Diwali Outfit Ideas on a Budget – Style Tips and Hacks


With extravagant lights and loads of fun, Diwali is almost here. Finally, the one-year wait is coming to an end! Diwali is not just a one day affair, in fact it is celebrated for straight three days, which also calls for dressing up for all of the fun celebrations. And when it comes to dressing up, what other than traditional dresses could justify this magnific festival better? In this blog, we will talk about the best Diwali outfit ideas on a budget. Scroll down to learn about the best fashion ideas for dressing up like a patakha this Diwali!  

1. A Traditional Bandhani Saree:

Nothing has ever matched the grace and magnificence of a traditional bandhani saree. Whether it’s a woven silk bandhani saree with intricate embroidery or a lightweight printed chiffon saree with a contemporary twist, this fabulous outfit choice is inexpensive and will never disappoint.

2. Amaze in an Anarkali:

Anarkali suits are amazing, alluring and an all time favorite of the girleeeez for the festival of Diwali. Choose vibrant, jewel-toned colors and stunning embroidery for a look that is second to none. Don’t forget to accessorize the look with statement earrings and ethnic footwear.

3. A colorful Chaniya Choli:

Awaken the Gujrati princess in you with a stunning set of chaniya choli. Playful colours, detailed work and embroidery, and a lehenga for that perfect twirl is indeed a winning outfit for every Diwali party and celebration.

4. A shows topper combo of Kurta-Palazzo:

If comfort and convenience is your priority but still do not wish to compromise on style, consider wearing a combination of kurta with flowing palazzo pants. A complimentary coloured dupatta and some statement earrings are perfect for a chic, and trendy look.

5. Forever Fusion Fashionista:

If fusion wear is your vibe then experiment with your outfit by mixing traditional elements with contemporary silhouettes.  Teaming up your slit kurtis and crop tops with dhoti pants, denims, leggings, palazzos or straight-cut pants will give your look a modern twist. Try it this festive season and you can always make your own great ethnic combination.

6. Ethnic ball gowns

On all your Diwali parties, look fabulous in a flared Indian-inspired ball gown that is floor-touching. These Diwali dresses are stunning pieces that you can choose to add a charming touch to your wardrobe. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for on a budget with a wide variety of colours, simple patterns, and comfortable fabrics.

8. Charm of the Chikankari suits

The eternal charm of Chikankari suits is beyond words, and we know everyone would 100% agree with this. These suits are decked in pastel hues of different fabrics, making it simple to pick your favourite choice. Chikankari suits often come with sequin work, so if you want to wear a traditional Diwali dress that is both dazzling and chic, then these are the best options for you.

9. Ravishing ruffle sarees

Ruffle sarees are ruling the fashion world as they make a statement with almost no effort. They are supremely comfy and look oh-so-royal, making them the perfect choice for your Diwali outfit. The ruffle on sarees with flares and twisted swirls is the classic highlight of these sarees.

10. Cape outfits

Most of us spend a lot of time wishing we could steal our favourite celebrity’s style. Well, now you can. This festive season, all you have to do is invest in a long cape and be the ‘pataka’ of the Diwali party!

5 Style tips and hacks to be party ready this Diwali

  1. Opt for Statement Accessories

Upgrade your Diwali outfit with statement jewellery and accessories. Big jhumka and stud earrings, chokers, layered necklaces, and bangles can elevate a simple traditional outfit into a show stopping one.

  1. Illuminate the face

For that gorgeous face glow on a budget, try dabbing an illuminating cream on the face, just before you apply foundation and blend well. When you are done with the makeup, the skin will start glowing from the inside out.

  1. For A Healthy Blush On The Cheeks

The blush is usually left for the last moment to get a rosy healthy glow. But did you know that you could actually make the skin glow nicer if you first apply the blush and then the foundation? Repeat the blush again at the end and set it with translucent powder; this will help enrich the cute Diwali outfit you wear.

  1. Apply A Little Shimmer Under The Eyes

A little shimmer under the eyes goes a long way. This technique would make the eyes look nice and bright, and big too. Use an angular brush to blend the shimmer under the eyes and to make the eyes glow.

  1. A Little Brown Eye Shadow For The Brows

For a defined set of brows, use a little brown eye shadow in matte tones. This wouldn’t make the eyebrows look stark and harsh and it would match up to the look you choose for Diwali.

Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta
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