Styling Women's Ethnic Wear: Party Looks

Looking for a unique and interesting new party look? It can be a lot of fun to experiment with ethnic clothing pieces, and take inspiration from what women wear across the globe. If this is something you're looking to try, here are a few pointers for getting it right. 

Add some sparkle
Adding a bit of sparkle is the perfect way to make your party look stand out. You could go with sequins and embellishments, or materials like silk and velvet which glitter naturally. Otherwise, consider adding some ethnic style jewellery to a plain dress to give a nod to the style. Do some research into the country and dress and take inspiration from the kinds of pieces they wear. For example, in India sarees are popular, and you'll find people wearing them from festivals to religious ceremonies. While they're commonly seen in bright colours, you could go with a dark shade which is perfect for evening, and jazz it up with some sparkly accessories. 

Bright vs dark colours
Birthdays and festivals deserve bright colors because they represent happiness and celebration. If you are going for a birthday dinner, dress in bright casual clothes. In terms of Indian dress, something like a bright coloured kurti with heels would be perfect birthday dinner look. If you're looking for an outfit that fits a formal events like an office party then something like a dark coloured kurti with a lehenga skirt of a different colour would work well. 

Prints and patterns
One thing that many types of ethnic dress have in common is that they're often adorned with gorgeous patterns and rich colours. Depending on the type of event you're going to, you could really make the most of this. For example, a daytime barbeque party would be a great opportunity to rock a bright floral look. You can still have fun with pattern for more formal occasions, just go with a monochrome design or something using darker colours like black, grey and navy. The digital print kurti is one example of fun modern print. They come in many designs and styles so you can choose one that complements your body type. The straight cut digital print kurti from Stylecaret would be perfect for a night event, and best of all you don’t have to spend extra on any bottoms- they're long enough to wear bare legs, and can be styled with different coloured heels if you want different looks. You could accessorise with a belt to define your waist, while making the look more modern. 

Combining ethnic and western
Currently, there are endless designs for ethnic tops that are trending in the fashion industry. Find a fit and design that suits your body type- wear them with a plain skirt, leggings or skinny jeans to combine ethnic with western. An off shoulder or one shoulder top with a lehenga or maxi skirt would look good for cultural festivals, and to make the outfit more respectful you could style it up with a dupatta or matching poncho. This style is more traditional, but still stylish. For a modern party look, wear a flaring, bishop or bell shouldered top with a palazzo. Complete this look with a pair of matching heels and a handbag. Western style jackets complement most ethnic outfits and create a more modern ethnic look. They're fashionable and make your look more creative, elegant and sophisticated. It could be anything from a leather jacket to faux fur, an evening coat or a trench coat. They're comfortable and convenient during the winter season and will keep you warm while looking stylish at the same time. 

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