Diwali 2016: Dress your festive best, take inspiration from Katrina, Jacqueline

Hand woven maheshwaris, pochampally and chanderi silks are in this season and in hues, other than marsala and emeralds, it's dusty pinks, beige and toasted almond ruling the fashion scene.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2016 5:20 pm
style-759 Bring out the best of ethnic wear this Diwali, take inspiration from our Bollywood celebs. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Festivities are all about spending time with your closed ones, eating good food and looking your best! To stand out this festive season try a hand-woven sari like chanderi or opt for a beautiful chikankari kurta with jeans to keep your fashion game on point. Try opting for colours like emerald and sapphire or go for pale hues with embellishments and pastel to make a style statement.

Here are some tips from the experts of LimeRoad style council and Sidhika Gupta, fashion head, Roposo, a fashion and lifestyle social network,.that will give you a sassy makeover this Diwali.

Saris should be your first choice this festive season. (Source: Instagram/Shilpa Shetty) Saris should be your first choice this festive season. (Source: Instagram/Shilpa Shetty)

*Be beautiful in a sari: Ditch your old chiffons and georgettes and go for hand woven maheshwaris, pochampally and chanderi silks and team it with a contrast blouse to look stylish. Radiate royalty with colours like emerald, sapphire, oxblood red, and mauve. If you don’t want to experiment with fabrics, go for nude shades with just a pop of bright colours.

*Bring back your wedding finery: Create looks that are unique yet pocket friendly. That wedding lehenga that you toiled over is probably gathering dust in an old trunk. Club a choli from your wedding ensemble with a long ethnic skirt in one colour and a simple stole and bring out the stylist in you. You can also go for rich and glamorous fabrics like velvet or brocade as they go best with bright colours. Throw a pair of chunky earrings to complete the look.

You can go for rich and glamorous fabrics like velvet, brocade or silk as they go best with bright colours. (Source: Varinder Chawla) You can go for rich and glamorous fabrics like velvet, brocade or silk as they go best with bright colours. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

*Do the unexpected: While Diwali is all about looking colourful and bright, there are many who believe in looking subtle. And subtle, mind you is not always boring. You can also go for dusty pinks, beige and toasted almond but make sure that you are are experimenting with fabrics like silk, net and velvet. Or else, you can also pair your jeans with a short chikankari kurta in pink, green or blue and give out chic vibes this festive season. Add a vibrant piece of silk stole to elevate your look and club a huge pair of silver earrings for a fashionable look.

But if you want to keep things bright, contrast and layers are the in-thing this season. Various pieces of your outfit should be in complementing colours — like if you are opting for a lehenga for a first Diwali celebration after your wedding — you can team up yellow choli, green lehenga and a red dupatta for an energetic contrast look.

Dusty pinks, beige and toasted almond are also in this season. (Source: Varinder Chawla) Dusty pinks, beige and toasted almond are also in this season. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

*Old is gold: Fish out your old sari from your cupboard. Drape it into a dhoti, club your favourite noodle strap top. Team it with big bangles and accessorise with heavy neck pieces and look stunning. For off-beat attires, you can also experiment with colours like lilac or icy-blue, or tangerine, amber, and teal or combine vintage grey with sun-yellow as the combo will create a striking contrast.