With the festivities soaring full-fledged, and the biggest Diwali fever burgeoning in our cities already, we surely can’t keep calm! From decorating homes to sweeping off the dust off the nooks and crannies, shopping new clothes and fancy accessories, brewing some delicacies, it’s that time of the year fellas when everything but joy and harmony envelops us. Diwali is one of the biggest festive celebrations and is associated with the mythology epic that is commemorated by every Indian household. The festival invites several Diwali festive offers online and offline spiking the sales of electronic goods, household décor and of course, the fashion apparels. Before you go out and splurge on the must-haves clothing and accessories, here are a few essentials you shouldn’t miss out:
It’s extremely important to know the material of the dress that you’re buying. Whether you’re curvy, petite or voluptuous, the material varies with body types and hence should your selection. Opt for fabrics that flatter your body type and accentuate your curves, instead of embracing the tight-fitting clothes that bug your body and suffocate you deeply. Go with lighter fabrics with heavy embroidery work to stay comfortable and look effortlessly stylish. Silk fabrics or poly silks lend quite a rich aesthetic appeal and lets you bask in the royalty.
Bright Peppy Hues
We know pastels have found a special place in your heart and wardrobe this season, however, festivities call for brighter and vibrant and colourful clothing to indulge in the delightful Diwali feast. Let your earthy and muted tones take a backseat while you drape the finest hues finery in panache. Colors like fuschia, red, green, violet, cornflower blue and mustards are some of the suggested color palettes that you can try and turn heads this festive season.
How about breaking the stereotype of wearing the staple saree, anarkali and the regular salwar kameez like every bygone Diwali? This year go quirky and add oodles of sass with trendy fashion and stylish ensembles like off shoulder kurtis, kurta with cigarette pants, pant saree, jumpsuit saree, asymmetrical tunics, dhoti kurtas etc. to playfully turn your ethnics into glamorous western wear. This is what we call as the cool Indo-Fusion which the celebrities and leading women are following and so should you.
Channel Retro Vibe
While you’re experimenting and going avant-garde with your clothing choice, why not bombard your mom’s precious jewelry box to doll up fancy. Raid your mother or grandmother’s jewelry box and add some retro bling to your look. The rustic and vintage charm of the old-school silver jhumkas, choker necklaces and intricately crafted maang tikas will instantly up your style quotient. Some antique accents to your sartorial dressing will complement your unconventional look encore.
The basics should always be taken care of, no matter what. Comfortable footwear is one of them, invest in Punjabi juttis or pretty flats to dance the night away with your friends and family. If you’re looking for some pumps or stilettos, make sure you do not tire your legs and invest in a pair of comfortable and beautiful footwear. Go for nudes or metallic hues that will go with most of your dresses or if your budget allows you to match your outfit, go ahead and take the plunge with sexy coordinated heels.
No Bake=No Cake
If you’re thinking about desserts, well, order some but we’re strictly talking about the makeup rules that women often ignore. Love makeup or not, never ever show up with a cakey look, that will not only ruin your face but also the entire look. Hence, a big waste of time and money! Contouring and strobing are in vogue and we can’t deny how seamlessly defined they make your visage. Sharp, edgy and Kardashianite, however, for the daytime, go for a lighter look with simple foundation strokes, kohl-rimmed eyes, and soft lips. Glam up with your makeup skills and unleash the diva in you at the evening with dark and bright lips, mascara-laden eyes, illuminate your skin with hints of highlighter and a dollop of blush.
Tame your Tresses
One of the most confusing part is definitely to maintain and tie your locks in a way that it justifies your look. Half open updo’s are quite popular amongst young girls accessorized with fresh flowers and hair jewelry like jhoomar. Side buns, croissant buns, messy buns look stunning with sari and often complement the wearer. Messy side braids, fishtail braids are another alternative hairstyle idea that you can try.
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Article By : Ambika Asthana