The festival of lights is just 2 days away and we’ve been anticipating about this special minimal Diwali for a long time, How’s it going to be? Will we be able to keep up our celebratory spirit on? Do we invest in new clothes or not? If you’ve decided to reuse and put on a nice outfit from your wardrobe this Diwali, that’s incredible because I’m with you too. I am a huge believer of reusing my Ethnic clothes as many times as possible and probably never throwing it away.

Don’t we all love just love playing dress up, mixing an ethnic outfit with another stand out piece? The effect is just so chic when 2 different outfits come together. Don’t worry of not having enough to play around with, come on, it’s 2020 after all, we’ve advanced with so many ideas to mix and match clothes and innovative styling techniques to wear one outfit so many ways, so why wait? Let’s begin!


The most versatile, beautiful, and classic Ethnic outfit you can ever find is Saree. There’s no limitation as to how you could style this. Saree draping is an art so if you’re not used to it, there are many other simpler ways to wear it. You could drape it as a dhoti, you could make it work as a lehanga skirt, you could even wear one-sided drape with pants below. Lend a saree from your mothers cupboard, if you’re a newbie to draping and you want to drape in a fusion style go for lightweight georgette or flowy fabrics, if you’re pro at draping you could use silk, organza etc. Ace your Diwali Outfit with just one Saree!

You will need – A saree if you’re a newbie to draping and you want to drape in a fusion style go for lightweight georgette or any other flowy fabric, if you’re a pro at draping you could use silk, organza etc. Ace your Diwali Outfit with just one saree! A crop top that complements the saree and works as a blouse (thank god for no last minute alterations). Complete the look with a Dupatta. Cigarette pants if you’re going for a fusion drape.

Below are some easy to follow tutorials that I personally have tried myself.

Saree as Lehenga 

Fusion Dhoti Style Saree

Saree With Pants


Do you have a jumpsuit, a co-ord set, Sharara/Palazzo pant and any complimenting off shoulder crop top to go with it? Then you’ve got to to try this for your intimate Diwali party, for the chic minimalist this outfit is just for you! To transform this western look to fusion ethnic look you will need a Dupatta.

Get the Look – Put on your above mentioned western outfit for ex – Crop top and Sharara. Take a grand embroidered or silk Dupatta that complements the colours of your base outfit. Rough pleat the Dupatta from one end, keep it on your left shoulder measure the length you want the Dupatta to be flowing at back. Once you know the length tuck take the other end of the Dupatta in right front near your belly button. You can reverse this technique and keep your pallu in the front and other tuck in back to show any outfit details in the front. Pin the pallu with your crop top on your right shoulder. There you go with your classy Diwali look.


Play around with your Dupatta, you could drape it and pin it, leave it on your arms, or wear it as a cape or jacket with a Kurta set/gown/ or crop top and full length voluminous skirt for a Indo-Western look.

You will need – Any ethnic set as mentioned above, a grand Dupatta for the festive feel and a belt to cinch for the extra oomph effect.

Check out the video below for different Dupatta drape styles you could try.

Hope we could brighten your Diwali with these last minute outfit ideas. Let us know your favourite look you’re going to try this Diwali. Wish you all a hearty and safe Diwali.

xx, Neha Bisani.

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