DIWALI DRESSING – Look like a DIVA this festive season

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It’s that time of the year when festivities are in order. Diwali, the Indian new year amongst Hindus. A festival celebrating love, happiness and togetherness. Diwali, unlike some other Indian festivals allows you to dress up and make a style statement.

The possibilities are endless with ethnic wear and you have to go beyond safe, comfy clothing to stand out. Wear outfits that are traditional and yet reflects your style. Flaunt outfits that reflect your persona, without deviating too much from the tradition. Here are some outfit ideas for Diwali :

  1. The Traditional Gown– Put aside the saree this season and flaunt traditional gowns with panache. Gowns with traditional embroidery and drapes are easier to wear but look equally classy and traditional like the saree. So go ahead and put your best foot forward.
  2. Wear gold –which is easy and glam without screaming gaudy. Opt for Dull gold outfits and match them with antique gold traditional jewellery.
  3. Ditch the Dupatta – and go for stylized tops to pair with your skirt. A collared blouse or a tank top or even a cape  to make it more comfortable and stylish
  4. Saree with Pants – This season ditch the petticoat the makes movement problematic and move over to pants for draping the saree. The result, you will get a curvier and sexier fit with pants.
  5. Just tuck the saree the same way, but get smoother fitting and movements with slim pants worn underneath. Think satin for best results
  6. Dresses – made from traditional sarees like silk and kanjeevaram make a beautiful dress or even organza. Add some traditional jewellery to complete the look
  7. Fusion – Pair a sharara with an embellished crop top and a long embellished jacket. Choose bright festive hues going with the festive spirit
  8. Footwear – Pair your outfit with nice Jodhpuri or Kolhapuri chappals. You can wear nice flipflops which are stylish yet comfortbale embellished with designs and glittery stones. Wear heels that are comfortable and avoid stilettos or pencil heels as they may fidget with your outfit causing you discomfort.
  9. Jewellery – Silver Jewellery is trending. Wear good jewellery and pair it well with your outfit and footwear. If your dress it traditional with loud colours wear a statement piece of jewellery like a big necklace. Do NOT wear too many jewellery pieces else the overall look can turn out to be gaudy.

Inputs by Jyoti Bhalla, owner of multi designer store Filme Fashion, which promotes Young Fashion & Indian Textiles

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