The first year as a newly-wed is probably as exciting as the time leading up to the wedding. The frenzy, excitement, thrill, pressure (at times) fits in well to the hefty changes getting married brings to a woman’s life. All eyes are on you - whether you’re about to become a bride or enter your new home - everyone wants to see the ‘dulhaniya’. It’s imperative newly weds want to look their best all the time - especially during festivals like Karva Chauth, Diwali, Lohdi etc.
Karva Chauth is next month, and if you aren’t planning to re-wear your bridal lehenga on the day, we have narrowed some mesmerising outfit options for you. From traditional Indian wear like saree, anarkalis to Indo-western and full-on Weester wear, this list has something for all kinds of brides out there. Picking the perfect outfit prior to fixating on jewellery or makeup looks is of utmost importance. So let us aid you with the first step, so the essential decision-making part is done and dusted.
Karva Chauth Outfit Ideas
#1 Shilpa Shetty Karva Chauth Sarees!
Shilpa Shetty has a dapper figure that flawlessly matches the silhouette of a saree. She always dazzles us in a saree. But her Karva Chauth looks are our absolute favorites. She manages to look so graceful and elegant in a simple red saree, it blows our mind. Here’s what she wore at the festival for the past two years. We can’t wait to see what she’ll wear this year!
The first saree is from Pallavi Jaipur and priced at Rs.55,000/-. Shop here.
#2 Anushka Sharma Sabyasachi Sarees!
Sabyasachi sarees are made for the Indian woman in you. When was the last time you saw a Sabya saree, and didn’t wish it was a part of your wardrobe. The designer creates such timeless and debonair pieces, no wonder our leading Bollywood ladies love them. Anushka dolled herself in Sabyasachi sarees for both the years of Karva Chauth she celebrated as married woman, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s another Sabyasachi saree look for her in 2020.
#3 Picchika’s Peonies Organza Saree
Picchika’s hand painted organza sarees are all over the Internet, and rightfully so! They are light-weight and effortless, yet offer poise and sophistication to anyone who wears them. For newly weds, who are looking for a Karva Chauth outfit inspiration that’s easy to carry and charming at the same, Picchika’s sarees are our definite recommendation. They have other colors in the saree too, so you can check them out as well. Best part is they have an e-commerce website, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home.
The pink saree is priced at Rs.19,000/- and red saree worn by Alia Bhatt at Rs.18,000/-. Shop here.
#4 Anita Dongre’s Printed Sarees
Just like Picchika, Anita Dongre makes amazing printed sarees that are simplistic yet graceful. Her wide range of sarees, with different colors, pertains to all the whims of an Indian woman. We are sure you’ll find something that suits your style and needs. Pair the saree up with a simple diamond set and a low bun and you’re all set to turn the eyes with your first Karva Chauth Outfit.
The pink saree is priced at Rs.16,900/-, yellow saree at Rs.35,000/- and the last one at Rs.25,900/-. Shop here.
#5 Sharara Set For Our Modish Newly Wed
Some newlyweds are all about making a statement with their outfits. Juhi Goadambe always turns heads with her modish outfit options. If her style resonates with you, we say go for this Karva Chauth outfit. Not only will you feel more comfortable carrying this outfit, you’d also be able to flaunt it well. And also, wouldn’t it look perfect in an Instagram picture? Need something for the gram, right?
It's from Arpita Mehta's line, so we are guessing it’s priced somewhere between Rs.50,000/- to a lakh!
#6 Abhinav Mishra Sharara Set
If you’re a big fan of blingy mirror work, obviously you’re a fan of Abhinav Mishra. Coz we are! He makes the most gorgeous outfits, all embellished with his signature mirror work. And who doesn’t want to own a Abhinav Mishra trousseau in her wardrobe? Shine like a star on your first Karva Chauth, frolicking around in this dazzling sharara set by the designer.
We couldn’t find this same exact piece online. Although you can order by contacting them online. All the sharara sets start from around 80,000 and can go upto 1,50,000. Shop here.
#7 Ivory Lehenga Paired With Off-Shoulder Blouse
Shalini always captivates us with her Indian looks. Her traditional style always has a touch of glam and allure to it, which we adore, so she had to be included in this list. Clad in a white lehenga with an off shoulder blouse, she looks chic and contemporary in her attire. Not to forget how on-point her jewellery and makeup game is! Take cues from her on how to light up the celebrations brighter than the moon.
Check Out Shalini's Wedding Blog here.
#8 Sabyasachi Floral Outfits!
Sabyasachi’s collection is replete with traditional wear. Simplistic grace is the designer’s style, it has been always. So when he posted this Indo-western one shoulder outfit on his Instagram, the world went crazy! We were so enchanted by these sets ourselves. Imagine strutting in style on your first Karva Chauth dressed in them.
Although, if you’d like to stick to traditional outfit, and leave the experimentation on for some other day, pick the simple A-line kurta sets by the designer. Style it the same way, low bun and choker to bring out the diva in you!
You can place orders by contacting them on email@example.com.
#9 Sabyasachi Red Saree!
If sticking to ongoing traditions is your jam, then a red saree is the ideal Karva Chauth outfit for you. There’s nothing better than a Sabyasachi red outfit. A conventional choice that’ll also impress your saasu maa and neighbor aunties. You can style it with a chandbali maang tikka and earrings as well, or go ahead and pair it up with a choker set and open wavy hair. The unmatched finesse of this saree makes it our favorite Karva Chauth outfit from the list.
