Starting the day with your mother-in-law’s sargi, fasting all day and ending it surrounded by family and friends with great food is Karva Chauth in a nutshell. This festival is largely celebrated in the northern parts of India. But Bollywood movies have managed to introduce it not just to the rest of the country but the entire world. From DDLJ to Baghban and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham to Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hindi cinema has ideally depicted the eternal and unconditional love between husband and wife with a Karwa Chauth scene that is a must to add emotions. So here’s TC46’s top 5 Bollywood-inspired picks for your Karva Chauth looks in 2021!
5 Karva Chauth Looks That Are Inspired By Bollywood
1. Anushka Sharma
For her second karva chauth, actress Anushka Sharma chose a floral saree from the house of her favourite couturier, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The stunning florals were embellished with golden sequins all over. The saree also had a thick, embroidered border, adding elegance. She accessorised her look with heavy gold chandbalis, a mangalsutra and the traditional red choora.
Go for a red saree with florals and preferably a thick border. Or you can simply add a border to one of your existing sarees. Keep your hair tied in a parted bun and add some flowers. Don’t forget the quintessential sindoor and a newlywed glow!
2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
In 2020, Priyanka celebrated karva chauth with husband Nick Jonas in a bright red ruffled saree. The scarlet drape from Jade by Monica and Karishma, came with sheer ruffles along the hemline that gave it a romantic twist. The strappy gold blouse gave it a fusion vibe. Diamond earrings, minimal mangalsutra, stacks of gold bangles and her wedding ring completed the look.
With ruffled sarees in style, pick your choice and pair it with a minimalistic blouse. A bold colour with gold works wonderfully. Let your hair breathe and add a few statement yet dainty jewellery pieces to pull it all together.
3. Neha Kakkar
Celebrating her first karva chauth in 2020, singer Neha Kakkar managed to win hearts with her dazzling smile and a gorgeous outfit. The popular playback singer wore a red suit with gold and mirror work. She paired it with jhumkas and red choora. This look gets her brownie points for keeping it comfortable and stylish at the same time.
Pick up a salwar suit in a bold colour with bold embroidery. If red is your colour, then you can go for trending shades like scarlet, crimson or berry. Add some statement jhumkas and a bold lip to complete the look.
4. Raveena Tandon
A sharara is a truly unique piece of clothing that can make you stand out from the crowd. Raveena’s red sharara last karva chauth was a stunner. This Gopi Vaid Designs piece had an intricate gold work along the kurta with a delicate border on the sheer dupatta. She paired the look with unique jhumkas, hair in a bun, maang tika and a bold lip.
A sharara is a great choice for women who are looking for something comfortable and stylish. It is hassle-free and doesn’t need much effort like the saree. Choose one from a variety of colours available. Add some statement jewellery and a potli to complete the look.
5. Shilpa Shetty
2020’s karva chauth was a grand home affair and Shilpa gave everyone #fashiongolas with her rich red drape by House Of Masaba. The mixed gold foil print, seen in abstract floral motifs and a striped border made it a fan favourite. To complete the look, she added a gold necklace with pearl drops by Goenka India along with bangles, a mangalsutra, bindi, her engagement ring and solitaire studs.
This look proves that a lack of embellishment doesn’t mean a lack of limelight. For a similar saree, raid your mom’s or mother-in-law’s wardrobe. Wear a statement kundan or gold necklace with dainty earrings and keep your makeup look minimal. Add a bindi to keep it stylish.
From Navratri to Diwali, India’s festive season is filled with opportunities to dress up and indulge with loved ones. And Karva Chauth tops the list with it’s unique traditions and charm. Try these Bollywood-inspired Karva Chauth outfit ideas this year and share your favourite in the comments below!