Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty

10 November 2015

Style up This Diwali

Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated in almost all parts of India . Being a muslim i dont celebrate diwali at my house but having so many hindu friends and neighbors means i end up being a part of the celebrations.  I get invited to so many diwali parties and i make it a point to attend all of them afterall who wants to miss an opportunity to visit a friends house and treat my taste buds to yummulicious mithai . Diwali is also an excuse for me to go all desi and show off my ethnic wardrobe . Iam sure all of  you want to look your festive best this season and so Here i Present to you  tips to style up this diwali.

Tips to dress for a Diwali Party :

Embrace bright colours: Diwali is a festival of lights and colours too. Try strong colours in rich fabrics like raw silk . You can even try bright neons in pink , green or yellow paired with shimmery golden borders . This will help you stay comfortable and light especially if you plan to burn some crackers


Experiment with dramatic silhouettes : If you really plan to stand out then you should think out of the box and be open to experimenting. I mean your anarkali or saree can be uber gorgeous but accept it they have been done to death instead look for hatke stuff like a pant sari , plazzo kurtas, crop top lehenga or just an anarkali with an asymmetrical hemline.


Reinvent the Sari : If you really want to wear a saree wear it in a new way or drape it differently. You can pair it up with a corset , metallic underskirts , cigarette pants , peplum cholis or jackets. If you are not feeling too wild then just go for a sari in quirky fuss free prints . You can also go for dual toned chiffon sarees but make sure you pair it with a statement accessory or go in for an ornamental blouse. for more tips with modernizing the saree see this post i wrote here

Opt for comfort in the evenings: If you want to indulge in a little cracker bursting or just want to light of some phuljharis then change into your cotton kurtas first. Dress up in bright cotton kurtas with embroidery and skip the dupatta . You could try pairing short flared kurtas with patialas or plazzos with short kaftans to add the extra style zing. 

Accessorize it Right : Ethnic look is never complete without proper accessorizing but it is important that you dont overdo it or it will look like you are dressed for a wedding and not a festival. The trick is to add one statement stand out piece and keep everything else subtle. Try adding  a pair of jhumkas, chand balis or just a jhoomar with a dash of you radiant smile and you are good to go . 

This year i will not be celebrating diwali with my friends since iam away from home and that means iam going to be invited to lesser parties and ofcourse without my old friends diwali is always going to be incomplete. I am going to miss helping my friends clean up their room before the festival , preparing sweets and also putting in the colourful elaborate rangoli . Diwali bina dost is a Diwali bina Lights!

Anyway happy diwali to all my virtual friends and blog readers :)

Stay bright, stay stylish!

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