DIWALI!! What does this wonderful festival mean for you? It's been nearly 16 years since I arrived in the UK and the festival of lights literally brings so much light and warmth to these cold British winter days.
Ever since my childhood days, Diwali has always been about cleaning the house, decorating our home with Rangoli, making sweets, bursting fireworks and celebrating with family & friends.
Above all the sparkling details, Diwali is the occasion to play dress-up with an exciting festive dress code. The choices are endless, from gorgeous traditional wear to spunky fusion designs with Indian textiles.
Diwali is THE occasion for displaying opulence in every detail, including your wardrobe. It’s a time to flaunt the best designer sarees, statement fusion wear, and a wide array of dressy attire amidst the multiple social settings.
With an occasion so bright and full of joy, I don't want you to think you have to struggle to look your best, all you need is a head-start with your looks, right?
And that begins with choosing the right wardrobe elements, with a bit of fusion!
I would love to make the grand Diwali 2022 festival a gorgeously memorable celebration for you. Here are six apt outfit ideas to bookmark for the line-up of festivities ahead.
Modern Indian Wear for Diwali!
1. Traditional yet Modern Tales
Indian-at-heart, you’re always aesthetic in a desi avatar! And when it comes to Indian wear, there’s so much variety to have you sorted for the entire week of social hours. From heavily embroidered handloom Banarsi sarees and Bandhani sarees to timeless, golden zari border Kanchi silk sarees, the ethnic dress code completely blends with the Diwali vibe.
2. Modern Royalty
The Diwali festival is about grandness and creates just the right ambience for an imperial sartorial indulgence. Live your royal dreams with lush organza sarees in pastel tones or sorbet crepe shimmer sarees, that count as equally appropriate attire for the Lakshmi puja as well as the New Year celebration.
3. A Hint of Drama
Are you excitedly looking forward to those long-pending meets with your favourite social circles? For moments wrapped in fun and frolic, you can deviate from the traditional dress code and enjoy some breathers with contemporary themes! Keeping up with the seasonal trends, you can get a quick-glam makeover with pre-draped sarees or flared cape outfits with stunning over-the-top details. If you are fashion-conscious, then frills and tiers are the prettiest details for this season! Style your highlighting outfit with minimal accessories- even a pair of delicate pearl or diamond studs would suffice.
4. Fusion Stories
Contemporary is the new ethnic! You can take the Diwali occasion as a delightful time to experiment with blended styles. Innovate your look with beautiful pant sarees or sharara suits and trendy Anarkali dresses.
5. Effortless Elegance
Surprising your audience with an exquisite Indo-western gown can have impressive social pay-offs. Add a pair of statement earrings to accentuate your look for a grand dinner party. And don’t forget to carry your glimmery clutch bag!
P.S. You can absolutely style them for your corporate or upcoming Christmas soirees too!
6. Minimal Chic
Those keen on going easy with their festive look can create a minimalistic one with a plain or printed Anarkali Kurti, fusion jumpsuit, floor-length tunic, or pair a peplum Kurti with ethnic skirt/dhoti/ trousers. Such ensembles come in handy for attending house parties and family dinners; and while you’re keeping the dressy part in check, it would be best to stick to lighter accessories. You could also look out for options in tassel earrings and neutral slip-on footwear.
There’s a lot to do for the upcoming festivities. So, dear ladies, get going and have your Diwali 2022 collection sorted in time to enjoy the festival of lights to the hilt. We hope these wardrobe ideas give a head start to your styling experiments.
Remember, always embrace your uniqueness in everything you wear. Channel your inner goddess this festive season by looking and feeling your best. You should always make your unique style statement in which ever way you celebrate and remember I'm here and happy to help.
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This collection is not only perfect for Diwali but also versatile enough to restyle for your pre-wedding ceremonies and special occasions, when I created this collection, I wanted them to look and feel timeless and versatile. Shop the Inner Goddess 2022 collection here.
We wish you all a safe and happy festive season ahead.