This Diwali, Add Sparkle To Your Wardrobe With These Traditional His & Her Looks
The Festival of Lights is the perfect occasion to get together with your loved ones. And, this year, as you let in the warmth and sparkle of the festival into your lives and your home, don’t forget to add a slice of magic to your wardrobe as well. Diwali, across cultures, is made up of a plethora of sombre pujas and lively celebrations. Each of these have special meaning and you’d want your fashion choices to reflect that. Which is why, we have put together a special lookbook for the women and the men so that you look nothing short of perfection this Diwali.
The diyas are aglow and the fairy lights twinkle. The fragrance of flowers wafts through the air and colourful rangolis adorn every nook and cranny. The first day of Diwali brings with it an undeniable excitement and it is only fair that it reflect in your wardrobe picks. After a day of hectic shopping for gold and silver, on the occasion of Dhanteras, make heads turn at the evening puja with this grand Ikat Patola saree that’s doused in amber and adorned with elegant floral motifs. The wide zari border that’s woven on purple silk ushers in a touch of royalty. Men, to match up in regality, you can don a zari dhoti that’s embellished with a purple border. Complete the look with a purple khadi or linen shirt.
On the second day, South India erupts with celebrations as the demon, Naraka, meets his end at the hands of the Gods. In North India, Hindus welcome Choti Diwali with much pomp and festivities. No matter which tradition you belong to, the celebrations reflect our heritage and the values that we hold dear. So, it’s only fair that your look for the day showcases your pride in India’s rich legacy. For the men, a handwoven silk shirt in cream or orange will work splendidly with a zari dhoti featuring a mustard border. For you ladies, a Kanjivaram with an off-white body speckled with delicate motifs and a border featuring zari work that’s bordered by green, mustard, and orange – will ensure you look timeless.
It’s the wee hours of the morning, as the sun filters through the windows, a new dawn is here. But this one holds special promise. It is the beginning of a new beginning and as you humbly bow in front of Goddess Lakshmi, she assures you of her blessings. For this sombre yet festive occasion, drape yourself in a delightful Kanjivaram that echoes the various moods of Diwali. With the pink and deep green of this six-yard wonder, you’ll showcase your femininity and youthfulness as well as the prosperity that the Goddess has ushered into your life. As you join the joyous feasting and celebrations, men, your attire too can reflect the beauty of this festival. Choose this understated double-bordered zari dhoti that also includes pink and green. It will go splendidly with a printed, Tussar shirt that’s adorned with paisleys.
The festival of Bhai Duj is the perfect occasion for the boys to shine in the spotlight. As the festival celebrates the eternal bond between a brother and his sister, look resplendent with this dhoti that comes with a grand green and purple border. The intricate pattern on the dhoti sure will impress the crowds. You can take the style quotient up a notch with a shirt with colourful, hand-block prints. Of course, the sisters too can ensure they look gorgeous with this hand-painted Banarasi. The pale turquoise six yards are covered in pretty blooms that have been painted by Angadi’s best artisans. The hint of pink at the borders add to the breezy and effortless beauty of the saree.