Teej Dressing vibe, blending the essence of tradition with a touch of modernity

In this modern era, fashion has great importance for every person and thus people love to be in style. So, everyone remains conscious about their looks and what would be most comfortable for them to carry.

Festivals are not only way to celebrate culture but they are also the way to celebrate life. Festivals have always been an integral part of Nepalese life style. Besides its cultural, social and religious value; festivals have also been the reason to dress good and look better. Here are the some of the designs that would be comfortable, compatible and complementing the festival of ladies, Teej.

Following are some tips and tricks for fashion-conscious ladies regarding summer fashion as imagined by the student designers of Namuna College of Fashion Technology. The student designers are the 18th batch of students pursuing their studies in the seventh semester in the college under Bachelors in fashion designing and management, BFDM.

The presented are the best of twelve design sketches and write-ups based on the theme of Teej festival dressing, as the result of 10 days’ workshop under fashion journalism conducted by media person and fashion choreographer Rojin Shakya.

Design by Sujina Gole

The design by fashion designer Sujina Gole is inspired from the festival Teej and colors worn by women during Teej. The dress has a beautiful fitted waist line and is continued with three tiered at the bottom. Beautiful flowers are embroidered on the waist and dupatta whereas small leaf designs are kept all over the dress. The ombre effect is the highlight of this gown with delicate hand work all over the gown projecting the dress as an elegant party wear design.

Green and red colored soft breathable, silk fabric is been used to create the ombre style. Dupatta is gathered and attached directly on the waist. Dupatta is dyed in red and green color. The hand embroidered beautiful red flowers are placed at the bottom part of the dress while small leaves like designs are placed all over.

This gown is specially made for the young newly wed to attend the first dar functions or evening events. One can wear beautiful bangles, chura and as head gear laccha dori on the hair.

Design by Devi Gurung

For this festive occasion fashion designer Devi Gurung has recommended a raffle lehenga is been designed targeting to 18 to 25 years age group old and the design inspiration is the color viva magenta, also the color of the year 2023. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red. It is brave and fearless and lively hue perfect for adding a pop of color to any design.

The design is created having 7 layers of raffle at the lower part of the lehenga. As number 7 is considered as a lucky number for many reasons in myths and folklore and many religious around the globe. So, for this auspicious festival 7 layered lehenga is designed with a beautiful choli with a sweetheart neckline having raffle sleeves and a see-through net on the upper part is been made. This design is made with a purpose to provide comfort for the wearer and also to give the elegant and a beautiful look with a contemporary fusion of raffle design.

To complete the look a very subtle pinkish glow makeup look is recommended and a bouncy wavy curly hair would complement the look perfectly. A pair of beautiful golden heels would add an extra glam.

Design by Alisha Thapa Magar

The inspiration for the theme is the colors of Teej where everybody frequently wears red, maroon, green. Fashion Designer Alisha Thapa Magar has designed the outfit with the modern touch, so the silhouette of the outfit is pretty decent and is kept mermaid style.

Talking about design description the top is designed as sequins to popup the blouse where as bottom is a mermaid style skirt made from plain chiffon fabric. To complete the complete set when paired together. The American diamond jewelry set enhances the look which make the outfit standout even better.

Design by Nikita Guragain

By Nikita Guragain
Fashion designer Nikita has imagined embracing the captivating allure of the ocean with stunning marine themed saree is designed with delightful combination of pink hues and enchanting turquoise. This exquisite piece is crafted using the fine fabrics of georgette, can also be made from chiffon and silk ensuring a graceful drape and unparalleled comfort.

Inspired by the ethereal beauty of the spot teal pink jellyfish, this saree captures the essence of underwater elegance. The delicate pink shades symbolize femineity while the turquoise represents the swirling motion of the jelly fish in the depths of the sea. The result is mesmerizing design that includes sophistication and grace.

Designed for ease of wear, this saree features a thoughtful blend of traditional elements and contemporary aesthetics, easy to drape style allows for effortless elegance, perfect for both seasonal saree wearers and those new to this timeless garment. The puffed sleeves add a touch of vintage charm enhancing the overall grace of the ensemble and create a flattering silhouette. The sweetheart neckline gracefully framed the face, evading femineity and grace.

Design by Ritu Buddhacharya

The dress recommended by fashion designer Ritu Buddhacharya is inspired by Teej festival showcasing the traditional attire with the touch of modern look. It is the attire allowing women to embrace their tradition yet being fashionable. The dress is designed in a flowing A line silhouette along with draping around the waist and hip area.

The upper garment is a blouse with quarter length sleeves and wide shoulder sweet heart neckline. The fabrics used for the blouse and skirt are georgette with traditional embroidered borders. Organza is used for draping and shawl. These materials are light and breathable perfect matching the humidity of monsoon.

The color palette not only reflects the bright and vibrant color of Teej but also adds softness with the use of white, off white, red, green, yellow gold symbolizes the festivity. The traditional jewelries and bangles are added to complement the entire look.

Design by Sapana Tamang

Fashion designer Sapana Tamang has suggested the perfect way to embrace the festival spirit is by wearing a stunning lehenga that embodies the wearer with grace and beauty. The lehenga is been designed to capture the vibrancy and traditional essence of Teej in the colors like red, green and golden symbolizing love, fertility, prosperity and divine grace associated with the festival.

The design is composed the lehenga featuring the combination of blouse, dupatta and a long-flared skirt. The blouse showcases sophisticated curved square neckline. The skirt is designed with beautiful cowl drape on hip enhancing and creating a flattering look. A matching dupatta is draped gracefully over the shoulder or can be styled as desired. The lehenga is adorned with embroidery delicately been crafted on the border of the blouse and the skirt. To further accentuate the grace of the ensemble a gold necklace is incorporated with complimenting earrings and sheshpatti gracefully extending down to the neckline of the blouse.

