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Diwali, the most widely celebrated festivals in India, is just around the corner. It’s the time of the year when we don’t need an excuse to dress up. Everything around is decorated in mesmerizing lights and colors.

This Hindu festival is all about traditional rituals and friends and families coming together for pooja,parties and get-togethers. So, pick your best Indian festival outfit and steal the show. However, keep in mind a few trends when deciding your attire. With changing, times and evolving fashion, preferences and tastes of today’s women have transformed.

Without compromising on their traditional values, they prefer a tinge of modern trends and comfort. At the same time, they want to adorn a bolder look to make their presence are a few options one can chose from-

ECLECTIC GOWNS: Ditch the traditional look and flaunt a more contemporary look with long gowns. If you want to give your look a traditional touch, go for gowns with stunning embroideries and conventional embellishments. These dresses are easy-to-wear and are apt for Diwali parties and dinners. For pujas and various other rituals, you can team your gown with a dupatta to complete the look.

EVERGREEN SAREES: No other attire can make you look more sophisticated than a saree. If you like subtle designs, pick a plain saree and pair it with a trendy blouse. You can even opt for bold floral or geometric prints on chiffon or georgette fabric. These sarees are extremely light-weight making it perfect for ceremonies and rituals. For a conventional look, Diwali is the perfect occasion to explore your mother’s traditional Indian handlooms. 

LEHENGA STYLE SAREE: A fusion of lehenga and saree is a perfect mix of style and class.The sophistication of a saree and a grandeur of lehenga combines together to give you a regal look. You can experiment with the flare and the pallu of the dress, depending on the event.

STYLISH SKIRT OR DHOTI AND CROP TOP: An amalgamation of Indian traditions and western look is a skirt and crop top. This festival dress is perfect for those who want to add a western tinge to a traditional look. A plain top with a heavily embellished skirt, a plain top, and skirt in contrasting colors, or an intricately designed blouse and plain skirt are some of the styles to choose from.

PALAZZO SUITS & SHARARA : Palazzo suits are a rage among women of all ages. Ditch salwar suits for a change and opt for trendier palazzos fr a different look or a sharara .a flaired bottom looks eternal with a top blouse & dupatta.

JEWELRY: Pairing your attire with the right kind of jewelry is important for your look. Chose from chokers, mathapattis, haathphool, chaandbalis, and jhumkas in fashion, just pick the right one for your dress. If you are planning to wear a heavily embellished dress, it is suggested to wear light-weight diamond jewelry. If you want to make a statement, pair your simple attire with heavy jewelry. Furthermore, if you plan to wear an Indo-western gown or an anarkali dress, team it up with a pair of jhumkas and for sarees, pick a statement necklace.

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FOOTWEAR: This year’s footwear fashion trend is all about mojaris and juttis. Comfortable and chic, juttis make for the best footwear for all kinds of traditional dresses. However, pairing stilettoes or wedges with a gown and a saree is not a bad idea.

MAKEUP AND HAIRDO: keep the makeup subtle, focusing on your eyes that will accentuate your brow, lashes, and eyes. Classic golden smoky eye makeup with a nude shade of lipstick will add elegance to your look. Meanwhile, timeless glossy lip colors are back in fashion and metallics are a new rage. As for hairdos, open curls and tight updos are a new fad.
With these handy tips for Diwali dressing you will be ready to bring out the true fashionista in you.

(Article by Neetu Jha Sharma, a beauty, fashion and lifestyle consultant and owner Of Beauty Salon “The Makeover “ on Salunke Vihar road)