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Onam Fashion: How to step out in style

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Last updated on: August 31, 2020 08:52 IST
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Onam, the 10-day long harvest festival in Kerala, ends Wednesday, September 3.

On Thiruvonam, celebrated on Monday, August 31, families in Kerala get together to create elaborate pookalam and the Onasadhya (the traditional feast).

While the celebrations this year are toned down due to the pandemic, you can always make the most of what you can.

Take a cue from these celebrities to see how you can amp up your festive look.

Switch to handloom

The ultimate Onam fashion guide

IMAGE: Move over the tried and tested cream and gold sari and pick a handwoven drape with a simple border like Karisma Kapoor or a chequered silk sari like Tisca Chopra. Photographs: Kind courtesy Karisma Kapoor/Instagram, Tisca Chopra/Instagram

 

Experiment with the blouse

The ultimate Onam fashion guide

IMAGE: Remember to pair your sari with an interesting blouse. You can keep it traditional like Rekha or mix it with a stylish top like Kangana or Sayani. Photographs Ami Patel/Instagram, Abhijit Mhamunkar, Sayani Gupta/Instagram

 

Give it a contemporary twist

The ultimate Onam fashion guide

IMAGE: Who says saris need to boring? Mix it up with a jacket like Anushka Manchanda or simply wear it with a corset and see how you make heads turn. Photographs: Kind courtesy Anushka Manchanda/Instagram, Mini Mathur/Instagram

 

Don't forget the accessories

The ultimate Onam fashion guide

IMAGE: Style your hair in a loose or messy bun or leave it straight.
Add flowers, a statement kada, choker or an antique finish jhumka and you're all set for the day. Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar, Neha Dhupia/Instagram, Devki B/Instagram

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