10 Amazing Diwali outfits for women to glam up your look 2023

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With Diwali fast approaching, everything is soon going to be bright and festive and festivals are a perfect excuse to dress up your best and look exceptional. Diwali is a festival that lasts for more than a week with Diwali puja, decorating homes with sparkling lights and mud lamps, Diwali parties, meeting close ones, exchanging sweets, and yes, getting all decked up with beautiful Diwali traditional outfits. We are sure you are looking for Diwali dress for women that will have you dressed to perfection and looking phenomenal. There’s no doubt, Indian outfits are the go-to Diwali clothing and all of us want to wear our best Indian attire. 

Now, when it comes to ethnic wear, women have the luxury of a lot of options. But having more Diwali dress ideas usually leads to a lot of confusion. Jaipur markets are all stuffed up with exclusively festive and designer collections of Diwali dress for women in leheriya and bandhani. Be it lehengas, Ghararas, or the Indo western attires to make you shine this Diwali. 

If you do not have time to go to the market due to your busy schedule, it is advisable to look for multiple options online for Diwali dress collections and take your pick. Don’t fret anymore! We have curated a list of 10 absolute must-haves Diwali dress for ladies for you to flaunt this Diwali.

1. Forever favorite lehenga

Lehenga Choli

Dress up to look your best with all-time festive Lehengas as they make for excellent Diwali dress ideas. Traditional lehenga and Chaniya Choli are considered some of the most extravagant of Indian clothes that balance that yesteryear charm with the modern style of today. Lehenga enhanced with embellishments such as sequins, beads, bugle beads coupled with Zari and Resham embroidery contributes a lot in making it truly beautiful. Floral prints and Silk Fabric are very much in vogue nowadays. 

Go for this Floral Organza Semi Stitched Lehenga Choli with Dupatta set that will definitely make you look stunning. Wear the dupatta in different styles to get rid of donning the same old look. Matching jewellery can add a lot to this Diwali dress for women.

2. Ethnic gown dresses

Rayon A-Line Maxi Dress

Look glam at your Diwali parties wearing a flared Indian version gown caressing the floor. There is a huge collection of gown dresses as Diwali party outfits that can never let you down and are worth investing in. You don’t have to step out of your comfort zone to wear these gown dresses as they can be carried off elegantly by people of all sizes. Flared dresses, maxi dresses, kurta dresses, dresses with traditional prints are just to name a few. Diwali is the time to embrace colours and you get a lot of options and lively colours in these Indian Diwali outfits

Modern women love to wear simple Diwali outfits rather than heavy attires. So, buying this ethnic Diwali bash outfit is perhaps a very wise decision. Match them with Jhumkas or tassels to get all eyes on you.

3. Sassy Sharara

Net Sharara Suit Embroidary
Net Sharara Suit Embroidary

How about trying a Gharara? Gharara is the new trendsetting and glamorous Diwali festival outfit that has made a loud comeback. It has become a popular festive attire and is widely appreciated among the fashion cognizant. So this Diwali, give a twist to your traditional wear by opting for trendy Gharara. There are different types of ‘Ghararas‘ that you can sport this Diwali. Embellished, embroidered, mirror work, embossed print are the most common works you get in the Gharara set.

What about this net Sharara suit set having embroidery and stonework with a cutwork dupatta. It is semi-stitched so that you get it tailored as per your choice. Do not forget to combine this get-up with a statement jewellery set. But remember to keep the jewellery to a bare minimum.

4. Appealing Anarkali style


There are a few women who love to wear everything minimal and not too glitzy or glittery. This Anarkali set has been a blessing for all those of us who want to dress traditional but refuse to deviate from comfort. For them, we have picked up this Jaipur Stuff Kurti set that will make you stand out and look classy. Sport this three-piece Kurti set and go ahead and turn some heads. This simple yet exuberant Indian attire will surely accentuate your festive look. Pair this Diwali festival outfit with juttis and dangling earrings and you are all set to grab some enticed eyeballs.

4. Traditional Silk Sarees

banarasi silk saree

The very essence of India lies entwined in the folds of this beautiful Indian garment. This may sound cliché, but a traditional silk saree is indeed that versatile garment that can make that head-turning style statement on a myriad of occasions. The exclusive silk sarees are known for their lustrous beauty and incomparable variety of vibrant colours and intricate detailing. You will get a range of traditional silk sarees from different states of the country. Nowadays silk salwar suits are also a hot trend for festive wear.

This kanjivaram pure Banaras silk saree is both extremely elegant as well as traditional at the same time. The best fact about this silk saree is that it never goes out of the scene and is the best dress ideas to choose. 

