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Why wear black on Makar Sankranti

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The Times Of India
14th January, 2022 10:00 IST

A festival celebrated as per the solar calendar, Makar Sankranti, is widely celebrated across India. On this occasion, the shifting of the sun is determined which symbolizes the comeback of longer days and therefore this festival marks the end of winter. Several devotees offer prayers to the sun for a much better crop harvest and prosperity in fortune. One of the most important features of this festival is to wear the color black that is otherwise thought of as taboo to wear on auspicious occasions. Since Makar Sankranti marks the last day of the solstice, it is thought to be the coldest day of winter. Black as a color will lure heat in contrast to the other colors; therefore keeping you warm on a cold winter day. So, look your ethnic best this Makar Sankranti with some trending outfits curated below.

Draped in heritage



Saris are the most versatile outfit one can choose and black is the ultimate pick. Whether it is a kanjeevaram brocade saree or a chiffon one, sarees help make a statement like no other. On Sakranti, you can ace the x-ray floral look or abstract designs gorgeously in a saree that is hassle-free yet stylish through and through. Experiment with different blouses and drapes to find the right

Sari style pleated skirt



Fusion drapes are taking the fashion world by a tremendous storm. Fusion styles are not only easy to flaunt but sustainable enough to wear and carry for any occasion anytime and anywhere. Saree-style pleated skirt with a black turtleneck crop top blouse and a long beige jacket-style shrug. Pixel and geometrical designs will channels major boho-chic vibes by adding a versatile look with a statement silver necklace and matching earrings.

Dhoti style fusion

Dhoti style saree fusion is currently in seasonal trend, as it gives you a natural look with effortless handling of the attire. It is easy to drape. you can add glitter to your fashion statement with a sequin blouse and perfect golden belt.

Kurta with a twist


The outfit features a long front slit jacket with a Chinese collar and loose fit trousers to go with it that is beautifully embroidered with traditional motifs. Add a hint of colour with an emerald earrings and an emerald ring to spice up the statement to your attire.

Sharara suit up


Sharara suit featured with delicate gotta-patti work has been on top list for festive outfits lately. It can be simply paired with flared sharara pants. To enhance your look add on big jhumka earrings and keep the rest of the look minimal.



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