Perfect Diwali Outfit Ideas for Your Home and Office

Diwali is approaching soon and you must be racking your brains thinking about something nice to wear both for your house party and office get-together. Women and men love to dress up in their traditional best for this lovely festival. Wearing Indian traditional clothes on Diwali brings to the surface your Indian pride and also the fondness of your culture and heritage. So if you are confused about picking up the perfect dress for your Diwali parties, then we have got you all sorted. This comprehensive guide will share inputs on what to wear, how to match, how to accessorize, which shoes, and which bags. This is your one-stop solution to every woman’s Diwali Dressing Queries…

Perfect Diwali Dress for Your Home & Office Party

What to Wear?

House – A house Diwali party can be at your own house or at a relative’s place. Such parties during Diwali are all about exchanging gifts, and pleasantries, eating loads of good food, bursting crackers, playing cards, and perhaps even dancing at times. Women and men decorate their houses with Rangolis, Diyas, and Lights everywhere. The best cutlery and crockery are displayed and everything is shone to perfection before the guests arrive. So, when it comes to clothes, you have to choose something decent, dressy and perfect.

A light Lehenga or a heavy Anarkali Suit would do justice to a woman of any age. By a light lehenga, we mean a lehenga top ensemble that is ethnic and embellished yet light enough to enable you to help in the kitchen or with the arrangements. You can also carry a heavy Banarasi Dupatta with a trouser kurta suit or an Anarkali. This is the perfect time to remove your best lehengas or dresses from your cupboards. A Saree would be perfect for the festive season too. But ensure that you wear one that is bestowed with some traditional work to match the essence of the festival.


Office – An office Diwali party is equally festive and traditional. You cannot make an appearance at your office Diwali party wearing your regular formal Western outfits. Diwali screams Indian wear and no Western outfit can ever do justice to our festival of lights. Office Diwali Parties are similar to home Diwali parties, just that you get the food catered from the finest restaurants and colleagues pool in some traditional mithai for a festive feel. The office area is illuminated with Chinese lights because you obviously do not want the candles or diyas to spill wax or oil on the floor or tables. But the essence of the festival remains the same.

So while picking up clothes for your Diwali party, a lehenga skirt with a top or a long Kurta trousers set will be just perfect. When opting for the latter, do add on a Heavy Dupatta as it really resonates with the tradition. Your daily work wear might be long kurtas with comfortable leggings or palazzo pants, but when it comes to a formal Diwali party, a dupatta is a must.

How to Accessorize?

House – There is no limit to accessorizing for your Diwali house party. But remember, the rule of accessorizing for such get-togethers goes that if you are wearing a light or self-embellished work dress, then you can accessorize heavy and if you are wearing a very heavily embellished or embroidered dress, saree, or lehenga, then accessorize light. If you overdo both, you might look over-dressed and if you underdo both, you might not look aptly dressed for a Diwali party. Long Earrings or a statement Neckpiece are just perfect. Also, wear it with a statement ring with full confidence.

Office – Accessorizing for an office party should be minimal. If you are concentrating on a statement necklace, then it is better to stick to studs or let go of your Earrings, and if you are wearing long earrings, then it’s better to let go of your Necklace. A statement ring can be worn in both cases.


House – Heels, dressy flats, embellished stilettos, or fancy wedges, wear heavy footwear that matches your dress. This is the time to flaunt your best footwear.

Office – This again depends upon your comfort level. You might have to walk long distances and so wearing high heels or stilettoes might hurt your feet for your office party. Wedges or platforms are a better choice. Ensure that they match well with your dress.


House – Clutches are always best for traditional outfits. Take a long sling shoulder clutch or a hand-held clutch that is dressy and matches well with your outfit, when you have to go to your relative’s place for a house Diwali party.

Office – Your huge office bag might be very convenient for all the things it can contain, but on a Diwali office party, you can carry your shoulder slings which impart a dressier look. Ensure that they have enough space to contain your mobile, compact, lipstick, and hairbrush.



Can You Wear Fusion Clothes?

House – We wouldn’t recommend wearing fusion outfits for a traditional Diwali house party. After all, this is the time when you can flaunt your best Indian wear and since you are wearing it in front of all your friends, family, and relatives, you don’t have to worry about looking too ethnic.

Office – You can wear fusion ethnic clothes like Lehenga Skirts instead of the traditional Kalidaar Lehenga. But steer clear of wearing jeans with kurtas. There are many more exciting fusion options available like Palazzos with short tops and Kurti Trouser sets and so save your denim for later.

Bonus Tip

Do not wear any revealing or transparent outfits. During such festive get-togethers, it is best to avoid loose and deep necks, so that you and everyone around you are comfortable.

So this Diwali, steer away from making a fashion faux pas. Take some tips from above and dress up at your very best to woo the onlookers and enhance your style quotient.



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