape your favorite saree over leather pants, leggings or even jeans for a fusion indo-western look.

Edgy pant saree is perfect for card parties.
Edgy pant saree is perfect for card parties. Dia Mirza in Anamika Khanna creation.

 

Sonam Kapoor looking drop dead gorgeous in Anamika Khanna pant saree.
Sonam Kapoor looking drop dead gorgeous in Anamika Khanna pant saree.

Let the drape be the highlight, so keep the make-up nude with hints of sparkle. Also don’t overdo with the accessories. Having one statement piece is a good option.

  1. Straight Kurta with palazzo

If you’ve got your wardrobe to the floor and still haven’t found something to wear for a card party, then a straight kurta with palazzo can be your savior. This evergreen classy combination never lets you down.

The Mughal inspired print and the royal blue color is a treat for the eyes. Mini Mathur in Payal Khandwala creation.
The Mughal inspired print and the royal blue color is a treat for the eyes.
Mini Mathur in Payal Khandwala creation.

You could keep it stylish with minimalistic yet bold styling. A silk long kurta with a solid colored palazzo, box clutch, heels or jutties and jhumkas would look so pretty.

Simple is the new chic. Pair a white kurta with a bright palazzo for a subtle ethnic look. Source - Jaypore.com
Simple is the new chic. Pair a white kurta with a bright palazzo for a subtle ethnic look.
Source – Jaypore.com

The best thing about this look is that you can amp it up as per your liking. Do a smokey eye with nude lips, bangles, kundan earrings, a messy bun and you’d be good to go.

  1. Skirts

Skirts with cholis, skirts with tank tops and dupattas or skirts with jackets, there are so many options to style one skirt. You can even wear the same skirt with different tops at two different parties and rock the look.

The bright brocade skirt and the subtle tank top making a great combination. Source - StrandofSilk.com
The bright brocade skirt and the subtle tank top making a great combination.
Source – StrandofSilk.com

 

The contrast of blue and green is so vibrant and festive. Source - PayalKhandwala.com
The contrast of blue and green is so vibrant and festive.
Source – PayalKhandwala.com

Glam up the look with tribal jewelry and bright makeup, and get ready to grab lots of compliments.

  1. Dhoti Pants

Give an edgy turn to the desi girl feel with dhoti pants. These can be styled with a kurta, a jacket or even a cape. Perfect example of ethnic dressing with a difference. Highlight the look with heels – block or stilettos; wedges would be too boring.

Dhoti Pants and Cape making a supreme style statement. Source - Perniaspopupshop.com
Dhoti Pants and Cape making a supreme style statement.
Source – Perniaspopupshop.com

Let your hair loose in big voluminous curls, carry a potli bag or a statement clutch, chaandbalis and gold hued make-up for that festive party feel.

This is called cowl drape. Spells class and elegance. Source - Panachehautecouture.com
This is called cowl drape. Spells class and elegance.
Source – Panachehautecouture.com

Hit confusions for a six with these recommendations and have a great time at the card parties. But remember – don’t drink and drive. Have fun!

Kritika Manchanda is an author of a fiction novel – ‘December Breeze’ and a Features Writer at Let’s Expresso. In addition to being a lifestyle and travel blogger, she is an ardent reader and a crazy dog girl!
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