The spectacle and splendour of Navratri are just a few days away and you can already feel the festive vibes in the air. Nothing can match up to the jazz of the dandiya nights and the immense fun that comes along with them. This nine-day festival which is dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga Maa will begin on 17th October 2020 and shall continue till the 25th of the month.
On each day of Navratri, special colour is worn which is dedicated to the goddess, and each colour holds specific significance. These Navratri colours can actually be a great inspiration if you’re looking for outfit ideas, especially during an ongoing pandemic when the pomp and grandeur will be toned down to just close family members and friends.
So gear up to match the spirit of uninhibited fun, lip-smacking food, irresistible dance moves and equally gorgeous outfits inspired by the nine colours of Navratri.
Navratri Colours 2020
Take a look at this Navratri colour list to help yourself with cues on styling & outfits.
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The Navratri colours hold special significance and symbolism. For all those who diligently follow the nine colours of Navratri, here is a shopping guide for you to get your hands on some beautiful outfits.
The best part is that you can rent these outfits from thestylease.com and have them delivered to your doorstep in no time! We know most families are facing a financial crunch, plus, you don’t want to spend too much money for a small home gathering. So why shop when you can rent? Let’s take a look at the outfits.
Navratri Day 1: Orange
The festival begins with the bright & vibrant orange. Mata Shailputri is worshipped on this day and she signifies energy and happiness.
This gorgeous orange georgette Anarkali from Akshay Wadhwa comes in rich black & gold with embroidery and latkans. Try this on with some golden jhumkas and keep your hair straight and open for some extra oomph.
Navratri Day 2: White
Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on this auspicious day. As clear as day, the symbolism of the colour stands for purity, meditation and peace.
This georgette, floor-length free-flowing skirt and the off-shoulder top adorned with delicate cut-dana and sequins work with birds looks like it’s straight out of a dream. Rent this embellished Mahima Mahajan’s white cape and skirt set and turn heads with your ultra-stylish look!
Navratri Day 3: Red
People wear red on the third day of Navratri. Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on this particular day where red signifies beauty and fearlessness.
Try this kurta-palazzo set from Anju Modi. With traditional gold embroidery work, this ethnic set sure will bring out the glamour within you. Keep your makeup minimal and tie your hair in a bun.
Navratri Day 4: Blue
The colour blue is considered to be symbolic of health and wealth. Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on this day by the Hindus.
Another Akshay Wadhwa outfit, this blue kalidar kurta has a fully embroidered neck and full sleeves. Look resplendent like a midnight dream in this outfit and woo everyone with open hair and a small bindi. Drop the earrings to let the embroidery around your neck shine.
Navratri Day 5: Yellow
Yellow is worn on the fifth day of Navratri and stands for happiness and brightness. Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on this day.
This intricately hand-embroidered top on a draped skirt by Nupur Kanoi is a vision to behold. You can never be tired of enough drama and ethnic embroidery, thereby style this outfit with boldly drawn eyebrows and red lips to draw all eyes on you.
Navratri Day 6: Green
This is considered to be one of the most crucial Navratri colours. Hindus worship goddess Katyayani on this day and the colour green signifies new beginnings and growth.
This green cold shoulder floral gown from Ruchi B in cotton silk with handcrafted resham embroidery is gorgeous. The flowers are highlighted using golden cut-dana and fine pearls. Wear some studs or chandbalis to complement your look and keep your hair flowing with light curls.
Navratri Day 7: Grey
Grey stands for the strength of transformation. Goddess Kalaratri is worshipped on this seventh day which is also known as Saptami.
Steal all the attention in Ridhi Mehra’s ash grey raw silk anarkali with detailed embroidery on the bodice and waist. Take this look to the next level by pairing it with some haath phool jewellery.
Navratri Day 8: Purple
One of the most important Navratri colours, purple signifies the power of intellect and peace. A lot of people perform Kanjaks on this day. Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day, which is also known as Ashtami.
This pure raw silk skirt is paired with a monochrome blouse with beads and has sequin, and thread work on it. Keep your hair straight and open and wear pearl earrings to change this entire look designed by Cherry Nair. Also, don’t forget to carry an ivory pearl and stone clutch to impress your friends and family.
Navratri Day 9: Peacock Green
The last day of Navratri is known as Navami. Various rituals take place on this day along with prayers offered to Goddess Siddhidhatri. The colour peacock green is believed to fulfil all the desires of the devotees.
On this auspicious day, be the epitome of classic. Get inspired by this outfit from Stylease’s exclusive collection that checks all the right boxes with its rich green, full-length anarkali gown which has full-length sleeves and dori work on its body. Pair the outfit with some pearl earrings.
Each of the nine colours of Navratri symbolises a unique aspect of the festival where on each day the idol is draped with a dress of a specific colour to represent a different avatar. The tradition of dressing in the same colour as that of the avatar of Durga Maa has still been evolving over the years. Draw some inspiration from the Navratri colour list and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to share your looks.