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Indian Dresses To Light Up Diwali

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Diwali is a time when you light up our homes and lives. According to Indian tradition, people wear beautiful new clothes and add shimmer to their Diwali celebrations. Over the years, this concept of dressing up for Diwali has become a fashion statement. Women usually buy bright and glamorous Indian dresses for this 5-day-long festival.

In our busy modern lives, we get very few opportunity to wear Indian dresses. That is why, when it comes to Diwali nobody really wants to miss wearing fluttering silk sarees and pretty lehenga cholis. Moreover, as Diwali is the festival of lights, the glam quotient of the clothes is very high. There is no place for any drab clothes on this festive occasion.

With time, even Indian dresses have moved ahead from their usual patterns. The new and improvised kind of Indian outfits like the Lehenga saree are in vogue. This outfit is actually a lehenga but it is draped like a saree. Another style that has been resurrected from the past is the Anarkali suits. This is a Persian design for a kurta that is hot on the fashion meter now. These days, the full length Anarkali suit is increasingly becoming a trend.

Diwali celebrations are not so much fun without some celeb fashion tips. So you could take tips from the latest bride in Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor. Bebo wore a sharara for her wedding and you too could become quite the 'babe' by following her example in this festive season.

To help you make up your mind, here are some of the most fashionable Indian dresses that you could choose from. Dazzle your Diwali celebrations by being as bright as the diyas you light.


Lehenga Sarees

This is actually a Lehenga choli that is draped like a bridal gown. It is very compact and light to carry on Diwali. These creations belong to Zanaãya Couture and are designed by Shouger Merchant Doshi.


Shararas and Ghararas

The sharara has really been 'in' since Kareena gave it a face lift on her wedding. These designs from Shouger Merchant Doshi are very contemporary and comfortable to wear.


Shades Of Red & Yellow

Diwali is a time for shining colours. Thus the warm colours red and yellow have always been preferred during this festival. These creations by Vairabhi Jaikishan carry that legacy forward.


Dazzling White

White is colour that can never be out of fashion. Be it the ingenious combination of red and white or the sequined white saree draped like a toga, you have it all in Vairabhi Jaikishan's collection.


Purple Hues

Purple is a colour that is really raging this season. The shimmering net lehenga choli is from Shouger Merchant Doshi. The purple and yellow lehenga from Chabra 555 reflects the traditional style.


Floor Length Anarkalis

Earlier, the Anarkali style was applied to kurtas that were worn with churidars. But the latest trend is to wear Anarkali kurtas that come right up to your ankles!


Lara's Saree Collection

Lara Dutta has showcased some of the sarees for Chabra 555 bridal collection this season. Even here, purple is a dominant colour.


Pink And Blue: The Festive Combo

The combination of pink and blue is really 'in' this reason. You can try different varieties of this combination like pale blue and bubblegum pink or baby pink and sky blue.

Read more about: women fashion, diwali
Story first published: Friday, November 9, 2012, 11:20 [IST]
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