Gone are the days when we used to get nice long holidays during festivals. As we grew up, our holidays started shrinking. It has shrunk to an extent of getting only one day off in lieu of getting a week off. Sometimes, we work even on the day of the festival.
However, this shouldn’t necessarily dampen your festive spirits. Many offices and workplaces now keep a traditional theme on and around the festive days. Dressing up for a festival can help you bring the festivity in your work.
This is not a complete informal set-up. There are few boundaries that have to be maintained even though you are allowed to go ethnic. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’ts that you can keep in mind while dressing up for office or workplace.
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Bangles and bracelets are such simple and sweet jewellery to wear. But, there are also chances that you might overdo it. You can wear one thick bangle or cuff. But, please do yourself a favour and don’t wear that set of metal bangles which will grab eyeballs at your workplace and not forget all that noise it will make.
- Colorful clothes
Festivals mean bright colours and lights. Of course, you can’t dress up like a rainbow and go to the office. But you can always wear a red skirt instead of your boring grey/black skirt. You can team it up with a nice satin black blouse. You can also throw in a gorgeous blazer. Or, if you wear long kurtis and suits, you can throw in a gorgeous colourful dupatta to add to the ‘x’ factor.
You know what I mean, don’t you? Jhumkis are those which are comparatively smaller than the usual jhumkas. You can wear a cute pair of jhumkis to go with your ethnic dress but wearing big jhumkas would be inappropriate and distracting.
- Traditional Clothes
Many offices are lenient enough to allow its employees wear ethnic clothes during festive days. You can wear a suit with limited embroidery or simple patterns and subtle prints.
- Modern Mangalsutra
I see many women these days wearing mangalsutras after marriage. You can go for the lightweight basic mangalsutra, preferably with a simple design, or geometric overtones that make it look stylish and fulfil your purpose at the same time. Don’t go for too much shiny or sparkly mangalsutras.
While in office, we usually plait our hair or have them up in a bun. On festive days, you can do very simple hairdo with half-up half-down hairstyles. You can also add a nice hair pin to your regular hair bun.
- Colored jewellery
If you want to replace your usual pair of golden studs with something else, you can always wear coloured jewellery or semi precious stones. They go well with traditional wear.
What’s a festival without makeup? But you can’t put everything from your makeup bag right on your face. You can highlight any one of your facial feature – like doing a smoky eye or a red lipstick. But spare yourself the unwanted attention by putting on everything and looking like a rangoli.
However, if you want to do a full makeup of your face, go for nude makeup.
- Detachable jewellery
Detachable jewellery is one of the best things that you can get. You can wear the simple part of the jewellery at the office and add the detachable part after office when you go for an outing or after party. It adds an instant festive look to your otherwise daily office look.
Even though it’s frustrating to go to work on festivals, it is still fun to celebrate it with your office family.
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