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Diwali Outfit Ideas

October 17, 2014

Hey Girls,

Since Diwali is around the corner I thought why not do an outfit ideas post. For my international readers who don’t know what it is, Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights”, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.  The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home and participate in Lakshmi Puja (Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity) after which, fireworks follow, then a family feast including sweets and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends.




Because this is a very big and important festival in India, we ought to look our best and here I bring you a few ideas that you may wanna try this Diwali smile I prefer wearing an ethnic outfit which doesn’t look too gaudy but still looks festive and stylish. So my favorite five outfit options would be these :


Anarkali Dress


The flares in the anarkali dresses always draw me towards them . If you can’t decide what to wear this Diwali, I would say Anarkali suits can be the safest and the best pick for you. You can get variety of options to choose from starting from floor length to heavily embroidered to elegant patch work. They are also available in different materials like cotton, chiffon, net and georgette.




When I say lehenga, I don’t mean those heavily embellished Choli and ghaghri. I love the concept of lehenga choli with minimal work preferably a heavy border or laced design and contrasting colors. For jewellery , all you would need is a statement neckpiece or traditional earrings. This look can make you stand out from the crowd.


Patiala Salwar Suit

salwar suit

This look is suitable for those who would like to keep it simple yet Indian. You don’t necessarily need to wear those heavy punjabi suits stitched from the tailor. You can just grab the salwar-dpatta set that is easily  available in most of the suit shops and a kurti matching to it. The best part is you can personalize the style according to your taste smile


Long skirt and Kurti


Off late I have been seeing the trend of wearing waist length kurtis/cropped kurtis along with long skirts. Get a plain-simple floor length skirt and pair it with a heavily embroidered kurti. To accessorize , stack some bangles on your arms and that is it  *yess*




Undoubtedly the best and the most popular style you can go for is Saree. There is no denying that any and every girl would look amazing in Saree. It looks so ethnic and so stylish. Drape it well and that is all you need to look great laugh


What are you planning to wear this Diwali? Share your ideas in the comment section below smile

Have a happy and safe Diwali *kiss* 



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  • Reply anubhuti@senseiteve October 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    My picks would be long skirt or anarkali smile nice compilation Purva smile

  • Reply Kiss & Make-up October 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Love the outfits, sooooo colorful! smile

  • Reply jointyicroissanty October 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Gorgeous dresses, perfect for this festival!

  • Reply Borka Gamero October 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Loving it… awesome fashion
    See you soon!

  • Reply Nava Krishnan October 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    The great ones, is a keeper for occasions. The salwar suit is what I prefer to wear when I visit relatives on Deepavali day.

  • Reply Pilar Ayuso October 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Really lovely colors and looks!! kisses!!

  • Reply beautifulconfidentyou October 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    great outfit ideas

  • Reply Vipra S October 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Great Compilation Girl smile
    Liked it <3

  • Reply Subha Bose (Candycrow) October 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I am planning to wear a saree.

  • Reply Paola Buonacara October 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Kisses Paola

  • Reply Andraxela13 October 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    ”Saree” dress looks so formal and fancy. All of them have sth special laugh

  • Reply Arzoo October 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Lovely post Purva, I’m planning to wear a lehenga this diwali!!

  • Reply Chic Readings October 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    We have Diwali fest here in Canadasmile I love these outfits, wish I could try them onsmile

  • Reply Style&Paper October 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Perfect looks for Diwali!! Loved the white one!

    Style and Paper

  • Reply Sunny October 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Purva, these are so lovely! Do people usually save outfits like these for special occasions, or do some wear them on a daily basis?

  • Reply Margaret Dallospedale October 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Hi sweetie,
    Beautiful ideas sweetie
    I love these outfits
    Maggie D.
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary – Fashion Blog

  • Reply laks October 18, 2014 at 4:16 am

    long skirt is what I would love to wear for this Diwali smile Sonam’s saree n blouse is just stunning <3

  • Reply mily October 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I am planning to wear an anarkali laugh

  • Reply Shailja@Be A Bride Everyday October 18, 2014 at 5:50 am

    The long skirt and kurti idea is great.. I so wanted to wear that combo this Diwali but alaaaass sad

    Happy Diwali to you sweetie !

  • Reply Ritcha Rao October 18, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Loved this compilation! smile

    Happy weekend

  • Reply xoxostyle October 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Long skirt and kurti for this Diwali. smile

  • Reply Diana Livia October 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Oh, so many beautiful photossmile

  • Reply angelichic October 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Ma questo non è un post , è una meraviglia!!!

  • Reply angelichic October 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Gli abiti orinatali che hai presentato sono davvero bellissimi, adoro queste lavorazioni e questi accostamenti timbrici.

  • Reply angelichic October 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I costumi orientali rendono la donna una vera regina e i gioielli completano l’opera, hai fatto un bellissimo post.


  • Reply Sakuranko October 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Oh very wonderful styles!

  • Reply Richa Saxena October 19, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Lovely Compilation Babe! I am planning to wear a Chikankari Anarkali smile

  • Reply Naseem October 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    these are some lovely outfits. nice post smile

  • Reply Gabrielle October 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    This was a wonderful idea for a post and something entirely new for me to understand – ooh I love new information! 😉 My favourite is undoubtedly the Lehenga, it’s so beautiful!


  • Reply rose October 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    loved sonams and shraddha kapoors outfit

  • Reply Nisha@ThePinkTrends October 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I will be wearing a saree as I am spending Diwali in My Inlaws place.. lovely compilation.. this post me making me go more crazy now and I want to shop laugh

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