10 Festive Must-Haves for Diwali | Ciceroni’s Festive Edit 2020

10 Festive Must-Haves for Diwali | Ciceroni’s Festive Edit 2020

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Festivals are routine-breakers, maybe bond-enhancers and gentle notifiers that life needs to be celebrated, come what may. Despite the overall gloomy atmosphere in 2020, we Indians will never miss a chance to celebrate occasions and festivals. The scale and the budgets may be rationed, but the love and warmth to celebrate isn’t. The ritual of wearing new clothes for festivities, gorging on sweets and snacks made from family recipes, meeting close friends and family for lunch and dinners are just some of the mandatory must-do things for Diwali. Adhering to social distancing norms and masking appropriately, Diwali must be enjoyed in its full glory with brand new swag.

Ciceroni brings you FESTIVE EDIT 2020 to make sure you and yours are out of the 11th hour fashion hunt. Filled with trendy traditional must-haves that are handwoven, intricately embroidered and coloured in the season’s favourite hues, the edit has all you need to shine this festive season!

Shibori Bandhgala by Divyam Mehta

Bandhgalas might as well be called as the Indian rendition of western tux. Closed at the neck and well-tailored, bandhgalas have made their way into the modern man’s wardrobe with ease.

If you are looking to create your mark this festive season with unconventional style, this Indigo dyed shibori bandhgala with self-kantha texture by Divyam Mehta is apt. It can be teamed with shibori pyjama pants or slim fit navy-blue trousers with brogues for those Diwali get-togethers.

Floral Kurta Set by Vedika M

Go the retro way this festive season! Reminiscent of the floral slim fit kurtas worn by Bollywood queens like Hema Malini, Sharmila Tagore and Mumtaz, the floral hand-painted kurta set from Vedika M’s Rangrezz collection will give you retro diva vibes as you slay at Diwali social do’s.

Accessorize the outfit with white heels, over-sized hoops, vintage hairdo and winged eyeliner for the ultra-glam retro feels.

Sunflower Nehru Jacket by Armen and Co.

This festive season, why not take style cues from India’s first Prime Minister? Popularised by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Nehru jackets have always been the go-to traditional essential for men as it can be dressed up and down depending on the occasion.

The cotton silk bundi by Armen and Co. comes in a vibrant festive hue of mustard and is detailed with the contemporary stripes in black. Pair it with a subtle beige kurta and churidar pants for puja mornings.

Adya Saree by Bun.Kar Bihar

Heritage weaves have been the season’s favourites, rightly so. Narrating stories of impeccable craftsmanship and style, handlooms will never be out of trend.

Seen in a festive maroon shade, the Baavanbuti woven saree by Bun.Kar Bihar will exude elegance as you wear it to Diwali dinner. Do not miss on accessorizing it with stunning silver chaandbaalis and a choker. Afterall, a traditional wardrobe is incomplete without a handloom saree!

Block-printed dress by VineetRahul Nanhe

Bring in celebratory cheer into your little girl’s wardrobe with this subtle hand-block printed asymmetric layered dress from designer VineetRahul’s kid’s range. It comes with shoulder tie-up and minute applique details. Handmade with organic cotton, this dress is sure to keep your little princess playful and comfortable during the festive season.

Complete the look with a quirky headband and buckle shoes.

Elijah Kurta by Son of a Noble

Not a fan of traditional kurtas? While kurtas stand as the first choice during festivities, it’s fun to opt for something unconventional.

The Elijah Kurta by Son of A Noble in Khaki hue is handcrafted with the finest linen. Asymmetrical in its design, this kurta can be tied in a way that it resembles the Jodhpuri styled kurta. To give your look an edge, you can style it with dhoti pants and sneakers.

Farzeen Sharara Set by Gulabo Jaipur

With flamboyant flare and intricate embroidery, sharara aka ‘the Mughal staple’ has stayed in a woman’s wardrobe through time and age. Loved for its opulence and classic appeal, shararas are just the right pick for Bhai Dooj.

This olive hued Farzeen sharara set by Gulabo Jaipur is handmade in cotton, ornamented with golden zari work and includes a dainty organza dupatta. Dress it up with embellished juttis in matching colour and statement jewellery to keep the look minimal yet regal.

Saiyat Half Placket Shirt by Rajesh Pratap Singh Men

Switch things up this festive season!

An Indian equivalent of your formal white shirt, the Saiyat half placket shirt from Rajesh Pratap Singh’s men’s collection is perfect for subtle yet stylish look. Handcrafted with handloom linen, the shirt can be worn throughout the day and can be clubbed with both cotton trousers and denims alike.

Style it with a pair of sneakers or traditional mojris.

Sweet Amour Maise Moon Flower Jacket Set by Kaveri

If you are scouting for something that can keep you carefree yet stylish while you get busy with your Diwali chores, your search ends here.

Handmade with organic linen, this Sweet Armour Maise Moon Flower Jacket Set by Kaveri is detailed with minute floral hand-embroidery and beautiful lace. Free flowing yet feminine in its silhouette, this dress can be adorned for evening get-togethers with a pair of statement earrings and your favourite sneakers.

Chandan Anardana Chintz Kurta Set by Torani

Set the mood right for your little fella by dressing him up in something traditional yet contemporary.

Easy to wear, kurta sets are among the first choices for boys during festivities. Give his festive wardrobe a fresh spin with Torani’s chintz kurta set. Handmade in chanderi, the kurta set is seen in a serene blend of beige and red along with the striking chintz print. It will be your child’s festive favourites, we know.

Whether you are celebrating at home or are having mini get togethers with your friends and family this Diwali, flaunt your sartorial best with Ciceroni’s festive recommendations!

Aishwarya Menon

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