The season of festivities is at the doorstep. Families are planning to reunite, social calendars are being blocked and auspicious dates are being marked for commemorating crucial beginnings. But what also occurs before the spirited few weeks of celebrations is curating a festive wardrobe that speaks volumes about our personal style and entails a lineup of traditional and modern designer wear for the said events. Intrinsically embroidered co-ord sets and pastel-hued shararas to graphic button-downs and embellished kurtas, all complement the lively mood of the season — with natural diamonds bringing joy to wrists, necks, fingers and lobes.
While shopping the outfits does seem to be a thrilling experience, zeroing down the entire look for each day of the Diwali week is no mean feat — it requires a lot of searching and styling to deliver your best. Thus, we’ve put together a few looks for you to take inspiration from. Here’s the lowdown.
Dhanteras Dedicated to attracting wealth and prosperity into our homes, Dhanteras marks the beginning of the celebration of the Diwali festival. To capture the spirit of the day, we recommend an embroidered powder pink sharara that is comfortable and sophisticated. Maximalist or minimalist, it proves to be a suitable option for all kinds of fashion aficionados. Pair the set with a layered necklace studded with lustrous natural diamonds and add matching earrings to complete the look.
For men, we suggest this navy blue co-ord which has an indo-centric appeal and channels the ‘less is more’ philosophy. Offset the minimalist mood with a white gold and diamond chain, along with a sleek diamond ring.
Chhoti Diwali This may not be D-day, but it almost is. For all the socialising we end up doing on Chhoti Diwali, opt for something like this jewel-toned pants and kurta set which is equal parts elegant and comfortable. Enhance the look with a pair of emerald and natural diamond earrings and a bracelet.
For men, the blue paisley jacket with an ivory shirt and a pair of pants would do the trick well. Style it with a diamond and white gold chain.
When it’s finally the day it’s all been leading up to, we recommend picking this luxurious organza Kanjivaram. With a gold-beige tone and animal and floral motifs, the traditional silhouette is the perfect foil for an intricate diamond and emerald necklace along with a pair of matching earrings and bracelet.
Similarly, the aqua blue bundi with dori embroidery and the light aqua kurta along with ivory trousers make for a fine Diwali outfit for men. Style it with diamond-studded emerald cufflinks and a natural diamond ring.
Bhai Dooj If you’re looking for something festive yet comfortable to wear at home on Bhai Dooj, consider this printed kurta set. The unique silhouette of the kurta makes it roomy as well as unconventional. It’s even better when styled with this timeless diamond necklace, marquise-cut diamond earrings and the suggested tennis bracelet.
For men, the asymmetrical kurta with the matching waistcoat would be a lightweight festive outfit to sport on a small occasion. Add this diamond mustache brooch to it, and you’re ready for a bigger get-together as well.
A True Companion From a minimalist’s perspective, a natural diamond is a subtle addition that lends instant polish to an attire; from a maximalist’s viewpoint, it’s a statement jewel that sets the tone for the entire look. A diamond is a companion, no matter what your personal style. Small studs to shoulder-grazers and sleek necklaces to weighty chokers, the gemstone adds character to an outfit in every shape and form. It may take painstaking effort to curate an ideal festive wardrobe, but without the right fine jewellery, it lacks oomph. After all, it’s all in the details.