Indian Ethnic Fashion Trends that are Popular Amongst Foreign Celebs

Western celebrities and especially the glitterati of Hollywood are well tuned in to fashion trends from around the world and elements of Indian ethnic fashion hasn’t escaped their attention which is why it is quite common to see western celebs looking fab in Indian ensembles and readily adopting Indian trends. Read further to know more about western celebs and personalities readily adopting Indian ensembles and trends and scroll down to look at some stunning pictures of western celebs flaunting desi swag.

The Bindi


The Bindi has been readily adopted by Hollywood celebs and those from the American music industry. Selena Gomez is just one prominent example of an actor and singer who has often sported the Bindi. Other stars who are known for flaunting the Bindi are Madonna, Gwen Stephani, Nicole Scherzinger and Kendall Jenner.

The Nose Ring or Nose Pin


Many western celebs have readily adopted the nose ring or nose pin and have made red carpet appearances wearing this Indian ethnic accessory. Amongst the celebs who have made red carpet moments wearing the nose ring or nose pin are Christina Aguilera, Rumer Willis, Ke$ha and Demi Lovato.



Celebrities and influential personalities have many important Indian friends and that calls for attending Indian weddings and experimenting with Indian fashion. In recent times both Ashton Kutcher and Mark Zuckerberg have been photographed wearing the kurta pyjama.



The Saree is popular the world over and it is no surprise that many Hollywood celebs have adopted the saree and worn this beautiful ensemble on the red carpet or on ramp walks. Naomi Campbell stunned the fashion world in a black and gold saree by Sabyasachi, Lady Gaga did a fashion shoot in a Tarun Tahiliani saree and many others have worn this popular ethnic ensemble.


The Dapper Charm Kurtas for Men

Everything you need to know about the dapper kurtas for men; styling this tunic, fabrics it is stitched from and ornamentation and embroidery work.



 By the definition kurtas for men are long, knee level, button less tunics worn in most of South Asia. Widely popular in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, there are multiple variations of the kurta in India alone. The different variations of kurtas are characteristic of the regions they come from and the fabrics and ornamentation used. For example; the Lucknowi kurta is famous in Uttar Pradesh whilst the Punjabi Pyjama is very popular in greater Bengal which includes West Bengal and Bangladesh. Read further to know more.

Widespread Popularity

The kurta is widely popular as mentioned before and that is mainly owing to its versatility and the fact that it is extremely comfortable. The free flowing silhouette is easy to wear for long hours and the varied fabric that it is stitched from insures that kurta can be worn in all seasons. This garment is worn for casual use, formal wear and even festive and wedding wear. The fabric and ornamentation largely decides the purpose of wear.


The kurta is generally worn with pyjama pants for a complete ethnic look however it is often also worn with denims or straight legged semi formal trousers for an indo-western look. This trend is hugely popular with youngsters which include young working professionals on their day off. The slim fit variation of the kurta in high sheen vibrant colored fabrics like silk and jacquard is often worn with slim fitting churidar pants for that sharp crisp look. This trend is popular with younger men at weddings and festivals.

Fabrics and Embroidery

Kurtas for men are stitched from a wide range of fabrics. The everyday casual wear kurtas are generally stitched from a wide range of fabrics. Casual summer wear kurtas are generally stitched from cotton, cotton blends and linen whilst festive and wedding wear kurtas are stitched from high sheen fabrics like silk and jacquard. Kurtas for festive wear are often beautified with embroidery and ornamentation like zari, resham, zardosi and stone work.