As Diwali is fast approaching, for those who haven’t a clue on what to wear for one of India’s biggest festive occasions, we give a brief scheme of what makes for a decent Diwali style along with a selection of suitable outfits you can choose to wear, so that you too may have a Diwali style that truly resembles traditional ethnic fashion in all its glory.
Diwali styles are very often about extravagance. Ethnic silhouettes with a bit of bling work fantastically for Diwali events such as Lakshmi pooja. If you don’t have any embellishments on the outfit you plan on wearing, an embellished cape will do the trick as long as it is combined with a well-structured dress. Capes along with sarees, lehengas and other styles give them that necessary edge over what would otherwise look rather ordinary. The anarkali with an exquisitely embellished yoke shown below along with the sequin worked churidar suit make for eye-catchy embellished Diwali styles.
Layering can work out in your favor when done properly and in good taste. Layering multiple asymmetric items together makes for an exceptional ensemble. Sticking to cotton, chiffon and other lightweight fabrics is advisable. Layering also helps in creating volume in your styles.
Dynamic Digital Prints
Digital prints have gained in popularity in recent years. If you want to try something different to than the usual traditional styles, you could opt for this trend. Plain dresses with a digitally printed dupatta or a floor length anarkali dress are bound to give you a complete, trendy and contemporary Diwali style. The digitally printed silk red churidar suit and embroidered net saree seen below make for styles that have that all-essential wow power, that is sure to put you in the limelight this Diwali.
When nothing else suits your fancy, going the traditional route always works. Traditional silhouettes are always a go-to option for those who aren’t quite into experimenting. Classic sarees, lehengas, anarkalis and straight suits always work perfectly well for Diwali. Going for silhouettes with traditional embroidery and light embellishment work is sure to do just the trick. The posh uppada silk saree and the rust printed anarkali shown below all make for styles with a strong dose of sheer ethnic charisma and magnificence.
There is no better time to go all-out in terms of accessorizing than Diwali. If your dress is rather traditional with vibrant, eye-catchy colors, then wearing a statement-making piece of jewelry such as a big necklace is always the best option. The key is not get carried away with accessorizing, as overdoing the jewelry part will always lead to huge wardrobe disasters. Also wearing metal pieces with soft yet bold traditional outfit can work wonders for your Diwali look.