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Dazzle at the New Year party with this twist to your ethnic wear

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Dazzle at the New Year party with this twist to your ethnic wear

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANSlife) New Year's eve - a time to dress up and dance the night away into 2021. Even if you are planning a small party at home to welcome the New Year with minimal guests, looking great should be your priority.<br /><br /><br />Anuj Mundhra, Chairman&amp;amp;MD at JaipurKurti. com shares a few tips on comfortable yet stylish ethnic outfits to try out:<br /><br />layer 'em up<br /><br />layering is as important in ethnic wear as it is in western outfits. A layer over your normal kurtis can elevate the entire look in a snap. If you are bold enough, try out capes over kurtis or over a crop top. Go for sheer net capes, neat cotton capes or elegant printed capes. Adding a cape or jacket makes for a stylish change. <br /><br />Be specific about colour and prints<br /><br />To keep the mood festive avoid wearing earthy tones, instead, opt for pastels and vibrant jewel tones. If it's a day celebration try pastels or soft and light colours. Incorporate some shine in evening wear, but don't overdo it. Drape your dupatta and scarf with belt or a bejewelled broach. Small elegant prints can flatter any body type. Try to stay away from huge floral and paisley motifs.<br /><br />Replace the churidar with Palazzo<br /><br />Instead of going with age old churidars and salwars, opt for palazzos or cigarette pants for contemporary style. Pair your long kurtas with skirts. Don't opt for a stark contrast, as it doesn't look good if coordinated incorrectly.<br /><br />Wear crop tops with ethnic skirts<br /><br />Experiment by teaming western crop tops with ethnic skirts for a fusion look. If your skirt is solid choose a beautiful zardozi, brocade, drape or embroidered top.<br /><br />Statement Dress<br /><br />A statement dress always look very classy and elegant. Go for lengthy, asymmetric, shawl collars or printed dresses. If you feel cold pair it with a leather jacket for that added spunk.<br /><br />(Puja Gupta can be contacted at puja. g@ians. in)<br /><br />.