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Onam Celebration: Dressing tips for all



Onam Celebration: Dressing tips for all



Onam also known as the Festival of Harvest is here, and God’s own country is in its full bloom to welcome King Mahabali and Vamana to the magnificence of the Harvest season.

And, what about you? Are you ready to embrace the festival of flowers?

Onam is celebrated in all the households across Kerala. It is one of those festivals that has found a place in each and every Malayalee’s heart and all celebrate it alike without any differences.

Costumes for Onam: A brief overview

Here, we are going to discuss the dressing tips for all on Onam:

1. For women:

Onam Celebration: Dressing tips for women

The set mundu and Kerala sarees flash across your mind when you think of women’s costumes for Onam.

The peculiarity of these traditional set sarees or set mundu is that you can find almost all women have draped themselves in one on the occasion of Onam.

These elegant sarees are usually white or off-white in colour with a thread of golden border that runs across the saree. These traditional Kerala sarees are clubbed with a golden colour blouse.

There is no particular colour code for these blouses. Usually, green and red are the colours that people choose for their blouses.

Accessorise yourself with some traditional jewellery that suits the color tone of your sari. Jhumkas and traditional elephant jewellery and temple designs are widely popular these days.

You can also choose antique jewels to blend in with your golden saris.

Braiding the hair:

During Onam, you can find that women braid their hair and attach jasmine flowers to it which adds a lot of colour to the traditional style.

Women prefer to leave their hair open and pin jasmine flowers to their hair. But, to avoid the heat you could tie up your hair in a bun and then attach a lot of jasmine flowers to it.

Teenagers love to drape themselves in half sarees. Also, you can customize these in colours of golden and white or choose silk dupattas for the saree part.

You can use accessories that goes well with the half saree.

Also, you can choose one of the latest Anarkali model salwar blended in shades of golden and white or customize one in the Kerala’s traditional Kasavu.

Or you could choose the traditional Pattu Pavada Blouse. Pattu Pavada Blouse comprises of a long skirt in shades of golden and white or white with a kasavu border and a golden blouse.

These days girls love to drape themselves in Lehengas that combine in the golden and white color with Kasavu borders to sync in well with the dress code of the festival.

Also Read: Emerging Fashion 2016: Traditional women’s wear in India

2. Mundu for men:

Onam Celebration: Dressing tips for men

If you check out, Mundu is the traditional and casual wear that men of Kerala mostly prefer.

On the occasion of onam, white-colored mundu or dhoti with kasavu border combined with a white-colored shirt or kurta is the favourite of all men.

3. Children have ample of choices:

Onam Celebration: Dressing tips for children

Children have a number of choices to choose from when it comes to Onam celebration.

Pattu pavada blouse, half sarees and mundu blouse in white and golden colour form the best choices for girls.

For boys, it is usually mundu and shirt.

The sight of people draped in white and golden color sitting around the Pookalam is indeed a charm to watch and adds a lot of color to the Onam celebrations.

Thinking where to find these beautiful traditional Onam costumes?

You can find them all in Kozhikode’s biggest mall – HiLITE Mall. All our stores are flowing with all your favorite dresses and accessories to add charm to your Onam celebrations. Drop in today to HiLITE Mall and explore all the new arrivals.