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Indo Western Diwali – Lehenga Worn 3 Ways

There is so much of buzz around the Diwali season. The festivities call for cleaning up your home, dressing it up in lights and preparation of sweets to distribute to family and friends. Nothing is complete without getting the perfect outfit to wear through the days of Diwali. I am a great fan of Lehenga Choli for the festive season. Be it the laxmi puja with family, shopping for dhanteras or kitty parties and other social events. We all need an outfit to look our Diwali best this festive season.

Many of you also did ask me to try something more Indian. So I thought why not cover a blog post on my style when it comes to traditional fusion wear… I’m not shying away from traditional wear but most times prefer to mix things up a lil’ to make most use of my traditional pieces that I’ve worn before. So this is basically a guide for all those who are looking for reusable pieces to bring the best out of their closet without having to spend a penny extra.

For today’s post I’ve got 4 looks put together with the help of a lehenga.. Each look has one thing that’s a standard – the lehenga skirt . I’ve tried a traditional look as well and then improvised on the same to build up on the traditional and give you options that are more fusion.

To start with let me share with you how I made a lehenga out of an Anarkali suit. The anarkali was a ready made suit picked from a store and was not fitting me too well, so I decided to go chop chop and get it converted into a 2 piece Lehenga Choli. So it’s very simple, just cut the Anarkali into two parts – one as bottom skirt and A choli which would need a few adjustments  and buttons for the back. Restitch the same as a top and skirt separately.



I have always been looking for ways to make the most of my clothes and create something fun and vibrant. So the next 3 looks are my interpretation of a Happy Diwali with colour, the fun – behind the scenes and creating some great looks with different pieces of clothing from my closet. At first I was confused on how to work this diwali special blog post. But when I began trials and penned down some ideas, I zeroed on the Lehenga with a twist. The idea behind today’s post is all about making most of the lehenga skirt. So let’s begin!


  • Look 1:

The White Tee Choli:

This is a very easy look to sport. So here is a very elegant white crop tee with a knot that I bought some time back on and I’ve teamed it up with my blue lehenga as seen in the previous look. To add more detail to this look, I’ve gone ahead and worn a silk colored dupatta that a friend . The Dupatta adds the right amount of fun to the whole look.

What’s even more lovely is how each element comes together to create a colorful yet elegant outfit for the festive season. The White crop tee goes very well on a dark navy lehenga skirt which is a complete contrast from the white. The colorful dupatta in silk adds the right amount of pop to create a festive and fun ensemble. I am also wearing oxidised necklaces that I picked again a while back. ( Mom bought this set years ago when I was maybe 10 years old ) For Make up I’ve gone all bronze on my eyelids thanks to the “Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette” I own… Hair left long to the side to complete the look.





  • Look 2:

Desi Kurta Fusion

This is a very unique mix and match I’ve put together for the festive season. What I enjoy about creating new looks is how some thought out looks pan out to be better than imagination. I love experimenting with fashion and this very look I can proudly say I loved recreating for you guys. To get the most out of this outfit, what you would need is a Embroidery work jacket and a very vibrant colored skirt of your choice. I chose this skirt in orange and yellow to match with the thread work on the jacket I got from Jaipur.

White is a neutral colour and blends easily with other colored skirts / dupattas. To bring out the fun in this fusion look and make it look yet traditional, I’ve teamed the flamboyant skirt with a long white kurta with front open cut detailing. The white breaks through the colour and creates a very elegant and manageable look to pull off for any functions you may have coming your way.

If you don’t want to go in for a typical traditional salwar or lehenga, This tadka – as I would call it , is something I’d definitely wear to a party during the festivities.




  • Look 3:

Less is More Lehenga

Yet another edgy and effortless look is this lovely combination created specifically for those who love to keep things simple. I am a hoarder of white apparels which I’ve made pretty evident in the looks above. For this look too I’ve kept it as neutral as possible with a blend of white and yellow… This is something very close to what I would pick and wear to any festive event.

So as you can see this look is not all that vibrant, but definitely subtle and gives a very girl next door kinda vibe. One is my favourite, and to add a mild twist to the regular salwar by replacing a churidar with a lehenga skirt. This way the whole outfit come out as looking like formal wear and requires minimal jewellery and make up. For shoes too I’ve worn flat mojiris and jhumkis in my ears to add some glitter to add to the diwali spirit.




So here was my attempt at doing something different and challenging myself to get more traditional looks . I am very happy with the outcome and hope you too enjoy the looks. Don’t forget to share your favourite look from the 3 looks.

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