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This Diwali, ditch regular colours and pick pastels, mint-green instead

This Diwali, give your festive look a twist--ditch the regular colours and go in for pastels and unusual colours like oxblood red, mint-green or even sapphire.

Diwali 2016 Updated: Oct 26, 2016 17:01 IST
Festive seasons in India are dominated by heavy colours. Go pastel this Diwali.
Festive seasons in India are dominated by heavy colours. Go pastel this Diwali.(Shutterstock)

Jazz up your wardrobe with different colours like oxblood red, sapphire and mint-green this festive season, says an expert.

Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, Roposo -- a fashion and lifestyle social network -- has a few tips to help you look trendy for Diwali:

1)Persian influence: Radiate royalty with colours like emerald, sapphire, oxblood red and mauve. Rich and glamorous fabrics -- velvet or brocade -- go best with this colour trend. Dusky or olive skin-tones could carry this trend effortlessly.

Try a sapphire-coloured gown for a change. (Shutterstock)

2)Monotone: Mint-green ethnics like suits, saris have been in vogue this season. For off-beat attires, experiment with colours like lilac or icy-blue, or tangerine, amber, and teal if you feel like wearing an outfit which will make you look good in the little cold weather around you.

Mint-green is in vogue this season. (Shutterstock)

3)Pale hues: Nude, beige and toasted almond are the hues which are on everyone’s must have list these days as they’re subtle yet serene. Pale hues look best with embellishments. Experiment with a diverse range of fabrics from lace to silk and net to velvet. Mirror work could add a traditional charm to the attire you choose.

Go ahead and mix and match colours to great effect. (Shutterstock)

4)Pastel: Dusty pink and serenity are dreamy, neither pale neither flashy. This colour trend is best suited with silver thread embroidery or ivory embellishments.

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5)Vintage grey: Combine this colour with sun-yellow as the combo will create a striking contrast.

6)Multi-colour: Contrast and layers are the in-thing this season. Various pieces of your outfit should be in complementing colours -- like if you are opting for a lehenga for a first Diwali celebration after your wedding then you can team up yellow choli, green lehenga and a red dupatta for an energetic contrast look.