Home Women Complete Guide: What To Wear On Diwali?

Complete Guide: What To Wear On Diwali?

INDYA Women Solid Pre-Stitched Saree

The festival of lights, Diwali, has its own charm. It is one of the biggest festivals in India, largely celebrated in the northern part of the country. From October to November, the celebration of Diwali brings families and friends together in one place. The history of Diwali is rooted in Indian Mythology. When Lord Rama, Laxmana, and Sita had returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in a forest in exile, Diwali was celebrated to welcome them back. Goddess Lakshmi was also born at this time. Thus, even now, there is much joy across India during this time every year.

No Diwali celebration plans would be complete without mentioning trending traditional dresses to wear for puja and other festivities. On this festival of lights, everyone prefers to wear new outfits; in fact, Diwali sees many exclusive outfit ideas every year. These celebrations are grand, giving us a chance to flaunt different outfits from our wardrobe or mix and match something old with newly bought traditional dresses. Most Indians look forward to dressing up but might be confused about what to wear on Diwali. So keeping the latest trending traditional dresses in mind, let us explore some dazzling outfit ideas.

Look Luminous in Trendy & Modern Diwali Outfits

The question ‘What to wear on Diwali party? is one that crosses everyone’s mind during this time. As you spend a lot of time thinking what to wear, what colour to wear, and what to avoid, here are some inspirations to get you started. 

1: Shararas and Ghararas

LIBAS Women Printed Straight Kurta with Sharara Pants & Printed Dupatta

One of the most loved traditional Indian wear, these ethnic dresses, for puja or other festivities, are the best choice. The classic kurti on top, paired with a sharara or gharara as the bottom wear, makes this dress the best option for the query what to wear on Diwali.

2: Indo-Western

COLOUR ME Women Polka Dot Printed Shirt Tunic

If you plan on wearing modern Diwali outfits, choose an indo-western style. These include a crop top and a traditional skirt, with optional dupatta. Accessorise with traditional jewellery, like jhumkas, to elevate the outfit. For footwear, go for kolhapuri slippers to bring the indo-western look together.

3: Sarees

INDYA Women Solid Pre-Stitched Saree

One thing that never goes out of fashion is a saree! Even today, it is one of the best Diwali outfits for women. You can choose from different kinds of sarees, like ruffle, embroidery, georgette, or organza, to balance your look with a chic yet traditional touch. There are multiple ways to elevate a saree look, too. You can accessorise with statement earrings and bold makeup, such as smokey eyes.

4: Long Dress

CODE Women Textured A-Line Dress

Indian-style maxi dresses are quite chic. They are an all-time favourite for a reason, and are worn by women of all ages. You can opt for a traditional long dress in gorgeous colours to look like a show-stopper. With the right footwear and jewellery, you will surely turn heads at the Diwali party.  

What Colour Clothes to Wear on Diwali?

This is one of the most asked questions after what to wear on Diwali. So, here is an insight on what colours you can opt for Diwali. There is no better time than festivals to embrace colours like bright yellow, orange, red, or pastel shades of these colours for your outfits. Usually, traditional dresses for Diwali are elevated further with pieces of jewellery, like traditional jhumkas and kundan sets. Even gold and diamonds are worn on this big day to add to the festive vibe.

Styling Tips for Trending Traditional Dresses on Diwali

For a finished look on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, here are a few ways to stand out and make a grand style statement.  

  1. Go for a fusion look of traditional and contemporary fashion by opting for a tunic and palazzo set. Choose interesting colours schemes and combinations for a dreamy look. Apply a festive Diwali makeup with matte foundation, thin eyeliner, maroon lip colour, blushed cheeks, and eye shadow for a perfect look.
  2. Create a stylish and comfortable look with embroidered ethnic dresses. Match the outfit with earrings and bangles for a festive feel. Opt for festive colours such as red, green, yellow, etc., that will suit the occasion. Finally, finish the look with subtle makeup and a pair of heels.    

Come to think of it, there are multiple options in Diwali outfits for women. So, choosing a modern Diwali outfit can be quite a challenge. In the five days of celebrating Diwali, you can choose to rotate outfits such as saree, Indo-western dress, lehenga, a sharara set, a traditional maxi dress, and more. End your ‘what to wear on Diwali’ dilemma right here at Lifestyle Stores.


1. What should you not wear on Diwali?

Although there are no such rules, you should avoid wearing certain fabrics, such as chiffon, silk, and georgettes. These can catch fire easily. Since Diwali is a festival of lights and diyas and crackers are everywhere, it’s crucial to stay safe. But if you take care of the outfit, there are no boundaries on what to wear on Diwali. 

2. Do you have to wear new clothes on Diwali?

It is the norm to wear new clothes on Diwali, like on most major festivals. It is a special occasion for which people generally buy a new dress.

3. What is the lucky colour of Diwali?

Maroon colour is considered lucky to wear for Diwali. You can even choose an auspicious colour based on your Zodiac sign for your Diwali dress. For instance, purple for Sagittarius.

Previous articleHow to style loafers: Outfits for women
Next articleLevel up your fashion game with Lifestyle Stores
Lifestyle is India's premier fashion destination for the latest trends and hottest styles.
2 1 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments