By Vriti Malik Last Updated:
Indian wedding wear has the reputation of being glittery, colourful and heavily embellished. When you look at the Bollywood red carpet appearances or try taking a cue from how the divas dress up in a traditional wear, you would surely get inspired to upgrade your ethnic wear wardrobe.
Start with a few staples- a beautifully embroidered net saree, a lehenga saree, a full-sleeves blouse that is adorned with pretty motifs, different kinds of suits like anarkali. Graduate from the pastel summer palette of ivory, white and beige to vibrant hues of orange, red and green that will make you ready to embrace the upcoming festive and wedding season in style.
Whether it is your best friend or a cousin or a colleague getting married, you can look your best with the timeless ensemble- the saree. There are a variety of Bollywood replica sarees to choose from. Go the old world route with a traditional full-sleeves blouse paired with a heavily embellished net saree while ensuring that you don't look too covered up.
There are a few pre-wedding functions that demand a more fun, flirty and a fusion look. So, don't be confused between choosing a traditional or contemporary saree, find a middle way in a pre-stitched saree, with an edgier blouse. You will surely turn heads while making a big fashion statement with some affordable designer sarees (buy it here). You can alternatively channel a completely royal look for a big affaire by wearing a velvet blouse paired with a net or a lehenga saree.
We often see a sea of bling at weddings, so it is a great idea to pick a really happy and festive colour like coral, fuchsia and crimson red. Always remember that you must opt for something light-weight if you are not a pro at wearing sarees.
For anyone and everyone who still cannot muster up the courage to wear a saree for a long event, fret not! There are a variety of Indian suits that can make you look equally stylish and stunning. An anarkali is an eternally favourite silhouette, which can flatter your body by camouflaging the imperfections.
If you are tall and slim, then any kind of anarkali will look lovely on you. Experiment with an empire line or waist line in vivid hues (buy it here).
But, if you have a small or petite body, then be sure to avoid too much flare. Try picking something that has moderate volume and ends a few inches above your knees.
If you are slightly short and don't wish to wear very high heels, then choose a monochrome anarkali. Also, opt for suits with less flare or kalis.
For all the curvy girls out there, invest in anarkalis where the kalis start from the top itself to give you an illusion of height.
If you wish to wear something other than an anarkali to be different, then we suggest you pick a well-fitted kurta and other straight silhouettes that cut down on the volume. You can pair it with palazzo pants, churidar or embroidered salwars.
Give your wardrobe a breath of fresh air by embracing different kinds of fabrics like net, lace, raw silk and cotton, which will also keep your look versatile every time you step out. While dressing up in a heavy suit or saree, keep your jewellery and makeup minimal so it never looks like you are trying to upstage the bride at any given point. Most importantly, remember that elegance and 'less-is-more' should be your fashion mantras this wedding season.
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