How To Choose The Perfect Diwali Outfit

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What is the one thing about Diwali that we all wait for? The evening photoshoot! Behind every perfect DP is a rangoli background where you pose candidly like a diva. No lighting comes close to the perfection of diyas and fairy lights! Now that Diwali is just around the corner, you must have gotten your hands on the perfect outfit, right? NO? Well, don’t you worry, we’ve got your back! If you are still scrolling shopping sites trying to find the perfect pataka dress, we know exactly what you need. Go through our list of trendy festive attire, and you will know which dress to get from your favorite store.

1. Anarkali

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Anarkalis are absolutely timeless when it comes to traditional attire. They have a mesmerizing appeal that adds volume and drama to your outfit. If you are someone who carries femininity and romance well in clothes, Anarkali is going to give you the silhouette you had been dreaming of. What we love about anarkalis is, there is no one kind. You can go for flowy, figure-hugging, flowery, or monochrome. If you like keeping it simple, you can opt for a light fabric that will help you move about quickly. If you want it heavy, you can go for layered anarkalis with a dupatta that will make you look absolutely elegant and royal.

Pro Tip: Since anarkalis go way down to your ankle, make sure you wear a pair of sassy heels to avoid tripping over.

2. Saree

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Sarees will never run out of fashion, and you can repeat the same saree with a different blouse to change the whole look. What we like best about sarees is, they will carefully conceal the mithai weight in the drapes, and you can flaunt the beauty of your curves in them! There are plenty of kinds and materials to look for. Since Diwali is more about night fun, you can go for shiny silk sarees like Kanjivaram and Banarasi to keep your Diwali party lit.

Pro Tip: If you are not used to wearing sarees, make sure you pin the drapes really well to avoid stepping over them.

3. Sharara

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Shararas are definitely a festive favorite, as they are both heavy and help you move about. You can try customizing your sharara with a longer kurta and heavy party pants according to your choice. There are many celebs who customize Shararas in different styles to give a unique look to them. You can get heavy danglers and team them with the color of your sharara to set the mood for Diwali right.

4. Ghagra

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Whoever said ghagras are for weddings alone! The best part about a Diwali ghagra is, you don’t have to look for shades of red and pink only! Experiment with the most exotic of colors and heavy work. Don’t shy away from the design because Diwali is meant for glam and drama! If you feel you don’t want to reveal your tummy in a short choli, you can go for a longer kameez to keep it elegant and beautiful.

5. Palazzo

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If you have been wearing palazzo with your western wear only, you need to give your Indian diva a chance and pair it with a Kurti. There is nothing more comfortable and quirky than a palazzo. We love how you can pair it with absolutely anything, and it looks gorgeous. If you mean to keep your dress light yet glamorous, team a cotton palazzo with a long kurta, and you are ready to go. Opt for a bigger gher palazzo as they give you more room to move about and look gorgeous as you flaunt your legs in heels.

6. Skirt

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Skirts are a blessing when it comes to feminine clothes. They are that pinch of elegance you need for the festival and definitely make you look taller! If you are not in the mood to wear a heavy lehenga or ghagra, you can easily walk it off in a beautiful skirt. Team it with a matching maang tika and necklace, and your Diwali pictures couldn’t be more perfect!

7. Kurti

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Nothing like the bliss of wearing a simple kurta and enjoying the festival without sacrificing your comfort. Kurtis can be as straightforward or as heavy as you like, and you can get the colors according to the time when you wear it. For the day, stick to light colors with floral prints. The colors in trend are mint green, sunny yellow, and lavender. For the evening party, you can go for sequence design and materials that shine. Add a dupatta and big signature earrings, and you are good to go!

So now that you know what your heart yearns for, head to the store right away! Make sure you get the one in the correct size because altering is not an option on such short notice. Also, keep your hairstyle and accessories in mind when you get the dream dress. We hope you get the best of dresses! Happy Diwali!

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Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer

Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, full bio

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