Diwali is synonymous with lights, crackers, togetherness and festivity. But that’s not all the festival is about, an essential staple that most people look forward to is dressing up and going out to meet people. But women being women are always clueless about what to wear for these festive gatherings. Fret not ladies, here is a little guide that will tell you some essentials your festive wardrobe needs. Ensure you follow this checklist, and you’ll be ready to take on this festive season in style! Because it is rightly said that if you are well dressed and looking your best, then you will have a confidence that no designer label can mimic.

The dolled up desi belle look :

Nothing can beat the charm that nine yards of magical fabric adorning your svelte body can create. So splurge on a shimmering saree whether in chiffon, silk or net and complete the look with a blouse in a trendy design. Bright coloured sarees with a gold or silver blouse can ensure all eyes swivel towards you even in a crowded room.

All that glitters is not gold :

So your purse strings are tightened this festive season with shopping for your loved ones already taking a toll on your dwindling bank account. Don’t sweat because traditional gold jewellery suits only aunties, so indulge in some jewellery retail therapy with pretty jhumkis or ear cuffs. Jhumkas with pearl look adorable and are pocket friendly too, you could also wear a small maang tikka with attractive gemstones.

Pamper those tired feet :

Shopping, cleaning and running around can leave you tired and your feet aching. Leave those high heeled beauties in your shoe rack and give your feet some much needed respite this festive season. Go for Kohlapuris or jootis with little pompoms or beaded flat chappals in vibrant colours to have a stylish yet pain free Diwali for your happy feet.

Rock the fusion look :

Ditch the traditional look this Diwali and ignore those exasperated looks from elderly relatives to go for crop tops with lehengas. But if washboard abs are just a distant dream and midriff baring crop tops give you nightmares, you can also opt for a pair of palazzos with a jacket kurta.

Bag all the festivity and joy :

Bags don’t just carry your essentials but can either make or break your look. So after you have carefully put together your outfit, you can choose from varied options like an over-sized envelope clutch, a vibrant jhola to pair with your casual kurta, or a dainty evening clutch that can be blingy, minimalistic or embroidered to pair with your heavy saree or salwar suit.

Diwali is the best time of the year to show off your new clothes and these wardrobe tips will make sure you are catwalk model ready to burn the fashion ramp and turn up the envy quotient amongst friends and relatives. So transform yourself, and take on this glittering festive season with oomph.

Posted in Fashion By

Dhruv Mehta