Pongal Fashion 2019: Traditional Outfits Style Tips for Tamilian Harvest Festival
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The four-day Tamilian harvest festival in 2019 will begin on January 15 and end on January 18. Pongal corresponds to other harvest festivals celebrated throughout India that is Lohri and Makar Sankranti. In the Tamil language, the word Pongal means overflowing, signifying abundance and prosperity. Apart from observing rituals and preparing delicacies, dressing in traditional outfits is also important to mark the festival. Every Hindu celebration is incomplete without wearing attires significant with the festival. Tamilian women dress up in colourful sarees and men wear dhotis. Pongal Recipes 2019: 6 Mouth-Watering Delicacies of The Tamil Harvest Festival And How You Can Make Them.

Colourful Kanjeevaram sarees and gold jewellery are traditionally worn by women while men wear white kurtas with cream or white dhotis in gold border. Gold temple jewellery looks beautiful with sarees. But with changing times many also experiment with their looks and give a western fusion twist to their outfits. Below we tell you how you can style your ensemble from head to toe and also some style tips for men. Easy Pongal 2019 Rangoli Designs: New and Simple Beautiful Kolam & Rangoli Patterns to Decorate Your House This Thai Pongal (Watch Videos).

Pongal Style Tips for Men & Women

1. Banarasi Sarees: Banarasi is trendy, prominent during the festive season and never goes out of style. Delicate and intricate embroidery with rich hues can be worn on Pongal. The broad pallus are back in vogue and one can stick to traditional gold and white saree which they can pair with gold jewellery.

 

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2. Kanjeevaram Silk Saree: The classic Kanjeevaram silk saree looks regal and stylish and is apt for the Pongal festival. You can also team the saree with brocade blouse. Style your hair in a traditional sleek bun and accessorise with gajra. Complete your look with gold choker necklace and statement earrings.

 

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3. Fusion Outfits: If you think a saree would be too much, then you can wear a stylish traditional and modern fusion outfit. Team up a long skirt with a crop top or you can also wear a colourful jacket with your anarkali dress. Dhoti pants are in trend and can make for a stylish statement this festival. Floral prints also look beautiful and can be incorporated in most of the outfits.

 

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4. Dhoti and Kurtas for Men: While white and gold border outfit are traditionally worn by men but now days men like to amp the glam quotient by wearing solid bold colours. Fresh and vibrant colours like yellows, greens and blue shirts can be paired with white dhoti along with gold borders. Team it with comfortable sandals or loafers to complete your look. Printed jackets also go well with dhotis.

Elderly men also prefer Angavastram. It is two pieces of cloth made from pure cotton or silk. Celebrate the festival by dressing up in your best attire and prepare delicious and scrumptious delicacies. Get together with your friends and family and mark the new beginnings. The four-day festival is observed as Bhogi, Thai Pongal, Maatu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. Ideally stick to traditional clothing to celebrate the festival of harvest. Happy Pongal!