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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
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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.

First Published: Oct 26, 2016 17:00 IST