The Lohri festival for a new mommy is the beginning of a new auspicious cycle. It is a festival of everything new – from a freebird to the new life that is the center of your universe – your baby. Your priorities change and you no longer spend time for yourself or looking good for that matter. Searching for outfit ideas would be the last priority or not at all one.
As a first-time mom almost nine years ago when my son was born, Lohri was a very important cultural milestone in my big fat Punjabi family – comparable to the first birthday. The first Lohri for a newborn is a monumental occasion. Friends and family gather to pray for the child’s good health and prosperity. Some even dance together to the beat of a ‘dhol’ (drum). The mother is dressed up in new and gorgeous clothes and heavy jewelry, and sometimes (depending on how cold it is!)
Mehndi is applied on her hands in an elaborate pattern. She is asked to sit with the newborn baby in her arms. Meanwhile family, relatives, and friends gift her with fruits, sweets, clothes, jewelry, and money.
18 New mommy fashion outfit ideas for Lohri:
Here are some practical and trendy ethnic wear for women. These outfit ideas make you look like the perfect radiant mom on Lohri…
1. Pakistani salwar suits
A Pakistani long kurta is an ethnic wear for women with rich fabrics, embellishments. The gold and antique embroidery with a flowing sharara style salwar is a great way to look fashionable. Choose a thick fabric (velvet is perfect) that will also allow room for thermals underneath. This outfit idea guards you against the cold.
2. Punjabi Suit
Go full-on with the festive spirit with ethnic wear in a Punjabi style Patiala salwar kameez in bold colors with zardozi work. Tie your hair into a plait and attach parandi (Punjabi hair accessory) to look like a traditional Punjabi muteyaar. And as a new mom, you have the license to go all out with colors.
3. Indo-western fusion
Another practical way to stay snug while flaunting your fashion choices would be to mix and match from Indo-western looks. You can choose ethnic wear as jackets (short or long) in silk or tussar silk with heavy embroideries like Kantha stitch, phulkari work, or patchwork. You can team it up with a pair of leggings or cigarette pants. Alternatively, you can also try wearing an ethnic blazer with stonework. A straight cut dark colored pant with a brocade long jacket would make you look dapper. Or, a velvet lehenga skirt with turtle-neck skivvies paired with a heavy (and warm) phulkari bagh or a pashmina shawl. In addition, a stole in Kashmiri embroidery will make you look awesome! Ethnic wear for women can make you look a million bucks with a touch of western fashion.
4. Heavy silks
You can never go wrong with a silk saree. This is one ethnic wear for women that can make everyone look their best. Hence it tops the outfit ideas. When in doubt, always pick a silk saree in bright colors. Go for a Banarasi silk, Kanjeevaram, or opt for a raw silk one, but make sure they are in bold colors. Team your outfit with traditional jhumkis in gold or silver, statement neckpieces, or a simple maang tikka leaving your hair open.
5. Heavy lehngas
Upcycle your heavy bridal lehnga by simply wearing it differently. The heavy work on the lehnga can be offset with a solid colored dushala or a big shawl in the same or even a contrasting color.
A few more outfit ideas – Options of ethnic wear for women.
Did you like the outfit ideas? Choose your favorite from these are grab the limelight. It is your day and you are the one who should outshine everyone.