Everyone turns out in their fineries for the swirl of card parties, so what do you do to stand out, particularly when you have found no time to really prepare your Diwali outfits? Dig deep into your closets and pick a signature look to wear as your ‘trademark’ for the parties you go to. This could be a type of ensemble–fusion lehengas and crop tops, or a special piece of statement jewellery or even an elaborate ‘slogan’ bindi, if you like. Complement the whole look with a dash of your super red, glossy lipstick and a festive smile and you’re ready to pull in the winning deck!
Wear a maang tika: A singular piece of jewellery to highlight your festive ensemble would do nicely. The maang tika, by definition, is glamourous and different–not an everyday piece of jewellery. You need not match your maang tika with your outfit at all times. Let it stand-out as a statement piece.
Opt for ornate jhumkas: If you feel the maang tika is ‘too much’ for you, opt for drop-down ornate jhumkas or elaborate chokers–kundan, diamonds, rubies, pearls…. pull out all stops, and indulge your secret desire to dress like royalty this Festival of Lights.
Banish pastels: Pair your jewellery with reds, golds, brilliant purples, deep blues and striking greens; add plenty of glitter and shine. Fusion Indian or ethnic styles are the way to go. A dash of your brightest lipstick, a dressy purse, heels and a spray of spicy, floral fragrance and you’re set to bring home the big bucks.
Also read: 5 Types Of Rings You Can Wear This Diwali
– Inputs from Max Fashion