BAISAKHI-The very vibrant and significant Sikh festival has managed to retain its luster and importance even after all these years. Beyond the merrymaking with Giddha and Bhangra, The festival is a celebration of the harvest season and is called BAISAKHI after the name of the month of VAISAKH which is the Indian name of this month in the solar calendar. The festival is not just about HARVEST celebration but also about the celebration of the birth of KHALSA- A very important Sikh brotherhood clan.
Baisakhi is truly a festival of colors and brightness. Women in north India dedicate their Baisakhi attire to traditional Punjabi dressing with Patialas and Shararas making a roaring style statement on this particular festival especially. Punjabis and Sikhs not just in Punjab or north india but all over the world rejoice in the fervor of this festival and celebrate it with aplomb. Super enthusiastic performances and colorful dressing are integral to Baisakhi.
The modern woman however can't dress up totally traditional owing to the current trends. It's a blend of contemporary and traditional for her. So while Patialas do remain the first choice of BAISAKHI dressing up, Shararas and lehngas also make their presence felt wide and at large. Women love to dance freely and these lower wear give them freedom to move and swirl freely for the festivities!
THE PATIALA SALWAR AND SHORT KURTA STYLE
This one obviously makes for the most appropriate traditional attire worn across rural and urban Indian by Punjabi women not just for the festival but also generally. It's convenient and easy to manage and picking one up in contrasting shades of shirt and salwar in bright hues will make you feel the festive spirit inside out!
PATIALA WITH LONG STRAIGHT KURTA
Wearing a long kurta style shirt with your patialas salwar is a great way to turn heads this Baisakhi. Look traditional as well as modish in this innovative trend that's apt for your festive dressing!
Shararas have become the quintessential style staple since the last two years and they seem to be still going strong. The Mughal inspired shararas takes up Punjabi undertones with bright blingy shades making the an excellent choice to flaunt this Baisakhi. However you can go for more sober and formal ones with some smart jewelry too for the Baisakhi parties that have become a norm in urban India. Team them up with some beautiful jewelry for the perfect BAISAKHI QUEEN look!
THE LEHNGA CHOLI LOOK
Whenever there is a festival, There is the ghagra choli! The most common and the most scintillating Indian garb makes itf presence felt on Baisakhi as well. Go for shirt style long choli or flaunt those abs in a short sexy choli..the choice is yours. In any case..Lehnga choli always works!
GHARA STYLE ANARKALI
If going short or skimpy isn't your type then the ghagra style anarkali is your savior! Wear the anarkali with grace as you combine the Ghagra ghera to that Giddha number!
This Baisakhi show your bright side and do the Giddha with the colors of the rainbow not only decorating your attire but also reflecting in your life. In clothing however it's better to combine two colors at least to make for a bright picture. Have a wonderful and happy Baisakhi everyone!