10 Desi Styling Tips For Diwali Straight From The Runway

Karen Alfonso , 26 Oct 2013
Runway Inspiration
Runway Inspiration

The bridal/Diwali season is on in full swing and if you’re stumped on how to look a wee bit different from your peers, help is on hand! I’ve selected 10 looks from the autumn/winter 2013 runways that will hopefully spark your imagination, if not prod you towards the stores to buy these outfits, because they’re oh so awesome!

1) Wear an Off-Shoulder Blouse
Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani

Forget going strapless or wearing bra tops. An off-shoulder blouse will give your outfit a sense of refinement. Drape your pallu to look like a stole a la Tarun Tahiliani.

2) Sport a Coat
Anju Modi
Anju Modi

It’s cold in some parts of India, and if you don’t want to wear your old ratty sweaty for fear it will look too much like your granny, wear a military inspired coat inspired by Anju Modi, preferably in a sober colour since your sari will most likely to be bright. It will add just a bit of edge to your outfit.

3) Break Out Those Harems
Nikasha
Nikasha

For a more informal do, you can break out those harem pants and pair them with a rich brocade halter top. Finish it off with a dupatta. Nikasha sent a rich velvet harem pant combination down the runway that got us itching to try.

4) Team With Trousers
Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra showcased easy separates  – teaming trousers with a flared kurta. East meets West perfectly.

5) Drape It
Shivan & Narresh
Shivan & Narresh

If its cocktails you’re heading to, pick a sari inspired silhouette. It’s sexy yet appropriate for the occasion.

6) Sport a Nath
Vineet Bahl
Vineet Bahl

The nath has become extremely popular off-late. Let your face do the talking by choosing this attention grabbing piece.

7) Go Monochrome
Dev R Nil
Dev R Nil

Stand out in a sea of colour by opting for a monochrome ensemble instead. It works well for day to evening functions. Add plenty of bling jewellery to seal the deal.

8) Indian Textiles Rule
Abraham & Thakore
Abraham & Thakore

If you’re really not keen to adopt Indian outfits, why not try ensembles that are made with Indian textiles? Abraham & Thakore showcased a very contemporary line that was Indian at heart.

9) Club a T-Shirt
Sabyasachi
Sabyasachi

This has got to be my favourite look of all. Sabyasachi showed us that by clubbing a t-shirt with an heirloom sari, we can look modern and fash-forward.

10) Belt it Up
Kiran Uttam Ghosh
Kiran Uttam Ghosh

Create an hourglass figure by cinching your pallu with a broad belt. It will show off your slim waist.

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