It’s that time of the year when you need to clear the year-long back-log of mess in your houses. Adding to the frenzy is the task of loading your refrigerator with delicacies and displaying your favorite artifacts that were locked-up in your store all these months! The pre-Diwali time is usually tedious, but once you’re done with the chaotic work, there’s a lot to rejoice about this festival. Especially if you’re one of those who loves playing dress-up and socializing in the most attractive wardrobe, Diwali gives you ample opportunities for exhibiting your fashion sense.

The week-long festival of lights is a myriad of celebrations, usually culture-oriented ones. These are the occasions where most of us would love to display opulence by sporting designer sarees, splendid Anarkali suits, statement fusion-wear, and all sorts of dressy attire. With an occasion so bright and a crowd where everyone wants to look their best, you surely need to pump-up your efforts. Choosing the right wardrobe elements and creating a perfect festive ensemble is a must if you want to stand tall and shine, surrounded by people appreciating your look!

We’ve listed 7 gorgeous looks that you can sport for Diwali 2019 and style-tips to keep you ahead in the fashion game.

Indian Ethnic Wear for Diwali

1. The Desi Vibe

Pink Silk Designer All Over Floral Jaal Woven Saree with Embroidered Lace

Who would overlook the prettiness of traditions, especially during the occasion of Diwali! A handloom weave or a silk saree with brocade is a complete match for the glorious festival. If you’re planning to go desi all the way, then a hair bun and intricate gold/pearl jewelry will best complement your attire.

2. Yesteryear Inspiration

Peach Imported Ruffle Stitched Saree with Designer Blouse

Ruffle sarees are the talk of the town this season and a great choice if you’re attending a festive bash during this time. With a retro touch and a zestful appeal, these sarees go well with minimalistic add-ons.

If saree draping is not your thing, then there are ample variations of pre-stitched sarees loaded with your favorite frilly detail. Tiered ruffle lehengas too are an option to consider for a formal gathering.

3. The Princess Look

Off White Jacquard Zari Embroidered Traditional Lehenga Choli

You may consider taking the heritage route to fashion if the grandeur of the event calls for it. A zardozi embroidered saree, a Banarasi lehenga choli and similar attire with regal-looking elements suffice for an uptown community gathering. While you get into majestic-mode, keep your accessories equally affluent. A Kundan set, or some pearl indulgence surely counts in!

While that was the Indian princess look, you can go by modern trends and opt for an ethnic gown or a floor-length silk Anarkali suit with a pair of delicate chandelier earrings. Walking in like a new-age princess sounds interesting after all!

4. Blend it in style

Green Silk Designer Floral Embroidered Gown with Sequins Work

Fusion is the new ethnic- style that reflects the fashion innovativeness of new-age Indian women. Surprising your audience with an exquisite indo-western gown can surely have good pay-offs. A pair of statement earrings will accentuate your look for the grand get-together. And don’t forget to carry a statement clutch bag!

Likewise, a lehenga suit is a comfort-friendly choice to keep up with the resplendence of the occasion. Choose fabrics like georgette or cotton if the weather is humid, else you can go with your favorite type of silk.

The Diwali week is long, and not all get-togethers happening then require head-to-toe decoration. The next three looks are therefore meant for lesser formal meets.

5. Effortless Elegance

Shilpa Shetty Light Peach Georgette Silk Plain Saree with Lace

For moments when all the brocade jazz and festive ostentation becomes overwhelming, a plain saree will modishly come to your rescue. Fluid-looking drapes in soft silk or chiffon make an elegant pair with designer blouses; a mildly dramatic, fuss-free look for a dinner feast!

6. All the way, Classic!

Wine Purple Satin Georgette Straight Embroidered Suit

An embroidered churidar suit is a play-safe outfit that will have you ready for a semi-formal party in no time. Its modern version- the trouser suit is also a trendy pick for the season. You can also layer your classic straight-cut kurta with a jacket, add a pair of jhumkis and you’re good to go!

7. Easy Chic

Brown Muga Silk Embroidered Pleated Anarkali Kurti with Palazzo

For those who are keen on going easy with their festive look can don an Anarkali Kurti, floor-length tunic, or pair a peplum Kurti with dhoti pants. Such ensembles come handy while getting ready for 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 can look out for options in tassel earrings, colorful juttis/chappals, and vivid hair add-ons.

There’s a lot to do for the upcoming festivities. So dear ladies, get going and have your Diwali wardrobe sorted in time to enjoy the festival of lights to the fullest. We hope these wardrobe ideas give a head-start to your styling experiments. Stay gorgeous!

We wish you all a happy festive season ahead!