Every festival brings a wave of excitement, but there’s something magical about the Diwali celebration, the sparkle emanating from each of its details. No wonder the South Asian festival has extended its impact across the globe! Sumptuous feasts with mouth-watering delicacies, glittering surroundings, family reunions, and a much-needed break from work; there’s a lot to rejoice about the festival of lights. Above all, it is the time of the year when you ought to have a wardrobe refresh!
For the week-long celebration full of rituals and soirees, you may need over half a dozen festive outfits. Add to it an array of pre-festivities and after-parties; meet-ups with your friends and work colleagues that you wouldn’t want to miss! Though, all the extra socializing can tax you with a hefty wardrobe budget. Get over the guilt; Deepavali is a good time for self-pampering, and some shopping indulgence surely counts in.
What to wear for Diwali 2020?
The year 2020 has shown us plenty of ups and downs, and while the pandemic is still a threat hovering over the planet, the Diwali festival is a call for a safe celebration. Zoom socializing has become the new normal for festivities while stepping into a closely-held party with a mask that many of us will risk this year! No matter how you intend to spend the occasion, looking pretty is essential, and my vote for wardrobe staunchly goes to Indian clothing! Ethnic wear is inherently so beautiful! And the festival is all about embracing your legacy; your traditions, with a rich dose of fashion!
So here we step in, sharing some swish wardrobe essentials that you must stock to keep up with the dazzle of Diwali 2020-
The Ruffle Trend Alert
Frills are one detail that you cannot miss this season. Whether you pick a tiered ruffle lehenga choli for a glamorous Diwali bash or a plain silk saree with a ruffled blouse for a puja, at least one of your festive outfits should have some flounce.
How about a chic deviation from classics? If you’re open to closet innovation, go ahead and experiment with jacket-suits, saree-style gowns, and tiered sarees. Choices are plenty for those who love exclusivity.
Sarees- the Desi way or Your Way!
The undisputed festive staple, the six-yard ensemble, deserves a spot in your Diwali collection. It is not only a perpetual tradition but also a fashion-forward ensemble that young trendsetters have been flaunting with their unique styling ideas.
The classic Indian look is forever, and to get that desi allure, you can pick a silk saree with brocade or a flattering Bandhani georgette saree with embroidery indulgence. Innovate the draping style for a touch of exclusiveness or, if draping is not your forte, there is an entire range of pre-stitched sarees; get one of these ready-made drapes and shine effortlessly!
The social norm calls for dressy attire, but you need not weigh yourself down with picking up the heaviest of outfits for the merriment. Moreover, this is the year of smaller celebrations and relaxed moments with a few people! There will be more candid family moments and casual meet-ups where simple silhouettes like printed cotton palazzo suits and Anarkali Kurtis work best.
You can also style such garments upwards and carry them off for larger social gatherings. Comfort is an attribute that shouldn’t be a trade-off for fashion, so choose outfits that allow your skin to breathe and let you move around with ease.
Be creative and work out little details in your favor. A statement blouse with a plain saree, a designer dupatta, and add-ons like belts can elevate your look substantially. Above all, stick to comfort to enjoy the festival to its peak!
Jhumkis, Juttis & more
Diwali is a good time to display your precious gems and metallic opulence. But you can always innovate on your accessories beyond traditional golden and Kundan sets. A few pairs of statement earrings and rings and a layered pearl necklace can be your go-to accessories with almost all of your heavy outfits. For the lighter ones, you can stock up on a few earring hoops and Bohemian rings.
Embroidered juttis and chappals get a thumbs-up for the season, and so do printed mules with eye-catching text. You may even join the neon tribe with a few coordinated accessories in neon green and hot pink.
A long week with too many celebrations; Deepavali gives you ample time to create lots of bright memories. Sort out your wardrobe with these essentials and get ready to enjoy every moment of the festival of lights!