How to dress up on your first Diwali after your wedding

Its Diwali time and festivities are in the air. The festival of lights is tantamount with celebration and of course all the more for you and it’s going to be your first Diwali after marriage. It is the best time to dress up in the season’s best and finest trends. Everyone wants to put their best ethnic foot forward in style. So if you want to stand out and be head turners don’t just blindly follow fashion trends but create your own unique style. And you will see how easy it is to dress to impress and look fashionable and chic. Here’s a rundown on the latest trends this Diwali. Grab your first diwali dress from Naaz The Designer Boutique.

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Dressing up for the New Brides

Evening gown

This Diwali, the big trend is to go minimalistic and style your ensemble with lots of accessories. It’s not about going heavy. No flowing dupattas or yards of fabric. You can pick a maxi dress with Indian appeal and team it up with a chudidar or you can go for an evening gown too. Don’t forget to see Beauty advice for your first Karwa Chauth.

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Saree or Lehenga

If you’re going to attend a formal event such as Diwali puja look stylish with a simple saree or classic lehenga and team it up with a smart brooch. But if it’s a fun party, Indian wear with a funky modern twist would definitely add to your glamour quotient. And you being the newlywed bride you are going to be the cynosure of all eyes

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Ethinic wear

so you could opt for a smart ethnic waist coat to go well with your plain bright kurta or wear a smart patiala with a short kurti and traditional waist coat. This is festive and also very chic and comfortable for the occasion. Keep it simple this season and get over heavy embellishment, bling and over decoration to make a style statement. Instead of the heavy duppatas, try a silk scarf to brighten up your dress. Also see 10 Essential tips to keep in mind while dressing up for your sangeet ceremony.

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If you are planning to go ahead with the anarkali, keep away from those layers of fabric and ghera. Opt for something with less volume with discreet trims that add length and look better. The best part about the Anarkali is that is festive and always makes you look dressed up traditionally.

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Dressing up for the Guys

Ethinic Wear

Be a trend setter and get into the festive spirit by wearing smart ethnic clothes. Ethnic need not be boring. Just wearing a kurta will not do. Coordination is the key to right dressing.

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Kurta Payjama 

For the guys, a simple ethnic Nehru collared kurta paired up with a churidaar styled with a striking scarf will complete the ready-to-party for Diwali look. You can also team up your kurta with a bandi which is a waist coat with Chinese collar. Let the kurta be less ostentatious with tastefully done up embroidery.

Sherwani or traditional Kurta

You can also pull out your sherwani as a traditional kurta is still the mainstay of an traditional Indian look. Indian wear lasts forever and will give a damm good look to your photo album.

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Following the festival rules and accessorizing your outfits that reflect your personality will make you to stand-out from the traditionally dressed crowd. With this traditional, yet contemporary ethnic wear be sure to bring on tons of compliments your way. Don’t forget to see How to wear your wedding dress on your wedding night.

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