Diwali Dress shopping figures high on the list of many looking to curate a unique look. The demand for Diwali Indian dresses increases around this time of the year when swirling skirts, anarkalis, trendy kurtas and even Indian fusion wear is high of the lists of many. So, if you are looking to buy a Diwali dress online or purchase from your local store, there are some basics you need to follow before making that splurge. It’s ok to expand your budget for designer dresses for Diwali, but in a time when shopaholics shop all through the year, it makes sense to shop smart and wisely.
I’m all for an environmentally safe Diwali as the importance of a green Diwali holds high for me. So, if you, like me, are planning for a Diwali dress shopping, read on for fashion tips for Diwali in Part One of the series.
Quick Tips for your Diwali Dress Shopping
#1 Shop Smart
You might have fallen head over heels in love with that ethnic ensemble but before you put it in your cart…hold on a second! Think about the usability of the garment for the coming year. How often would you wear it? Does it serve a single purpose? Can it be worn for multiple occasions? Buying the latest fashion for Diwali is tempting indeed. Let’s be honest. Do you only shop for special occasions or all throughout the year? If you’ve found your answer, I think you’ll know what I am talking about! 🙂
#2 Invest in a Multi-purpose Garment
All right! I said invest for a purpose. Well, fashionistas have to get over that guilt hence invest! When you shop for a Diwali dress, make sure it’s a multi-purpose garment. I personally do not like my Indian wear sitting in the cupboard till another occasion comes up. So, I have worn this peach and pink dress with a contrasting jacket with work in gold that shimmers. This works for different occasions. Layer up or layer down as per the party you are attending.
You can also combine the look with different accessories. Make it a mix of modern and traditional as per the occasion. Change your footwear and makeup and hey, you are ready to rock! I’ll show the second look in the next blog.
#3 Keep it Elegant
I love flamboyant outfits as much as you do. Yet, I’d like to emphasize going easy on the choice of clothing. I’ve recently browsed through all the collections in the mall as well as online for Diwali Indian dresses. The common thread among all was loud colours and extra work in zari. Too much of heavy work makes the garment uncomfortable for me so I like to keep my ensembles neat with clean silhouettes. I’m not against zari work mind you! I only feel it should not overpower your personality. If you’re looking for more ideas to dress up for Diwali without the feel of wearing uncomfortable clothing, stay tuned for the next blog.
I’ve combined this outfit with earrings from Zaveri pearls and two light bangles. I always prefer to tone things down rather than over accessorize and look like a Diwali lantern myself 😛
Tip: If you are confused about the accessorizing, here’s one thing you need to remember. The moment you get ready, you must remove one accessory off you to keep a great balance! That’s easy! You’d now never be overtly accessorized for any occasion.
If you’ve already done your Indian Diwali outfit shopping, I’d like to see what’s in your wardrobe. Do share your comments below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. I wish all my readers a very happy Green Diwali and a prosperous New Year!
Photographer: Shounak Kelkar
Dress and Jacket: Cotton Village, Pune
Earrings: Zaveri Pearls
Green Diwali Tips: Respect Nature!!