All The Indo-Western Inspiration You Need This Diwali

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It‘s three days to Diwali, and perhaps a week or so until we’re full-swing into wedding season. For the serial Diwali card-party goers and wedding attenders, we’ve got Indo-Western wardrobe ideas that are made for the modern millennial.

It’s out with the heavy ethnic wear that weighs you down, and in with contemporary-cool pairings that are easy and effortless. Think tunic over pants, a jacket with your sari, and a peasant top as a blouse? Why not!

We give you the lowdown on lehengas, how to layer like a pro and add a superwoman cape when in doubt. All of it, one celebrity style icon at a time. You can thank us later!


Parade your prints

You’ve heard dress over pants, but have you tried a floor-grazing kurta or better yet, a flowing Anarkali with cigarette-skinny pants. Take a cue from Taapsee Pannu and Karisma Kapoor who showed us how to bring the party to their look with bold all-over floral prints. The best takeaway from this pairing? It’ll give you legs for days. Team work, makes the dream work.

Our pick: A silk-organza pin-stripe kurta by Eka with cropped trousers to match.

Swap your sari’s blouse for a shirt this Diwali

Who says you have to wear a traditional blouse with your statement sari. We take a lesson or two in doing a DIY drape with a peasant shirt a la Sonam Kapoor. Indo-Western done right!

Our pick: Amp up your sari with this gold tone Saint Laurent shirt. Alternatively, the teal blouse with cuff-wrist sleeves by Silvia Tcherassi should do the trick

Channel your inner Princess Jasmine

Do like Ananya Panday and give your everyday crop top a dose of high-wattage shine. The embellishment of the blouse finds its match in silk pants with equal sheen. If you’re not one to go down the disco route, try getting into a superwoman-like deconstructed cape that brings drama to a pristine white crop top and flared pants combo.

Our pick: Pair Attico’s bustier crop top with Chloé’s flared trousers.

Try a one-piece wonder

Let’s face it, with all the Indian sweets you’ll be consuming this time of year, you’re better off wearing something comfortable. Enter: A sink-in jumpsuit that’s accommodating of a couple of extra inches courtesy a mini food-baby. We’re taking our cue from Alia Bhatt’s wine-red one-piece.

Our pick: Team up our jumpsuits with one of your Indian designer jackets and you’re good to go!

Layer like a pro

Take a page from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s book of style and elevate your sari with an embroidered jacket or blazer. Just the Indo-Western look you want to go for!

Our pick: Throw on a silver blazer by Celine over your basic sari to give it a festive touch. If you’re looking for that pop of colour, the Chloé jacket is just what you need.


Put the perfect Indo-Western looks together this festive season with the help of our team of personal stylists.