With the end of Lohri, marks the festival of Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. On this occasion, the shifting of the sun is observed, symbolising the return of longer days and hence this festival marks the end of winter. Many devotees offer prayers to the sun for a better crop harvest, prosperity in fortune and a happy married life. One of the most significant features of this festival is to wear the colour black which is otherwise considered taboo to wear on festive occasions. Since Makar Sankranti marks the last day of the winter solstice, it is considered to be the coldest day of winter. Black as a colour can trap heat unlike any other colour, hence keeping you warm on cold winter days. Even though bright colours are also worn with great pomp and show on this festival, black is also considered as auspicious just for the day.
So, look your ethnic best this Makar Sankranti by taking cues from your favourite Bollywood celebs who show us how to style black fashionably.
7 Celeb Inspired Black Outfits For Makar Sankranti 2021
Experiment with prints, patterns and silhouettes inspired by your favourite Bollywood celebs.
1. Tone On Tone Look
Black may seem like a basic colour but has a lot of potential to experiment with for a sleek and sophisticated look. Alia Bhatt aces tone on tone style every single time and if you're going for a similar look then she's your go-to style inspiration. Experiment with different options like a tone on tone anarkali, saree or palazzo suit and pair them up with metallic jewellery to perfectly accessorise the look.
Swirlster Picks Black Ethnic Outfits For Makar Sankranti 2021
2. Sharara Sharara!
There is no denying that shararas have made a lasting impact in the recent years. This year should be no different either. Celebrate Makar Sankranti with the ultimate black sharara like Tara Sutaria's with traditional gota patti or zari embroidery work to complement it. Add traditional chandbalis or a statement choker to this look and you'll be ready to ring in the festivities in style.
3. Go The Floral Route
Floral designs are a great way to break the monotony of solid colours and it is no different with black as well. Katrina Kaif shows us how a floral black lehenga is so much more than any ordinary lehenga. Whether they are large or small symmetric floral designs, they usually speak for themselves and can easily be complemented with a plain black blouse like Katrina Kaif's. However, a gorgeous coloured choker or long necklace can add that glam touch to the look.
4. "Trench" It Up
It is admittedly the coldest day of the year and what better way than to throw a trench coat or a jacket to keep you stylish and warm. Anything we do, Sonam Kapoor does it better and it is so with this look as well. Sonam Kapoor pairs her pretty Sabyasachi anarkali with a trenchcoat on top and goes for silver jhumkis to complete her look. We're convinced that this is a stylish way to layer up in coats and jackets for the winter season without compromising on ethnic style.
5. Symmetry On Black
Even though black is the auspicious colour of the day, we don't mind playing around with some other colours and patterns. Geometrical designs have entered Indian wear in a big way as seen on Ananya Panday's black lehenga. Not only is this a chic and youthful way to play around with colours on black but is also a statement making option. Not just on lehengas, geometrical patterns look super chic on shararas and anarkalis too and fit for the festive season.
6. Draped In Heritage
It is always a great time to wear a saree according to us and we're convinced that a black one is the ultimate pick. Whether it is a Benarasi brocade saree or a floral printed one, sarees are always in style and Makar Sankranti should be just another reason to drape one. Priyanka Chopra aces the floral look gorgeously in a saree which is hassle-free yet stylish through and through. Experiment with different blouses and drapes and you will surely nail ethnic style this season.
7. F For Fusion
Fusion styles are taking the fashion world by storm. Not only are fusion styles easy to flaunt but sustainable enough to wear for multiple occasions in the future as well. Malaika Arora's fusion style is always top notch; she is seen here in a gorgeous Anamika Khanna outfit featuring a dhoti-style skirt, a black turtleneck crop top and a long beige jacket-style shrug. She channels major boho chic vibes by completing her look with a statement silver necklace and matching earrings. Not only can these pieces be worn together but individually as well.
Would you be going for a black outfit this Makar Sankranti 2021?
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