7 Perfect Indian Dresses for this Wedding Season
March 28th, 2019 by Catherine Marqueses
When the sound of the dhol, the fragrance of haldi in the air, the color of mehndi on hands and the sweet harmony of bangles and anklets are all around you know that it’s time for you to ride the shopping bandwagon for Indian clothing. You need to gear up for the wedding season which is the time for you to shine and show off the latest fashion trends of the season. We have picked out some of these trends just for you.
#The Good Old Saree
A saree is a classic piece when it comes to Indian wedding outfits. You can style and drape it differently each time you wear it and dazzle your way into the hearts of everyone. This season ditch the petticoat and pair silk pants with your saree. Make the pallu and the pleats and you can shake a leg or two easily in your pants. Another style is to keep the pallu on one shoulder and add a Banarasi dupatta or a stole on the other shoulder. Planning on wearing a solid saree with a sequined border for the cocktail function? Jazz it up a bit with a brocade skirt underneath instead of the petticoat and show off the skirt in the front next to the pleats. Add a sequined shrug over the blouse and see the saree sizzle.
#The Anarkali to the Rescue
Anarkalis give you a cinched waist and a flowy silhouette waist below and you can groove to the DJ beats all night at your bestie’s Sangeet function. Matcha palazzo with your kalidaar Anarkali this season instead of the churidar. You don’t want to be handling the dupatta which is going to keep slipping off your shoulder by default unless you pin it up like a ninja. Try the cape look this season over the dupatta. A net cape with a sequined or lace border will give a completely different makeover to the traditional Anarkali.
#Yes, Palazzo Still Rules the Charts
The Palazzo is here to stay for a long time and if you still haven’t stocked your wardrobe with it, you are so missing out on the top trend for this year. There are so many different variants of the palazzo that you will be spoilt for choice. Lucknawi chickenkari work palazzos in solid colors are what you must own to mix and match with any kurta you wish for day wear. Give the palazzo a flared look and you get the sharara which should be worn with a kurta which is just below the knee in length.
#Layer the Lehenga
When we are talking of Indian ethnic wear, it would be a cardinal sin to not talk about the trusted lehenga which is a part of every Indian wedding, just that the cuts and structure have undergone a metamorphosis. The choli has been replaced with the corset and the dupatta has now given way to a sheer and sequined jacket to add some layers to the lehenga.
#Groove it With the Gharara
Ghararas which were once a staple in the wardrobes of our moms and grandmoms have made a re-entry into the fashion circuit. Short Kurtis with ghararas in light pastel shades is the go-to look this year. You can experiment with the cuts of the kurta that you pair with ghararas by adding mini Kalis to it to add some volume.
#Dhoti it Up in Style
Dhoti pants are the perfect piece of Indian clothing which has taken into its stride the marriage of comfort with style. A peplum style kurti looks amazing with dhoti pants and you can amp up the style by wearing them with a pair of jootis with or some caged stilettos. If you are looking for a layered look, you can pair the dhoti pants with a crop top and ethnic long jacket.
#The Fusion Look
An Indo western look never fails and the best way to achieve the look is through a pre-stitched saree or the saree gown. They give a perfect silhouette while doing away with the hassles of managing the pleats and the pallu. You can also wear one which is almost like a bodycon gown with a pallu added to it.