Diwali is just around the corner! It’s the time of year when you get the opportunity to be at your traditional best. For some women, it’s not even Diwali unless their social media feed is bombarded with Diwali clicks, in which they look nothing less than a Patakha!
You have to look your best at the card parties, office celebrations, Diwali melas, and all other Diwali festivities. Dressing up for these occasions can be confounding. You will have to choose between traditional Indian and western dressing styles.
Without second thoughts you should go traditional this Diwali. There’s no better time than this to flaunt your traditional dresses. With a huge variety of ethnic Diwali wear for women, you’ll be spoilt with choices.
We know you’ll go crazy finding the trendiest and the latest Diwali outfit ideas. Hence, to help you narrow down your choices, we have handpicked some traditional Indian outfits which you can wear for Diwali 2019.
Traditional Indian Outfit Ideas For Diwali 2019
Steal the show with a beautiful Indian saree
Indian ethnic sarees have no competition. They are an evergreen trend for ages. Take the example of Bollywood celebrities. Be it a film launch or a Diwali party, saree is one of their favorite Indian clothes.
Either you can go with a plain festival saree with a heavy border, or you can pick an embellished net saree. For young girls, ruffles are a trend. Talking about colors, red can never go wrong. Wearing a red saree will immediately make you the center of attraction as it is the festival of lights; try brighter shades.
Consider the art silk saree in red and maroon with thread work saree, like the one below. The minimalist embroidery on silk fabric makes it perfect for the Diwali Puja.
Indian ethnic salwar suits
If carrying a saree full day is not comfortable, you can switch to a salwar suit. Picking brighter colors will give you a feel of festivities. A simple salwar suit with a heavy banarasi dupatta set will be a great choice. Else, you can go for full anarkalis and slit kurtas also. As Diwali is almost a week-long festival, you can also mix and match your outfits. You can choose sarees for the main Diwali puja, and go with other outfits on the remaining days of the festival.
You can also go for brocade work kurtas with heavy thread work dupattas for your Diwali parties. Embellished net salwar kameez can also be a beautiful choice.
Ethnic gowns for women
If you want to try an Indo-western look, you can go for ethnic Indian gowns. A beautiful gown will change your fashion game. Wear it on Diwali night and see how everyone will be bowled over by your look and appearance. Choose gowns that are less flowy while playing with crackers.
Gowns bring out the charm and charisma of a woman. They are a modern twist to the traditional Indian look.
Crop Top and skirts
Crop-top and skirt will give you a nice Indo-western look. You can pick a beautiful crop top with an ethnic Indian skirt. The breezy top and skirt are a lighter option as compared to heavy outfits. You can also mix and match the outfit. Shirt and silk skirts can also be worn during Diwali celebrations.
Add some statement jewelry pieces and other accessories, and you are all ready to rock a Diwali party at your office.
Festive lehenga-choli set
The list of Indian outfits is incomplete without the mention of lehengas. Indian women have a strong love for ethnic lehenga cholis. So, why not wear a beautiful lehenga set this Diwali? With a wide range of designs and cuts, you’ll never fall short of choices.
You can also take ideas from celebrity inspired looks. For a more contemporary look, experiment with the sleeve designs. Pick a sleeveless blouse to make a bold statement. Ruffle lehengas are also in trend along with neon shades.
Amp up your style with statement jewelry and accessories
No matter which outfit you choose, you must style it with imitation jewelry and stylish footwear. In footwear, you can go with jutis. Ditch the stilettos this Diwali and stick with jutis. You can carry a potli bag with you to complete the ethnic look.
If you have chosen a heavy outfit, wear minimal jewelry. A statement ethnic Indian jhumki will add up a notch. On the contrary, you can wear large pieces of jewelry if your outfit is quite simple and plain. The point is to maintain a balance between both.
These are few traditional outfit ideas for Diwali 2019.