9 Days of Navratri, 9 Unique Outfit Ideas


The auspicious and colourful festival of Navratri 2023 is just around the corner, and it’s the best time to upgrade your wardrobe with the latest traditional and ethnic trends that will fetch you so many compliments during the nine-day celebration. From traditional to trendy, we bring you nine incredible unique outfit ideas that will help you make a remarkable impression this Navratri season.

DAY 1: A classic Anarkali Set

An Anarkali dress has been a long-time favourite in our culture. From the Mughal times, we have been seeing a lot of Anarkali gowns and this trend is here to stay. 

An Anarkali set has a flawless balance when it comes to trend and grace. For a more subtle yet tasteful look, choose a pastel-coloured anarkali suit for the first day of Navratri. You could also find an embellished set with light embroidery that looks equally gorgeous. This outfit is incredible and certain to ooze brilliance and sparkle. Accessorize the dreamy attire with a small clutch and dainty earrings.

DAY 2: A sassy Sharara set

Whenever you look for Navratri outfit ideas, you are sure to find a sharara without a doubt. Nothing can beat a sassy sharara on occasions like Navratri. Be innovative and pick a heavily embellished sharara as it gives a hint of luxury to anyone who wears it. Always use waterproof makeup so in case it drizzles or if you are sweating from dancing, your makeup will stay intact and sweatproof.  

DAY 3: A gorgeous gharara 

Ghararas are more dramatic than Shararas and that’s why they are perfect for day 3 of Navratri. Ruched at the knee, the Ghararas have a gorgeous flare and are showstoppers. 

When you pick your gharara, make sure it comes with a cutwork dupatta, beautiful embroidery and stonework on the outfit to pose like a diva for the pictures.

DAY 4: A silk saree

The magnificence of this Navratri outfit is in the folds. The silk saree is the most versatile of all the outfits that make you the centre of attention. The intricate detailing gives a polished look to anyone who wears it. You can buy a pure Banarasi silk saree, and you will shine like a star, while never going out of sight. 

We suggest you purchase dark colours that enrich your aesthetic during nighttime celebrations. Keep your jewellery minimal to get a pleasant overall look.

DAY 5: A statement saree with embellished blouse

One can never go wrong with wearing a traditional saree. An outstanding Indian attire, it changes every woman adorning it into a sign of finesse and poise. 

Moreover, wearing a statement saree with an embellished blouse is synonymous with the Day 5 celebration of Durga Puja. With the blend of tradition and style, a statement nine-yard saree — regardless of the way you drape it — will never disappoint you on your special day. 

DAY 6: A chic crop top set

Crop tops and long skirts strike the perfect balance between looking chic and modest yet being comfortable to wear in any weather or setting. 

This indo-western clothing item is versatile and can be paired with anything — from long skirts to trendy dhoti pants or heavily embroidered pants— and for any occasion, whether it is a temple visit or a festive meet-up with your friend gang. You will never run out of options to pair a crop top with, or the chances to flaunt it!

DAY 7: Fabulous floor-length outfits

Floor-length outfit sets have taken the traditional outfit world by storm. They make a powerful statement and are bound to give you ample spotlight to shine under. 

Most floor-length outfits such as gowns will give you the touch of tradition that Day 7 of the Navratri festival demands while giving you ample leeway to move around without having it become a hindrance.  They are extremely comfortable to wear, a fact that might sound surprising seeing that they are also amazingly stylish and chic.

DAY 8: The Perfect Indowestern Outfit 

Indian wear is stunning when worn, but it is a challenging job to carry it with the grace it demands. If you are someone who has been shying away from wearing Indian outfits because of their intimidating character, switching over to indo-western wear gives you the realistic opportunity to reap the best of both worlds on day 8 of the Navratri celebration! 

With the latest fashion always making rounds in the market, you’ll have no problems finding fusion apparel to match your every disposition. 

DAY 9: A Gorgeous Ghagra Choli

Possibly the most magnificent of all the ideas, a ghagra choli is the epitome of elegance and majesty. With the most elaborately embroidered skirts and blouses that come in so many cuts and styles, ghagra cholis are such a perfect match for anyone on the final day of the Navratri festival. 

Customised to your preferences, this outfit can be simple or blingy, modern or traditional, but however you choose it, it is certain to make you look straight out of a dreamy fairytale.

Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta
Hey, I am Aditi. Join me on this journey as I explore the latest trends, delve into timeless classics, and provide valuable insights into the ever-evolving world of fashion.