7 Upcoming Ethnic Wear Trends for Women in 2022

Indian Ethnic Wear

Authentic wear is a gift of diverse Indian culture and traditions. Whether it's weddings or festivities, ethnic wear is a must-have for women. However, just like everything in the fashion world, ethnic wears also keep changing as per trends. Staying on trend with your enteric wear will help you steal the show at every wedding and festivity you attend this year.

Here are seven ethnic wear trends to watch out for in 2022.


Sarees are the evergreen attire for any Indian function, as sarees never go out of style. Yet, there is always a mix of new and traditional designs that keep changing in sarees. This upcoming year you can see that banarasi silks, kanjivarams, and georgette bandhani sarees are in trend if you want to carry out the traditional look.
However, if you want to add Western influence to this traditional attire, go for metallic, sequin, ruffled, and ready to drape sarees.

Ethnic skirts

Lehengas are the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about Indian weddings. However, they can be too much if you are not the bride or bridesmaids to flaunt lehengas. However, you cannot go wrong with plain or floral-print or full-length skirts with tunics, short kurtas, and crop tops to create fabulous ethenic attire. Team them up with some vogue jewelry pieces to complete your ethnic look this season.

Anarkali suits

Anarkali suits with their flared hem fitted waist and long length have a regal elegance about them that everyone loves. It is an Indian ethnic wear that every woman must have in her ethenic collection. Pair them with some chandelier earrings, a stunning hairdo, and some bright makeup, and you are all set for your next ethnic wear party.

Straight kurtas with palazzos

Suits come in various styles and designs, and another popular variety of suits that will be in trend next year are straight kurtas with palazzos. They are elegant without being too much of a hassle. You can drape a simple dupatta and wear matching jewelry to slay this look.

Designers dupattas

One way to amp up your simple ethnic wear is to add an intricately designed dupatta to it. Whether you are wearing a simple suit or a skirt and blouse, you can pair it up with a heavy dupatta to complement the attire. You can choose from various traditional Indian handicraft works such as Phulkari, Banarasi, Gota Pati, Madhubani, Kalamkari, and Chanderi or zari work.


Lancha is a Mughal culture-inspired version of lehenga choli that is again in trend. In lanchas, the blouse is longer and comes below your waist, so your waist is not exposed. They look sophisticated, and vogue and are excellent for weddings and other evening functions.

Dhoti kurta

Traditionally embraced as men's attire, dhoti kurta has evolved and become a women's ethnic wear in recent times. They look chic and modern without breaking the traditional charm. You can go for plain pre-stitched dhoti and kurta in linen or satin and team it up with some chunky jewelry pieces for your next festive look.


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