Wardrobe of Boishakh 2019
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Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bengali new year is a day of huge importance and massive celebration for every Bengali. More acutely called Noboborsho (meaning, new year), brings the first day with a splurge of colors, food, festivities, and laughter.
The fashion scene is revolved and reinvented every year with red and white as the staple colors and arrays of bright hues of yellow, blue, orange, pink and many more to surround them.
The saree in red & white
Boishakhi Red and white Saree, the basic Boishakh combination is eternal. Though the brightest of colors cooked up can make you stand out too.
Maatir gonna (clay jewelry) & Ethnic jewelry
What is Boishakh celebration without some jewelry made out of clay (maatir goyna) for us Bengalis? Get a set of necklace and earrings together, colored matching or contrasting your outfit and nothing can get more Bangali!Jewellery in pearl, kundan, gold or silver, other metals, stones can add different touches to the looks you want to portray.
Well, you may not prefer to wear bright handpainted sarees of flowers, leaves and traditional patterns the whole year round, Pohela Boishakh is a perfect day to wear one. Very Bengali, very bright, a handpainted saree is a very fun outfit to get the celebrations going.
Kameez in Boishakhi colors
Why sarees only when you can rock the day and beat the heat together with kameezes in colors of Boishakh? Go for combinations of red, white, black to be all basic or mix in colors as you would for the sarees.
Footwear is an integral part of your look! Get high heels or wedges or even flats for the day. Make sure the colors go together and you are all set. On the other side Men wear slipers with panjabi.
For Gentlemen, men’s cotton panjabis are in the hit list while some may go for other materials. Full red or full white are the traditional colors, while some may choose a combination of red and white together or even black and white. Other go for bold and bright colors in solids or on whites to portray the colorful essence of the celebration.They also wear embroidery fatuas, shirts in this day.
Children’s wear consists of shalwar kameez sets, fatuas, panjabis, shirts and pants.
Beat the sun with stylish shades in a shape that fits your face. Go all funky or sophisticated from the various types out there.