7 Diwali Outfit Ideas To Rock Diwali 2020

Let’s be honest, Diwali 2020 is bringing out many mixed feelings. A lot has changed thanks to a certain pandemic. But our festive spirits are still alive and kicking! Which means that one thing has remained the same. You know, the eternal question: Yaar, what to wear on Diwali?

But don’t despair, we’re here with some last-minute inspo. These totally Instagram-worthy Diwali outfit ideas have got you covered. In this list, there’s something for every mood - whether you want to bring out your inner desi girl with traditional Diwali clothing, rock a contemporary outfit for a modern-chic vibe, or mix it up with Indo-Western dresses for Diwali. Whatever you need, we have the perfect Diwali outfit idea for you.

1. Pair a Traditional Long Skirt With a Top for an Indo-Western Diwali Outfit

Want a modern twist on lehenga choli? Wear a traditional long skirt with an interesting top. You can always go with a funky crop top for a playful look. If you’re feeling experimental, pull out the button-down shirt or top just hanging out in your closet and wear it with your favourite flowy skirt. It’ll look super chic!

A traditional long skirt with a blouse is always a classic Diwali outfit idea.
Opt for a more unique Diwali look with a button down short top and your favourite flowy skirt.

Shop these items: Bougainvillea Long Skirt | Firdous Ajrakh Blouse | Kala Namak Ajrakh Short Top

2. Never Go Wrong With a Traditional Saree for Diwali

Wear a saree, you’ll never be sorry #sareenotsorry. Feel full desi-waale-vibes with a beautiful saree. Choose a finely crafted kanjivaram silk saree for its festive shine or look light but luxurious in a stunning chanderi cotton-silk number. Pair your saree with a matching blouse for a truly traditional look.

And as any fashionista will know, the secret to a great outfit is in the accessories. Add extra oomph to your Diwali outfit with a festive potli bag. Since it’s Diwali in 2020, turn your mandatory mask into a fashion statement with a matching mask-potli set. You can be safe and stylish.

Now look in the mirror. See that? You’re slaying.

Our Neelam chanderi cotton-silk sarees stun in five colours and look gorgeous with our chanderi Barsaat blouse. It's the perfect Diwali outfit.
Accessorize with our pataka potli for some extra oomph. Comes with a matching mask so you can stay safe and stylish.

Shop these items: Neelam Saree | Barsaat Blouse | Pataka Diwali Potli with Matching Mask (Set)

3. Or, Ditch the Saree! Wear a Designer Blouse With a Skirt

This is the perfect Diwali outfit idea for those of you who love to break the rules. Wear a unique designer blouse with a skirt of your choice. Experiment with different prints and edgy cuts for an unconventional and contemporary festive vibe. You will definitely steal the show at your neighborhood Diwali party!

Shop these items: Palki Ajrakh Blouse

4. Jazz Up Your Diwali Dress With a Gorgeous Ethnic Jacket

When it’s cold and you’re wondering what to wear for Diwali, a jacket will be your best friend.

There’s a whole range of ethnic jackets, from koti jackets to Jaipuri quilted coats that look amazing with traditional Indian clothes while keeping you nice and warm.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, wear a plain dress with a hand block printed jacket. With this Indo-western Diwali outfit idea, you’ll look modern and chic.

Wear an ethnic jacket over a plain dress for a unique and contemporary Diwali look.

Shop these items: Angrezi Jacket

5. Be Trendy But Comfortable on Diwali in White Palazzo Pants with Kurti

If skirts are not for you, don’t worry. This Diwali outfit idea is perfect for an office party. It’ll even come to your rescue even if you’re feeling ultra lazy. White palazzo pants are right on-trend, and they look amazing with kurtas and kurtis. These ultra-comfortable pants save the day and let you dance all night! Just slip into your favourite kurti and accessorize to taste. Gorgeousness, guaranteed.

Alia Bhatt sporting a kurti with white Palazzo. Image courtesy: Pinterest Pants.
Our cream palazzo pants are the perfect partner for this Diwali outfit idea. They're so comfy you can do a jazz split in them!

Shop these items: Tango Palazzo Pants

6. Look Royal in a Kurta for Diwali

Kurtas and boring? Never ever. Wear a simple silk kurta for Diwali with a churidar and look like elegance itself. It’s the perfect photoshoot outfit. Just throw some festive cushions and Diwali decorations into the background and you’re all set to rule Instagram.

Look bright and elegant this Diwali 2020 with a chanderi cotton-silk kurta.

Shop these items: Manjal Silk Kurta

7. Let Your Dupatta Be the Star of the Show

Build your Diwali outfit around a stunning dupatta. You can wear a simple suit with a heavy dupatta and steal the show. If you don’t want to go over the top, opt for a flowy cotton dupatta. Then wait for a hawa ka jhoka and live that perfect Bollywood moment you’ve been dreaming about!

Let your dupatta be the star of your Diwali outfit and wait for the perfect Bollywood moment! Pictured: Our lightweight Jharoka dupattas made with breezy kota doriya fabric.

Shop these items: Jharoka Dupatta

Feeling inspired by these Diwali outfit ideas? We hope you are! Hunt through your wardrobe to find what makes you feel glamorous this Diwali 2020. Stay safe and have a blast.

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About the Author: Sanya Sharma is a content writer and strategist. She works with brands across industries in India and the U.S, and especially loves working with social enterprises committed to making real positive impact in the world. She can usually be found marvelling at the beauty of stars, sentences, and the taste of coffee. Reach her via: Email | Linkedin | Instagram

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