Diwali is right around the corner. This is the time when you need to plan your wardrobe for all those festive parties ahead. Why struggle with decision making when you can turn to an expert for help? Bengaluru- based designer Deepta Raghunath shares with us some easy to follow tips on how to get the Diwali look just right.
Indo western: Instead of going heavily traditional, people can mix and match with different prints and styles. Deepta says, “People can mix and match with things they already have in their closet. Combing Indian and western is the best way to go. Maxi skirts with collared crop tops, long maxi skirts with belts are also trending at the moment. Men can try dhoti with a nice tailored jacket.”
Volume: This season has been more about comfort clothing. Deepta adds, “Volume has now become a trend in the fashion world. No more are people reaching out for fitted outfits. Loose silhouettes like bell sleeves and A line cuts with bell sleeves are being preferred nowadays. Cape style tunics can be paired with cigarette pants to give an edgy festive look.”
Go unique with accessories: Go different with accessories you select to wear with you outfit. Deepta says, “Traditional diamond and jade sets are no more in fashion. Fusion accessories are trending now. People should instead go for indo western sets like kundans, polkis and various stones. One can style an outfit with a collared crop top, maxi shirt and heavy polki earrings with kundan. Use of head chains are also becoming quite popular today so instead of going the traditional way wearing a necklace and earrings one can complete the out with a headchain and a metallic watch.”
Layering is a big hell no! “Layering during Diwali is a big no-no. With all the movement and visiting houses of friends and relatives and bursting of crackers, that can prove to be a life threatening hazard. Minimalist outfits are the way to go. Go for a one-piece or a long dress rather than donning a lehenga, a choli and a duppatta. Lot collared tops are best as they can skip wearing a duppatta,” she adds.
Indian weaves are the best: People should stick to Indian weaves for the festive season like Kalamkari, Patolas, Silk, Cotton, Banaras instead of wearing nylon and polyester which catch fire fast and are not exactly human friendly.