Fashion designer Anita Dongre recommends ways to freshen up traditional Indian wear
7. Saree robe
Sonam Kapoor paved the way for this innovation when she wore a pastel saree with an Elie Saab robe some time back. A self-coloured robe worn over the blouse adds a regal touch to the simplest of sarees.
8. Superhero cape
Who says you can't look like a female superhero in Indian wear. If you've decided to wear a salwar kameez but still want to be badass, throw on a cape-like floor-sweeping jacket and no one will mess with you.
9. Contrast collar
Up the glam quotient of your anarkali by stitching on an oversized collar in a contrasting design. It is a nod to the androgynous trend and also works as an accessory.
10. Wrap with a ribbon
A saree belt shows off your tiny waistline perfectly. An easier option is a ribbon in the same shade as your chiffon saree. Tie it up with a bow and you are ready to roll.
11. Kimono top
What is better than a ballgown lehenga? A ballgown lehenga with a silk kimono-style top for a choli. You will be rocking the Oriental trend with this tweak, and acing your style quotient.
12. Lacy anarkali dress
How does one slay the lace, sheer and head-to-toe white trends ruling the international catwalks on Diwali? With a white floor-length anarkali dress. It is Indo-ethnic and modest enough for any function yet looks classic European; the best of both worlds.
Which idea will you be incorporating into your wardrobe this Diwali?