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5. Kurti and cigarette pants

Silk Straight Kurta and Pant Set
Kurti With Cigarette Pants

For all those who wish to retain their roots but are not much into traditional wear, the Kurti dress makes an exception by being the result of the blended Indian and western wears. Once a simple form of attire, a kurta now dons a chic and sophisticated look. The front-slit ankle-length Kurti paired with the cigarette pants or culottes are new in. It is always essential to choose attire that suits your personality & body structure to look perfectly pretty & gorgeous. Kurti and pencil pants are one of the best Diwali outfits for women that look stunning on women of all ages and sizes. 

6. Don the dhoti style

Dhoti & Kurta
Dhoti Pants For Women

Are you wondering about the latest fusion trend to get your hands on? Then you should go with solid coloured dhoti pants coupled with crop tops and Kurtis. Yes, this traditional men’s wear is now gracing the woman’s wardrobe with a great style. It is also favourite as Diwali outfit for teenage girls. A little experiment with your clothing style isn’t that bad. This latest festive outfit will surely turn your look from drab to fab. This new attire is one of the best Diwali outfit ideas for women who love to look modern this Diwali. 

Experimental and unorthodox, this capricious dhoti piece accompanied by your favourite peplum top can bring in that extra oomph factor. Pair this ensemble with colourful juttis and get the compliments rolling in.

7. Saree with a twist

Readymade saree for Diwali
Saree With Twist

If you want something in between traditional and ultra-modern then contemporary diwali saree collection 2022 emerge to be the best. They keep it effortless yet so stylish. Go for pre-stitched sarees with stylish patterns, like dhoti saree, saree with jacket, saree with a metallic belt and ruffled sarees. Guess what, they are comfortable and fuss-free! Bring your inner sanskari girl out and make the heads turn. If you have a plain & simple saree, just ditch the boring blouse and wear a fusion top or a designer blouse to look different. You can opt for a fun crop top or cold shoulder tops, off-shoulder or one-shoulder tops, the choices are endless!

A simple saree with a little twist turned out to be one of the best Diwali saree look. Make it up with jewellery, a pair of earrings or a statement necklace. Believe us, you can spice things up, even in a simple saree.

8. Trendy Crop Top Sets

Crop Top Sets
Crop Top With Long Skirt

Want to spruce up your Diwali outfits for 2023, but the usual traditional choice is a total no-no for you? Keep your confusions aside as flaunting your style statement is not restricted to traditional anymore. Opt for trendy crop tops and add a touch of modernity with your traditional attire. The fad for palazzo pants has been overwhelming and embellished crop tops look so amazing when combined with a flared skirt or flowy palazzo made from fancy fabrics. The magical part about this style is that they can be both worn together or even separately. 

9. Kurta Skirt Set

Cotton Layered & Tiered Kurta
Cotton Layered & Tiered Kurta

You found a really hot kurta dress and you are eager to wear it this Diwali but you are sure? Well, you can undoubtedly wear it for Diwali parties! This Diwali outfit idea for modern women is just to stand out. Just pair it with a maxi skirt and make a grand entrance at the Diwali party. This fusion ethnic combo is sure to accentuate your look. You can also sum up your stylish Kurti with a high-waist flowery skirt, achieving a style that is both extremely femme and flattering and leave all those around you, star-struck! You can also get many options online.

This new in trend layered and tiered Kurti skirt set is a great Diwali outfit for women. This Anarkali style Kurti with a skirt will unleash the diva in you. Don it with a bedazzling set of earrings and classy pumps and you’re all set. 

10. Peppy Punjabi Suits

patiala suit
Patiala Punjabi suit

No other outfit can beat the charm of a peppy Punjabi suit. Among the diverse range of salwar kameez, the Patiala suit is one of the most popular styles that has emerged as a rage in the fashion world. Spice up your Indian attire this Diwali with everyone’s favourite Punjabi suits. This is the only outfit that is classy, comfortable, and charming. Team up these salwar suit designs with a beautiful phulkari dupatta and long dangling jhumkas and stylish gold-toned ethnic juttis. 

With this Faux Georgette Patiala Punjabi suit as your Diwali festival outfit, you are surely going to rock the style like a Punjabi beauty. This attire is one of the best Diwali outfit ideas to glam this Diwali.

Festive seasons always come as a closet troublemaker and we hope this article has given you some tips and hints on the latest Diwali festival outfits, you could try out. Make sure to shop in advance so that you do not get into the hustling of buying something at the last moment.

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