Indo-Western for Eid

Eid Ul Fitr is the festive ending to a month-long devotional month of fasting on the Muslim calendar. With just over 2 weeks to go, it would be a good idea to start planning out the Eid wardrobe and avoid the maddening pre-Eid retail rush.

For Eid, I love playing ethnic dress-up. There’s something magical about traditional Indian attire. The bright clashes of color, the heavy embroidery and the majestic use of chiffon and silk add feminine grace to any silhouette. However, I for one do not get many opportunities to dress up completely ethnic. I prefer Indo-Western; the marriage of somber Western cuts with a spark of Indian fiesta can be carried off for other occasions beyond Eid, hence giving me more wear per buy. Today’s post is a pictorial wishlist of Indo-Western outfits I have shortlisted. Wishing I could own them all!

indo western for eid
Designed by Nandita Thirani. Available at Label 24.

The simple yet elegant dress by fashion designer Nandita Thirani above is available at Label 24. A sober black palette is highlighted with dainty ethnic touches, and the flowing shape and form are reminiscent of an Indian Anarkali dress cut.

I’ve been eyeing quite a few pieces from Label 24. Label 24 is a UAE based fashion boutique housing 24 international designer labels under one roof. The collections include intricately hand-embroidered masterpieces created by both Asian and Arabic renowned fashion designers.

How dreamy is the gown by Pallavi Jaikishan below? The pale pink monotone can easily be carried off for other special occasions throughout the year.

indo western designer wear
Designed by Pallavi Jaikishan. Available at Label 24.

Cilvana’s jumpsuit features a heavily embroidered bodice, and the flimsy chiffon below adds a touch of feminine glam making it perfect for Eid.

Designed by Cilvana. Available at Label 24.

The flamboyantly fuchsia dress by Gaurav Gupta below features beautifully artistic folds, and the clinched belt creates the illusion of the much-desired hourglass figure.

fuschia pink dress eid
Designed by Gaurav Gupta. Available at Label 24.

If funky smart-casuals are your thing, the outfit by Mandira Bhandal has to be on your radar. The cut of the crop-top featuring an Arabesque print showcases the playful folds of the harem pants it has been paired with. Perfect for summer parties!

Designed by Mandira Bhansal. Available at Label 24.

The princess-like Anarkali dress by Neema Lath below is sober yet bedazzled at the same time. Accentuated with bright pink for a touch of quirk, this gorgeous outfit is a wardrobe treasure that can be worn for many years to come.

Designed by Neema Lath. Available at Label 24.

Kaftan jackets are very much in vogue this season, and I’m loving the gorgeous turquoise ensemble by Sadia below. This vibrant print can made drab denim party-worthy in a jiffy.

indian kaftan eid indo western
Designed by Sadia. Available at Label 24.

Combining the dazzle of Indian embroidery with modern silhouettes, Naeem Khan’s latest collection on Moda Operandi is simply show-stopping! Click on the image below to see more:

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What are you wearing for Eid? Happy shopping!