When it comes to donning Indian wear, a popular garment for men is the ethnic waistcoat. And if you’re of the opinion that this is a piece typically for the boys, we’ll readily change that idea for you. Women usually love borrowing men’s clothing, and here’s yet another piece that hasn’t been left behind. A feminine version of the ethnic waistcoat has been a favourite for many Indian celebrities be it Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt or Kriti Sanon, and more. In fact, some of your favourite fashion bloggers have embraced the waistcoat as well. With the on-going festivities, we think this is a piece to definitely opt for if you’re looking to wear something different from the traditional anarkalis and salwar suits. Check out three styling ideas to sport the ethnic waistcoat no matter what the occasion.
Waistcoat with kurta
Want to keep your desi vibe consistent? Wear a solid coloured waistcoat over a printed kurta. Ensure you keep the colour palette same when pairing these two garments. Sport a churidar with this, or opt for a fusion look with distressed jeans. If you’re one who loves dressing up and are looking to go all out with this ensemble, layer an embroidered ethnic waistcoat over a printed kurta. Print-on-print is a style statement in itself, and this look will surely label you a head-turner.
Waistcoat with a shirt
Tired of wearing your ethnic waistcoat in a traditional attire and don’t want to repeat the same outfit again? Here’s an outfit idea you can totally work to college or a day out with the girl gang. Just pair a well-fitted waistcoat over an oversized shirt. Style it with a pair of leggings and you’re good to go!
Waistcoat over a dress
One style that we just cannot get over with is the fusion or Indo-Western style. The possibilities when trying out these looks are endless and you’ll have new outfits every time you experiment. The key here is to mix and match your garments as well as accessories. All you’ve got to do is throw on your ethnic waistcoat over a shift dress or even a t-shirt dress for a cool-girl look.