Lrt Diaries—Put Your Best Traditional Foot Forward

Written by Fleur Xavier and Nethra RaghuramanNov 24, 2016
Diwali is, without a doubt, the biggest and brightest time of the year! India illuminates with brilliance and we all celebrate with love and happiness. Yes it is Diwali! From darkness unto light, with all its grandeur, prayers and beliefs, family pampering, sweets (and more sweets), visits and parties… and of course, all the gorgeous, colourful Indian traditional wear! Diwali festivities may have just ended, but we’re already ramping up for Wedding Season. And we know all too well the supreme effort that goes into looking our traditional best! So we’ve styled two fantastic Diwali Trendy–Wedding Season ready looks to get you into your amazing traditional avatars.

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Wedding Divinity
Team a bold multi-coloured ghagra skirt with a plain raw silk jacket or corset. Focusing on statement jewellery, be it chandelier earrings, chandbalis, maang tikkas, bangles or a studded choker for the neck. This will give you the high fashion yet ethnic look you desire.

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The Global Shaadi
If you don’t want to go all-out traditional and yet stay trendy, go for an Indo-Western hybrid. Pick up a colourful jumpsuit, or a casual long dress and pair it with an embellished koti or one with Rajasthani work. Let the look speak for itself and set you apart with traditional finery.

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Colour Combinations To Try
The season symbolises the elimination of spiritual darkness, giving us a reason to pick lighter and brighter shades over the dark ones. For bright and vibrant appeal, opt for complementary combinations like whites, beiges and golds, or for the brighter looks like magentas with scarlet contrasted with yellows and gold.

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Makeup and Hair
To balance the multi-coloured style, it’s best to go muted with your makeup. Go with expressive kohl eyes and coral matte lips. Alternatively, go in for a shade that goes best with your skin tone. Keep your hair in a side-sweep or tied in an updo, making your look both, stylish and fuss-free.

There you have it – LRT’s styles to put your best traditional foot forward and enjoy the wedding festivities.



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Fleur Xavier and Nethra Raghuraman

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After winning the Ms. Beautiful Skin award at The Femina Miss India, Fleur Xavier skyrocketed into a fulfilling career of runway, television commercials and magazine covers. Nethra Raghuraman catapulted to fame after winning the Elite Model Look of the Year and she has never looked back since. She has appeared on the covers of fashion magazines and has been the face of numerous advertising campaigns. Fleur and Nethra’s popular blog, Little Red Tote (LRT) offers beauty, fashion and lifestyle tips.

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