Eid ju dour: Dress your best this festival

Bari Eid may be all about sacrificial spirits, loads of BBQ parties and meaty business, but it is surely an event to deck in your fashionable best, too. We are here as your weekly stylists, cracking the whip over all that’s fashionable, in vogue and Eid ju dour. Here are five looks to suit your fancy for the festive occasion.

Slay with subtlety

Simplistic dressing is key. If you expect yourself to be busy hosting lavish meaty luncheons for guests around the house (let’s face it, Bari can get tiring, too), stick to simple cotton joras, which are minimal, fuss-free and not necessarily drab. A flowy cotton kurta, printed or blocked with smartly-cut trousers should suffice. They are not only alluring to the eye but also prove to be the most functional clothing for busier events. Keep the make-up minimal and hair up dos simple, too!

Channeling traditional

If you are someone who usually favours western, tres chic attires, Eid is a good time to tap into your eastern, traditional decadence. Call back the nostalgia of shalwar kameez through embroidered designs, gota works, embellished dupattas, paired with the tinkling of bangles and jhumkis. Ditch the pastels and opt for colours which sync with festivity. Think of bright hues of crimson, orange, blue and purple. Remember, festive is the dress code!

Play to the trends

It won’t hurt to play to the current trends, provided it is done right and do not belie your age, body type or personality. Experimental silhouettes, edgy cuts, bold colours are all the rage at present. Brave the trends and don on ensembles which make you stand out, out not outland you. At present, funky, standout embellishments are haute in trends!

Quirking things a bit

Aghast with same fashionably-boring choices of attire? Dress out-of-the-box! Popping colours of brilliance, exotic prints, some aid from statement accessory and a dusting of fun make for quirky dressing. The best way to achieve the look is to allow yourself to be drawn to the never-ending ditzy printed lawn, which spell funky for your liking.

Hand-in-hand with contemporary 

Keep things mod by cladding yourself in the guise of glitz and glamour.
Sashaying far from the traditional dressing, contemporary ensembles have an allure of their own and fall seamlessly in echoing your bold persona. Reach for your smartly-cut shirts, eccentric prints, suave pants and separates to achieve the look. Layering of fabric is fashionista’s contemporary choice.