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5 Modern Diwali Outfits to Glam Up Your Festive Look

5 Modern Diwali Outfits to Glam Up Your Festive Look


With the festival of lights just around the corner, the excitement to buy the latest Diwali outfits is at an all-new high. While the pandemic may result in muting down the celebrations, that doesn’t mean you should not shop for new clothes. In fact, shopping for modern Diwali outfits is one of the reasons why this festival garners so much excitement.

Since the options for Diwali wear are almost unlimited, the task of choosing the perfect outfit can seem like a daunting one. However, we have got you covered. In this blog, we have curated a list of some of the most modern women and men’s Diwali outfits that are sure to make you the highlight of all parties and celebrations. Best of all, you can shop for all of them at Lifestyle- a platform that is home to the top clothing brands in India.

Modern Diwali Outfits for Men

1. Long Kurtas with Pyjamas

When it comes to a Diwali attire trusted by celebrities and common people alike, few can beat a long kurta and pyjama. This classic Diwali outfit strikes the perfect balance between comfort and simple yet alluring style. Also, there is no occasion that this ensemble fails to make an impression.

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The great thing about long kurtas is that they are available in a variety of patterns, colours and embellishments and you can choose a palette depending on the time. Lighter hues with basic tones are great for daytime events whereas darker tones are the go-to for nighttime ones. You can even opt for earthy tones to help you effortlessly transition from day to night.

2. Kurtas and Pyjamas with Nehru Jacket

A Nehru jacket can instantly elevate your ethnic outfit and add a cool quotient to your overall ensemble. However, the key to wearing them perfectly is getting the colour combination spot on. As cliché as it sounds, it can make or break your outfit.

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Although it depends on the wearer’s mood and occasion, it is generally recommended that you opt for a lighter tone kurta and team it with darker jackets for a perfect contrast. Additionally, you can go for a jacket with quirky prints that will help you stand out from the crowd.

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3. Short Kurtas with Jeans

Although kurtas were originally designed to be a part of only ethnic wear ensembles, the continuously evolving fashion trends have made it acceptable to be paired with jeans. If you want a traditional outfit for your college/office party without it being too ethnic, this modern Diwali outfit idea is perfect for you.

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Just ensure you opt for shorter kurtas for this ensemble and complete it with a pair of kolhapuri chappals or loafers for the ideal Indo-western outfit. Low maintenance and easy to pull off, this is one of the best last-minute Diwali outfits you can opt for.

Modern Diwali Outfits for Women

1. Asymmetrical Kurtis with Pants

When it comes to the best Diwali outfit for women, we immediately think about sarees. However, they can be a little uncomfortable to carry for an entire day. At times like this, a chic Lifestyle kurti with a stylish pant does the trick. Kurtis are known for their lightweight and breathable design whereas straight-fit pants add a perfect touch of modern style to your ensemble.

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Asymmetrical kurtis feature a distinct and captivating look which makes them a perfect choice for special occasions. This modern Diwali outfit for women should be teamed with simple sandals, elegant tiny earrings and a neck piece that complements the look.

2. Lehenga Choli

Looking for the most glamorous Diwali outfit? A lehenga choli would never disappoint you. Lehenga choli (also known as ghagra choli) is one of the most popular types of ethnic wear for women. This Diwali outfit features a lehenga (long skirt) and a choli (blouse) and is worn only on special occasions and weddings.

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This ensemble also features a long scarf or odhani that is tucked at the waist and wrapped around the shoulder. Lehenga cholis with their majestic appearance will make you stand apart from the crowd.

We hope this blog for Diwali dress ideas helped you shortlist your outfit. We have even eliminated the task of you having to go to each shop looking for your favourite ensemble with Lifestyle’s expansive selection. Home to some of the best ethnic wear brands out there, you are guaranteed to find your favourite apparel on the platform. Sign up to Lifestyle right away and shop for your favourite apparel today!


What do you wear for Diwali?

The general norm is individuals opting for traditional or semi-ethnic wear for Diwali. Some popular options are kurtas, kurtis, lehenga choli, Nehru jackets etc.

Which colour should we wear on Diwali?

The colour of your Diwali outfit generally depends on the party time. If it is daytime, a lighter tone is suitable. On the other darker shades are best for night time occasions.

What should girls wear on Diwali?

Girls should resort to outfits they feel the most comfortable in. Lehenga cholis are a great option as they add grace and elegance while also being flattering to all body types.

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Shekhar Sinha
Shekhar Sinha
2 years ago

Good information! It is quite an intriguing blog with excellent suggestions on modern Diwali outfits. The kurta and pyjama set with the Nehru jacket is my favourite. I am definitely going for it. There are so many options to choose from on Lifestyle, which is a great deal. I am happy that I have finally decided what I want to wear on Diwali. Thank you so much for sharing this blog! 

Vidhi Patel
Vidhi Patel
2 years ago

This Diwali I was looking for my perfect modern Diwali outfit, and I was so confused. Thank god I landed on this blog. They have such great modern Diwali outfits ideas loved it!! Received a lot of compliments for my OOTD!

vidhi patel
vidhi patel
2 years ago

I was on the lookout for some modern Diwali outfits for me and my bestie when I found this blog. Both of us opted for matching lehenga sets by BIBA and were extremely happy with their quality. Would definitely love to try the rest of the options

Sanjana Gupta
Sanjana Gupta
2 years ago

All modern diwali outfit ideas given here are just wow! I wanted to gift my brother a classic ethnic outfit for this festive season and luckily got my eyes right on this article.