Diwali Dazzle: Sonal Doshi

Diwali is just around the corner – and with the diyas, sweets and Patakas come the numerous Diwali parties. And then the confusion of what to wear obviously follows it big time! So what are you wearing for the Diwali party next weekend? Is it the regular Anarkali that you wore last month? Is it the suit that you wore for your friend’s wedding and you hope they cancel coming to the same party? While most of us are struggling with these questions, there are a few out there, who have their style game in place. They’ve planned their looks and have their outfits ready. We went into the households of some of those lovely ladies – who know exactly what it takes to turn heads. Read on to know about how these dames are all set to dazzle this Diwali.

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Sonal Doshi, Homemaker

What makes this festive time special?

The fact that it is celebrated together with the whole family and all your friends – adding to which are the lights, colours and the joy, which just make it all the more special.

How do you celebrate Diwali?

We start the day with a family get together and puja at home. This is followed by puja at all our offices in the evening performed by the entire family together and burning crackers in the evening along with children. And finally ends with a get-together with friends.

How do you like dressing up?

I love my traditional wear, and this time of the year is a perfect time to pull them out of the wardrobe. The weather gets better, allowing one to wear heavier outfits and doll up a little more.

Who is your favourite designer?

Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

How would you judge the fashion scene in the city?

The fashion in our city is growing everyday and catching up and with a lot of big names in fashion industry coming in. People are more aware, resulting in a growing demand for brands and fashionistas. Looks like Hyderabad will soon become a fashion hub in the country.

What’s your fashion plan for the Diwali parties?

I plan to wear stylish Indo-Western outfits and top them up with ethnic accessories and jewellery.

Your favourite Indian clothing?


What kind of jewellery do you like?

Nothing like diamonds and old-school Polki – they almost can be teamed with any and everything.