Style Lessons For Durga Puja From Bengali Celebrities

It’s the grandest and biggest festival Bengalis look forward to. Durga Puja, a cultural and social extravaganza is a time when Bengalis all over the world love to get dolled up. From decking up in the trendiest clothes and pandal hopping to relishing gastronomical delights, Durga Puja is nothing short of a carnival.

So, you have already done your Puja shopping. Are you still confused about what to wear on which day? Take festival dressing inspiration from Bong beauties who love to dress up and offer pushpanjali during these four days.  Whether you are in Bengal or outside, just rev up your style quotient and look chic morning to evening.


The North Bombay Sarbojonin Durga Puja also known as the Mukherji Durga Puja in Mumbai is a favorite haunt of Kajol along with her mother Tanuja and sister Tanishaa. The dusky beauty is known for her laidback easy style. Crisp cotton or silk cotton saris in bright colors are what she loves to wear during the daytime. If you are not in the mood for the sari, try an opulent salwar kurta in light shade for the day.

Jewel story: The festival isn’t complete without jewelry. Opt for a light-weight jhumka with a long chain on the Saptami morning. Super-stylish and uber-cool should be the mantra for saptami evening dressing. Experiment with boho-chic look with long neckpieces and ear studs.

Look the Part Shop The Look This lightweight shayari necklace and ear studs inspired by the Taj is perfect for Saptami morning pandal outing.


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Another Bong beauty from the Mukherji household, Rani Mukherji has always charmed us with her looks. When it comes to Durga Puja dressing, the actress is known to be steeped in tradition either in red and white garad saris or Kasavu saris. And if she wears a heavily embellished anarkali kurta, she makes sure to throw a head-turning dupatta. She loves to accessorize with head-to-toe heavy gold jewellery from multi-layered necklaces to long jhumkas and kangans. And yes the bright red bindi on her forehead is a must for such an auspicious occasion.

Jewel story: Traditional Bengali jewelry is all about floral designs in gold like jhumko (long-earrings) and long haars (multi-stringed or single). For the opulent look on Ashtami, slip a chur or a heavy gold bracelet.

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For an opulent Ashtami look, deck up in Rann Utsav statement necklace.


She is someone who always prioritizes comfort over trend. Modern yet traditional is her mantra. We cannot help but love this actor-director’s understated style. From dressing up in classy woven saris to easy-going maxi-dresses to relaxed suits, Konkona is all for the ethnic style. She loves wearing silver jewelry and pairs her saris and dresses with long silver neckpieces and earrings. Take sari draping lesson from Konkona – from dhoti style to a knot sari drape. Don’t forget to carry a cross-body bag like Konkona to complete the look. Yes, you can take sari draping inspiration from her on Ashtami evening.

Jewel story: Keep it simple, easy and casual. Big chandelier silver earrings and a statement neckpiece should do the trick.

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This simple yet elegant silver necklace with enamel surface works well with ethnic saris and dresses.


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The talented playback singer is a sucker for anarkali suits. We love her penchant for statement earrings and messy hairdos. Be it an award night or a social do, Shreya loves to dress up in floor-sweeping anarkalis with matching dupatta. Take your pick from her different styles -- anarkali gowns or the asymmetrical anarkalis. Go for this feminine look on nabami morning when you go pandal-hopping with friends.

Jewel story: The regal anarkalis require the best jewelry. Go for statement chaandbalis or hoop earrings or ornate chokers that will enhance the ethnic outfit.

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Match this gorgeous golden dangler with your anarkali and make heads turn.


Sushmita Sen is the epitome of grace and style. Whether in western or traditional wear, Sushmita can carry any outfit with effortless ease. Bong beauty Sushmita can never go wrong with her traditional Bengali style. She loves to sport red bindi paired with a white and red sari. For evening outing at pandal, she loves to sport anarkali or salwar kurta.

Jewel story: Sport a clean bun, big red bindi, nose ring and bangles on Bijoyadashami. For a dash of drama, experiment with heavy-duty jhumkis.

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Stick to a traditional Bengali look on Bijoyadashami by flaunting this golden nose pin rimmed with pearl beads.

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