The shaadi season is on and you’d be heading to if not more than at least one of the weddings. Wedding festivities bring with them dress-up, lots of yummy food and fun. But the one thing that most of us girls dread this season is the big question – ‘What to wear for a wedding?’
You need to look your best for each function and yet don’t want to be dressed in the same old boring saree. Well, we got you sorted here with our outfit ideas for weddings, except sarees.
Listed below are 9 outfit ideas, except saree that you can rock this wedding season.
The eternal stunner, lehanga is of course the first choice. Wear a heavy lehanga for your best friend’s wedding or a light one with floral jewellery for your cousin’s mehandi. And not to forget if you are the bride to be, then lehanga is the best option.
Break the stereotypes, and don’t stick to basic reds and maroons. Go for florals and pastels for mehandi functions, a bright fuchsia or a deep blue with some beautiful traditional jewellery and you’ll surely make heads turn.
- Anarkali Suits
The beautiful anarkalis have our hearts. Those flared floor length make the perfect ethnic outfit for the wedding festivities. Wear it for sangeet or the wedding itself, it’ll make a supreme style statement. Single colored anarkali with a heavy dupatta, silk anarkali with palazzo pants or a printed brocade anarkali with a plain silk skirt, there are plenty of options.
Pair it with jutties for a more relaxed feel on a sangeet or a mehandi and team it up with heels, an elaborate hair updo and deeper makeup for the wedding.
Bring back the retro feel with graceful shararas. They are perfect to be worn for mehandi paired with kundan jewelry, ghungroo jutties and a potli bag.
You can also wear it for your friend’s reception. Wear a dark hued sharara with a contrast coloured dupatta. Pair it with a jhoomar, golden heels and box clutch for a Nizami look.
- Crop top with skirt
If you are the crop top type, then you’ll love this combination. A traditional skirt or a lehanga teamed up with a funky crop top instead of the usual choli makes a great fusion look.
You could wear this for your own pre-wedding shoot or your haldi ceremony and look a beautiful bride. If you’re the bride’s sister or friend, then this outfit is good for mehandi or even the reception. You could also carry it off as an outfit for the bachelorette party if the skirt is not too decked up.
- Saree Gown
If you are the bride to be and are thinking of a beautiful outfit for your reception, then considering a saree gown can be a good option.
This traditional meets modern outfit would surely stand out. Opt for pretty pastels or deeper colors, as per your liking. Keep the jewelry and make-up neutral to highlight the outfit.
- Kurti with skirt
Our love for kurtas combined with skirts knows no end. Wear a plain skirt with a jacket kurta to look classy and stay warm in this cold weather.
Double slit kurtas are something that goes very well with skirts. This wedding season ditch the palazzo and say hello to skirts. Carry this look for your brother’s haldi or your bestie’s chuda ceremony. It’s semi-casual yet festive and stylish.
You can also read our full guide on how to sizzle in kurtas with skirts here.
- Churidar Suit
If you cannot narrow down on any of the outfits, then a churidar suit would always be a saviour. It is evergreen and makes a subtle style statement. Wear it with kundan jhumkas, lots of bangles and you’d be good to go.
And you know what the best part is, you can flaunt your new heels perfectly with a churidar suit. You can wear it for any of the functions of the wedding and it’ll be a safe bet.
- Skirt with shirt
After seeing Anushka Sharma rocking the plain white shirt with embellished skirt in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, we’ve got the perfect mehandi outfit idea.
For the modern contemporary bride, a crisp shirt with skirt is a great way to experiment and give an edge to the basic bridal wear. It’s stylish, classy and very much in vogue.
- Cape with dhoti/skirt
Dhoti pants have been a favourite and we cannot stop raving about them. But they are seldom experimented with. It is time to give your wedding look book an Indo-western twist with a dhoti salwar. Pair it with a jacket or a cape for the reception.
Add a little oomph to the look with heels and curled hair. Simple, elegant and classy, this is one outfit that’ll make you the talk of the party. You could also pair the cape with a skirt and it’ll look stunning.
So which of these options are you most excited to experiment with this wedding season? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Until next time, happy dressin’ up!