For the make-up bold eyes, rosy cheeks and a statement lip is recommended to complement the teej inspired lehenga. Embellished jutties, golden and silver colored sandals are some of the options for the footwear. The chura and bangles not only enhance overall the look but also reflects the traditional values and joyous spirit of teej celebration.

Design by Meenu Tamang

The primary theme for teej festival dressing is typically traditional ethnic wear, so fashion designer Meena Tamang has tried with the saree. The neckline of the blouse is sweet heart along with many darts like corset. The sleeve is the combination of puffy upper part with closed cuff at the lower part. It has three decorative buttons also. The color of saree is red and green which is considered a symbol of good luck and beauty of teej, the border of saree is with vertical lines and along with the golden lines.

The blouse is in green color. The neckline is empty to show glamorous look. And the earring is teardrop with golden color. The hair style is bun. The chiffon fabric chiffon which is drape well. The design is recommended for the age group 18 to 35 and would be more appropriate for hour glass shape body type. The use of traditional jewelry such as bangles and tika on the forehead further complements the overall look.

Design by Nritika Shakya Shrestha

The design suggested by fashion designer Nritika Shakya Suggested has the blouse is inspired from Queen Anna and deep sweet heart neck style with deep back, string styles of the back. The lehenga skirt is made up flared panels that gives heavy flared look to the volume of the lehenga’s skirt. Lehenga and choli are made up of silk fabric while shawl is made up of net fabric.

Making the outfit colorful, hues like poster red, poster green, vermillion orange, lemon yellow and deep dark pink are used. One can also see the beautiful designs of paisleys that form a peacock like structures in each panel. Golden polka dot embroidery is been used on the sleeves of the blouse matching with the detailing on the panels of lehenga which enhances the outfit more. Green and folded embroidered bofere with red beads has enhanced the border of the hawl, waist round and skirte’s bottom, talking about the shawls it is crimson red in color with polka dotted golden embroidery all over.

This outfit can be worn with golden and colorful choker styled necklace, heavy earrings, colorful bangles. To complement the blouse, making buns with decorative roses and hair accessories can enhance the look whereas the outfit can also go hand in hand with both the nude make-up or heavy.

Design by Alina Gurung

This dress recommended by fashion designer Alina Gurung is inspired from Nepalese culture of wearing red and green on teej. It is believed that wearing red during teej festival will bring good luck. It is said that it brings some magical blessing too due to its association with life. The special reason behind wearing green is on teej is that it is considered as the color of devotion and prosperity. It is also linked to the good fortune that is desired by people who celebrate teej.

The design has a wide-open v lined neckline blouse without sleeves. The blouse has two colors red and green where the red part of the blouse is tied over the green one. The green is a plain fabric whereas red has golden and silver patterns. The lower garment is inspired from saree. It has long A line skirt in plain red fabric and the other part of the garment has pleats where the inner part is plain green and outer part of the fabric has the same pattern as of the upper garment.

This dress can be worn by anyone and is mainly focused on the young aged girls who can flaunt their body in this dress. It can be styled with gold jewelries and other accessories that goes well with the dress.

Design by Srijana Tamang

The outfit suggested by fashion designer Srijana Tamang is a two-piece set, On the upper body it is a multi-colored blouse with embroidered in Tibetan patterns. For the lower part of the body, a multi layered red skirt made up from satin fabric is been chosen.

The first layer is a circular skirt made from faux pleated fabric which creates volume and above the circular satin skirt is draped giving flowy look which is bit shorter than first layer and finally a satin pleated fabric is draped around the waist which gives the impression of tulip flower. Overall, the skirt is in mermaid shape.

Keeping the festival teej in mind a chhadke tilhari is recommended to enhance the look. To keep the look simple, a pair of golden ear studs, a golden pouch bag, a pair of green velvet slipper is recommended to be used. For the make-up light makeup would go perfectly keeping simple with red lipstick. The hair is clipped at the back.

Design by Asmita Magar

The dress designed by fashion designer Asmita Mager is specially designed targeting the younger generation of 20’s age group. The attire is a party wear. The garment is a simple net saree with minimalistic small patterns scattered all over. The saree is specially draped in fishtail style. As for the blouse it is made up of red silk fabric. It has very open with slight sweet heart neckline. The back is also open with very little coverage. It has a small ruffled sleeves to enhance the look.

Finally, the look is completed with some jewelries. Small golden necklace and matching danglers on the ears, small gold waist chain and golden bangles are recommended. Golden sandal with high heels would be better. The makeup should be kept simple and should be finished off with a tika or a bindi. The hair is to be neatly tied into a bun.

Design by Mohan Chandra Adhikari

This attractive design prepared for the occasion of Teej recommended by fashion designer Mohan Chandra has two parts and is been presented as lehenga and choli. Regarding the color, red, yellow and green colors are preferred.

This dress is basically inspired by the art of embroidery. In which both hand and machine embroidery are been used. In this design, the bodice is folded from one side to the other, while the design of the sleeves is made in a puffed and flounce style.

The shape of the lehenga is tight at the top and fitting with the body, widening at the bottom and sewn in a large circle. The use of traditional original jewelry has been given priority in order to present this dress in Nepali culture. The chiffon fabric is been use to create the dress. To make the appearance of this more complementing to the Nepalese culture, bangles on the hands and Ranihar on the neck, chadke Tilhari, Chandrakar and a red net embroiderd veil is been used on the head.


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