There is nothing more fun, more colourful or prettier than an Indian summer wedding. You get to dress up in your Indian attires, you get to meet many old friends or relatives and you also get to eat a lot of good food. But the big question that keeps us ladies up is choosing what to wear at the wedding functions as a guest during summers? There are a lot of fabrics and dresses to choose.
Since the wedding season of summer is on, we thought we should give you a few suggestions as to what kind of outfits you should choose as a guest for attending a summer wedding.
Here are some super trendy ideas to begin with:
Sarees are evergreen! You can’t go wrong with them. Sarees flatter all body types. You can choose from crepe, cotton, chiffon, satin, & georgette sarees with floral prints, embellishment details & embroideries in pastel or summery colours. Sarees can be draped in a variety of ways like dhoti saree, mermaid style saree, ulta palla saree, scarf style saree, modern drape, traditional drapes and so many more. Pair them up with a fancy blouse & (or) a belt to create that bohemian look, match some quirky jewellery and you are good to go!
2. Lehenga – Skirt & blouse paired with Dupatta
If you love fusion fashion, then dressing up for a wedding invitation is exactly your cup of tea. Flared maxi skirts that have some traditional elements like zari weaves, embroidery, mirror work, tribal prints or motifs, florals are perfect for wedding occasions. Pair the skirt with a fancy blouse or a crop top and a dupatta in contrasting colour. Pastels like powder blue, lavender, peach, pink, mint green, off-white, grey etc. look flattering during this season.
Get yourself tailored a light lehenga and pair it will a plain blouse. Instead of a dupatta put on a sheer cape with embellishments only at the borders. This outfit will also save you from the hassle of carrying a dupatta around.
It goes without saying that draped lehengas are easy to carry and they generally come in lightweight fabrics as it is difficult to drape and sew together heavy or embellished fabrics. You can easily invest in a lehenga this summer wedding season to create a statement look.
3. Suits- Patiala suits, anarkalis, palazzo sets
The kurta sets are perhaps the most comfortable desi attire from Patiala suits to churidars to anarkali suits or even sharars. But to avoid looking too plain in a salwar suit at a wedding, give it a special twist with some heavy embroidery with dupatta. If the suit is heavy, do with a lighter dupatta and vice verse. You can also play around with the lurta length, neckline, colour, work, print or asymmetrical hems.
For the bottom opt for a dhoti-style bottom, Patiala salwar, churidar, palazzo or a sharara. These bottoms will instantly make the look fancier.
4. Floor length ethnic dresses
Fusion wear outfits are what will save us this summer wedding season. Wear a longline flowly/ pleated dress or a tight fitted dress, with embroidery, beads, sequin or mirror work. Pair it with an ethnic belt a big fancy earrings with hand accessories and heels. And be ready to turn heads at the wedding event.
5. Floor length Anarkali dress
If you want to look more traditional with more ethnic elements in it, then you can opt for a floor-length Anarkali dress. Again, flatters all body shapes and looks very elegant.
An Anarkali floor length dresses have a wide A-line cut but are not overly flared. Thus it will not be very heavy. Pair such a dress with jarao jewellery to flaunt that royal demeanour.
6. Lehenga Saree
Lehenga Saree is a combination of lehenga and saree. Lehenga sarees are high on trend these days as they are easy to wear fit well from the above and flare down at the bottom. They have the features of both a lehenga and a saree.
It’s a beautiful blend of pallu draping of a saree with flares of a lehenga. The outfit is perfect for an evening reception look. Colours, work and prints are the keys again!
7. Sharara/ Gharara
Shararas and Ghararas are the thing these days for traditional occasions and events. Make a statement in a beautiful medium heavy sharara/ Gharara sets with or with dupattas. Complete the look with jewellery, handbag and heels or flats based on your preference.
You can choose a dupatta in a sheer fabric like net, georgette, chanderi etc. It just needs to have embellishments or zari work or embroidery on it. The kurta should fit well and should be long enough to cover your calfs as per the trend these days.
8. Skirt & Kurta
The ethnic maxi skirt is a blessing to have in the summer wedding season. For this look, you will need an ethnic flared maxi skirt with a straight fit kurta having side slits. You can go about attending a wedding function just like this or wear a matching dupatta with it, the choice is yours. The outfit will give you an elongated look and suit most body types.
9. Jacket with lehenga skirt
Pair a closed longline jacket with center slit which has all over embroidery/ print with lace details on the top and flared plain skirt to go along with it for the bottom. This look doesn’t have a dupatta but is supremely comfertable yet fancy.
Just make sure the lehenga bottom is not an over-flared or a flowing one as it will restrict movement. In case you want to sport this look, keep in mind that the crop top needs to be a bit understated because the lehenga skirt is the star of the show.
10. Dhoti skirt with crop top/ jacket/ shrug
If you are the kind who does not like extremely ethnic clothing or feminine clothing yet have to attend a wedding in Indian attire, we have the best solution for you. Create a bohemian look with dhoti skirt & pair it up with a crop top/ jacket/ shrug to rock that fusion look.