Diwali is right around the corner! Have you thought about your perfect festive outfit yet? Probably not. Now is the time to start looking at the latest fashion trends and see what suits you. There are so many options in the market that one is bound to be slightly flummoxed. That sequined lehenga or that flowing sari? Neutral shades or a pop of color? Heels or flats? Aaaaaaa!!
Fluid fashion may be what works these days, but there are certain classic materials and cuts that impress us year after year. You want to decide on trendy clothes that you can accessorize properly. Get the perfect jhumkas and clutch to go with your stunning Diwali outfit. Read on for our outfit recommendations this Diwali!
Modern Color Combinations
Get your fuchsias, teals, peaches and grays out of the wardrobe. Ever wondered how to look classy in a saree? These colors will definitely help you stand out this festive season. (P.S. Pre-stitched sarees are a pretty great choice if you want a striking look without having to worry about any unravelling). So ditch the reds and greens and go bold this season. You can also add studs, sequins or motis to enhance the base colors.
Dhoti pants are the uber cool cousins of regular pants. The perfect pair of dhoti pants will have beautiful pleats on the front and back. They are usually made of a flowy material that will give you that perfectly draped look. Pick your dhoti pants in a neutral color and pair it with a bright embroidered peplum blouse. You can also pick an embellished tunic with a cinched waist to complete your ensemble.
Drape A Dupatta
You obviously know the different ways in which you can wear a dupatta. But have you ever seen it draped like a saree? This hot fashion trend is here to stay with everyone from Sonam Kapoor to Dia Mirza flaunting it. Use it to add a quirky twist to a conventional outfit, such as a crop top with slim-fit pants. Layer your dupatta like a saree pallu and voila, you are ready to turn heads this Diwali.
We all love our mother’s and grandmother’s sarees. These old designs and weaves have an unusual charm. This Diwali, you can give these heirlooms a fresh look simply by changing the blouse! Modern, designer blouses look fabulous when paired with a simple, traditional saree. You can also re-use them for wedding season fashion outfits so they’re not just collecting dust in your cupboard.
Have you ever wondered what she’s wearing while looking at a quirky blouse? That is probably a cape blouse. These capes are extremely hot in the Indian fashion scene, with several noted designers incorporating them into their collections. The fluid silhouette ensures you stand apart in the sea of boring fitted blouses. Opt for an embellished one for maximum impact.
Skirt And Crop Top
Who doesn’t love the good old skirt and top ensemble? A maxi skirt with a crop top is a great way to combine Indian fabrics with western cuts. Choose a good quality brocade material for your skirt and pair with a coordinated or contrast top, depending on the look you’re after. The outfit itself is so versatile and stylish that you won’t even need to add any accessories (although a pair of killer heels wouldn’t be too bad).
Occasionally, you might feel like ditching the traditional Indian outfits but still want to hold on to a little bit of your roots. The perfect solution for this is a dress that incorporates Indian fabrics and patterns on a western silhouette. Choose fabrics like brocade or silk for a rich effect, or vibrant ethnic prints on a light fabric for a slightly casual look.
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