For those that don’t know, Diwali is one of my favorite Indian holidays of the year. I love the happiness, joy, colors, and celebrations involved around the holiday. It’s such a fun holiday to celebrate as an Indian. If you’re wondering about the history and reason why Diwali is so celebrated within India (and other South Asian/Indo-Caribbean countries), then check out my Diwali post from a couple of years ago.
This year, I wanted to do another Diwali post. However, since I’ve already done a Diwali post a few years ago, I wasn’t sure what to write about for my next Diwali post. I know that I have a love for fashion so, I thought to do a Diwali fashion post for this year. Since I’m always stuck on what to wear for Diwali and need Diwali Outfit Ideas, I thought to do a post as such for my readers. Check out my favorite types of Diwali outfits below.
If you’re one of those families that celebrates Diwali at the temple (whether that’s a Mandir or Gurdwara), then you’ll want to wear this type of outfit. I prefer to wear a Salwar Suit because it’s a bit more comfortable and easier to walk around in the temple. If I want to volunteer at the temple, then it allows more movement for me. I also prefer to keep a simpler Kameez– again, for comfort.
In terms of colors, I like to wear brighter colors since it is a celebration. The brighter the color the better the outfit for me. Colors such as magenta’s, bright greens, and jewel tones are usually my preference for the Diwali temple celebrations. I also like to keep my hair and jewelry simple since it is the temple and I want to be as comfortable as possible.
Friends’ House Outfit
When it comes to Diwali, many people tend to host a Diwali event (whether it’s a religious event or a party). So, you want to make sure you have an outfit appropriate for a Diwali house event. For this type of event, make sure that you pick an outfit that has a bit more pizzaz than the temple outfit but isn’t too over the top like the venue outfit.
For me, I like to wear fancier Anarkali’s or a Simplistic Sari (refer to the first picture of this post) and dress it with minimal jewelry as well as make-up. In terms of colors, I also like to go for gem tones for this type of event. I like to make my outfit stand out but not go overboard with the accessories and hair/make-up. This allows me to move freely, dance the night away, and help out friends with setting up/cleaning up (if needed). I also like to choose an Anarkali since it has leggings on the bottom, and it still allows ease of movement.
Sometimes, you get invited to a Diwali event at a venue hosted by a family friend or your friend. For a Diwali event at a venue, you want to make sure you dress to the nines. I like to think of it as dressing up for a Wedding Reception. For example, I like to wear a blinged-out Sari or Indian gown. The more bling or sparkle there is to the outfit, I will prefer it for this type of event.
I also like to have fun accessories and my hair/make-up all done up. In terms of the colors of the outfit, I like to go for midnight tones like black or navy blue. You can go all out for this type of Diwali event. There is no such thing as over-dressing for a Venue Diwali party.
I hope you enjoyed my tips for different types of Diwali outfits. What’s your favorite type of Diwali celebration? Let me know in the comments below!