Diwali Lookbook 2021: We Know Your OFTD (Outfit for this Diwali)
Diwali is THE time of the year when you get to eat sweets, decorate your home, celebrate with your friends and family, and most importantly, dress up. To make your Diwali extra special, check out our favorite outfits from some of the best homgrown clothing brands.
Winner of the Brandcurry Community Choice Awards 2021, Suta is a clothing brand that works closely with weavers and artisans across the country to create beautiful handwoven products.
For the special occasion of Diwali, you deserve to go full glam with Suta’s bestseller (and our personal favourite)- Raga Todi.
Nicobar is a brand that believes in ‘culture as much as commerce.’ With the support of their talented team, co-founders Simran Lal and Raul Rai aim to be the answer to fast fashion with products that are designed to last and inspired by natural design and culture.
The Angrakha kurta in deep blue colour will make you stand out from the crowd. It will also let you gorge on those sweets you’ve been eyeing. The fit and flare silhouette is a classic. You can go for a simple clutch or the beaded sling bag from Nicobar to complete your Diwali OOTD. Top it off with bold lipstick and a low bun, and voila! Happy Diwali.
If you want to go for something simpler, we recommend the box pleat kurta in the beautiful bright yellow colour. Pair it with straight pants and jazz up your Diwali outfit with some statement silver earrings. As for footwear, flats and block heels, both would look great, so it really depends on your comfort. You can’t go wrong with this one- trust us.
Dressfolk is an eco-friendly, sustainable clothing brand for women. The philosophy behind Dressfolk is to convert Indian crafts into comfortable contemporary clothing to make it more relevant to the modern maverick community of women. They also have a bigger goal of bringing sustainability in fashion.
We don't know about you, but we cannot get over this pure elegance in the rich tones of burgundy. Simple yet elegant is the only way to describe the Chitrangada saree from Dressfolk. 100% handwoven linen with gold zari threads; this comes in zero-plastic packaging. What’s a better Diwali look than the one which is eco-friendly? Oh, and 40% of the proceeds go to weavers and artisans in West Bengal.
With their handcrafted clothing and accessories for women, Maati is out on a mission. The mission is to bring together Indian traditional crafts and weave them into urban sensitivities.
This Diwali, sashay around in this handcrafted soft cotton swirl dress that comes in a beautiful floral pattern. Hand-stitched and hand-embroidered by women artisans, the dress is a perfect Diwali outfit. Pair it with silver oxidized jewellery to elevate your look.
Gaatha is the story of recognizing the faceless artisan. The brand was founded with the aim to become the instrument through which the artisans can directly connect with the global audience.
You can never go wrong with a saree. #SareeNotSaree
Made by artists working with kastori, this gorgeous handloom silk cotton saree from Gaatha is inspired by patterns of ancient India. This would make the perfect outfit for Durga Puja and Diwali. You can pair it with a long-sleeved blouse. Since the pattern is oh-so-beautiful, we recommend keeping the overall look simple and neat. You could add a silver oxidized choker to complete the classy look.
If you already have an outfit in place and are looking for something to oomph it up, the handloom Matka silk shawl is another great option from Gaatha. The natural dark yellow would go really well with dark blues and black. Wear it with an Anarkali kurta and brace yourself against the light November breeze.
Now go out there and be the badass woman in your badass outfit.