It’s that time of the year when you wish you had a new wardrobe for each day of the week. Take to the glint of mirror-work lehenga cholis, sequined sarees, and metallic coloured silhouettes to stand out from the crowd. The choices are endless, from trendy ruffled pieces and Indo-western outfits to glam ethnic wear and contemporary printed separates. 

In tune with gearing up for the festivities, co-founder and CEO of AKS Clothings Nidhi Yadav shares with TC46 some fashion notes. She talks about looks that are on-trend, colours that vibe with the festive season, and styling tips that will help take your look up a notch.

Diwali 2020 Fashion Trends

First and foremost, we’re going to see a lot of sarees in all their variations, because they’re a perfect ethnic wear choice and just right for festivities. Then there are lehengas. Paired with a crop top, a lehenga can give you that bold yet ethnic look that would make heads turn for sure. Dhoti salwars are also great for an occasion like Diwali. It is a comfortable style that’s pretty statement-making. You can pair one with a tank top or a kurta and create a chic ensemble.

If you really want to flaunt that vintage, classy look, then you can also opt for Anarkalis. They’re royal, comfortable and elegant – just what you need for an occasion like Diwali.

Last but not the least, we definitely are going to see some fusion fashion as well. You can don a jacket kurta or a slit, embroidered kurta with a pair of jeans and make heads turn your way. If you’re going for this look though, you should wear light jewellery and minimum accessories.

Go-To Colour Palette For Your Outfits This Diwali

Any colour is a good colour as long as it matches your vibe. Since Diwali is a festival of lights, you need to look jubilant and what better way to do that than by wearing bright, vibrant colours like Deep red and yellow ochre? If you want a more regal, sophisticated look, royal blue is always on the table along with purple, which is making a resurgence among ethnic wear enthusiasts. Not to forget, ivory is a colour that you can never go wrong with when it comes to festivities. 

5 Outfit Recommendations For Diwali At Home

  • If you’re staying at home but want to enjoy that Diwali vibe, you can go for a palazzo suit in light fabrics like cotton and georgette so that you stay stylish and comfortable all day long
  • For a mixer at home with friends, you can don a silk saree embellished with zari weaves or brocade
  • While partying with family, you need something that is comfy yet elegant. Anarkali suits, shararas and light Indian lehengas would be perfect for the occasion
  • For a dinner date with your partner, you need something that has a bit of shimmer and dazzle. Mirror worked lehenga cholis and sequined sarees would stand out perfectly against the well-lit surroundings and will make you look like the queen that you are
  • For the card party, you can tone down your wardrobe to more relaxing choices. Indo-western gowns, chic dhoti kurtas and jacket suits would be perfect for the occasion

5 Indo-Western Outfit Recommendations For Work

There are a few pieces in soft palettes that would be great for work during Diwali:

  • Light sarees
  • Printed salwar suits
  • Anarkali suits
  • Palazzos
  • Comfortable ethnic gowns 

5 Styling Tips To Look Your Best This Diwali

  1. Enhance the traditional look by going for brocades, zaris and mirror-work. Embellished sarees with long jhumkas would make you look absolutely stunning.
  2. Go Indo-western and don front-slit, ankle-length kurtas with a skirt in contrasting colours for a bold, chic look.
  3. Maxi skirts are back in trend so why not try one and add some dazzle to your wardrobe!
  4. If you’re feeling tentative about everything else, go for a saree. It’s one of the most elegant ethnic outfits that you can never go wrong with.
  5. If you want a simpler yet stunning look, then you can go for light dresses in pastel shades and spice things up with shimmering jhumkas or mirror-work dupattas.

While wardrobe is just one aspect, Diwali is all about spreading love, light and happiness. Here are 10 simple DIY diwali lantern and diya decoration ideas that will be perfect for your home this Diwali.

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