Garba get-ups for girls & women, in soft, sensory-friendly fabrics
The Navratri festival has kicked off and for those of you looking to enjoy the nine days of feasting and dancing in traditional wear, we have a sample of garba get-ups in comfortable, sensory-friendly fabrics.
Ahmedabad-based dance teacher Alpa Desai Sharma prefers such fabrics for daughter Mohina.
“Mohina is not so particular about colours, but as someone with Down syndrome, she is more comfortable in fabrics that are soft to the touch. I usually buy cottons for her, but if the fabric is synthetic, I make sure there’s cotton beneath.I avoid heavy ghagras with heavy embroidery work on the border and prefer lace borders as they are soft”.
Mohina is wearing an orange patterned skirt with a sleeveless black top and a pink dupatta.
If you are looking for garba get ups, here’s a range in comfy fabrics, all under ₹2,000.
Varudi Fashion Women’s Embroidered Semi Stitched Lehenga Choli With Blouse Piece
The orange-deep red combo looks gorgeous and rich. There’s heavy gold threadwork on the border and smaller gold patterns on the rest of the skirt. The fabric is silk which makes for comfortable wear.
The shirt is full-length and deep red in colour with a large gold border and tiny gold patterns on the rest of the skirt. The choli is red with delicate gold work. The contrast dupatta in light orange has a thin border in red and gold giving it a rich look.
White Embroidered Cotton Navratri Lehenga Choli
Looking for something grand but understated? This multicoloured choli and white circular lehenga is worth a look. The dupatta is a contrasting shade of brick red.
The round necked choli is a multi-coloured mix of maroon, green, blue, red, and white in interesting and varied patterns and the solid white skirt is offset by a border in the same pattern as the choli. The brick red dupatta has a thin border like the choli.
Available at Mirraw
Light Aqua Soft Silk Navratri Special Lehenga Choli
This looks quite grand and straight out of the fashion mags. The material is soft silk and of off white colour with figures in red and orange at the border with a dark green hem. The choli is red with a thin piping of orange and white and the dupatta is a rich green.
The skirt is off white with profiles of women’s faces at the border in shades of pink, red and brown. The hem is a rich green, the same as the dupatta. The long sleeved choli is red with piping in red and white round the sleeves and the neck. Multicoloured ruffles at the edge of the lehenga and dupatta complete the look.
Available at jiofab
Bright colours is what Pooja Shah from Ahmedabad goes for too. 20-year-old Pooja, who has Down syndrome, loves to dance and prefers soft fabrics like cotton, malmal, and muslin.
“She wears the latest designs”, says mom Rupal Jigesh Shah, “and is partial to red”.
Here’s Pooja in her garba get up for the year in her favourite red-black combination!
Embellished Semi Stitched Lehenga, Choli and Dupatta Set
And continuing with bold contrasts check this one out in a combo of dark blue, pink and beige. The skirt is a gorgeous navy blue with gold flowers and the pink choli contrast works well.
The skirt is a lovely shade of navy blue with patterns in muted gold, front and back. The choli is a bright pink with three quarter sleeves with a slim band around the sleeves with small black flowers. The neck is V-shaped front and back. The dupatta is beige with a hem in red and white.
Available at flipkart
If you are looking to add to your Navratri wardrobe, that’s quite a range for you!
* Prices may vary.