The festival goes by different names across India. Pongal, Sankranti, Lohri, call it what you want, but it marks the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of spring in the country. And like any other Indian festival, this one is also rich in food and is celebrated with kites flying through the sky.
Since this day falls on the last day of winter, it is considered and shown to be one of the coldest winters. As black color absorbs heat, most people prefer to wear it to keep warm. And while black is often considered sinister for festivals, today is a rare exception!
Looking for last minute fashion inspiration? We've got you covered!
For a simple and uncomplicated look, we suggest you take notes from Alia Bhatt. The actress who has an extensive ethnic wardrobe wore a full-sleeved black anarkali with pants for kalank promotions. Minimal gold embroidery throughout the outfit and a dupatta with gold sequin work on top, kolhapuri wedge slippers and signature gold earrings completed this girl next door look.
Sara Ali Khan
Do you want a more comfortable look? No notes by Sara Ali Khan. The actress who also shies away from ethnic fits when all else fails, she rocked a long-sleeved velvet kurta with matching pants. The hem of the kurta, the pants, and the high collar of the kurta were distinguished by shiny gold slate work that gave Sara's outfit a royal touch. Gold Gottis completed her look.
For a cleaner and more elegant look, Deepika Padukone's Sabyasachi kurta is absolutely perfect. She hugged her figure and wore simple gold embroidery from the waist down. Paired with a pair of white churidar pants, black organza dupatta, gold heels and chandbali earrings, her look commands attention without looking down.
Tired of keeping a low profile and want to create a glamorous effect on this festive occasion? Choose a short black kurta with gold embroidery and pair it with a matching black skirt like Tara Sutaria did. Not only does it look cute, it makes it look like you put some effort into dressing. Wear a matching black dupatta and accessorize the look with gorgeous gold earrings to make a statement.
Do you want to go the traditional route? Kangana Ranaut looked like the perfect girl in a black saree with silver criss-cross patterns throughout. She can hold the curtain over her shoulder or let it hang over her arm. Keep accessorizing her to a minimum with a simple pearl necklace and let her saree do the talking!
Here we wish everyone a happy Makar Sankranti! What outfit do you draw inspiration from for the festival?