Ethnic Jackets to Look Out for This Navratri

Every year, the nine days of Navratri are eagerly anticipated and celebrated with gusto in practically every corner of the country. This year is no different! 

During visits to Pandals and exhilarating Garba nights, dressing up in all the finery is a given. Also, remember that on the dance floor, things get competitive, so bring your A-game when it comes to attire. Behold the newest treasure that has swept up the shore in the high tides of new fashion trends to stay abreast with the new wave of trendy ethnic jackets from K for Kathiyawad. 

Here are a few ethnic style jackets that comprise beautifully woven textiles, exquisite embroidery, and regal silhouettes that differentiate it:

  1. The always in-trend “Nehru Jacket”

Nehru Jacket K for Kathiyawad

This classic Indian outfit creates a dramatic fashion statement while also giving you a contemporary appearance. Nehru Jackets are available in a variety of designs, fabrics, and colors, and can be worn by men from all age groups. Their versatility makes it possible to wear them on any occasion. 

Style Tip:

  1. Sleeveless Nehru jacket worn over a basic kurta provides a flair to the ensemble that is both suitable and appropriate for festivities. 
  2. Pair full sleeves printed Nehru jacket with a contrasting hue to seem cool. To complete this Indo western appearance, wear loafer shoes orPunjabi jutti.


  1. Exude boho aesthetics with “Indo-Western Jacket”

An Indo-western jacket is a way to go for a trendy and minimalistic look. They are adorned with diamonds, cuffs, stones, beads, giving them an edge over traditional jackets. One can experiment with silhouettes, cuts, shapes, textiles, and hemlines to be able to effortlessly combine Indo-western and Western components. 

Style Tip:

  1. Asymmetrical jackets are very popular. Play around with the outfit by adding accessories like a brooch or pocket square. 
  2. Embroidered or printed indo-western jacketsenhance the look of plain kurtas; on the other hand, strongly embroidered or printed kurtas go well with solid-colored jackets.


  1. Keep the royalty alive with “Sherwani Jacket”

These royal jackets have taken the Indo western trend a step further because they have a sherwani-like cut and style, but don't go all the way down to the leg. They are short till the knee that calls for a royal prince-like look. They are now available in bold colors, cuts, and fabrics. Even the use of embellishments like diamonds, cuffs, stones, beads, and spectacular designs give them an edge over traditional jackets. 

Style Tip:

  1. Sherwani coatsare worn with trousers rather than the conventional sherwani bottoms of churidars. 
  2. To make good use of traditional buttons, use them on a sherwani jacket that resembles the look and feel of brooches to instantly add a hint of glitz. 


  1. Rethink the rules with “Pathani Jacket”

Pathani Jackets exude the aura of a Royal Nawab. They have pockets on the front. Typically, short in height and worn with baggy salwar pants. The herms are spherical, and the collars are stand-up. It has a more muscular appearance and is suitable for both formal and informal settings. 

Style Tip:

  1. Opt for a solid color pathani jacket with kurta and churidar, and a pair of leather juttis for a traditional look.
  2. Instead of a matching hue, pair your favorite pathani jacket with a white dhoti. 


  1. Indian masculinity redefined with “Jodhpuri Jacket”

Jodhpuri Jackets depicts the true royal personality of an Indian man as it’s from the city where royalty breathes in. It gives an ultimate ‘prince look’ due to its unique fit, magnificent design, and charming style that elevates it to the status of royalty. Also known as Bandh galas, they are hip-length menswear garments with a closed neck and usually long sleeves. They come in a variety of high-end fabrics such as silk, velvet, and cotton. 

Style Tip:

  1. Pocket squares go well with Bandh gala Jackets. They can be chosen in colors that contrast with your jacket and shirt while yet complementing the overall style.
  2. Styling a Jodhpuri Jacket goes well with Patiala trousers, dhoti, and other ethnic wear. Always match your accessories to the appropriate footwear, which will help you achieve a flawless look.
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