It’s official… The festivities have begun, and the excitement in the air is palpable!! All us gals, are eagerly looking forward to breaking into some beautiful Indian wear that many a time gets relegated to the other end of the closet between hectic office schedules, kids carpools and the many, many classes (yeah- you know what we’re talking about!!)
One of the major trends this season is the monochrome look. Styling a gorgeous pale gold lehenga with a quintessential maang- tika and a low ponytail is quick, easy and very doable even in a pinch. The makeup here is also very crisp, with shades of gold on the eyes and a hint of colour on the cheeks. The wine toned lips are the perfect accent to keep this look from veering into a one-dimensional territory. Also, the ponytail keeps the look fresh, easy and contemporary. Rock this look on Diwali day and then again just as well as a family sangeet.
The Indian suit in vibrant hues is also big this season. With loose and flowy cuts and straight palazzos winning over the hearts of comfort-loving women everywhere, bold colour combinations, and a twist on the classic is always appreciated. The greens and pinks of this rich suit are played up with elegant makeup- a hint of green eyeliner and a sculpted cheek, with a swipe of pink lipstick to complete the look. Another thing to keep in mind with such outfits is the play of proportions. A flowy outfit like the one worn here is balanced out with a sleek yet playful braid. The hair twists at the back of the crown add some volume in the front while keeping the overall look polished. A sophisticated look that can go from a daytime kirtan to an evening card party… now that’s what we like to call 9-5 fashion for the modern woman’s Diwali ensemble!!
For the ladies that seek thrill and adventure in their wardrobe (guilty as charged!!) a hot favourite trend this year is the styling of fusion fashion. Only, now we are seeing ensembles that are more structured yet creatively versatile. This gorgeous dress/ kurta/ jacket is an exemplary state making piece. Embellished with beautiful overall kundan and zardosi embroidery, the shawl collar neckline and a zippered front make it a very contemporary piece that can be worn as is (as a dress) or with palazzo/ cigarette pants (as a kurta) or over a jumpsuit, shift dress or a lehenga skirt (as a jacket). Styled here as a dress the focus remains on the gorgeous hand embroidery and minimal play of colour against the white/ beige/ gold backdrop of the outfit. Green earrings and accessories are delicate yet contemporary to keep the fusion essence of the look. The bold wine toned lip is complementing the burgundy hues of the hair as well. A volumized blow-out is apt for this such an ensemble, to keep the look from becoming too “editorial”. When thinking about styling, always keep in mind the colour and tonality your hair will bring into the look as well, especially now that more and more of us are experimenting with different hair colours and highlights.
This Diwali- give the smoky eye a miss and opt for metallic toned eyes and experiment with lip colours instead. Have fun with braids and ponytails if you have long hair and play with volume if you don’t. Always keep in mind the colour of your accessories, shoes, makeup and even hair, so that your look is cohesive (not necessarily matching) and crisp. And no matter what you do- don’t let anyone tell you that you are anything but gorgeous!!
So this Diwali, go forth and be glamorous… and for more such updates on the latest trends in fashion, jewelry and beauty, follow us on @glamngleam