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At Lakshita, we frequently discuss how the right accessories can make or break an appearance. We also emphasise how the right accessories can entirely transform even the most basic appearance into something far more engaging and exciting. In our opinion, accessorising is a form of art that may make you stand out from the crowd, especially when worn with women's ethnic clothing.

Ethnic wear for women is all about culture and traditions, and when accessorised correctly, it may have a glamorous touch. Whether you're attending a wedding or simply want to seem put together at work, choosing the appropriate accessories can make a lot of difference. Accessories are essential in enhancing the attractiveness and beauty of ethnic dress.

In this blog, we will discuss how exactly you can use accessories as a way to elevate your overall look and what dos and don’ts you must keep in mind while doing so.

We will begin with how to choose the right type of jewellery. One basic rule you can always follow is pairing simple and lightweight jewellery with heavily embroidered ethnic kurta sets and kurtas and statement jewellery with simple-looking kurtas and kurtis. Now, there are several types of jewellery such as Kundan jewellery, Polki jewellery, Pearl jewellery, Gold jewellery, Oxidized jewellery etc. that you can invest in. And if you are not the type to hoard so much jewellery, investing in gold jewellery and oxidized jewellery will be enough. Just make sure that it matches the colour of the embroidery and the vibe of the outfit.

While necklaces are loved by almost everyone, more often than not, all you need is a pair of matching earrings. Especially when you are dressing up for casual occasions with items like simple cotton embroidered kurtis or co-ord sets for women, just a pair of jhumkis or studs is more than enough. Bangles, even though a bit underrated, look great as well.

Now, as far as footwear is concerned, there is no type that can go well with all the options available in women’s ethnic wear. Just because a pair of strappy heels look good with stylish kaftans for ladies’ does not mean it will blend well with long kurta sets for women as well. Every outfit calls for a different type of footwear, but this does not mean that you need to own fifty pairs. To style ethnic wear for women, just a few pairs of traditional footwear like juttis and kolhapuri chappals and basic heels in neutral colours are enough. And if you are a working woman with a job that requires a lot of running around or simply love your comfort, feel free to pair up your sneakers with ethnic clothing because ultimately, it’s all about what you feel your best in.

Now, we will throw some light on how just like jewellery, dupattas and stoles are capable of transforming your look as well. Suppose you have an all-white, plain salwar suit that may not be appropriate for festive occasions. However, just by adding a multicoloured mirror-work dupatta, the same suit can now be worn to a variety of occasions, be it weddings or festivals. Similarly, if you love pairing up ethnic printed kurtas with jeans and trousers, see how by just adding a matching stole you can make your look more appealing.

Lastly, how can we forget about bags? Being a woman comes with spending a big chunk of your life complaining about the lack of pockets in women’s clothing and our bags come to our rescue. Now, buying bags is not just about running after logos. Your all-time favourite Dior saddle bag may not look good with a printed anarkali kurta. Thus, it is important to invest in bags that come with a traditional touch. Potli bags and embroidered clutches are great examples of the same.

We hope we were able to give you an idea about how you can use accessories to enhance the allure of your look. Now, we will be talking about a few dos and don’ts of accessorizing ethnic wear.


1) Select accessories that go well with the shade and design of your attire.

2) Put on jewellery that complements and enhances your look instead of drawing all attention towards itself.

3) Dupattas and stoles can be used to add a pop of colour to your look

4) Opt for comfy footwear that complements the design of your clothing.

5) Include a clutch or purse that matches your attire and can accommodate all of your necessities.


1) Do not over-accessorize an outfit because this can detract from its charm.

2) Refrain from wearing too many different types of accessories as it can result in a cluttered and disorganised appearance.

3) Wearing too much jewellery at once can be distracting and uncomfortable.

4) Do not choose footwear that is too high or uncomfortable, as this can ruin your entire outfit.

5) Do not carry a bag that is too big or doesn't match the style of your outfit.

No matter what the occasion is, this guide by Lakshita will help you a lot in choosing the right accessories to complement your look

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