7 ethnic Diwali outfit ideas that you’ll love

The Mughal inspired print and the royal blue color is a treat for the eyes. Mini Mathur in Payal Khandwala creation.

It’s the festive season again and Diwali preparations have started to pick up pace. Cleaning, shopping, and buying gifts, we’re all busy in one thing or the other. This is the perfect time to plan your Diwali outfits, so we got you some beautiful ethnic Diwali outfit ideas & inspirations..

Let that desi feel buzz high with these stunning 7 ethnic Diwali outfit ideas.

  1. Kurta with palazzo

The ever so classic and stylish kurta with palazzos is our first choice. Jacket kurtas, anarkalis or straight kurtas, they all look good with palazzos. Accentuate the ethnic look with accessories and bright make-up.


ethnic Diwali outfit ideas
The classic combination of mustard and maroon is great for this festive time…
Source – Ogaan


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Bright kurta with a plain white palazzo looks great. Ideal for a friend’s Diwali party.


The festive season is a great time to wear your favorite vivid colors – ravishing red, classy maroon, happy magenta and bomb dot com gold….

Look hot as hell in palazzos and kurtas!

  1. Lehanga

Diwali is not just the festival of lights, it is also the perfect occasion to flaunt all your ethnic wear. If you are a newly wed bride and it’s your first Diwali, you can adorn a lehanga for the Diwali festivities.


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Bright and festive fuchsia lehanga giving a new meaning to Diwali dress up.
Source – Vemanya


PS – Actually, why just the newly weds. All you lovely ladies can show some lehanga love.

Wear a simple lehanga with a heavy dupatta tucked in at one side. If you don’t have a lehanga, then use your maxi skirt as a lehanga.


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Cannot stop admiring this stunner….
Source – Jaypore.com


Pair it up with a crop top and a waist coat, or a tank top and dupatta. Add lots of glass bangles, a bright bindi and wear beautiful jutties to complete the look.

  1. Anarkali

There is no stopping us from loving anarkalis. Casual or formal, anarkalis are great for all festive looks. Wear it for your house party or when going to a family dinner.


ethnic Diwali outfit ideas
It doesnt get prettier than this….
Source – suemue.in


For a simple look, flaunt the cotton anarkali with palazzos or long skirts and polka jewelry. A heavy anarkali – brocade or silk, is good for family functions and formal Diwali parties.

Don’t overdo the accessories. Highlight with one statement piece. Keep the makeup dewy and bronzy to match the festive bling.

  1. Saree

When you cannot decide what to wear, a saree is the best option. Evergreen and always in vogue, this nine yard prettiness makes the ultimate style statement. A plain silk saree, the effortlessly chic handloom saree, or the quintessential Bollywood chiffon saree, you cannot get enough of them.


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Dia Mirza looking stunning in a gorgeous silk saree…


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If silk is not your thing, then choose georgette and get that Diwali bling on point.


Pair your favorite silk saree with temple jewellery and cotton ones with silver tribal jewelry and make heads turn. To accentuate the look wear heels, wedges or stilettos if you are daring enough.

Here you go with 7 unique ways to tie a saree.

  1. Lehnga with jacket

The romantic nip in the air is the perfect time to wear something snuggly. If you want something to lightly cover you up and yet you look super stylish, then lehnga with jackets is a good option.


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In love with this classic combination and contemporary styling.


It looks pretty and you stay cozy. You can use a long choli with a skirt as well. To achieve this look, layering will come handy. Wear a bustier with a lehnga or maxi skirt and a waist coat. Beautiful kundan earrings, loose curls and a potli bag would look glamorous.

  1. Sharara

Get back the retro feel with a pretty sharara. Convert your mom’s old silk saree into a sharara or use it to make a stunning kurta with your existing sharara. Pair it with a net dupatta with intricate lace or tassels at the ends.


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This fuchsia sharara with golden detailing is love at first sight. Happy and festive, just what you need at this time. Source – theloom.com


  1. Churidar Suit

You might be the palazzo type, but there is no denying that churidar suits spell sass and class like nobody’s business. A brocade or raw silk churidar suit with gotta patti dupatta would make a beautiful combination.


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Classic red anarkali kurta with churidar. Perfect for
Source – Utsav Fashion


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This subtle beauty will surely make you stand out in the party.
Source – IndianRoots.com


For a subtle look opt for classic embroidery or even chikankari suits. Amp up the look with a statement ring or chandbaalis and embellished kolhapuris.

These were our 7 Diwali ethnic outfit ideas from the heart. The city is lit, the houses are lit and our hearts are jumping with joy. Let this Diwali bring all the shine and brightness into your lives and take away all the sorrows, woes and pain.

Wish you all a very Happy Diwali!

Tell us which of these looks is your favourite and which ones are you most excited to try this festive and wedding season. Let’s talk in the comments below!

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