Bold & beautiful 

Amrita Prasad
Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Chuck uncomfortable heels and show off the colourful and glamorous juttis along with your denims, lehengas and dresses. Besides it’s festive reason, so all the more reason to flaunt them  

There was a time when juttis were only meant to be worn with Punjabi suits or Patialas. But over the years women have been wearing them with dresses, skirts, denims and even shorts. Designers too have been experimenting with jutti designs and celebs have been seen sporting them with casual Western outfits. Designs and embellishments like tie-up, tassels or pom poms, ghungroos, make for a real fun pair of juttis and create a perfect balance between the traditional and modern.    

STYLISH AND COOL 
Neha, Akanksha, and Aarti Chhabra, who own Pastels and Pop — an e-commerce site, share a few tips on how to dazzle in juttis. 
Juttis have managed to solve a practical problem that ladies face with conventional footwear. Not every woman feels comfortable in a pair of high heels. What if you were told that there is a way to dress up your feet for a party or a sangeet and not feel like sawing your leg off at the end of the night? ‘Sign me up!’ would be the most common answer. 

The right pair of juttis on your feet can make you feel light as air and can also leave people in awe with its aesthetics. Juttis are extremely versatile, and can be worn at a whole range of occasions. Be it a crazy night at a cocktail party/ sangeet, or a girls’ day out at a dance club — you can do it all with the comfort and panache of the great Indian jutti. With many Bollywood celebrities sporting juttis at red carpet events, it is safe to say that juttis are becoming a fashion statement. 

Juttis can be paired with a variety of attires: 
·    You can pair an embellished jutti with your casual monotone kurta to add a pop of colour to your look. 

·    You can also pair a printed pair with your printed dress for a beautiful print-on-print look.

·    A crisp white shirt with trousers or culottes looks fab when paired with juttis! 

VERSATILE AND COMFY 
Designer Prarthnna Kochhar says that in today’s time, juttis are getting popular among the fashion conscious and comfort seeker. She says, “The popularity of Indian juttis lies in its comfort. It is a slip-on-shoe made of pure leather and handcrafted by skilled karigars. It offers impeccable sense of glamour and playful spirit.”

Juttis  originated from Rajasthan and were highly patronised by erstwhile kings and queens. “Juttis add ethnicity to any outfit. Gota, kundan, zardozi, and hand embroidered juttis look gorgeous with Indian and Western outfits. It also gives a royal touch to our styling,” adds Kochhar.

To add some funk to your feet, go for juttis with floral prints, geometric and abstract prints. “They look good when paired with denims and long skirts,” she suggests.

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