Velvet is a fabric that makes a statement and looks best in small doses, which is why a sleeveless velvet bandhgala jacket is just what you need when it comes to Diwali dressing. Provided you don’t load up on too many other bold pieces, they are the perfect way to make a powerful impact this festive season.
The best part about velvet waistcoats is that there isn’t just one way to wear them. Layer them over a traditional India kurta for a look that’s entirely ethnic, or wear it over a casual cotton shirt and chinos combo to amp up a basic smart casual outfit.
Once you’ve invested in velvet waistcoats in rich hues such as purple and blue, there is infinite scope to experiment. You can add a silk pocket square in a contrasting colour to dress it up for when you’re with family, or wear it unbuttoned over tailored shorts and leather loafers for a laidback Diwali gathering with close friends.
Written By : Shirley Mistry