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This Diwali, try Indianwear with a fun, kitschy twist

Wearing ethnic doesn’t mean that you dress up as if you are getting married! We tell you how to rock the traditional look without looking like the bride’s clone

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 29, 2016 09:04 IST
Shara Ashraf
Diwali

Diwali is not only about bling. You need not be immersed in bling to make an impact when everything around you is sparkle-soaked. (Photos: Raajesh Kashyap, Manoj Verma, Yogen Shah )

Before you choose your Diwali 2015 look, let’s uncover one of the biggest fashion lies that someone has ever told you: ‘Traditional can’t be fun and quirky’. Here’s the happy TRUTH: With some imagination, you can confidently infuse a fun, bohemian vibe into your desi look. Also, Diwali is not only about bling. You don’t have to be immersed in bling to make an impact when everything around you is sparkle-soaked. So banish those glittery saris and lehengas that will make you look like the bride’s doppelganger.

What we have in mind for you this Diwali is Indianwear with a fun, kitschy twist. Relaxed silhouettes, cheery colours and imaginative styling will ensure that you don’t stand in competition with those gilded earthen lamps as you celebrate the festival of light. Get inspired by these ideas to channel the free spirited fashionista in you!

1. Unusual pairings always work. Pick some inspo from this Swati Vijaivargie creation and team your silk dress with a chic printed cape. Let edgy headgear be the only piece of jewellery you wear.

2. When you don’t want to get immersed in a swamp of embellished saris and lehengas, keep your pick unusual. Take inspiration from this sheer maxi dress with a subtle touch of bling by Rina Dhaka.

3. Kitsch never lets down a girl! Kill predictability with this printed skirt with a pretty border from 1469 worn with a fitted embellished blouse and a printed duppatta. Add more fun to the look with a plait-ribbons hairstyle, embroidered jutis and reflective glasses.

4. Never waste a flaunt-worthy waist. Go bold and edgy in this midriff baring top paired with a printed saree by Nida Mahmood. Drape the sari over your tights, and let your funky sneakers show.

5. This printed sari by Anupama Dayal teamed with a printed blouse and a quirky headgear with pompoms is perfect for your free-spirited style. Add some edge to your look with a bold cat eyeliner and nude lips.

6. Haphazard sari pleats can be fun when you want to speak your fashion mind out. Ditch the blouse and get inspired by this printed sari by Anupama Dayal paired with an easy-breezy printed shirt to show off your fearless side.

7. Colourblocking is a foolproof way to kill boredom. This kilim appliqué jacket by Swati Vijaivargie worn over a striped dress is a sure shot way to sparkle at a Diwali party.