Wishing all a very ecstatic and gleeful Diwali♡
Diwali is one of the major festivals celebrated in India and is also known as ‘the festival of lights’. Like every year, this year too I decided upon dressing up in traditional Indian attire. Although there are a wide variety of ethnic clothes to choose from, I prefer wearing a Lehenga –Choli or a Salwaar- Kameez when it comes to Indian wear.
For this Diwali, I styled myself with a burgundy coloured Lehenga with a golden Choli. Also a Dupatta of the same colour to go with it. Lehengas look more elegant when paired with a Dupatta around the neck, or otherwise the attire gives out a more western appeal usually. They also give out a very girlish look rather than a mature and fierce look. I further combined the clothes with golden heels that had large stones on them, which gave out a subtle Indian impression.
Choosing over jewelry to go with traditional can often be a tough task, but usually I keep in mind the metallic colour combinations like gold, silver and copper that would marry my outfit. Hence, I had put on a pair of copper earrings with a dash of burgundy beads in them. I also wore a shimmery bracelet to finish up my look. You can also try wearing a necklace or some rings matching with your ethnic garments.
Indian ethnic clothes never seem to disappoint and there is no harm in trying new accessories and mix matching the different parts of the attire with other garments.
Fill up your Diwali with happiness and don’t forget to wear colourful and bright clothes to pop up your outfit this festive season!
Credits: Lehenga Choli – Customized, Dupatta – Customized, Earrings – Exhibition, Bracelet – Exhibition, Shoes – Westside.
Photography: Riya Vaishampayan, Tanzeen Gambhir.