Look Like a ‘BOMBSHELL’ With These Diwali Dress Ideas

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Look Like a ‘BOMBSHELL’ With These Diwali Dress Ideas


It’s mid of October and Diwali is almost on your doorstep. With so many festivities and parties to attend to, every Indian has already started searching for the perfect Diwali dress. Finding the perfect Diwali outfit can be a task but no worries, we’ve got you covered from head to toe. We bring you a list of Diwali dress ideas to choose your perfect pick from.

Read on to see a few carefully curated Diwali dress ideas that’ll make you look like a ‘Pataakha’!

Check Out These Amazing Diwali Dress Ideas

1. Look like a ‘Desi Girl’ in this Salwar Kameez Look

Do you think salwar-kameez is an overkill? Absolutely not! This outfit is the most elegant one which can do wonders without any effort. A girl can never be turned off with a basic salwar kameez look be it any year. Shine bright in this perky, positive color to make this festival more special.

Alia Bhatt in a Blush Coloured Salwar Suit

2. Poise and Panache with Chikankari Work

Lucknowi Chikankari Kurti is the best outfit one can wear on Diwali and will never go unnoticed. A chikankari Kurti exhibits extravagance and elegance at the same time. Bollywood also has a fondness for this chikankari Kurtis. If you are confused about how to flaunt your chikankari kurta, worry not. Take inspiration from these B-Town celebs and look all glammed up this Diwali. Check out this look created by Deepika Padukone using Chikankari kurta.

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Deepika Padukone wore a Chikankari Anarkali Kurta for an outing, She completed her look with embellished juttis and jhumkas.

3. Crop Top and Palazzo Fusion

Specially designed for a modern-day woman, get ready to receive compliments with this Diwali dress idea. Pair an embellished crop top with a flowy palazzo to add that extra drama. Complete the look with beachy waves, smokey eyes, and minimalist accessories.

Shilpa Shetty in an embellished blouse and palazzo pants

4. Saree does it all

Choose a Banarasi or a Kanjivaram saree in a neutral color for your Diwali party. Get ready to make a statement in a brocade border and pallu saree. If you are feeling that your look is too traditional, you can cinch the saree at the waist with a belt for a trendy look. Also, experiment with different blouse types for an edgy look.

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Parineeti Chopra in a rani pink colored Zari border saree. She accentuated her look by adding a gajra.

5. Bring out the Retro Vibe

It is time to raid your mother’s wardrobe and pull out some retro jewelry pieces like chokers, maang tikkas or anklets. These little pieces of accessories help accentuate your look, no matter what you are wearing. Pair these with those outfits which aren’t too blingy in order to bring attention to the jewelry. With heavy and blingy outfits go for statement jewelry. Complete the look with maroon lipstick and a bold bindi.

L to R: Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Meera Kapoor channeling the retro vibe in statement choker pieces

6. Minimalism with a Kurti

If you are a fan of minimalism and don,t want a glammed look, opt for a Kurti. Style your Kurti with jeans, palazzos, dhoti pants or cigarette pants.

Sara Ali Khan wore a slit Kurti with jeans.

7. Look like a Queen in a Gown

While anarkalis may not be in trend nowadays, but they have been replaced by ethnic gowns. Change your fashion game by wearing these floor-length gowns to your Diwali parties. Opt for gowns with dark colors like maroon, emerald green or deep blue. Play with fabrics and necklines and steal the show this Diwali looking like a royal.

Sonakshi Sinha in a maroon Embroidered Gown for Kalank promotions

8. Perfect Fusion of a Skirt and Crop Top for Diwali:

If lehengas are a lot for you, replace them with a crop top and long skirt. Give a twist to your Diwali outfit by styling a long skirt with a crop top and create the perfect Diwali outfit. This outfit is a perfect example of Indo western fusion. For enhancing your look opt for contrasting colors.

Bollywood actress Kiara Advani for the promotions of Vinaya Vidheya Rama she was seen in a gorge mustard yellow shade floral print skirt and crop top choli blouse from label Anushree.

9. Sharara Sharara!!

How can we forget about shararas and ghararas while talking about Diwali dress ideas? Shararas give you a royalty vibe and looks beautiful on all festive occasions. The sharara suit is a three-piece outfit comprising a kurta, sharara pants and a dupatta. Shararas is a difficult style to style and carry, but if you think you can rock it, then go and buy one now. Keep your shararas in cream and gold to look elegant and accessorize with chandbali earrings to finish the look. This is one of the most loved looks by celebrities.

Sara Ali Khan looks gorgeous in a lime green Sharara suit

10. Dupatta as a Shrug

Well, this look is an absolute street style favorite. Create an out of the box by wearing your dupatta as a shrug. Jazz up a basic outfit by simply wearing your heavy dupatta as a shrug by pinning both the ends in the middle as shown in the image. Or you can also belt it up for a more chic look. Wear it on your next visit to your friends and relatives and show off what you just learnt.

Take inspiration from Marsplay blogger Mahi Bakshi and style your dupatta as a shrug. You can also shop the look from Marsplay.

We hope that these Diwali dress ideas were helpful for you in choosing a perfect outfit to slay at every Diwali Party this year. Also, stay tuned for hairstyles you can pull off this festive season.

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