Diwali Attire for Men: How To Build Your Style

Diwali Attire for Men: How To Build Your Style

Whether you’re living close to family or creating a community of your own abroad, the right outfits can make all the difference. This is especially true when it comes to traditional holidays, holy days, and special events, like Diwali. Diwali is a lunar festival that takes place in the fall and typically lasts five days; it is celebrated by many different cultures and religions around the world. 

Because Diwali is such a beloved celebration, you want to have the right outfits for the whole family, so you can properly engage in the festivities. Lashkaraa is here to help. We carry the ultimate blend of traditional and modern styles for parents and children, and we make it easy to pick out the perfect Diwali attire for men.

Explore our growing collection of styles and pieces and build Diwali styles for men today. 

What Your Diwali Outfit Needs

Diwali is a celebration, which is why you want to focus on elegant and chic pieces, whether you’re attending festivities or at home with the family. Here are some things to consider when building your Diwali style

The Venue

You’ll want to adjust the level of elegance of your outfit with the elegance of the venue. There are many different events and celebrations associated with the Diwali festival. 

Different outfits may be more appropriate for parties at home with friends rather than out with the community. Always consider the venue, and any suggested dress code, when determining your style for the festival. 

Your Colors

Diwali is a joyful celebration, which means you can wear your favorite bright and bold colors to really get into the swing of the holiday. That said, you can also go for a more subtle approach, with neutral shades like whites. Consider how bright you want your final outfit style to be, and pick out pieces that flatter in those shades. 

Styles Over Trends

Styles are more lasting and tap into the long and beautiful culture of Diwali clothing and festive wear. While there are always new trends popping up, you want to pick out pieces that won’t go out of style the moment you wear them.

Instead, lean toward the more timeless elements that can be reused or worn differently in the future. You can certainly take inspiration from the latest trends, but the classics are lasting for a reason. 


You want to be able to celebrate and partake with friends and loved ones this holiday. To that end, make sure the outfits you put together are designed as much for comfort as they are for fashion.

Make sure your clothing is appropriate for the different days of the celebration, as the traditions vary from day to day, and that the styles allow you to move and celebrate in comfort while still showing off your stylish splendor, of course. 

Common Pieces for Diwali 

While trends ebb and flow, there are some timeless pieces that you’ll want to pick out for your family members this Diwali.

Here are some of the can’t-miss staples of any Diwali wardrobe for men: 


The wonderful thing about kurtas is that they can be styled in many different ways, using patterns, colors, and materials. That makes it easy to mix and match a kurta for the celebration and with the pieces already in his wardrobe.

Kurtas can have long or short sleeves and can be worn plain or with embroidered decorations. One common way to take your kurta to the next level for a special celebration is through the use of florals, which can be very elegant and festive. 

You can find the perfect long or short kurta in a wide range of colors and styles. For a subtle pastel palette, try the Coral Multicolor Silk Kurta. Or, for a more rich, vibrant essence, go for the Afghan Style Kurta Set With Vest.


A sherwani is a striking piece typically worn for more formal events. Where a kurta is known for having no collar, a sherwani can have many different collar options, like no collar, a classic shirt collar, or a stand-up collar, for something even more unique. 

A sherwani tends to be longer than a kurta. It’s worn more as outerwear, both over the kurta and a pair of cotton pants or bottoms in another comfortable material. Thanks to the wide array of different colors and styles, sherwanis are often associated with the styles of royalty, which is perfect for important celebrations. 

Explore styles and patterns for Diwali sherwanis like a Deep Brown and Gold Printed Sherwani, or a Teal Embroidered Silk Sherwani. If you like striking embroidery, traditional techniques and styles reimagined for the modern era, and versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched for upcoming holidays and events, the sherwani is the perfect piece for the job every time. 

Nehru Jacket

The Nehru jacket is much shorter than a sherwani or kurta. It’s fitted and tailored and available in many options for materials, patterns, and colors. If you’re looking for a beautiful piece of outerwear that elevates an outfit for Diwali, the Nehru jacket is the way to go. It can be paired with matching pants in similar colors and styles or a neutral pair of pants that really allow the jacket to stand out on its own.

One of the reasons the Nehru jacket is such a stand-out option is because it expertly blends classic and modern styles. If you’re styling men who prefer a more minimalist and modern style, you can find that in a Nehru jacket, but if you’re after bold colors and elaborate bead and threadwork, Nehru jackets are available with those, as well. 

Just explore the many different options and styles available here at Lashkaraa, like the:

Pathani Suit

A pathani suit is actually a combination of pieces and styles for a comprehensive and chic look designed for cherished events and occasions. The three pieces that make up a pathani suit include a kurta, as well as a Salwaar, which is a type of loose-fitting trouser that cinches and gathers, and a vest, also known as a waistcoat. 

Because there are so many different parts to the suit, you can mix and match easily to create something magical. In fact, the vest isn’t a required piece for the suit to be complete, which means you can add a vest that stands out in bold colors or features the brilliant embroidery of traditional artisans. 

For this Diwali, help him pick out a pathani suit that embraces the classic traditions of the culture while still celebrating all the best of the holiday in brightness and joy. Consider incorporating sartorial techniques passed down from generations, like Zari work, which uses gold or silver thread for that little extra sparkle, or the exquisite beadwork that makes a piece pop. 

For a garment that combines classic neutrals with a stunning floral motif, try something like the White Pathani Suit Set with Floral Waistcoat.

You can mix and match the different elements of your Pathani suit for a combination of colors and styles that make a statement or go for a more traditional design, featuring a comprehensive approach to patterns and shades. However you style his Pathani suit this holiday, it’s sure to make a statement. 

Dressing Right for the Festival of Lights

One of the best ways to stay connected to your family’s culture and heritage is through fashion, including the techniques, colors, and materials that have long been used for traditional garments. There’s no better time to show off the best of those styles, often with a modern twist, than at a holiday like Diwali. 

Diwali is a five-day celebration that serves as a festival of lights. Each of these days has its own traditions and practices, which means there are many opportunities for your family to show off their new styles. 

And there are many different styles to pick from. This holiday, it’s easy to coordinate the perfect male attire for Diwali. Simply consider the venue, the preferred color options, and comfort to put together a totally comprehensive look. Pick from timeless pieces, like kurtas, sherwanis, and Nehru jackets, to find male attire for Diwali that will make this holiday truly memorable.

Begin picking the perfect pieces for traditional holidays starts right here at Lashkaraa. We’re the team you can trust for modern takes on traditional garments and for a community that makes you feel right at home with every new look. We employ traditional craftsmen who understand what makes our clothing truly one-of-a-kind, and we’re here to help you dress your family for every holiday and event to come. 

Begin preparing for Diwali with the support of Lashkaraa today. 



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