#10 Red Anarkali Suit!
Another tomato red outfit that’s conventional and timeless for any newly married woman. Red is the color for Indian brides, so you can never go wrong with it. Play safe and still gather gobs of compliments by choosing a red anarkali suit as your Karva Chauth Outfit. Purchase here from Kalki Fashions.
#11 Banarasi Karva Chauth Outfit
There are some Indian textiles that have grace and charm written all over them, like Banarasi. There’s just something about a pure banarasi weave, they grab your attention instantly. Even Anushka wore a banarasi red saree for her reception and looked like a million bucks. Don’t worry, we aren’t recommending another Sabyasachi outfit here. It’s another designer, based in Varanasi, named Tanya Singh. Her company Kostaga creates handmade benarasi couture, and isn’t it such a perfect pick for your first Karva Chauth. Here are two of our recommendations from her collection.
#12 Lehenga Set With A Jacket!
Miheeka stepped out in a red banarasi lehenga with a jacket for a magazine shoot and we couldn’t help but stare at her. She looks lovely as always. We just love her glimmering silver jacket that’s such a modish addition to her otherwise simple lehenga look.
The lehenga set is by Jayanti Reddy, You can shop for her collection here.
#13 Chikankari Yellow Lehenga Set
Kareena always gives us the best of style inspiration. Her outfits always reflect chic style that’s effortless and easy to carry. Recently, she was seen in a yellow chikankari outfit and it went straight to our Pinterest board. She teamed her attire with a low ponytail hairstyle and a simple pair of earrings. It’s such an easy-peasy design, you can even source the cloth and get it stitched. The outfit is by Faabiiana, Kolkata.
#14 Pastel Pink Saree By Manish Malhotra
Miheeka wore a stunning pastel pink saree by Manish Malhotra as a newly married bride and we think it’s a superb inspiration for Karva Chauth outfit. If you’re someone blessed with a flat stomach like her, add a belt to your saree look as well. The belt defines the curves and amps up the saree silhouette to a new level. MM’s sarees are priced around a lakh or so.
#15 Simple lehengas by Vasansi
Vasansi is a reputed store based in Jaipur. Their collection is not only gorgeous but also affordable. Their last year’s collection was absolutely FAB! Striking colors, conventional style and quality fabrics - that’s all Vasansi represents. Here are our favorite picks from our collection for your first Karva Chauth.
They do have a very wide range of lehengas though and a functional, responsive ecommerce website. Check out their collection here. The blue lehenga is priced at Rs.15,500/- and pink one at Rs.21,500/-.
#16 Bandhani Sarees!
Bandhani is another Indian textile that looks utterly charming on Indian women, especially those who are married. Bandhani textile originated in Gujarat, Rajasthan side and is native to this area. So if you’re visiting any of these states, don’t forget to buy yourself a beautiful Bandhani attire. Anyways, these sarees are from Vasansi. If you’re based in Jaipur though, we’d suggest you explore the city market as you can get cheaper pure bandhani sarees there. Vasansi bandhani is expensive, primarily because of the brand reputation.
Shop for their saree collection here.
#17 Printed Lehenga Set
This printed lehenga set was bride Shania’s sangeet outfit. We always admire brides who wear a simple lehenga on their Sangeet function. It’s such a smart choice, considering sangeet nights are all about rocking the dance floor. Choosing a basic outfit also means you re-wear it anytime, so it is an economically viable pick as well.
We think a demure, sophisticated lehenga like this one, when paired with right jewellery, would make for a remarkable outfit for your Karva Chauth.
#18 Sharara Sets!
For newly weds who want to wear a no-hassle Karva Chauth outfit, there’s nothing better than a sharara set. The first is a leheriya sharara set by Kalki Fashions (priced at Rs.9540/-, shop here) and next one is Faabiiana Official. Second one is an apt choice for anyone who is bored of reds/ oranges in their attire and would rather wear a fresh white & yellow combo!
#19 Green Saree
A green saree would look anything but basic for your Karva Chauth celebrations. It’s such a refreshing color, so we fished out two of its shades to inspire you. First one is by Gaurav Gupta and was worn by newly wedded Richa Moorjani (Kamala from Never Have I Ever). Good news is GG just launched his online store, here’s a link to his store.
#20 Plain Red Lehenga
The woman in this picture needs no introduction. An Indian fashion influencer, based in Amsterdam, you can always trust Masoom Minawala to give us the best of fashion inspiration. In this picture, you can see her clad in a plain red lehenga set with a cape style dupatta and just a silver necklace as her jewellery. Doesn’t it make for an excellent choice for your Karva Chauth outfit? We think so! This pristine lehenga is Charu and Vasundhra.
#21 Indo-Western Designer Outfits
While going through Ogaan India’s Instagram feed, we came across these idyllic Indo-western outfits and thought to ourselves, what an amazing addition are these to a bride’s trousseau. So here we are! Created by designers Anamika Khanna and Anju Modi, these super gorgeous pieces will make heads turn (especially of your husband) and would keep you at comfort as well!
Well, that’s it for our list of Karva Chauth outfit ideas! Which one inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments below.