What to Wear to an Indian Wedding This Season

Posted November 18, 2019 by in Fashion
indian wedding ceremony

With an unabashed exhibition of colours, fabrics, and silhouettes, the sartorial aspects of an Indian wedding are a photographer’s fantasy and a designer’s dream. Here are a few fresh ideas outlining useful tips on wedding attendee attire this season:

Haldi Ceremony

The custom of haldi not only has a religious significance but also adds a pre-wedding radiance to both the bride and the groom. This season, ditch the whites and opt from a wide range of colours like tangerine, mustard, lemon and classic gold.

Leave the heavy weaves for the ceremony and choose an easy-to-wear outfit like a soft sharara or a long kurti and skirt with an embellished statement dupatta to raise the bar for the rest. Pearl jewellery has made a winning return to fashion and is here to stay. Select a bold pearl maang tika and let it highlight your outfit. 

haldi ceremony

Mehendi Ceremony

Mehendi functions are generally intimate family affairs and the perfect opportunity for you to unleash your inner boho-chic diva and make an impressive statement.  You could team a Coachella-inspired lehenga (Yes! they exist) with some quirky jewellery for an edgy twist.

For an avant garde style, marry a printed or plain long top with an equally long skirt or palazzo pants.  The hottest accessorizing trend is all about being extra and dramatic. Follow the ‘more is more’ mantra and conjure up an all-bling look with chunky hoop earrings and stone-encrusted bracelets.

Mehendi Ceremony

Marriage Ceremony

Select your outfit for the wedding ceremony keeping the venue in mind. For an outdoor garden or beach wedding, it’s best to wear an embellished Anarkali or gown. For a traditional indoor wedding, you could choose a pastel coloured tasar silk saree featuring appliqué work for a fresh vivacious feel. Dig into your grandma’s jewellery box and complete the look with statement vintage pieces.

Step up your accessorizing game and follow the season’s trend of layering with your jewellery. Be it necklaces, rings or bangles, don’t refrain from stacking up.


Cocktail/ Reception

Since the cocktail/reception party is essentially a concept borrowed from the West, you can create an Indo-Western or fusion outfit with a saree – one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. Wrap it around washed-out straight fit denims for an innovative spin on tradition. Seal the look with a slinky halter-neck blouse, crystal shoulder dusters, and patent leather peep toe heels.

For a more conservative look, you could pick from a wide range of embroidered gowns that will effortlessly elevate your style. Deck this suave look with a jolt of bling in the form of a shimmer minaudiere.

shimmery minaudiere

This wedding season, indulge in innovation and sartorial experiments for a sensory overload of opulence and chic. Use the dichotomy between Indian and Western wear to your advantage and follow the ultra-elite brand of runway-inspired fashion.