Festive Season Style Guide: For Every Day Of The Diwali Week

We give you a lowdown on what to wear, and recommend the fabulous natural diamond jewellery to go with it.

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Brooch: Raniwala 1881 & Necklace: Notandas Jewellers

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.

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.

(L-R) Necklace & Earrings: Manohar Lal Jewellers, Outfit Inspiration: Sheetal Batra, Diamond Chain: Khanna Jewellers, Ring: De Beers Forevermark, Outfit Inspiration: Suket Dhir

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.

(L-R) Earrings: Dhamani 1969, Bracelet: Liali Jewellery, Outfit Inspiration: Label Earthen, Diamond Chain: Khanna Jewellers, Outfit Inspiration: Khanijo

Lakshmi Pooja

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.

(L-R) Necklace & Earrings: Tanishq, Outfit Inspiration: Label Advaya, Cufflinks: Amrapali Jewels, Brooch: Raniwala 1881, Outfit Inspiration: Manish Malhotra

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.

(L-R) Brooch: Amrapali Jewels, Outfit Inspiration: Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, Studs: Renu Oberoi, Necklace: The House of Rose, Outfit Inspiration: Ikai by Ragini Ahuja

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.