12 Gorgeous Diwali Outfit Ideas For Newlywed Brides

Nov 17, 2021

The festive month has already begun and we have started arranging our wardrobe and will add some new clothes to our collection too. The newly wedded brides and bride-to-be must have planned their trousseau well and their list might have enough stuff already. However, we feel that at every ceremony of the wedding, you must have worn something traditional and heavy, which must have been exhausting. And after so much exertion, rarely anyone would have the desire to wear those heavy and traditional getups. 

Gorgeous Diwali Outfit Ideas

Let us help you out with a few options where you can wear something light keeping the ethnic vibe alive for your first festivals with your in-laws after the wedding. These options might help you in arranging your outfit for the day and if you are planning to shop, the ideas will make your shopping a little convenient. So, let’s get scrolling!

1. Sharara Suit

These days, Shararas are the talk of the town when it comes to festive occasions. Reviving the vogue of the Mughal era and the 60s Bollywood vibes, the outfit will set the benchmark. We witness some amazing diversions of styles like sharara with short Kurti, Long Kurti, stripped Kurti, umbrella, etc. This trend is making noise everywhere with the work on the Kurtis like zari, thread, stones, pipes, gotta Patti, beads, and sequins. So, make your looks classy this Diwali with a Sharara suit.

2. Anarkali Suits

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Anarkali, a renowned courtesan of the Mughal empire is the inspiration behind the name 'Anarkali suits' and the attire came into being. Over time, the looks changed from floor-length to mid-length but the shape of the Kurti remained the same. You pair it with churidar. Earlier it was styled with pyjamas as well and in recent times we can see the Anarkali being paired with almost every kind of long bottoms, shararas, ghagras, palazzos, trousers, etc. This outfit is easy to carry and looks regal and beautiful.

3. Pantsuit

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The style of pantsuits was introduced in the 1920s, but not adopted thoroughly by all women. The word 'trouser pants' was famous in Britain during the first world war and later became a trend everywhere. The pantsuits are sleek and comfortable in wearing and look classy. You can incorporate it with a long, short, or medium-length shirt. The pant is all over straight with side cuts at the bottoms. Pairing it with some dainty long earrings and styling the hair into a high ponytail will give a classic and chic look.

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4. Saree

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Traditional wear is never accomplished until we choose Saree for any occasion. In India, we are flooded with varieties and styles of sarees from silk, cotton silk to kaanjivaram to banarasi to chiffon and plain cotton saree. Every fabric has its grace and outlook. You can try it with any set of jewelry to amplify the gaze even more.

5. Half and Half Saree

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Half and Half saree look absolutely stunning. Take Inspiration from  Shilpa Shetty, who looks so sexy and ethereal in these half and half saree. Especially if you are a newly-wed bride, looking for an outfit, decking up with a half and half saree is a perfect choice.

The fusion of half and half saree is fascinating as it comes along with saree as well as pants.

6. Banarasi Lehenga

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Something that is colorful, a fusion of contemporary and modern, elegant and easy to handle is banarasi lehenga. With no extra heavy work, just a plain silk thread work lehenga would make your husband crush over you more. And nowadays, brides are opting for the Banarasi outfits for their Mehendi and haldi ceremony too. You can also opt for the Banarasi lehenga for any other occasion after your wedding.

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7. Jacket Lehenga

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Following the trend is fine but what if we make little changes, it adds extra gorgeousness to the looks. The lehenga with jackets is the millennial vogue. The matching of the ensemble could be done as per your choice of colors, length of the jacket like short, mid, or long, and fabric you opt for.

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8. Crop Top With Lehenga

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Long shirts with skirts were a fashion trend in the early 80s and the trend was followed thoroughly during the 90s in the areas of Rajasthan too. Now the crop tops can be styled with the lehenga. You can match any colored crop top and plain lehenga and pair it up with a statement choker to enhance the whole look.

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9. Maxi Dresses

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You can opt for the Maxi dress this Diwali and it will look striking enough to make you stand out if styled properly. This style got hyped a long time back from the era of Egyptians and later India’s from ace designer Masaba's collection of long dresses with varied cuts and slits and necklines. Give this a try this season to feel different and set a vibe.

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10. Salwar Kameez

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Simple is always the prettiest. The salwar kameez is the most comfortable option for you to choose from as it can never be outdated. Today, we have wide varieties and styles to wear and opt for according to our choice as we have plain salwar kameez, straight-A cut salwar kameez, long, medium, zipped kameez, and long slits kameez.

11. Palazzo Suit

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To bring a change, you can also opt for palazzo or zaafa suits. Palazzo looks a little wider at the bottom side of the pant and can go with any length and style of kurtis like an umbrella, Anarkali, straight or long. And zaafas are even wider than palazzo and give more of a skirt look.

12. Kaftan with Pants

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Originally kaftan is the origin of ancient Mesopotamia origin and came in a great variety of fabrics like cotton, cashmere, wool, and silk. To get the chic look you can try the loose and stylish printed Kaftans this festive season. You can wear them like a dress or pair them up with a pant.

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At this festival, you can cherish every moment with your love and in-laws wearing the outfit you chose which will add charm to the festival and make you feel extra special. From sharara, and Anarkali suits to kaftan, you can choose anything, and don’t worry you would look 10/10 in any outfit you chose. We would love to see how you make your first festival extra glittery with these simple and pretty ideas. And remember the motive of the festival is to spread love and happiness and be happy yourself too. 

Edited & Photo Sourced By: Neha Garg Ahuja

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Radhika Sharma

She is the vendors' sales associate at Pyaari Weddings. She is exploring the wedding world and gratifying her inquisitiveness to learn new things. After teaching for more than five years, Covid introduced her to the floral and fancy wedding world where she is fulfilling her love for reading and writing articles.