If you have just turned 40, let us congratulate you first. Dear lady, you have just entered a whole new world of awesome. You are no longer that shy, confused intimidated young lass who would be swayed and run over by a third person. A woman at 40 knows her mind and knows her fashion needs well. She is interesting and beautiful. So, this new phase of your life definitely needs a celebration and what better than figuring out an all-new wardrobe for you? Here are a few ethnic outfits that can make your closet WOW!
1. Silk sarees
Move those chiffons and georgettes aside. It is time to pull out those gorgeous silks. Remember how gorgeous they looked in them? Nothing can beat the elegance of a genuine silk saree. These exude serenity and style in a wonderful balance and you can never go wrong when you are flaunting a silk.
2. Handloom kurtas
There’s no debating the legacy of a handloom piece. Handloom or khadi or handworked kurtas shows your appreciation for the finer things in life and speaks for a distinct style of your own that you have developed through the years. Since no two handcrafted products are alike, these kurtas will always be unique, just like you are!
3. Fit and flare
Though age is flattering in many ways, it often isn’t very kind to our waistline. So, wearing something extremely fitting is a big no no. On the other hand, you don’t want to hide those beautiful curves by wearing something loose and unflattering. Seems like a catch 22. Don’t you worry! Fit and flare kurtas, especially with a high empire waistline are the way out of this tricky situation.
It’s time to get those clumsy dupattas out of your way and embrace the chic jacket! These versatile wonders can be paired with a number of outfits, be it kurtas, cholis, crop tops or sarees, they look amazing with almost everything. Long cloak style jackets never fail to create a statement and are quite the roar on the fashion high street these days. So, if you are prepping up for an occasion that needs that special something, just throw on a jacket over your kurti or saree and make a statement that turns more than heads!
Running around for work, office and family has one perk — toned legs! So, why hide them behind layers and layers of fabric? Well-tailored pants are the call of the season. They work fabulously with modern silhouettes, and are great for working women. Convenient, comfortable and efficient, you gotta buy yourself a pair of cigarette pants or palazzos.
6. Silk lehengas
While fluffy net or slinky satin lehengas might be the rage these days, nothing can match the grandeur of an authentic silk lehenga skirt. The fabric in itself speaks volumes and doesn’t really need a lot of add ons. Pair this up with a stylish choli or blouse. Keep the lehenga and the blouse in the same fabric and pick a dupatta in contrast. Yes, you are ready to shine!
7. High-waisted skirts
Who said skirts were only for the young? This lovely piece of apparel is almost a universal saviour. Interestingly, they can be paired with anything you want — a long or a short kurta, a top or even a choli and they work out just fine. A high-waisted skirt will make your waist look thinner while accentuating your curves just the right way. Invest in block or hand printed skirts for an easy mix and match.
8. Colour blocking
Well, prints are lovely but an overdose of prints could be disastrous at times. Colour blocking on the other hand ensures that you stay away from such fashion faux pas while still looking chic and vibrant. If you are on the heavier side of the scale, just go with a dark shade to knock of those extra inches off you.