Have a card party to attend this Diwali and still contemplating on what outfit to don? Well, you know what they say… when in doubt, turn to Bollywood celebrities for some ethnic wear inspiration. Whether you’re looking to sport a completely traditional attire or want to add just a hint of Indian to your look, WODROB’s got it sorted out for you courtesy B-Town’s stylish folks. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite celeb looks for you and also got you tips on how you can style your outfits for the upcoming Diwali card parties.
Ditch your anarkali and twirl around in an ethnic embroidered dress like Ms Chopra. If you’re opting for a heavily-embroidered dress, go for minimal accessories. Work your look with a mauve or nude lip shade and a sleek hairdo. Keep your feet dressy too with strappy stilettos or a pair of golden mules.
Incorporate floral motifs in your festive attire like the dapper Saqib Saleem. Opt for a pastel-hued kurta and team it up with either beige or white bottoms. Layer the kurta with a floral bandhgala jacket or a floral Nehru jacket and complete the look with a pair of tan brogues.
We love cheery yellow for when it comes to festive wear. And Dia Mirza’s bright yellow suit is just what you need to sport this Diwali. Add some bling to your outfit with a pair of statement earrings and a chunky ring. For that finishing touch, go for a side-parted bun with a gajra. We’re sure you’ll be the talk of the party!
Aditya Roy Kapur
If you’re looking to sport a traditional look with muted colours, just team up your kurta with a subtle-hued jacket. Play with different traditional styles in a single outfit. Wear it like the charming Aditya Roy Kapur — a pale pink jacket over a white kurta with a pair of tan Kohlapuris.
Your safest bet for any festive occasion is a gorgeous flowy anarkali. You can never go wrong with it! Pick a baby pink anarkali with embellishments or embroidery all over. Keep it simple yet traditional like Kriti Sanon with side-parted tousled hair, a pair of chunky chandbalis, a pink pout and juttis.
Looking to go modern and ethnic in a single outfit? Take a cue from Ayushmann Khurrana and wear an unconventional kurta with a pair of straight pants. Don an edgy kurta with a modern silhouette to achieve this look.
Work the print-on-print trend in your ethnic attire by teaming a printed saree with a striped blouse. Take lessons from Shilpa Shetty on how to mix your metals. Accessorise your look by sporting both gold and silver jewellery. Don’t forget to wear a bindi to take this look a notch desi.
When nothing feels right, go with white. Add a pop of colour with a Nehru jacket to break the monotony of your all-white outfit. Take inspiration from Varun Dhawan who wore a printed blue Nehru jacket over his white kurta-pajama ensemble.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Make a style statement in an Indo-Western outfit this Diwali by mixing an embroidered crop top with palazzos or dhoti pants. Aditi Rao Hydari gives you an idea on how this look is done. Keep the outfit chic by throwing over a sheer printed cape. Top off the look with chandelier earrings and a set of bangles.
If you’re not too fond of bright hues then you can totally wear black in an ethnic outfit. Rock a fusion look with a black kurta and a pair of denim with a suit jacket thrown on top. Finish the suave look with dressy shoes. Check out how effortlessly stylish Rajkumar Rao looks in the suit jacket over kurta combination.