Dandiya nights are on in full swing and that gives us girls yet another reason to play dress up. While we understand that you might want to lay more focus on your outfit and accessories but obviously, you cannot ignore your makeup which will ultimately seal your look. Just so you can spend a perfectly stylish Navratri, we have compiled a detailed styling guide for you to look your ethnic best…

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Move away from the typical chaniya choli

Festival time calls for a whole lot of experimenting. This means you can master the art of mix and match and combine your mirror work chaniya with a western crop top. Skip the dupatta for maximum comfort while you dance to your heart’s content through the night. Similarly, you can give your choli a makeover by wearing it with a solid-hued flare maxi skirt. We suggest you load up on jewellery by opting for oxidised earrings and necklaces. Oh and don’t forget to wear those gorgeous kadas for a little arm party!

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Go traditional with your choice of bags and shoes

When you’re set to dance, it’s obvious that you don’t want to get weighed down with a huge bag. Go for coin purses or batuas in traditional embroidery that could complement your ensemble beautifully. Garba and Dandiya are performed with shoes off, hence most of us tend to ignore the part. But for a well-put together look, you should go for mojaris or thongs with rhinestones and embellishments.

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Go dramatic with your hair

Ditch your hair straightener ‘coz Navrati is all about going bold. Go for big waves tied in a high bun as that’ll help you create a style statement as well as make movement easy! If you have short hair, go for tousled hair and accessorise with blingy hair pins. To add more volume to your hair, use the TIGI Superstar Queen For A Day thickening spray and fix your curls with TIGI On the Rebound Curl Recall Cream. Lastly, don’t forget to carry a couple of bobby pins with you so that you can fix your hair if it falls loose while dancing.

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Add a magical touch to your makeup

While readying up for an occasion, you often go overboard in terms of makeup. Remember girls, less is always more. The more natural your face looks, the more attention you get. Moreover, you’re going to be working up a sweat when you dance so too much base makeup isn’t a great idea. Instead, why not opt for something that protects your skin, feels light and also lends coverage? We always go for the Fair & Lovely BB cream for such occasions and trust us, it’s never let us down. It combines the benefits of foundation and multivitamin fairness cream and gives a makeup so flawless, you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all! The bigger bonus here is that it covers dark spots and blemishes instantly making your skin glow. And most importantly, it’s non-greasy so you don’t have to worry about a caked up look on your face and be carefree throughout the evening.