Sep 23, 2014: Get ready with your dandiya sticks to match the rhythm of the music on this Navratri. With just a few more days left for the Navratri, you must be preparing yourself for the dandiya raas and how to look more beautiful and attractive in the most traditional way during this nine festive nights of 2014. Don’t worry! Navratri is the most awaited festival of India, which is followed by nine magical days of dandiya nights. People enjoy it with a great enthusiasm to celebrate, eat, dance and dress up like never before. The most exciting and interesting part of these nine nights is to get dressed in the most colourful, gorgeous, glamorous and heavy embroidered costumes with dazzling jeweleries to come up with a traditional attire. It’s time to select your dressing style.
For this popular traditional folk dance, women wear multicolored three-piece dresses with a skirt-like bottom, embroidered blouse and bandhani dupatta decorated with shells, mirrors, beads, etc., to form a perfect Gujrathi look. Also, women wear various kinds of jewellery such as chudas, jhumkas, necklaces, kangnas, kamarbandh, payal, which adorn their bodies. Here are few dressing styles that you can choose from to wear for this season, dandiya night.
Chaniya Choli: Women wear the chaniya choli, when playing dandiya. These kind of dresses are heavily embellished with mirrors, beads, shells, etc. It is one perfect attire for girls to get dressed-up on the occasion of navratri. Wear traditional chuddas, necklaces, nose ring, kamarbandh, etc., with the chaniya choli.
Multi-Coloured Ghagra: You can also go with a multi-coloured ghagra, which gives you the close look to chaniya choli. Colourful bangles, big jhumkas, payal and kamarbandh will look superb in this costume.
Lehenga Saree: On this festive occasion, choose a lehenga saree, which is not only beautiful but also unique. This fusion of saree and lehenga is also one of the traditional attires, which helps you look gorgeous on the navratri dandiya night.
Lancha: Lancha is another graceful costume, which gives sophisticated yet traditional look on the dance floor making you the center of attraction.
Gujaratis follow the traditional dress for their events. As the dandiya raas & garba is mainly the folk dance, men usually wear colorful two-piece dresses with a turban on their head. If you are finding it difficult to decide your attire for the dandiya night, take a look below on a few styles that you would like to wear.
Kafni Pyjamas & Kediyu: To go with completely traditional for the navratri and dandiya raas, kafni pyjamas & kediyu is the right choice for men. A short kurta, designed with embroidery and mirrors with flare on the bottom is called as Kediyu, which is the popular men’s attire for garba & dandiya raas. Kafni Pyjama is a combo with kediyu makes it perfect to suit the occasion. It is all colourful.
Casual Kurta and Pyjama: You can also wear a casual kurta and pyjama for the dandiya raas, if you don’t want heavy work dresses. It is simple yet stylish.
Dhoti Sherwani: This ethnic dressing style surely gives you a look, completely different from others. A nicely embroidered sherwani with a dhoti or a dhoti style pyjama will look superb on the dandiya night between the bright lights.
Rajputi Kurta and Pyjama: If you are looking for something different, this may suit your personality. It is a western wear collection, which looks extreme and quite traditional as well as perfect for the dandiya raas.
So, are you ready to swirl on the rhythmic dandiya steps