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 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 :
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
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
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
What are you planning to wear this Diwali? Share your ideas in the comment section below
Have a happy and safe Diwali *kiss*