No doubt there’s nothing more elegant than a kurta set and there’s so much variety in the types of kurtas you can choose from. From flowing Anarkalis to fitted A-line kurtas, they are some of the most versatile garments women can wear. But why not switch things up this festive season and look at ethnic wear outfit ideas that go beyond kurtas? These 6 ethnic outfits have everything we love about Indian attire, all in contemporary designs that are perfect for celebrating the festivities. Keep scrolling for more…

Blouse and lehenga set

This light pink set from Melange by Lifestyle is the epitome of femininity. The delicate layers and light embroidery give it an elegant appeal, made for special occasions. The spaghetti-strap blouse is detailed with pretty floral prints, a hint of which can be seen on the foil-printed hems of the pink dupatta. Team it with the layered lehenga in the same pink hue for stylish ethnic wear outfit ideas.

Blouse and palazzo set

Melange by Lifestyle outdoes itself with this gorgeous blouse and palazzo set. The rich wine red hue is only enhanced by the shimmering gold ethnic prints. The well-fitted blouse has a V-neck and sleeveless design, which contrasts well with the baggy palazzo pants with flared hems. The last touch – the ruffled cape in a sheer fabric, pulls the whole outfit together. This would look trendy as Diwali outfits as much as it would as Dusshera outfits!

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Top and skirt set

For those who prefer less skin-bearing outfits, this attached top and skirt ethnic dress from W shows you that these ethnic clothes ideas are anything but dull. Designed with three-quarter sleeves, a keyhole neckline and side tie-ups, the top is covered in tiny colourful prints. The same goes for the flowing ankle-length ethnic skirt that has an interesting medley of prints.

Crop top with ethnic skirt

The ethnic crop top and skirt combo is a more contemporary take on trendy traditional outfits. The sleeveless V-neck top bares a little skin around the waistline to give a more modern chic look. The bright red colour, along with gold prints, complements the long ethnic skirt in blue. When worn together, it will leave a lasting impression on those who see you.

Ethnic dress

If you love threadwork and shiny gold prints, this ethnic dress from Aurelia would be ideal for your Dusshera outfits. The simple three-quarter sleeves and the round neckline is taken up a notch by the embellished skirt detailed with eye-catching prints. The drape detail, also covered in similar prints, adds a more traditional touch to this midi-length dress. Wearing this striking dress at all the special soirees won’t just get you second looks, but everyone will be asking you for ethnic styling tips!


Don’t know how to drape a saree? There’s no need to fret with Indya’s pre-stitched sarees. Look fabulous this festive season with this pastel green saree. It is adorned with red floral prints that, along with the subtle pleats, give it a graceful appearance fit for any festival gathering.

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Abhishek Kumar

I am really bad at ethnic outfits but this article and all the ethnic wear outfit ideas have given me a confidence boost and motivation. Gonna try all of them!

Dhawaja Kaura

I was so confused to chose my ethnic wear for a wedding, I was looking for some ethnic wear outfit ideas that I can wear. My friend recommend me to read these blogs. I loved the options mentioned here.