This coming November 4th is the beginning of the Diwali celebration. Below, we listed some celebrity style inspirations to help you celebrate the festival of lights.
Diwali is a festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The celebration usually lasts five days and it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Traditionally, women wear elegant lehengas or sarees that are usually made out of silk, chiffon, and velvet. Since Diwali is about the celebration of light and illumination, it’s customary to wear bright, vibrant dresses paired with excessive embellishments like jewelry. Men, on the other hand, wear classic kurta or dhoti. It’s also now common to wear contemporary trendy designs. Below, we rounded up some of our favourite ways celebrities styled their traditional Diwali clothing.
Indian actress, Janhvi Kapoor who recently starred in a Netflix film, “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” does not shy away from showing off style and elegance. In recent Instagram posts shared by her stylist, Tanya Ghavri, Kapoor was seen donning a sparkly silver embellished lehenga made by the designer Manish Malhotra. In a different post, the actress was wearing a soft and elegant pastel pink saree with a piece of coordinating jewelry from Tyaani Fine Jewelry.
Actress and model Pooja Hegde also shows us how to incorporate trends in traditional clothing. Hegde wore an Arpita Mehta orange saree printed with tropical leaves that suited the festive season well. The colour orange seems like a popular colour choice for celebrities these days. Shanaya Kapoor also wore the colour well in a gorgeous orange lehenga paired with a chunky gold bangle and bell drop earrings.
If orange is too daring for you, then fret not. You can opt for a sweeter look by wearing softer hues of pastel and gold. As seen here, Shanaya Kapoor wore a gold and baby blue dress by Manish Malhotra. Her soft glam make-up and effortless-looking updo paired well with the sweet ethereal look she was going for.
The Diwali festival season is the best time to show up and show out in a bolder, extravagant look. Sometimes, more is more and that’s exactly how it should be for a festival like this. Take this opportunity to wear the best of the brightest dresses out there. Besides, after not being able to attend festive gatherings for a year and a half, I can’t think of a better time.
Published by HOLR Magazine.