Red is the new black this Diwali

Warm up to the hot hue this season with styling tips from various Chandigarh-based designers

punjab Updated: Oct 18, 2017 23:16 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

Red hot, yes that’s the colour this festival season. Take a look at any runway and you will find it clothed in hues of this colour royale. So this Diwali, simply shimmer and shine in shades of red.

HT brings you an array of attires in the colour that is synonymous with a passion for life and can range from bright to muted. Go bold with scarlet red or burnt orange-red to make a festive fashion statement. For a subtle warm look, pick a brighter shade or a grenadine-coloured outfit. For a rich regal look, choose from the glorious range of deep red hues such as ox blood, wine red, crimson, berry rouge and vermillion.

From embellished ethnic wear to chic Indo-western outfits, this season is all about experimenting with this fierce shade. Warm up to the hot hue this season with styling tips from various Chandigarh-based designers.

Amp up the red

Shweta Khanna, a Chandigarh-based mall, says, “For a semi-formal look, combine a grey coloured blouse with a cherry red skirt. To give your outfit a festive twist, a customised jacket made out of phulkari will do the trick. With the change in weather, city residents prefer deeper tones of red such as burgundy or rich maroon. The combo of pastel and red makes one look very traditional yet stylish. Apart from this, you can team up a short jacket with a skirt. For the desi festive punch, kalidar (floor-length suit) is perfect.”

Indo-western twist

Mminaal Sandhu, another city-based designer, says, “Red is the new black this season. For an Indo-western look, opt for a red jumpsuit. The combo of a red asymmetrical kameez with sharara pants looks offbeat yet trendy. You can also accessorise any outfit with red juttis or block heels. Red kurta paired with ankle length trousers is perfect when you have to hop from a puja to an office meeting. You can also pair a red odhni with any contrasting coloured kurta.”

Sarees are timeless

If you are too tired to go shopping, check out the e-commerce websites brimming with deals and discounts. “From berry rouge to scarlet, red is one of the hottest colours this season,” says an spokesperson. “Chanderi silk saree teamed with a silk shirt blouse gives a hip fusion look. Red-coloured kalamkari, ikat and block prints complement women of all age groups. When it comes to accessories, beaded footwear or hand-woven bags are in vogue,” he adds.

First Published: Oct 18, 2017 23:16 IST