DRESS­ING UP FOR DI­WALI

With fash­ion con­nois­seurs.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Medha Chawla

Di­wali is back to drench us all in the fer­vour of lights, joy and zeal. It's that time when the en­tire na­tion daz­zles with lights and sparkle of diyas and can­dles. But it is also the time when you have to dress up in your tra­di­tional best. After all, dress­ing up in eth­nic has its own magic. Find­ing an apt eth­nic en­sem­ble to make you stand a class apart from oth­ers can be quite a task.

So, we bring to you some amaz­ing ideas from none other than the fash­ion con­nois­seurs them­selves. Here are some in­spir­ing out­fit ideas from fash­ion blog­gers, you can take cue from to up­lift your eth­nic wear game this Di­wali.

THERE IS A COM­MON PER­CEP­TION THAT SHARARARS HAVE TO BE HEAV­ILY EM­BEL­LISHED, LIKE THE ONE WE SAW IN CUTIE PIE SONG. FEEL FREE TO BREAK THAT NO­TION AND GO LIGHT WITH YOUR SHARARA .

The Quin­tes­sen­tial Anarkali:

It might sound a bit clichéd but you can al­ways rely on anarkali suits for any fes­tive oc­ca­sion. They are eth­nic, chic, vi­brant and go very well with the fes­tive vibes. The very fact that they are eas­ily avail­able in va­ri­ety of fab­ric and work, makes them a fine kind of cloth­ing for women of all sizes and shapes. Wear­ing this stun­ning orange

anarkali from Kylee by Ruchi Jain, Surbhi looks jaw-drop­pingly beau­ti­ful. Take cue from her and do not shy away from opt­ing un­usual shades. And by any chance, if you have been think­ing that anarkalis are a passé, then mind you, this trend is still very much in and is here to stay.

Go Fab and Chic with Shararas:

Shararas were a much loved style state­ment in yesteryears and the good news is, they are back yet again to up your fash­ion game. So, what bet­ter than flaunt­ing a sharara this fes­tive sea­son. You can take cue from fash­ion blog­ger Surbhi Suri as she dons a very chic sharara suit from Ash­pri.

There is a com­mon per­cep­tion that shararars have to be heav­ily em­bel­lished, like the one we saw in the ‘Cutie Pie’ song from Ae dil hai

mushkil. Feel free to break that no­tion and go light with your sharara and fur­ther­more glam your eth­nic wear with trendy off-theshoul­der or cold shoul­der sleeves.

Also, rather than go­ing bright this sea­son, cel­e­brate the fes­ti­val of lights with much-in-vogue pas­tel hues. They are the lat­est def­i­ni­tion of classy and el­e­gant. Min­i­mal make-up with nude lips go well with pas­tel hues.

Give a Quirky Twist to Sari:

Keep your com­fort in­tact this Di­wali and wear a sari in the most sassi­est way ever. Wear a plain tee or a crop top with your most com­fort­able pair of denim or tights and drape your sari over it. That's it! No has­sle of pet­ti­coat, noth­ing! Only you, sari and com­fort! Could sari be more con­ve­nient?

"If you aren't a big fan of eth­nic wear but have to wear it be­cause Di­wali, the big fes­tiv­ity sea­son is right around the corner try go­ing for a twist. Per­son­ally, I love wear­ing saris and when I am run­ning late or I want my com­fort zone to be in­tact, I ex­per­i­ment with the drapes and this one right here tops my list! So the next time you are scep­ti­cal about wear­ing a sari ex­per­i­ment with it just the way I do," says fash­ion blog­ger Nikita Datta.

Rock the Di­wali Party at Of­fice:

Still won­der­ing what to wear to your of­fice party and win the max­i­mum gazes? Well, here is a per­fect look you can cer­tainly bank on and emerge as a sheer slayer.

Just team up you clas­sic white

IF YOU ARE NOT LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO ANY­THING HEAVY OR BLINGY, WORRY NOT! YOU CAN STILL NAIL THE FASH­ION GAME THIS DI­WALI WITH THIS SIM­PLE YET VERY IM­PRES­SIVE LOOK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS, WEAR A SIM­PLE WHITE OR BLACK KURTI WITH SALWAAR/PALAZZO/CH URIDAR AND PAIR IT.

flared pants with an em­broi­dered short top/jacket. You can find such a top at craft bazaars or lo­cal mar­kets with­out burn­ing much hole in your pocket. The em­broi­dery brings in a tint of eth­nic­ity and colours keep the Di­wali vibe on. While most of your col­leagues would turn up in eth­nic wear like anarkalis, saris, etc; you surely will turn heads and stand out in such a quirky out­fit.

You can play with the ac­ces­sories like tas­sel or pom-pom ear­rings or an em­broi­dered bag, like the one Surbhi is car­ry­ing to com­plete her look. PS- don't overdo colours or else you will end up look­ing like a clown. Also, not just for of­fice, you can also go for this out­fit for cards party with friends and fam­ily.

Bring in Some Bling:

Don­ning this breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful en­sem­ble from As­mairaa, Surbhi is set­ting some se­ri­ous Di­wali wear goals. This heav­ily em­bel­lished and em­broi­dered sharara suit is a per­fect pick to take your fash­ion game to a top-notch level. Also, Ivory and bling is one un­beat­able and a royal combo, so you can't just go wrong with it. Fur­ther, add a dash of colour with a con­trast­ing clutch. En­hance your look with a messy hairdo or a just let your tresses open.

The best part? You can heartily don such a gorgeous out­fit in the up­com­ing wed­ding sea­son. Re­peat­ing such a clas­sic and jaw­drop­ping at­tire can't ever be re­gret­ful.)

Try a new hue:

It cer­tainly won't be wrong to say that fes­tive sea­son is syn­ony­mous with bright colours. Most of the girls out there pre­fer in­dulging into fes­tive vibes in reds, blues and or­anges. But this Di­wali, you can surely try a new hue like this svelte en­sem­ble from Bum­ble Bee in whole new shade of grey and stand apart from the rest. The in­tri­cate Zar­dosi flow­ers and fancy but­tons make this fu­sion out­fit ev­ery bit drool-wor­thy.

If not the same, you can surely try a sim­i­lar look and ex­per­i­ment with not-so-reg­u­lar yet el­e­gant hues like earthy shades. Rest, let the

jhumkas add a sprin­kle of daz­zle to your look. For make-up, just make your lips bold and you are ready to go.

Keep it sim­ple yet el­e­gant:

If you are not look­ing for­ward to any­thing heavy or blingy, worry not. You can still nail the fash­ion game this Di­wali with this sim­ple yet very im­pres­sive look. All you have to do is, wear a sim­ple white or black kurti with salwaar/palazzo/churi­dar and pair it up with a colour­ful phulkari du­patta.

You can eas­ily find a phulkari du­patta in lo­cal mar­kets in a wide va­ri­ety of colours. The very much vi­brant that these du­pat­tas are, bring a much needed life and a fes­tive vibe to your look. You can fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ate the styling game with quin­tes­sen­tial jhumkis or a clutch or pretty colour­ful ban­gles. This look can also be a last mo­ment bless­ing for you if are bank­ing upon last mo­ment shop­ping or are too fussy about too much eth­nic.

Your pos­i­tive ac­tion com­bined with pos­i­tive think­ing re­sults in suc­cess.

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