Strut in festive fashion

Farhana Chowdhury
Filed on October 28, 2020

The festive season is here and we're ready for our glow-up!

If you still haven't picked out your outfit for the celebration of light over darkness, then read on to discover five trends of 2020!

Vests in vogue
Pick out a gorgeous embroidered one and add it to your kurta collection (both long and short ones work!), or even jazz up your anarkali with contrasting colours. The ethnic varieties ooze a rustic charm as well.

Palazzo pairings
It's still fairly warm in the UAE, so we're always on the lookout for an easy, breezy kind of outfit that'll let us easily carry ourselves between home, rituals and dinner invitations. These lower halves look fab no matter what they're paired with. If you're feeling confident, try it with a crop top, else opt for an anarkali, lehenga, or kurta. Top it up with a complementary stole and studded belt.

Mirroring minimalism
Yes, Diwali is all about pomp and glamour, but you can look just as gorgeous in minimalist wear. It's not that you can't go with your pinks and golds studded with gemstones and sequins, but it's about how you balance out the details while keeping up with the trends. A simple sari paired with right set of contemporary jewellery and natural-looking make-up just turn heads just as much as the vogue-ish smokey eye. Play around with fabrics and textures for a glow-up.

Hop aboard the crop top wagon
Your favourite Bollywood celebrities are wearing it, models are strutting it, and now it's your turn to shine. You, too, can add a plain or shimmering crop top to your Diwali gear and feel gorgeous, no matter your shape. The secret is to divert attention away from the tummy zone by investing in one that shows off a bit of your midriff, while keeping the rest covered with your desired bottom wear (navel included).

Heart on your (blouse) sleeves
Weave in some drama from the ramp to your closet by adding a bit of flair to your blouse sleeves. Creativity is at your fingertips, especially with some of the hottest actresses flaunting their flowing cuffs and cuts. Try a bishop style, butterfly, bell, flounces and even ruffles - the options are unlimited. Three-quarters complement all arms and is the best go-to solution for the self-conscious.

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