If there is one print that can make you stand out during any Indian festival then it has to be bandhani. Women in India have been donning bandhani-styled sarees and dupatta for years. It was first said to be introduced during the Indus Valley Civilisation, when we initially learned dyeing fabrics.
However, it is also believed that the craft was further perfected by Khatri Community of Gujarat and it was they who started bandhani work in India. The amazing thing is that it is still made with the same five thousand-year-old tie and dye technique. It is due to this method of designing the fabric that it is called bandhani print, derived from the word ‘bandhan’.
Also known as Bandhej, the bandhini print is not just popular for being one of the most widely accepted methods of textile printing in India, but also because it has traditional relevance. From centuries women have been wearing them for important occasions like weddings and holy rituals. It is because bandhini print sarees are considered pure and something that brings a good future for the wearer. That’s why we thought you would also love sporting bandhini couture on Diwali. Check out these celeb-approved pieces for inspiration.
Soon-to-be mom Anushka Sharma is known for her quirky style and acting prowess. When it comes to traditional wear, she has been blowing us away since her wedding. We are in love with this coral-peach bandhini print saree that she paired with a low-back gold blouse. This is perfect for Diwali eve, as you will be shining bright in the most minimalistic manner!
Alia Bhatt dress sense has improved big time since her first movie. While she is mostly seen in pieces of denim and bomber jackets, her ethnic wear wardrobe is also admirable. This green-pink bandhini print saree is high-fashion and extremely easy on the eyes. If you are planning to go for heavy Diwali makeup, we recommend you to pair it with a chic piece like this.
Sara Ali Khan
She garners attention for being that happy-go-lucky girl. But we on the other hand have been paying attention to her wardrobe collection. We found that not just kurtas, the actress also has noteworthy saree and lehenga collection. Such as this gorgeous yellow-pink bandhini print saree. If you want to go with traditional colours, what’s better than auspicious yellow!
Known to have amazing dress sense and facial features, Ileana D’cruz’s pink-coral saree is exuding love! With a simple blouse and fine pieces of jewellery, one can look ravishing on Diwali eve. You can play around with makeup and go for bold options as the saree is simple and will not make you look too much.
Kajol’s dresses have also made headlines for them being simple, fashionable and comfortable. This bandhini print red kurta is also exuding the same vibes. If you want to make this look more classy and festive-ready, pair it with palazzo and dupatta that comes with gotta-patti work.
She is soon to welcome her second baby and we can’t keep calm! Meanwhile, let’s admire her couture and take cues from them. This stunning blouse that she wore in her film, Veere Di Wedding is something we say is a must-have ethnic wear piece. You can pair this with plain skirts, ruffle sarees and even palazzos.
Beautiful Janhvi Kapoor exactly knows how to catch eyeballs when it comes to fashion! Over the years we have spotted her in striking ethnic pieces and this multi-colour green saree is one of them. The gold gotta patti and her choker neckpiece are together making this look Diwali-perfect.
Soha Ali Khan
Soha has always been spotted in some of the most chic and high-fashion garments. We became a fan of some of her dhoti outfits, just like we can’t stop admiring this timeless look. Her pink bandhini print dupatta is gorgeous. You can club this with a simple white suit and look picture perfect on Diwali.
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