We have compiled a quick style guide to help you choose your festive wardrobe and look fabulous this festive season…!!
It’s that time of the year again when festivities are in full swing, and people are obsessed over traditional wear. Yes, it’s time for Diwali! This is a festival known for its vivacity and of all things bright and shimmery, and there’s no better time to indulge and flaunt ethereal ethnic outfits than Diwali. And this year, we might expect a little more excitement!
Diwali is celebrated for 5 days – Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Diwali, Bestu Varas (New Year) and Bhai Dooj. Each of these 5 days defines different beliefs and cultural importance. With socializing at its peak, these are also the days meant for turning up in your best outfit. Yes, we know that finding the perfect dress is never an easy task. So, if you still haven’t planned your festive wardrobe, then this is the right time to begin and enjoy the festive bonhomie. Here are some delighting wardrobe inspirations to add more sparkle to your festive collection for the soon-arriving Diwali festivities.
Day 1 – Dhan Teras – An auspicious day to invite wealth
Dhanvantari Trayodashi, famously known as Dhan Teras, is the day to celebrate the god of wealth and also the first day of Diwali. Considered extremely auspicious, Dhan Teras is the excellent day to buy new clothes and gold jewellery. As per astrology, it is also the best time to start your wedding shopping and would-be brides prefer to buy their wedding lehengas or sarees on this day.
Dhanteras is also the day to splurge on glamorous and shimmering outfits – be it the quintessential hand-woven colourful silk sarees or the exquisitely embellished lehenga choils and shararas for women. While men can don Sherwanis or bright colored kurtas to ring in the auspicious day. You can add an intense look to your outfit with a shawl. Make sure you choose the right festive palette – wear bright yellow, orange, green and royal blue to elevate your positive vibes for this day.
Day 2 – Choti Diwali/ Kali Chaudas – A Day to worship Goddess Kali
Kali Chaudas, also known as Narak Chaudas, Roop Chaudas and Choti Diwali, is the second auspicious day allotted to worshipping Goddess Mahakali or Shakti – the destroyer of evil. It falls a day before Diwali and therefore is the day to relax and prepare for the social gatherings for the next day. On this day, you can choose light and comfortable dressing style like a printed Anarkali Kurti, gorgeous chudidar suit or floral palazzo suit. For a more relaxed yet shimmery look, you can opt for twirl-friendly indo-western gowns with minimalistic jewelry to add the festive shine. For men, a light pathani suit or indo-western look will keep you in the limelight. Black is the most suitable color to wear on this day. You can even opt for dark colors like purple, chocolate brown or dark blue.
Day 3 – Deepawali – The day to celebrate light and life
Also known as Laxmi Pujan, Diwali is the brightest day of the festival. It’s the occasion to shine and celebrate with loved ones and off course, dressing up. So get ready to welcome the auspicious day by flaunting your best style with a gleam of sparkles. Hues of yellow, gold and silver are a must-have on this day.
For an instant spotlight, wear a floral sequined lehenga cholis or a gorgeous silk saree. While, for that effortless last minute assembles, add convenience to grace with a shimmering pre-stitched designer saree or a sparkling and gorgeous anarkali suits with or without a long jacket. While, men can look their best in heavy embroidered kurti paired with either pajama or dhoti. In short, any outfit that makes you stand out against the well-lit ambiance would be perfect.
Day 4 – Bestu Varas – Gujarati New Year
This is the most awaited day of the festival as it marks the beginning of a new fiscal year. Also known as Varsha Pratipada, or Gujarati New Year, bestu varas is celebrated with much enthusiasm by Gujaratis all over the world. As the social gatherings and feasting continue on this day, people prefer to plan their wardrobe in advance. Since New Year celebration usually has few or no cultural rituals, it is easy to choose any color or outfit for this day. You can experiment with colors like different shades of red, ivory, pink and pastel hues to look gorgeous, along with stunning and bright make-up for the day. For that absolute diva look, wear a gorgeous sequins work lehenga choli or a graceful zari emblished silk saree with contrast blouse. While bursting firecrackers, opt for ethnic jumpsuits for a comfortable yet stylish look. For men, dress up in a dashing kurta pajama with a contrast waistcoat.
Day 5 – Bhai Dooj – A Day to celebrate sister-brother bond
Bhai Dooj is a significance day for siblings to celebrate the brother-sister bond. For all the women, this is another reason to be decked up and look your best. Since this day is welcomed with heart-warming affection and tradition, you can experiment your traditional look with a modern touch. Channel a youthful look with stunning printed or designer ruffle saree or a dazzling indowestern sharara suit when you visit your brother this day. These outfits are not only comfy and stylish but also allow you to easily move while enjoying the best with your loved ones. You can even experiment your look with trending fusion styles like indo-western gowns, kurti palazzo sets and jacket suits. While brothers can don indo-western look.
Hope these styling tips will guide you towards looking gorgeous during all the five days of Diwali! Don’t forget to splurge and pamper yourself. In this festival of light, get ready to shop and shine in traditional and trendy clothing from Rajwadi.