What to Wear to an Indian Wedding as a Female Guest?

Wedding as a Female Guest

Grand Indian weddings command lush dresses and styles! But dressing as a wedding guest can be an overwhelming situation. You don’t want to appear more dressy than the bride or bridesmaids but can’t look underdressed as you would be the odd one out. That’s why we have curated this short yet very informative guide to help you save trouble and look radiant.

5 Must-have Designer Wedding Guest outfits  

1. Anarkali Kurtas

Anarkali Kurtas are blessings in disguise. They are elegant, traditional, timeless, and well-suited for all wedding functions as well as festive celebrations. Since Indian weddings are all about love, laughter, cheer, and fun vibes- pick a vibrant Anarkali dress with embellishments, prints, motifs, embroideries, or exciting designs. Long Anarkali dresses are also scintillating reception dresses for brides; check out Indya’s online Anarkali collection to find what your heart wants!

Even though Anarkali dresses and Kurtas have been around for a long time, Indian designers have made them more appealing by adding contemporary elements. Here are some trending styles you should not miss- Anarkali with attached dupatta, layered anarkali kurta, one shoulder Anarkali Kurta, Anarkali maxi kurta, etc.

2. Fusion Ethnic Tops and Tunics

Indo-western ethnic crop tops have been a hit this wedding season because of the versatility, styling ease, comfort, and gallons of sass! Fusion-embellished crop tops can be paired with everything from traditional sarees, pre-draped saree dresses,lehenga skirts, designer lehengas, palazzos, andsharara pants to other ethnic bottoms.

From breezy Mehendi dresses to chic cocktail party attires to breathtaking reception wear– you can’t go wrong with a designer ethnic top blouse! Some of the most loved celebrity inspired crop top styles are blouse with attached dupatta, embroidered strappy crop top, cowl neck crop top, frilled strappy crop top, side drape top, one shoulder blouse, and cutout shirt blouse.

3. Pre-stitched Sarees

As a wedding guest, your sole duty is to look good, have lots of food, cheer for the bride and groom, and enjoy to the fullest. Now, that will only be possible if you are wearing comfortable clothes that allow graceful movement. And that’s where pre-stitched sarees or popularly also known as draped or ready-to-wear sarees, sweep in!

They look exactly like traditional sarees but take less than a minute to get ready as the hassle of draping, tucking, and pleating is not there. You can explore from ruffled borders to embroidered saree sets to sarees with attached blouses, and much more! Season’s top pre-stitched saree styles are pleated pre-stitched saree, belted saree sets,tiered pre-stitched saree,ruffled ready-to-wear saree, tiered sarees with belt, embroidered saree gown, high-slit pre-stitched saree, etc.

4. Designer Lehenga Skirts 

Your wardrobe needs at least one designer lehengaskirt; if you already don’t own one because once you try one, there’s no turning back! Lehenga skirts are an excellent investment, as you can use them for multiple occasions and functions but look entirely different each time. To do so all you have to do is pair your lehenga skirt with different ethnic tops, tunics, kurtis or jackets. So pick a lehenga in a riveting hue with exciting details.

Here are some lehenga skirts styles worth your money- lehenga skirt with cancan, Ivory printed lehenga skirt, mesh lehenga skirt, printed kalidarlehenga skirt, brocade lehenga skirt, flared lehenga skirt, tiered lehenga skirt, and layered lehenga skirt.

5. Ethnic Jumpsuits

Do you want to be the best dressed wedding guest but don’t want to put in hours getting ready? Then ethnic jumpsuits are what you need. They are flowy, comfortable, stylish, youthful, and super fun. Since Indian weddings usually last for more than three days, you can’t be decked up in heavy lehengas or gowns all the time. That’s why you should give ethnic jumpsuits a try!  Some trendy Mehendi and reception wear jumpsuit styles, you should check out- printed cut-out jumpsuit, belted jumpsuit, embroidered cape one-shoulder jumpsuit, ruffled jumpsuit, and jumpsuit with attached dupatta.

Tell us about your favourite wedding wear trends (from this season) in the comments below!

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