Diwali dressing: jewellery, lehenga and makeup tips

Diwali is next week and many of you must be still deciding what to wear. Of course, this once in a year festival is so special in many ways and you want to look your best. Mumbaigloss decided to round up a few experts to give tips on the kind of makeup, jewellery and dressing that will help you shine in the festival of lights.

What to wear?

According to fashion designer Ritu Seksaria, opt for traditional dresses like sari, lehenga, etc. in bright colours.

Bright colors go really well with festivals. Diwali should be celebrated wearing eye catching colors like tangerine, fuschia, red and violet.

red lehenga, Ritu Sekhsaria

red lehenga

Go traditional this Diwali with a twist of modern trend. Wear a beautiful red or green saree with a brocade pallu and team it up with a well-fitting halter neck blouse. You can opt for something classier like a sheer saree in monochrome, and accessorize it with diamonds and pearls. One can never go wrong with them.

A mid-riff baring choli and a low cut lehenga does seem to up the style quotient this Diwali. Try a simple lehenga with an embroidered dupatta. It is very important to wear a cut that fits you well and accentuates the right parts of your body.

red anarkali

red anarkali

What makeup?

As the dresses will be heavy with embellishments, thread work and will be bright and colourful, it is better to go light on the makeup. Minimal makeup and a neat hairdo will complete your look and you’re all set to enjoy your Diwali, says Ritu.

Prep-up your skin by going for deep hydrating facials, moisturizing daily and applying sunscreen whenever you are outdoors. It helps you to get that festive glow. Use a hydrating foundation as the weather is dry comparatively. Invest in a good bronzer.

What jewellery to wear?

According to jewellery designer Aakash Barmecha of Yoube Jewellery, pick one statement piece rather than go all out with accessorizing. He also insists that jewellery should be worn as per the dress. If you are wearing traditional sari then go for traditional jewellery designs, if you are wearing an indo-western outfit then go for modern designs.

Keep it modern with simple accessories or wear just one statement piece. Cult favourite jewellery like diamond or jaded jhumkis, chaand balis, balas, Kadas or pendants are great options.

Chaand Balis, Diwali jewellery

Chaand Balis

If your outfit is inclined more towards an indo-western look, fusion jewellery works well, a mix and match of diamond, polki and jadau jewellery with bright colourful gemstones in innovative ways and eclectic styles add appeal to any outfit.

Wear print! A digital print dupatta with a plain dress or digital print kurti teamed with pretty hoops, balas, kadas or a pretty pair of bangles lend a completely modern, trendy look.

hoops, modern design jewelry


Palazzo pants are seen frequently and can also add a bit of style teamed with the right top, add a single earring or wrist cuff to create a unique distinct look this Diwali.

Floral motifs are really in and look both gorgeous and feminine. Keep in mind your outfit, it is not necessary to match everything perfectly, so try something unique and distinctive. Rose gold looks lovely with most ensembles, though you could also pick up a dual tone.

About MumbaiGloss

Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India, Femina.in, BeBeautiful.in, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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