Diwali Fashion

Diwali AKA festival of lights AKA Indian Christmas is celebrated every year during Autumn.  The festival symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”, and is practiced by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists all over the world.

This festival is celebrated with family, friends, diyas, night long parties, music, gift giving, fireworks and of course copious amounts of food.  Dressing up during festivities has always been an unspoken ritual for all who celebrate Diwali. Diwali can last for about 5 days, which means every outfit for each day and ritual has to be meticulously planned ahead of time.  This year Diwali is being celebrated on Sunday October 27th however there is no time like the present to get started on your Diwali outfit/s. 

Do you have your Diwali outfit/s picked out?  Here are my four Bollywood inspired looks you can try this Diwali:

Look 1:

Nothing speaks sophistication like an elegantly draped saree. A simple embroidered saree with a top in a solid color can be complemented with a statement choker necklace, earrings and bangles.

Look: 2

A midriff baring crop top and lehenga skirt combo is sure to set the Diwali mood ablaze. It was love at first sight with this lacy duppata and ruffle lehenga skirt. With varying lengths and materials to choose from, this head-turning outfit can be paired with some statement jewelry.

Look 3:

For a dolled up glamorous look, black with gold embroidery never disappoints.  Paired with the right accessories and makeup you will be sure to light up the room. Luxury Palette by Charlotte Tilbury was used to achieve this sexy smoky eye look.

Look 4:

Looking to twirl your way onto the dance floor to your favorite Bollywood beats then this look is for you. Combine the traditional saree with a faux leather pants for the perfect Indo-Western party look.  The faux leather pants adds just enough modernity to revamp the traditional saree.


For an additional dash of swag, throw on a pair of sneakers and faux leather jacket into the mix and dance the night away in comfort and style.

Hope you feel inspired to try one of these looks. Peace, love and light to all!

Makeup By Renée Moschella

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine

51 thoughts on “Diwali Fashion

  1. Ting says:

    How gorgeous are these four Bollywood inspired looks Nikki! You totally took my breath away. Hard to pick which one is my favorite looks as they are all so stunning and love your brilliant styling. Your makeup is so flawless. Thank you for such an informative and inspiring post Nikki.



    • Nikki says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by Emily. Wearing a saree always makes me feel so elegant ?Wishing you an amazing day.

    • Nikki says:

      Thank you Allie ?Lol, yes, any excuse to dress up and be extra is my kind of holiday. Loved your post on the Mannish Arora collection.

  2. Laura says:

    All these looks on you look terrific, I love the detail style and sophistication in each look showcased here. The navy one is just gorgeous on you, they all are however that one is my favourite 🙂

    Thanks for sharing them with us!
    Laura xo
    Laura xo #SheHearts http://www.shehearts.net

    • Nikki says:

      So glad to hear you got to experience and celebrate Diwali with friends. So glad you like the pink and black/gold looks. Wishing you much love and light. Xx

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