The festival of Diwali is finally here which means time to become a Lakshmi Bomb instead of bursting one! With the nation is slowly opening the doors to normalcy with precautions in place, this year’s festivities are obviously anticipated to be a notch higher which is, in turn, your cue for dressing up to the nines.
If elongated work from home hours have kept you busy from planning for the sartorially-packed week ahead, we are here to save the day! And no, it wouldn’t necessarily involve additional shopping. A lot of experimentation can be done from your existing wardrobe making you look nothing less than a celebrity. Mixing and merging something from the ethnic closet of our tinsel town divas and dapper men, PeepingMoon.com brings you a curated list of high on glam as well as fuss-free festive looks one can try for this year’s Diwali!
ETHNIC GALORE FT. KANGANA RANAUT, SAMANTHA RUTH PRABHU AND DIA MIRZA
Sometimes, simplicity indeed goes the long way. Raid your mother’s wardrobe for her stunning Benarasis and Kanjeeverams and accentuate your look with ethnic temple jewellery or statement-making chokers. Or, this is the time to re-wear your wedding saree and put it to good use. With Diwali being an evening affair, vibrant hues will always work in your favour.
DIY LEHENGAS FT. KATRINA KAIF, KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN AND TARA SUTARIA
Lehengas are always going to be in trend when it comes to festivities and hands down, a lot could be explored with this 3-piece clothing. Reuse your old ethnic ghagra with a chic bralette or crop top to create a modern-desi look this festive eve. You can also style your dupatta as a cape or shrug for some dramatic effects.
DRAPE DRAMA – SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA, MADHURI DIXIT NENE AND MOUNI ROY
Not in the mood to go full-throttle ethnic this festive season? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Grab your crop top and trousers, drape up the desired dupatta and call yourself minimalistic chic! The chunky, oxidized jewellery will act as a cherry on the icing!
ELEGANT ANARKALIS FT KARISMA KAPOOR, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ AND VAANI KAPOOR
If you aren’t a fan of going OTT on Diwali, dress up in a pretty floor-length anarkali and twirl around for boomerangs! You can also spice things up by ditching the churidaar for some trendy feels…
SHARARA SAREE FT KIARA ADVANI, ANANYA PANDAY AND AMYRA DASTUR
If you are one of the peeps who love to wear a saree but can’t handle one- this hack is for you! Team your seldomly used sharara pants or ghagra with hot choli and drape up the dupatta as a pallu to create a fusion ethnic look.
FAILSAFE SHIMMERS FT MALAIKA ARORA, BHUMI PEDNEKAR AND KRITI SANON
Or…go safe with sequined drapes as this is THE shimmer season.
PLAYFUL AND SEXY FT. JANHVI KAPOOR, PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS AND SARA ALI KHAN
Time to pull out the trendy bridesmaid sarees that you wore just once or twice and look like a BOMB
ORGANZA EXTRAVGANZA FT. YAMI GAUTAM DHAR, KAJOL, MRUNAL THAKUR
Organza is a classic that can never go out of style. This Diwali, paint an elegant ethnic picture with your tissue drapes and some minimalistic jewellery.
FUN WITH FUSION FT. DAPPER BOYS VARUN DHAWAN, AYUSHMANN KHURRANA AND RANBIR KAPOOR
Don’t worry lads, we’ve got something for you too! It’s time to pull your OTT sherwani out of the closet and mix it up to create an array of looks. Team up that koti with a simple or asymmetrical kurta or team the whole look with a pair of denim. Or take out those dhoti pants and team it up with chikankari kurta and spunky sandals to make your own Pathani look.
So, which look are you trying on?