Women’s Boishakhi wardrobe

Courier Lifestyle
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, is the day when Bengalis around the globe enjoy the vibrant celebrations forgetting the differences of caste, creed, and religion. This is the special day when we all love to stand out from the crowd and want to show up to get together and celebrations wearing unique outfit.


To avoid the same monotonous Red-White sarees and salwar-kameezes, women go through fashion magazines, browse websites and Facebook pages of various fashion outlets and spend hours in visiting dress stores, just to pick the perfect outfit that is not common in their circle.


Just to keep your mind off of worries, Dhaka Courier has done homework for you and brings your Boishakhi wardrobe solution!




If you want to stick the classic and traditional look, pick either cotton or kotha sarees of the eternal red-white combination. To avoid the common look, select red-white sarees with different type of designs cooked up with bright colours.


Or put on an all-red look. Red sarees with white hand paint or embroidery is perfect to welcome the New Year and the vibrant look will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.


You can also pick sarees with the combination of bright colours like yellow, purple, blue and green. Or you may take your own open canvas, a white share, and paint away as you like!


Bring out your handpainted sarees with flowers, leaves and traditional patterns and wear it as Pohela Boishakh is the perfect day to wear those types of colourful outfits. A hand painted saree will give you a unique look for sure.


Salwar- Kameez


If you don’t want to wear sarees as it’s going to be the warmest day of the month, just pick a classic, but trendy red-white salwar-kameez. Just to beat the Boishakhi heat, choose cotton or linen dresses.


A full white salwar-kameez with a vibrant hot red dupatta will bring a rocking look. The dupatta can be hand painted with flowers and leaves. You may also do block and batik print.


Apart from the traditional white outfits, pick other bright colours with traditional batik patterns which are considered as the latest trend right now.

Bring your dress to life using stunning embroidery and lace designs. You may also apply yokes of different colours.




Our Boishakhi look remains incomplete without jewellery and other essential accessories like flower crown, bindi and kaacher churi (glass bangles).


Jewelleries made out of clay are perfect for Boishakh celebration. Nothing can get more Bangali than a set of clay-made necklace and earrings with matching bangles.


Nowadays, jewellery in pearl, kundan, and silver are being used widely and stones will add a different touch to your look.


Whenever we think of welcoming the first day of the Bengali year, women cannot rule out the lure of the traditional kaacher churi. A wrist full of colourful reshmi churis will really complement your Boishakhi outfit.


Flower crowns have been taking the country by storm recently and wearing one will give you a completely different look. And finally, a simple red bindi will give you the perfect look that you want.


Don’t forget to carry a haatpakha (hand fan) to beat the heat.


Jewelry: Pearls Paradise

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