Attending a Wedding? Some Ethnic Wear Ideas
Choosing what to wear is quite a task as several questions may boggle your mind, like what to wear? Which color to wear? What accessorize to opt for? and so on. So, here are some amazing dress ideas for a wedding guest.
If you are a bit confused about what to pick, you can never go wrong with a saree. Be it for the bride's sister, friend or aunt, it is suitable for everyone and any wedding function you can think of. You can get the blouse tailor made. A little bit of skin on your midriff will be visible, but it looks graceful as mostly it is covered by the draping of saree.
You are expected to wear vibrant shades to add to the festive mood. Mint green, bright orange, emerald blue or fuchsia pink are some of the cool choices. For a light function like the haldi, mehndi, go for an all-over printed floral chiffon saree and adorn it with some traditional neckpiece.
And if you plan to wear it on the main reception day, opt for a sequin work saree or go for a trendy designer saree in intense colors with glittering embellishments. Do not hesitate to pick a heavy piece of jewelry with a bindi to flaunt your diva look.
You get a wide range of options to select from long kurta & churidar, Anarkali, Patiala suits, high-low kurta, drape kurta, kurta with side slit, etc., trust me; it is a never-ending list! In the sangeet ceremony, which is a dance-centric function, this attire is sure to grab everyone's attention and there is nothing stopping you from rocking the dance floor.
Lehenga - An all-time love
A lehenga is the most sought-after dress for all Indian weddings. It gives you a regal touch. It is a two-piece heavily embellished dress that has a cropped top with a floor-skimming length skirt. The fabric can be sequined or heavily embroidered.
Green, maroon or powder pink, you will be amazed to know that there are many opulent styles with eye catchy gold and silver detailing. A statement necklace, with choker and a couple of bangles, holds a fancy clutch, and you're set to attend the wedding.
For the Sangeet ceremony, choose a bright hues lehenga with an embellished top in sequin, off- shoulder or peplum. Put on an elegant jewel piece that goes well with your lehenga colour scheme and you will set the dance floor on fire!
Shararas have entered the glamour world. The bride or groom's sister may choose it to redefine the royalty in Shararas, also sometimes called Gharara. Glam it up on Mehendi is an occasion when henna tattoos are applied on the hands and legs of the bride, relatives, and friends.
Go for bright-colored flared palazzo pants with quirky prints for the Mehendi ceremony.. Peplum, off-shoulder, cropped, or the ruffled top could give you a great combination to pair it with your palazzos. Just be careful about henna stains on your outfit!
Dazzling Evening Gowns
If you want to ditch the saree or a lehenga, no worries. Comfortable yet fashionable, an evening gown is an elite taste to adorn on a wedding. This contemporary clothing style will match your boho spirit. Go for subtle jewelry and an elegant clutch that goes well with the outfit, and you are sorted. Adorn them for the engagement party, cocktail night, or slay it even in the reception.
Indian Wedding Dresses for Men
Though women enjoy the widest varieties of fashion and style, men today are no back either. Men have ample of options to showcase their style statement as well. Here is the list of wedding attire options for men for Indian wedding ceremonies.
Appealing Sherwani for Desi Style
For those who want to go the traditional route, opt for the sherwani. It is a long (knee length) coat-like top. You have to pair it with a churidar (pair of cotton slacks). Men are usually expected to wear sherwani. If you do not feel like buying it, you can consider renting an authentic sherwani.
Printed Jackets - Add Some Quirk!
A printed floral jacket would be an apt outfit for a quirky Mehendi ceremony for the men who want to do it simple yet an eye-candy look.
Pathani Suit - A Stylish Ensemble
Wearing your dapper look in a pathani or afgani suit is just perfect for grabbing a lot of female attention in any occasion of wedding ceremonies. They are incredibly comfortable yet add to your masculine personality.
Slay in Suit
Men can go for a formal option and a promising alternative to the traditional outfit for weddings. The suit is a smart selection for the bachelors' party. Wear this groomed English look in the winter weddings of India.
A couple of Other Things to note
- Do not overdo with the accessories. Know how much is too much.
- Play with silhouettes, wear your personality, and do not compromise on comfort.
- Color-coordinated wedding dresses add up to the ambiance of the evening.
- Avoid wearing red as it is generally considered as the color often worn by the bride.
- Glamp up with joy and love for celebration.
The bottom line is to have fun with fashion. You have got all the rights to be inventive to nail it in the royal Indian wedding couture. Let us know which one of the lists stole your heart away in the comments section below.