Dressing Tips for the Festival of Onam
Onam is one among the most popular festivals of Kerala. There are so many cultural traditions and practices involved with this grand festival. This festival is celebrated as harvest festival with lots of enthusiasm wherein there are exciting boat races, all decorations with flowers called pookolams, mouth watering feast called Onasadya, Mundu saree or kerala sari clad women dancing thiruvathirakali and fierce men portraying the dramatic kathakali dance, Onam is nothing short of an extravagant fest.
Among all these celebrations, it’s also important to dress up in beautiful ethnic wears on this day. The traditional dress code followed during the festivals are basically a white, off white or cream saree with a golden border commonly called as Kerala Saree or Kerala Saree for women and Men with white-colored mundu or dhoti with kasavu border combined with a shirt or kurta is the favourite of all men.
The Set mundu andKerala sarees is the traditional dress of Kerala. Every women love to have draped themselves in this attire on the occasion of Onam. These elegant sarees are usually in White or Off white colour. For those who want trendy yet tradition can try Kerala sari with kalamkari works or Kerala sari with Mural paintings etc, Its fashion meets tradition! At Ramachandra we have the best collections for all your tastes.
Other than Sari you can also opt for long dresses or skirts with Kasavu border so that the essence of the Onam festival is maintained. kasavu skirt with capes and tops with mural paintings, Off white anarkalis and Kurtis are also in high demand. Kerala Tissue sari and Semi tissue are the new trending fabrics for the ladies.
Another traditional dress is Pattu Pavada Blouse. Pattu Pavada Blouse comprises of a long skirt in shades of golden and white or white with a kasavu border and a golden blouse. You can also opt for Lehengas cusstom made foe onam which may be with the colour combination- golden and white color with Kasavu borders to sync in well with the dress code of the festival.
Accessories - You can opt for tradition jewellery like Necklace, Antiquejewellery, Temple designs etc. Jhumkas and traditional elephant jewellery and temple designs are widely popular these days. You can also opt for Oxidised silver jewellery which really blend well with Kerala sarees giving a trendy look.
Mundu is the traditional and casual wear that men of Kerala mostly prefer.
On the occasion of onam, white-colored mundu or dhoti with kasavu border combined with a shirt or kurta is the favourite of all men.