Your guide to Diwali dressing: Embroidered sharara to peplum kurta and more

Dressing for the festive season may seem like a daunting task, but fear not. Finding a Diwali-appropriate ensemble has never been easier, thanks to our complete guide for festive dressing. Just scroll down and get shopping!

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 23, 2017 15:44 IST
Sanya Panwar
Sanya Panwar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Diwali fashion,festive wear,festive fashion
Whether hanging with the fam and having a night in or going for a house party, become a dazzling diva this Diwali with this festive dressing guide.(Aza Fashions)

Festive dressing can be formulaic, generally boiling down to flowy anarkalis, metallic stilettos and a sparkly clutch. But as you get ready to celebrate, step out of the anarkali department and into a stylish and statement-making embroidered sharara set or peplum kurta with dhoti pants.

Switch things up with outfit recommendations by Alka Nishar and Devangi Parekh of Delhi and Mumbai-based multi-designer store, Aza Fashions. Whether hanging with the fam and having a night in or going for a house party, this festive dressing guide is the perfect balance of glamourous and edgy.

1. Masaba Gupta’s cacti print lehenga

Here’s a perfect fuss-free Diwali look for the young at heart.

The lehenga gets a modern-day update with trending off-shoulders, Masaba’s contemporary silhouettes and playful prints.

Price: Rs 25,000

2. Neeta Lulla’s white peplum kurta with dhoti pants

Shine bright in a crowd with this white and gold outfit by Neeta Lulla. The draped dhoti pants make a statement and keep you cool and comfortable while you celebrate.

Complete the look with gold toned stilettoes and a statement cuff.

Price: Rs 38,750

3. Sukriti and Aakriti’s floral embroidered sharara set

Classic, yet traditional, this Sukriti and Aakriti outfit is perfect for the woman who likes to keep it simple.

Compliment the cheery colour with a dab of peach hued lipstick, a small bindi and silver jhumkas.

Price: Rs 29,200

4. Ridhi Mehra’s grey lehenga set

Explore your wild side this festive season with faux fur, fringes, feathers and tassles.

Style this Ridhi Mehra outfit with scarlet lips and silver toned accessories.

Price: Rs 77,100

5. Nikhil Thampi’s floral embroidered lehenga set

Break the norm this festive season with this bold and beautiful outfit by Nikhil Thampi.

Keep the make-up understated, and finish the look with statement earrings and a glitzy box clutch.

Price: Rs 80,000

6. Anita Dongre’s blue embroidered kurta

Go traditional with this gota-patti embroidered silk kurta by Anita Dongre.

Pair them with tailored pants, diamond jewellery and juttis for a look that’s hard to miss.

Price: Rs 50,000

7. Anamika Khanna’s mango yellow embellished sari set

Re-invent the sari with this striking mango yellow outfit by Anamika Khanna .

Complete the look with natural make-up, wavy open hair and a statement choker necklace.

Price: Rs 1,10,000

8. Manish Malhotra’s lehenga set

Make heads turn with Manish Malhotra’s signature lehenga set and feel like you stepped out of a dreamy fairy tale.

Dewy make-up, and a braided up-do is all you’ll need to compliment this look

Price: Rs 1,95,000

9. Arpita Mehta’s drop-shoulder cape with palazzo

Statement jackets and layered ruffles are all the rage right now.

Blown out hair and dramatic eyes is all you need to style this Arpita Mehta look with perfection.

Price: Rs 93,600

10. Sailesh Singhania’s pink silk sari

Go back to the roots with this jamdani hand-woven sari by Sailesh Singhania.

The organza peplum blouse gives it a touch of whimsy and adds some colour. Finish the look with an updo and statement ring.

Price: Rs 1,89,000

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First Published: Oct 17, 2017 13:55 IST