7 Happening Looks For Diwali 2018
Diwali- the most awaited festival of the year is almost here and there’s already so much excitement everywhere! Traditionally a Hindu festival, Diwali has spread its magic to other communities as well and during this 5 day fest people from the entire nation come together to light up their surroundings and express their joy by bursting fire crackers. A number of south-east Asian countries and globally located Indians too celebrate these pious days with complete zing and fervor. Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Diwali puja, New Year and Bhai Dooj- these 5 days of merriment are the ones that people always look forward to. Apart from an array of religious rituals, catching up with family and indulging in delicacies are the activities that surround these vibrant days.
Your pre-Diwali shopping may have already begun and as always, most of you would be overwhelmed with the same set of thoughts- ‘What should I wear for Diwali?’, ‘I want to look the best’, ‘My outfit has to be the latest’, ‘Something nice but not too heavy’, ‘It’s still hot I need something comfortable’ phew! Our trail of fashion related thoughts can be endless and so baffling! So here we’ve sorted out 7 different and happening looks for the coming days of celebrations. So scroll down for these awesome Diwali outfit ideas-
1. Indian at Heart
This look for the desi girls- the ones who love to breathe in the very essence of the Indian culture. Vibrancy and indulgent ornamentation- these attires scream ethnicity to the core. For the array of puja ceremonies happening during these days like the Lakshmi puja on Diwali and the tilak ceremony on Bhai Beej, you can wear a heavy traditional garment like a velvet lehenga choli detailed with zardozi or a Banarasi silk saree accessorized with lots of golden jewellery- for this is the time to flaunt your ostentatious possessions too!
For the ones who would love to step out in a complete Indian version without going overboard with heavy fabrics and details- there are easy to carry yet majestic silhouettes like floor-length suits in flattering fabrics. Or a relatively simple Chanderi or Georgette lehenga choli or one in plain fabric, without much embroidery or embellishment, is also a good idea. Keep the colour palettes around shades of red, orange, yellow and green, for these auspicious hues complement the piousness of the occasion.
2. Patron of Elegance
Loud and bright hues do not appeal to you? Or are you the one who finds comfort in staying low-key? Neutrals, pastels and muted tones- these softer palettes are meant for such patrons of elegance. Choose well-defined silhouettes on the lines of classics like a cream floral saree or a sheer fabric sharara suit with subtle embellishments.
Any attire is incomplete without the right accessories and when it comes to elegance and opulence, minimalism is the key! Pick few add-ons with less matter- ones that complement your outfit. Stud earrings, single stone rings and delicate chains with charms can be picked. You can wear this look for the New Year party after Diwali or for informal social gatherings happening during these joyous days.
3. Desi Gone Global
It’s the era of cultural diffusion and there is a steep shoot-up in the number of people wanting the best of both the worlds. As an experimental stylista, there’s a lot that you can explore in the innovative world of contemporary fashion. Trendy skirt crop-top sets, lehenga sarees, Anarkali gowns, indo-western, lehenga suits, jacket suits, lehenga with peplum blouse- choices are many to keep you pampered for all days of Diwali! Gold is an apt color choice for scintillating Diwali days, so if you can lay your hands on some gold gorgeousness, nothing like it!
Style your fusion garment with a difference- Bohemian jewellery, chunky beaded ornaments, snazzy stone chokers – the assortments of fusion add-ons is as vast the options for contemporary outfits!
4. The Ethnic Queen
Festivals like Diwali are the time when you can show off your graceful, rich and regal side. The ethnic queen look is for the ones who like to stride in slowly- making an impact with every step. Classics like beige gold sarees are best suited for such a look – as investing in an evergreen piece like this also ensures that you can wear such garment over and over again – at every age, for a variety of events.Orange Silk Designer Abaya Style Suit
If saree is not your thing, then let your audience follow your gait as you get in with towering vibes wearing a majestic silhouette like a heavy silk lehenga or a heavy Anarkali suit. To complete your regal princess feel, wear some gorgeous pieces of pearls or solitaire diamonds!
5. Cute and Bubbly
Innocent and energetic- pink is the colour for all young and bubbly fashionistas. Keep your adorable-self intact amidst all the noisy and crowded festive surroundings. From grounding golds to light baby pink to deep rose- there’s a shade of pink for every girl! Floral prints also work well for such looks.
White-red-cream or pink itself – your add-ons can be as pretty and adorable as your outfit. Young girls can pick a trendy pink kurti or palazzo suit with lively prints or a contemporary fusion garment – as per the dress code of the occasion.
6. Young Forever
Style has no age! Even if you’ve crossed the golden line or entered the zone of completely grey hair, with that endearing smile you look as gorgeous as ever. While you ought to play the fashion game every day, at least for these days of merriment, some additional efforts sound like a good idea! Choose something elegant yet don’t compromise on latest style or fashion. Grace is inherent, plus with some style tweaking, you can get any look right for your age and stage.Prachi Desai Pastel Pink Art Silk Designer Anarkali Suit
Pale tones of sea green, dusky pink, rust orange and shades or brown- you can definitely go beyond whites and neutrals. Pearl chokers and studs will give you that retro feel, taking you back to those good old days and with a little make-up on, you’d better be ready to see your younger generations looking at you wide-eyed and full of appreciation!
7. Black Beauty
As far as Indian traditions are concerned, black is avoided by a lot of communities, at least for the main Lakshmi puja on Diwali. But with the level of broad-mindedness scaling up, women have comfortably embraced black as a classy festive colour.
A cute black lehenga choli, abaya style suit or a black Pakistani style palazzo suit with golden details sounds like a smart pick for those grand after-dusk celebrations. And of course, since black somehow makes you look slimmer it will definitely be one of the foremost colour options on your mind!
The occasion of Diwali is lengthy and with such these fabulous options you can smartly keep your look varied throughout the festival of lights!
We wish you all a happy festive season ahead!