You’re either a serial procrastinator or the sorry state of 2020 has made you think that no outfit, regardless of how beautiful it is, will get you in the celebratory mood. Whatever your reason, we think Diwali ought not to be skipped, especially, without a quintessential Indian outfit to go with it. But if you think you have missed out on your window of ordering an outfit online and getting it in time for the festival, well, we’re about to surprise you with our handpicked selection of 10 of the most coveted lehengas that will cut your Diwali shopping efforts in half and reach you well before Lakshmi Puja!
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This breezy Anita Dongre lehenga is our top pick for Diwali that can moonlight as your outfit of choice for a future destination wedding, too. The choli features a scooped neck blouse on the back, held together by dainty doris that add a touch of sexy to the overall lehenga. Wear it with kundan jewelry or simply some chaandbali earrings.
Metallic hues and fabrics are making the headlines this season. Pick this silver lehenga from Shorshe Clothing to be right on trend this Diwali. Made from tissue silk, expect this lehenga to lend a vintage-inspired handloom vibe to your overall look. We suggest chunky silver jewelry to go with the look.
Another handloom lehenga that can be a nice addition to your ethnic wardrobe is this lilac chanderi silk lehenga by Seema Nanda. The sequin-embellished blouse complements the golden prints perfectly and adds some glamour to it, too. Wear it with a pair of comfortable juttis and temple jewelry.
Sometimes, the act of balancing a party with a dupatta on the shoulders seems impossible, especially, if there’s a bit of dancing involved. If you want an outfit that you can wear flaunt without one, we suggest this dusted pink lehenga. Count on the pompous sleeves that are all the rage this season to give you the sartorial edge this Diwali.
Speaking of sleeves that are all the rage this season, there’s the one-shoulder variant of blouses, kurtas and gowns that is turning heads. This lehenga from Zoraya is especially interesting as it comes with a one-shoulder kaftan that’s supplanting the regular choli. The sequin-embroidered neckline and the overall relaxed fit makes this lehenga a must-have for 2020’s lockdown Diwali. Wear it with chunky shoulder-dusters or danglers.
When in doubt, pick ivory. This chanderi lehenga from Charkhee with the quintessential abhla embroidery is great for people who prefer simpler styles. The cropped top variant of the choli is chic and can be repurposed as a saree blouse when needed. Wear it with silver jewelry for your low-key family gatherings on Diwali.
For those who like their cholis to resemble/moonlight as crop tops, here’s suggesting a cobalt blue version of it from designer Mandira Wirk whose floral-printed carefree lehenga is perfect for those of us who like effortless dressing. Wear it with dainty maangtikkas and keep the other accessorizing to a minimum.
Simple celebrations don’t mean you discount your Diwali shopping. For keeping the celebratory mood in place, we suggest you take a look toward this dainty dusted champagne embroidered lehenga from designer Sana Barreja that features a super feminine cape and has displaced the good ol’ dupatta. There are multitudes of jewelry options from Paisley Pop that we think can be worn with this lehenga.
If supplanting dupattas with capes interests you, and you identify your style as relaxed and effortless, then, this lehenga set from designer Suman Nathwani is just right. The beige cape offsets the stark pink in the lehenga and lends some balance to the overall look. The mod plunging neckline is also a pleasant turn from the mundane choli necks. Pair fun jewelry from D’oro to go with the outfit for a truly bohemian-inspired look.
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