Dazzle this Diwali: Dressing Ideas

It is time to complete the Diwali Diva hat-trick and tell you all about what I have planned for my Diwali ensemble this year. Every year we have a fashion trend that dominates others, and believes it or not but we all give in to the temptation and go for what’s available in the market. We will do a quick recap of my styles for 2017 and 2018, after which we will decode this year’s look!

Diwali 2017 looked something like


The look this year was something very chic with a beautiful white Kurti which had detailed white embroidery underlining paired with a heavy pink dupatta. I had actually used my wedding dupattas for this ensemble and it turned out good. The accessories for this ensemble were the chandbali earrings and some really heavy bangles that I had purchased from my local market at a nominal price. The final look was very sweet, something that you can carry on to a Pooja and a party too.

Diwali 2018 looked something like


I had opted for a cream coloured backless top and paired it with a printed skirt with golden prints along with a Banarasi dupatta in peach colour with fine golden print. The traditional bangles with jhumkas brought back some really fond memories and the long glittery ethnic earrings gave me the subtle bridal look that I was seeking. I kept the makeup simple so as to have the full attention diverted to my dress and damn it was worth it!

Dressing ideas for Diwali 2019:

2019 has been a year of fashion marvel. We have come across various trends and styles but what was predominant this year was the simplicity and comfort that everyone sought. So let’s look into some really suave styles of the season.

1) Keeping it simple


How does a plain maxi dress with some good detailing work on the neck sound like? A light green dress that allows you to breeze through the festive season with the elegance of the goddess herself. You can pair this with pretty Chand Bali earrings and some nice juttis. You can also mix and match!

2) Gown it – own it!


Every Queen deserves a gown that resembles her elegance. A long gown in silk with good embroidery work is definitely something that you should consider for this Diwali. Pair it up with your favourite heels and some light jewellery so that the focus stays on the dress and you’re good to go.

3) A little print goes a long way


How about you make the most of the local prints and get yourself a printed kurta set? Well yes, as tacky as it might sound, sometimes the simplest ideas are the ones that outshine the sophisticated ones. You can dazzle the look with some good makeup and heavy aesthetic jewellery that brings out the Diva in you.

4) The Evergreen Anarkali with a twist!


Anarkalis holds a special place in every woman’s heart. How about you go for a simple Anarkali set and swap the dupatta for a multi-colour one! Oh yes, that’s one idea that will definitely turn heads. You can pair it with boho chic jewellery and some good eye makeup. That’s all you need. I have always used various dupattas I own and paired them with different clothes to create new looks. A heavy dupatta definitely has its own charm. 

5) Ruffle top-saree!


Ever liked a particular saree in your mom’s wardrobe and thought about how well you’d carry it? You can pair it with a ruffle top and totally rock the look with some good ear dusters or hoop earrings. You’ve got your mother’s grace and your own swag to carry the ensemble with the ambience it requires and guess who’ll be slaying this season? You can add a gorgeous Pochampally Ikkat Silk Saree to your wardrobe as well.

So, what will be your go-to look this season? How about you share your probable dressing ideas in the comment section below and I will help you to accessorize the same. After all, Diwali is the festival of lights and you are here to dazzle! For more dressing ideas and ensembles make sure that you subscribe to my blog and get the updates.

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Author: The Fashion and City

Hi!! I am Swarupa. A fun loving girl, Leo, trend follower, mad for fashion, desert lover and most important a crazy animal lover.