Top 5 Bollywood Inspired Looks for Diwali | Myntra

The festival of lights, sweets, happiness and love is just around the corner. But for shopaholics, Diwali also means putting together various outfits for the entire week. Some might get busy with card parties, while those like me would prefer a rich traiditional outfit for the Laxmi Puja at home. The festive madness kicks off on Tuesday with Dhanteras and if you still haven't got the time to shop for your outfits yet, don't fret. Because Myntra has got some eye-catching stuff for sale and you can make it your own without burning a hole in the pocket. Considering we actually heard people discuss, "Oh! So I am totally looking out for that Lungi Dance saree this year for XYZ's party," we thought of giving this post a 'filmy' tadka. So, we decided to put some of these affordable yet extremely stylish pieces from Myntra to test and create five Bollywood inspired outfits, that can fit every Diwali event this year. 

1. Abhyangasnan Outfit (Diwali - 1st day)

Every Marathi household is brimming with excitement starting 4 am this day. It happens to be the first day of Diwali and we start this special day with an ubtan bath, followed by a puja, breaking of the sour cucumber (which in a way, means killing all the evils and devils around us) and finally, offering a naivedya of the super yummy, Faral (consists of all the food items prepared for Diwali).
An important occasion like this demands a comfortable outfit and this simple yet beautiful outfit we put together is inspired by Sonam Kapoor in Raanjhanaa

An early morning affair demands something comfy yet super chic. The gold jhumkas add the perfect ethnic touch to the cotton collared kurta and yellow churidaar leggings. If you are planning to step out and wish light some diyas around your house (or meet some friends in the society), slip into these gorgeous green sandals with gold detailing. For the face, opt for a clean look with some kohl, lip balm and mascara. Who wants a face filled with make up in the wee hours? Not us.

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2. Laxmi Puja
Arranging a puja means running around the house, getting together all the important requirements and making sure that you feel comfortable while sitting cross legged for almost an hour. But at the same time, you gotta look your best, since the evening hours see endless guests as well. Moreover, it is one of the most important days of Diwali. What better than to take inspiration from the diva, Kareena Kapoor Khan's festive ethnic look in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.

I just couldn't take my eyes off this pretty royal blue anarkali with intricate bandhani pattern on the sleeves, hem and patches around the neck. Wear it with a pair of comfortable royal blue churidaar leggings. Since red is dominantly used with yellow in the embroidery, we chose a charming pair of oxidised red drop earrings and a gunmetal silver toned red cuff. Post the puja, you can wear this studded pair of flats to complete the look, before heading out anywhere. For the face, use a sheer foundation with light compact. Wear a red lipstick in matte finish or keep it simple with just a nude lip gloss. Use a black liquid eyeliner and some kohl to give an added effect.

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3. Bali Pratipada (New Year)
The new year is all about meeting your loved ones, visiting them and spending some quality time with family over things you love. Some also prefer going out for card parties or organize a lavish house parties at their own residence. It's the new year's eve, after all, and an occasion like this demands a glamorous outfit. Can any piece of apparel look hotter than a sari? Hell no! You can never go wrong with this beauty. And when it comes to making an effortlessly stylish appearance in a sari, there is no one who can come close to Deepika Padukone, who looked gorgeous in this traditional outfit at a wedding last year.

Taking inspiration from Miss DP, we put together this high-on-bling outfit. You don't need firecrackers to brighten up this Diwali anymore, alright? This outfit should do the trick. The stunning gold sequin blouse blends well with the chiffon dark pink and blue sari, which is the only 'simple' piece in this outfit. The jhumkas, gold cuff and bangles add the extra charm. Finish this look with a classic bun and add a gajra around it, if you like. Keep the make up simple, please (but don't forget that mascara)! Allow your outfit to do the talking.

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4. Bali Pratipada (New Year) - Option 2
Incase a sari is not your thing, trade your regular SKD drill with a touch of royalty. Take inspiration from Madhuri Dixit - Nene's lucknowi andaaz in Dedh Isqhiya. You may not want to wear a heavy sharara or ghagra-choli like the ones sported by her in the film, but you can still play with the accessories, keeping the rest of the outfit simple.

The green anarkali looks playful and the pink churidar leggings adds a sweet touch to the outfit. Enter the ethnic jhumar pasa, which can clearly be the 'statement' accessory of your ensemble. Flaunt a side braid or a puffy up half down like Dixit - Nene, and wear the jhumar para on one side. Pair it up with the earrings and gold flats. Ready for some drama, are we? For the face, use a simple base with a slight touch of rose tinted blush, kajal pencil for the eyes and lots of mascara. Finish the look with a light milky coral lipstick.

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5. Bhau - Beej
The last day definitely calls for a twist. Ethnic wear need not be restricted to the good ol' salwar - kameez and sarees only. We have got patialas and ethnic jackets to play with as well. On this day, most girls are busy worshiping their brothers (a lot like raksha bandhan, except here, both the siblings exchange gifts and worship each other), exchanging gifts and making the most of Diwali happiness, before heading back to work from the next day. A funky ethnic outfit like that of Alia Bhatt in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is just perfect. It is not just comfortable, but adds a certain spunk to your personality and looks stylish as well.

Instead of picking a kurta, we chose this sequined gold top to go with this trendy ethnic jacket. What we love about this piece is that not only can we use this as a green jacket with gold flower motifs, but also as a reversible, with gorgeous prints on the dark pink hue. So, if the touch of green doesn't work for you, just go for pink. The gold toned pink drop earrings compliments this fusion outfit well and we have added a chunky gold cuff to add some more bling. Finally, a pair of cotton patiala is just what you need to complete this outfit. Wear a simple base with black kajal pencil on the eyelids and waterline, followed by two coats of mascara. Wear a coral blush for slightly flushed cheeks, but don't overdo it. A dab of gloss or nude lip gloss is perfect to complete the look. 

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Head to Myntra for exciting offers on some of these gorgeous pieces or put together your own favourite outfit to look like a real fashionista this Diwali!

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Priya Adivarekar

Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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