With Ganpati gone and Navratri right around the corner, the festival of lights, Diwali, too, is fast approaching! Like any good desi, it’s time to immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy the festival to its fullest!
While cleaning up and beautifying your houses is one aspect of the festival, Diwali also ushers you to refresh your wardrobe, as you get ready to welcome the new year. This means shopping for the latest and trendiest ethnic wear well in time so that you can serve the much-needed #lewks
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Strappy kurtas
This is Indo-western wear at its finest. The strappy simpering camisole meets traditional demure Kurtis to make strappy kurtas that ooze so much glamor and pizzazz! You’ll be sure to turn up the heat when you arrive in this number.
Available in the choicest of fabrics and prints, with shiny embellishment and delicate threadwork such as Chikankari, you can see why this is at the top of our glam Diwali Lookbook!
2. Mirrorwork crop tops
Mirror-work looks good in any kind of ethnic wear. So when you marry this design style with the uber crop-tops, you get a super chic look, that’s a surefire way of slayin’
What’s more, crop tops look amazing when paired with palazzo pants or long skirts. You can add a scarf or a dupatta, to keep the traditional quotient high and tie the whole outfit together 😉
Depending on your taste and which kind of bottom wear you’re styling the crop top with, you can choose for heavy or light mirror work.
3. Embellished blouse with plain saree
While the general practice has been to beautify the largest piece of clothing in your outfit and complement it with a plain smaller item, the switch works just as beautifully, if not more!
We are, of course, talking about donning an embellished blouse with a statement plain saree.
Popularised by actresses and influencers, this banger of an outfit works well on all body types and can be used to emphasize your body shape just the way you’d like. Deep backs, back-ties, and bralette blouses are some of the styles you can experiment with further to amp up your look.
4. Ruffled saree
Make heads turn as you walk into a room wearing the jazzy ruffled saree. This particular saree style has an inherent funk which you can further boost by pairing it with statement diamond or pearl pieces.
If you don’t want to call too much attention your way, you can always wear a saree with a ruffled pallu instead. This will hit that right balance between luxury and simplicity.
To understate things even further, you can opt for a ruffled blouse. Pair it with a minimally decorated saree and serve looks nonetheless!
5. Classic Sharara Dress
A desi festival favorite, this ensemble has a special place in our hearts. We’ve grown up watching our favorite actress don this outfit and waited for the day when we could get our hands on the Sharara of our choice.
So don the classic outfit, and bedazzle everyone while you await the Goddess of Wealth, looking no less a goddess yourself.
Our love for this garb knows no limit. Countless dream sequences have been imagined in the attire, which has held women’s affirmation captive since time immemorial.
A legacy of the Mughal empire, Anarkalis make for a knock-out look with its exquisite detailing and royal panache. Do consider this as your wardrobe piece-de-resistance for the festivities.
That’s it. Take your pick from our list above, or let your imagination run wild as you conjure up the perfect outfit for yourself. Whatever your choice, we are always at your service.