This time of the year is what we all wait for all year long! The festive season is when the days become shorter and the weather becomes cooler. Come October we all gear up to celebrate and worship the nine forms of Maa Durga, also called the Navratri festival.
Women love to wear ethnic, traditional Indian wear and show off their wardrobe on each of the Nine days. It's 9 days of worship, colors, outfits, and utmost enthusiasm.
We bring to you 9 outfit ideas based on auspicious Navratara colors, that will not only look great but will also bring peace and harmony. Dress yourself up for the nine auspicious days in clothes that match the essence of colors allotted for every single day.
If you're looking for outfit inspiration, consider incorporating Chikankari and Kashmiri kaftans into your Navratri traditional look. Here are nine fabulous Navratri traditional dress ideas to help you girls stand out during this auspicious festival:
Day 1 - Orange
Day one of the Navratri begins with a bright and vibrant color orange. The color signifies happiness and energy. On day one we recommend our beautiful Lucknowi Chikankari Naeem Flared Kurta set. The orange hand-embroidered Chikankari motifs on the white kurta make it the perfect choice to kickstart the Navratri festival. The intricate hand embroidery on a flowing silhouette makes your Navratri look elegant and complements the celebratory spirit. Pair it with statement earrings for a complete look.
Day 2 - White
The white color signifies purity, peace, and meditation. Our Aafreen kurta is the perfect choice for Day 2. Its tonal chikankari white-on-white embroidery makes it a sophisticated piece. The best is that the piece can be dressed up or down by just adding the right accessories. Pair it with a boho bag and white chikankari palazzo and you are ready to nail the Navratri look for this season.
Day 3 - Red
On Day 3 it's auspicious to wear red. The color signifies beauty and fearlessness. Our Sukh Chiknakri set is our top pick for Navratri outfit ideas. Embrace comfort and style with our sukh kurta. Pair it with wide-legged pants or palazzo with some polki jewelry and you are ready for day 3.
Day 4 - Royal Blue
The color for Day 4 is Royal Blue. The color signifies good health and prosperity. Our Bano Blue kurta is the best choice for this day. You can opt for an indo-western look and pair some chic jewelry with it. Or you can go the traditional way by wearing white chikankari palazzos. We recommend you experiment with your jewelry on this day.
Day 5 - Yellow
This is the day of our favorite color yellow. The color stands for happiness and brightness. On this day we suggest going for a fusion chikankari look. Wear our Inaya kurta with denim and add some jhumkas and a silver bag. The flared silhouette for the Inaya chikankari yellow short flared kurta is the best for garba or other dancing programs at night.
Day 6 - Green
The green color signifies new beginnings and growth. This day, consider adorning yourself in the timeless elegance of Chikankari, especially in shades of serene emerald green. Go for full-blown ethnic attire and choose our Ulta Panna green bandhej kurta. Pair it with wide-legged palazzo pants. This combination is not only comfortable but also allows for graceful movements during the Garba dance. This combination makes you look different as it supports 2 heritage crafts in India: chikankari and bandhej.
Day 7 - Grey
The color of this day is grey, which stands for the strength of transforming. We suggest our Kashmiri aari embroidery kaftans. These elegant, flowy pieces are a head-turner and also elegant enough to celebrate Indian Festivals. Pair them with pants or wear them like a dress, depending on the occasion.
Day 8 - Purple
The color signifies the power of intellect and peace. This day is also celebrated as kanjak which is a small festival in the morning. On this day we all like to look our best because there are so many young girls and boys visiting our house. We recommend our purple coord set. This set is elegant and yet will make you stand out among everybody because of its intricate chikankari embroidery.
Day 9 - Pink
Pink signifies kindness, affection, and harmony. This day is also the day to look the best as it is the last day of the Navratri festival. We suggest our Farhad Chikankari Kurta to make you stand out on this day. This traditional chikankari kurta over bandhej kota kurta is not just auspicious to wear on puja but also a great look to be worn at parties.
Remember to add traditional jewelry like jhumkas, bangles, and maang tikka to enhance the overall impact of your outfit depending on the occasion.
Incorporating Chikankari and Kashmiri kaftans into your Navratri wardrobe not only makes you look glamorous but it will also support the artisans engaged in these handicrafts. You can shop these exclusive outfits from Shop Nama: Stay. These outfits not only look stunning but also allow for ease of movement, essential for the spirited dances that are central to Navratri celebrations.