Every festival brings a wave of excitement, but there’s something magical about the cultural celebrations of Diwali. The Indian and South Asian festival has extended its sparkle all over 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, especially for the fashion-thirsty ones, this time of the year essentially calls for a wardrobe refresh!

For the week-long celebration that sees a lot 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 that most of 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 definitely a good time for self-pampering, and some shopping indulgence surely counts in.

What to wear for Diwali 2019?

I would suggest that your attire should be Indian all the way. Ethnic wear is inherently so beautiful! And such occasions are the time to embrace your legacy, your traditions. That doesn’t mean you let the trend goddess in you take a back-seat! In fact, it’s better to balance the two for an accentuated festive look. So it’s time to stock up on the right outfits for an appealing Diwali wardrobe.

Here’s a list of wardrobe essentials for the grand celebrations of Diwali 2019-

The Ruffle Trend Alert

Light Brown Georgette Zari Embroidered Border Designer Saree

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 outfits should have some flounce. 


Taupe Georgette Pleated Anarkali Suit with Bell Sleeved Embroidered Long Jacket

How about a chic deviation from classics? If you’re open for closet innovation, go ahead and experiment with jacket-suits, saree-style gowns, tiered sarees; choices are plenty for those who love exclusivity.

Sarees- the Desi way or Your Way!

Multi Colored Silk Traditional All Over Woven Saree

The undisputed festive staple, the six-yard ensemble surely deserves a spot in your Diwali collection. Last year’s season saw several Bollywood divas flashing their designer sarees at various gatherings. Given the current wave of ethnicity in B-town, we can expect more celeb-spotting with the Indian drape. So for the sake of traditions or out of ardent celebrity idolizing behavior, a saree is definitely a must-have for Diwali 2019.

The classic Indian look is forever and to get that desi allure you can pick a silk saree with brocade go with a georgette saree that has embroidery indulgence. The innovators can nail the Indian saree attire with a contemporary drape. If draping is not your thing, there is an entire range of pre-stitched sarees, get one of these ready-made drapes and shine effortlessly!

Comfort Clothing

Yellow Satin Cotton Foil Printed Short Anarkali Kurti with Palazzo

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 not all get-togethers happening during the festival call for fully embellished festive attire! There’ll be candid family moments, casual meet-ups and occasions 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 the fullest!

Jhumkis, Juttis & more

Black Georgette Saree with Lace

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!