Keeping It Festive

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Both Mira and Miheeka were photographed as they were leaving Sunita Kapoor’s home after partaking in festivities. While the former picked an outfit by Ridhi Mehra to wear, it was a Vasavi Shah suit for the latter. Metallic kolhapuri wedges rounded out both their looks!

When it comes to Indianwear for festivals and holidays, do you like to veer towards the more contemporary or stick to the traditional?



Mira Kapoor (Left) And Miheeka Daggubati



Mira Kapoor (Left) And Miheeka Daggubati

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. The whole point of Indian festivals and poojas are about doing it with devotion/Bhakti. That includes wearing festive wear which marks a certain respect for the event. Ppl living in India for the most part follow those traditions. It’s only woke bloggers, attention hungry insta influencers and Bollywood who do unnecessary fashion tamasha to prove a point during Hindu festivals.

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    • Lol, not just Bollywood. The world in general has become absolute bonkers insta (aka social media) addicted – so much so that picture takes precedence over all things event, place, situation, and (*most importantly*)…….. the moment.

      I think Bollywood and influencers in general, fuel this trend a 1000X more. But then – here are you and I lapping it all in for our fix with the morning cuppa 🙂 So its sort of catch 22!

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      • I am more shocked woke/inventors of feminism BW women who frequently post girl power. strong women, self worth, “living life on my own terms” “me no slave to no man” blah blah blah…..do this pati parmatma pooja :p
        Hilarious…
        Free ke kapde miley to why not pray for hubby’s long life I guess
        Except for Vidya Balan who once said in an interview she doesnt believe in it 🙂

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        • That’s because husband worship of this sort doesn’t exist in many parts of South India, albeit her husband is North Indian. Not to say they don’t have their own versions but these are not the subject of movies and made into a pan Indian thing. Agree with Naina that people are hooked onto consuming and then complaining about insta:)

          As for the op, it’s become fashionable to drag in wokes, influencers etc to make a point. My maid’s daughter is 19 and getting jeans and tee shirt for Diwali. That’s because she can use it after Diwali too. Maid is making do with a new sari she got from an employer. Good to remember that people buy “festive wear” because they can afford to put it away.

          As for the clothes, while Miheeka’s outfit has a whiff of a cut up sari it is indeed very pretty.

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        • Oh cmon guys. Let’s forget the whole feminism thing and why only women should starve thing for a bit. It’s still a sweet gesture that you would pray for your partner’s well being, even if it means fasting until you see the moon etc. The thought counts.
          As for dressing up, what’s a festival without the feel of new clothes. Need not be about Bhakti. Festivals like Deepawali and Holi and aren’t exactly about bhakti.

          P. S: I’m from South India and even we have a festival to pray for the well being of the husband called ‘Bhimanaamavasye’. It’s still just a sweet gesture and no one forces you to do it

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          • People should be free to do whatever rocks their boat- and that includes fasting or not fasting. But yeah no let’s not forget about the “whole feminism thing”, please. Let’s not do that.

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            • I absolutely agree people should be free to do what they want to do and how they want to dress

              Someone was raked through the coals for suggesting Kajol should not bare her chest at Durga Pujo

              She was given a sermon about freedom and independence and women empowerment etc

              I wondered if they are so progressive to display their cleavage at a religious event then why follow such archaic traditions like Karwa Chauth
              Doesn’t it establish male superiority?
              because I have seen women touch their husbands feet

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              • To answer this simply, the “sermon” is basically to say, whether you show off your body or not, whether you touch your husband’s feet or not, and whether or not you or I agree with any of these personal choices, the idea is that women are empowered when they have a choice. 🙂

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              • It’s a pity, really a pity that you don’t understand what women empowerment or feminism is about and yet decide to comment on it.

                It’s much more funny when in the first line you say “yes people are free to do what they want” and then use your supreme power to judge women for dressing up, finding/noticing cleavage of women and giving a sermon for how inappropriate it is. That’s the same argument as telling women to dress differently to not get harassed by men.
                Amazing ! You deserve a slow clap

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                • The whole point of woman empowerment is that you have a choice to do what you feel like doing. So whether you want to rock the night out with cocktails today and fast tomorrow to follow some tradition… Its all okay…as long as it is not imposed on you, … thats how simple it is @densechocolate.

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    • That’s really not what I remember from a childhood in Bihar where every festival was a mega dress up occasion for my family and all the neighbours. Mum and all the building aunties would discuss well in advance which outfits they are wearing and get us kids to match too. Going to someone’s house for a puja was most definitely a time to wear fancy clothes and put on that rare lipstick. Ditto the visits to pandals during Dussehra and for making the Sunday temple trips. In fact I remember once when I was wearing some rag tag tshirt to go the temple, my mum categorically asked me to wear a bright new one because “why don’t you show your nice clothes to bhagwaan ji who gave you these clothes”!!! So while I do agree that there is a lot more showboating these days, its not right to say it has never been that way. And especially to make it sound like anyone is dissing festivals by doing that.

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  2. Traditional timeless classics, specially if the outfit is on expensive side. You don’t get to wear such clothes on daily basis. In ‘trend’ outfits may be in fashion today but they soon become obsolete. Better to ‘invest’ in timeless pieces n look elegant. For teens n college-goers, trendy Indian wear is ok like ruffle sarees, sharara n all.

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  3. Miheekas setting powder is visible even from metres away from the photographers. Her bindi and sindoor saved it from looking like a walking disaster.

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  4. Both look strictly okay. Mira fares a bit better as its subdued and the style looks nice on her.
    Miheeka’s is too bright/ loud and looks very Jayanti Reddy with the scalloped edges on the stole, not a nice outfit.

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  5. People do contemporary year round. So sticking to traditional outfits for festivities is a good idea. That said Mira undeniably looks good. It’s right mix of contemporary and traditional.

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  6. Not liking Mira’s outfit. It looks too costumish. On a side note, cannot warm upto ghararas at all. If you need to wear a gharara, it should have a long kurti. This short kurti gharara trend needs to go away as soon as possible.

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  7. Both ladies look great! It comes down to a personal choice at the end of the day. I like a more contemporary flair to my desi outfits because they are easy to wear. I love me a good transitional outfit but find them overwhelming so buy them and then they sit in my closet. I do admire it on other people though.
    P.S. Been eyeing the outfit Mira is wearing for a while. Won’t wear it to a KC puja but absolutely love it.

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  8. The look on Mira , is not very flattering and looks like the garment is made of cheapish material … have seen the price and
    I hope it is a silk chiffon and not a poly. Miheeka’s look is just about saved by the rich look of the fabric and the jewel like colours . Having said that each person has their own aesthetics , me I prefer to spend largish amounts on more classic looks and richer fabrics that I know can be recycled . But then I am an average person with limited fashion budget , for me being fashionable is not same as looking trendy and on point but elegant in each outing of the outfit .

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  9. I for one don’t like Miheeka’s outfit. I am all for traditional wear and colors, but these are just too many, too many things happening at once. Mira looks nice, even though I am not a big fan of such short Kurtas, definitely not when they are tiered, and flared. Both looks are meh for me.

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