It’s time to look sexy yet traditional. Diwali is all about putting your glamorous foot forward. From saris, anarkali suits, bright tunics to Indo-western wear — there’s so much to choose from, without looking like a decked up doll. We spoke to some fashion experts to give you four cool dressing ideas that will make you look hot yet suave. Try these trendy styles that come with a festive twist.
Anarkalis are hot favourite this Diwali too. Designer Jaya Rathore says, “Anarkalis are in vogue again but with variations in length, flair, cut, embroidery and neck designs. Velvet applique, floral motifs and crystals are giving a welcome twist. Knee length anarkalis look chic with with fitted churidaars.”
If you want to look ethnic yet contemporary, try a tunic paired with straight pants. Designer Monika Arora says, "This Diwali season, pair smart sequined tunics, especially toga styled ones, with interesting straight pants in georgette. The look is trendy and very comfortable."
If you don’t want to go over the top, keep it simple and elegant with kurti and churidaar. Stylist Sneha Suri says, “Silk kurtis with subtle embroidery looks great, paired with fitted churidaar. Also, wear the dupatta in a stylish way, tie it around the neck like a scarf. Complete the look with gold loops and bangles.”
Do the drape
Colours like gold, red, fuchsia and orange in net and chiffon are in great demand. Designer Gautam Gupta says, “Saris with fishtail flare are a rage these days. Club it with a sexy choli with latkans at the back. V-neck and broad neck cholis in velvet with beautiful embroidery work looks great.”