How to dress up this Diwali!

How to dress up this Diwali!
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With Diwali round the corner, apart from celebrating the festival of lights with zest and fervour, people take out time to look their best too. From heavy traditional sarees and jewellery, Indian women experiment quite a bit with their looks in a bid to stand out on the occasion.

So, here are some fashion tips for women who are looking forward to seeing themselves in a never-seen-before avatar this Diwali:


Churidaar- Kameez

Yes, the fashion of churidaar kameez has not died down. Comfortable yet traditional and chic, one can pair a simple churidaar kameez with heavy chand balis- which are very much in vogue! When it comes to choosing the colour one can go for the neon colours- like pink, blue, green- which is in these days. This apparel of bright and colourful shades teamed with shimmery border will definitely make you look simple yet pretty! Churidaar teamed with high heeled stilettos will add on to the charm.


Anarkali Suits

You may be wondering why the ‘so common’ Anarkali suits’ features here as an option! Don`t worry as we are talking about anarkali with a difference. When it comes to anarkalis, Indian designers have introduced many variations in terms of its cuts. Apart from the design, the ‘ghera’ and length of an anarkali is decisive on whether it is an exceptional piece or just another one picked up from the streets of Lajpat Nagar market in Delhi. To keep it simple, one can opt for an anarkali which has work only on its borders and neckline. For a different look one can try anarkali with ethnic jackets, or anarkalis with asymmetrical hemline, which are a hit in the market. If you want to look grand this festive season, then Anarkali is the right choice for you.



Saree is an ageless Indian apparel, which has kept us surprised with the variety of innovations that has been brought in it till date. Bright colours are everywhere in the market- from bright saffron, to neon pink, peach, coral etc., one can choose from this vibrant collection of sarees. The trend of a simple saree in a lively colour teamed with a creatively designed blouse will certainly give you the festive look this season. From the Chinese collar blouse to boat neck shaped blouse with half sleeves are trends which Bollywood beauties like Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor have been wearing these days. Apart from the bright neon colours, the combination of black and gold is one which is evergreen. But since its Diwali, you may go for a bottle green or a navy blue one instead of black.

Indo-Western apparel

If you fall in the category of girls, who like to experiment with their looks, and one who would like to try something different yet traditional, Indo-western apparel is what we are talking about! A boho-chic collection is available in the market- a perfect mix of colourful tribal printed long skirts and spaghetti tops. The flowy fabric perfectly accentuates the body and gives you a different look. One can pick up a long skirt and a spaghetti top which will go with a pigtail plait and tribal bangles. With the tribal and aztec prints a hit this season, one can also go for maxi dresses in these prints- for the chic and stylish look.

Please note: Compromising comfort for fashion will be the biggest fashion faux pas one can make. So pick up stuff that can make you feel comfortable... and also possibly stuff that is not highly inflammable. Last but not the least, the most important accessory you must always wear is a SMILE. 

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