We can’t help feeling excited for the festive season – with rows of fairy lights, mithai preparations and lots of shopping. If you’re still hunting for the elusive perfect outfit, I’ve asked 5 Indian designers to share their picks for dressing for Diwali just for you.
The black and yellow sari from my AW ’13 collection is the perfect outfit to wear this Diwali as the colours are very festive and the garment is ethnic, with a modern twist. I personally believe that Indian woman cannot look more glamorous and elegant than in a sari. This is a new take on the sari as it is not the typical nine yard silhouette; it is pre-stitched and thus easy to slip on. It is styled with a belt which means that you do not need to constantly worry about it staying put while you scurry from one Diwali party to the other.
Jewel tones, deeper colors such as magenta, burgundy, navy blue and purple are ideal for the upcoming festive season. The bright pink lehenga with blue pants underneath, is dramatic and the brightness leaves less room for embroidery. The look represents royalty along with contemporary feminine grace and regality.
Blush pink chanderi sari, hand printed with gigantic flowers. I would wear it for Diwali as it is fresh, sexy and unusual…pink feels right this season. I would add fresh flowers and plenty of real jewelry.
An unusual lehenga in pale duck-egg blue, embroidered in delicate silk thread-work in stunning yellow. The ensemble plays upon the notion of translucent layers, as well as brightness of colours and textures.
Pick a tunic and wear it as a dress, pair it with flared palazzo pants. Style your look with jadau or polki jewellery.