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7 Celeb-Approved Festive Outfit Ideas For Diwali That Are Anything But Basic

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I don’t know about you but I spend days, sometimes weeks, to find the best Diwali outfit and somehow always end up getting myself a traditional kurta and palazzo or kurta set with a dupatta every year. I am officially done with these painfully boring and done to death festive outfits. This year, I’ve pledged to do something different, fashion wise.

I have been on the lookout for a chic look that’s also easy to carry and is a bit contemporary in terms of style and silhouette. After hunting through a dozen pages on Instagram (celebrities feed included) and shopping websites, I am glad to tell you that I have managed to bookmark some super glam and unconventional Diwali looks to turn heads this festive season.

If you share my sentiments too and are looking to take the unconventional route this time, chucking anarkalis and dupattas, this is for you. Let us help you with the shopping hassles for Diwali and make things easier for you on the sartorial front. We have handpicked some fresh and trendy festive outfit ideas from the Bollywood girl squad that we are sure you haven’t tried on before, at least not on Diwali. No fashion snoozefest, we promise.

Take a look at 7 different and totally chic outfit options from the celebrity wardrobe that you can copy and put your best fashion foot forward this Diwali.

Also Read: 5 Ways You Can Amp Up Your Festive Wear By Adding A Modern Twist This Season

Palazzo, top and Jacket set


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So, if you didn’t get the memo, this three-piece set is pretty much the shizz right now in fashion world and for the right reasons. It super cool, manageable and could be worn at any occasion. For Diwali also, this makes for a perfect outfit since while the bra top and flared palazzo pants are quite modern, the long jacket is adding the traditional touch to it. You could also snub the bra top for a crop top or cool sleeveless bustier. Just get something in traditional print or embroidery and don’t forget to team it with Indian jewellery and a festive hairdo.

Skirt and blazer


Put your good ol’ lehenga skirt you bought for a wedding to good use by pairing it with a blazer and pulling off the most sophisticated chic festive look of all times. You could wear a brocade blazer with a solid skirt or vice versa. You could also mix and match colours and prints to get the look that works for you. Also, if you are staying at a colder place, this is one winter outfit that won’t bring your fashion game down on Diwali but only take it up a notch. We suggest wearing a choker necklace from your mom’s drawer to go with the plunging neckline of the blazer.

Saree with a shrug

Sarees are festive fixtures, no doubt. However, here is how you can make any traditional saree look extra glam and fashion-forward. Although there are plenty of experimental looks that you can try to modernise a saree, for example, strapping on a belt on waist like kamarband or pairing it with a striking jacket or cape blouse, we particularly like this organza shrug look. Sonam Kapoor has styled her saree with a sheer shrug in the same colour as the saree and it looks incredibly gorgeous.



We love to break it to you that jumpsuits aren’t limited to your parties and vacation OOTDs. It could be as festive and weddingy as your lehengas if you do it right. And by that, I mean, you need to pick a style that’s looks more festive and Indian. Take this cobalt blue jumpsuit that Kiara Advani is wearing for instance. This Papa Don’t Preach number has got a gorgeous deep blue hue with golden details which makes it perfect for Diwali. Plus, when festive outfits are considered, this is probably the comfiest look, until you need to have a bathroom break, of course.

Sharara set


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Forget salwar suits, anarkalis and straight (read straight boring) kurta sets. This Diwali, get yourself a sharara set instead. A short sleeveless kurti, flared sharara pants and a sleek dupatta all embroidered in rich work and festive-apt colour could make you look stand out this season. If you are not big on embellished outfits, get something easy breezy and lighter like a set made in cotton, it looks equally stunning too. Just pair this pretty set with huge earrings, nothing on the neck and wavy hair.

Pre-draped saree


This bold fashion fusion look is for absolute risk takers. This jazzy Indo-western outfit with a pre-stitched dhoti saree is what fuss-free festive refers to. That jacket-style asymmetrical blouse is another thing that’s adding the chic factor to the look. This works equally well for day and night so you could put on this extremely comfy and cool outfit on and look effortlessly stylish all day on the festival. Plus, no pleats; I am sold.

Maxi dress


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Again, a fashion piece you thought was only best kept to your night out and travel stack of clothes in your cupboard could be a beautiful Diwali outfit as well. This slit maxi dress in teal with golden embroidery all over and a dazzling golden belt is proof. In a minimal version of the dress with subtle work, you could also throw on a dupatta.

Also Read: Jasmin Bhasin Just Made Festive Dressing Incredibly Chic and Fuss-Free. Here Are 3 Styles We Loved From Her Bigg Boss 14 Look Book


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