Diwali: The Festival of Lights and love is just around the corner. Whether you’re an expat who migrated to the UAE or were born here, Diwali will always be an illuminous time in your life.

But the week before Diwali is where it all begins – rigorous house cleaning, garlanding the lengths of the walls in every room with fresh flowers and interlacing them with twinkling lights. Next up, preperation of all the nostalgic sweets Indians grew up with and finally, putting together the very many outifts one must wear to the different card parties and gatherings.

Diwali is all about spending time with your loved ones (family or friends like family), cherishing your community and indulging in sweet treat you often restrict yourself from. Amidst all of this, don’t forget to get Insta-worthy shots for the ‘gram.

But in order to look your best, you must prepare in advance – unless, you’re someone who leaves their festive wear shopping down to the 11th hour, fret not, we’re got you covered.

In a coveted list, we’ve put together 10 budget-friendly outfits you can buy for Diwali. The mood and aesthetic is contemporary-yet-festive, and the silhouttes have a high repeat value.

10 pocket-friendly festive-wear options for the last minute shoppers:

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