Styling Tips for Diwali from Amrika

This Diwali, Jackie Bansal Nandra, our fabulous founder, has devised the best styling tip for the ultimate Diwali look.

Our curated collection of South Asian designers places a spotlight on unique international womenswear, radiating femininity, bold style and refined, elegant and timeless looks. With the growing British Asian community, Amrika aims to cater Indo-Western looks bridging the gap of Western style with South-Design design and heritage.

We hope these inspiring styling top tips give you some ideas ahead of the festival season...



“Jackets, capes and dupattas (scarves) can be added to create and compliment a stylish and modest look. Keep it lightweight to show off more of a silhouette but have fun draping across your shoulders and waist. Go for sparkle and texture with the ITRH embellished long sleeve jacket and slinky slip dress showcasing how sparkles can keep modest dressing fresh and playful.”


“Try layering a lightweight shirt under a statement bustier or embellished dress, paired with your favourite high waist trouser or maxi skirt, this look will create a flattering shape. Our Anand Kabra pearl mesh dress set offers the perfect indo-western look, taking a traditional kurta set with an added catwalk flair with a midi pearl mesh dress, worn on top. Or take this super chic satin ensemble by Archana Rao, styled with an ivory lace body underneath, thick black tights or with some palazzo pants, and finished with the appliqué jacket, this look creates Parisian chic and elegance to a layered modest look.


“Co-ord sets are great – crop tops with long skirts such as the Mahima Mahajan’s set, allow you to have more fun with prints, embellishments and colour. Mix and match the sets, to create elegant and unique outfits, to compliment your individual style!”


Create a catwalk chic look, perfect for a fashionista looking for that unique style with the Mahima Mahajan sari set. With an embellished top and ruffle trim, this set adds some dramatics and glam to the look. The added embellishment offers the outfit to be re-worn with a skirt or your favourite jeans!”