So your bestie is getting married and you’re absolutely thrilled about it. But it is probably the 13th wedding you will be attending this season. Dampens thing quite a bit, right? There are no new ways that you can possibly think of adding another spin to your sari, and the thought of shopping is giving you a migraine. Yet you need to look impeccable and the whole situation has put you in a major fashion fix. We get you.
Guess What? Putting together your wardrobe for your BFF’s wedding just got simpler (thankfully for us) as our favourite Bollywood fashionistas have recently been on a major wedding-hopping spree.
What’s in it for you? There are so many wedding style cues you can pick up from them.
You probably already know that we love ourselves some fun Indian drapes, which is why Jacqueline Fernandez in this Anamika Khanna dhoti pants-jacket outfit, topped off with statement chaand baalis
wins major sartorial points from us. You too can recreate it by teaming smart dhoti pants with an embellished jacket of a length of your choice. Not only is it incredibly stylish, it’s also comfortable - you’ll appreciate its merit when your bestie is having a meltdown and you need to sprint to the other end of the venue to calm her down.
POPxo recommends: Chhavvi Aggarwal Black asymmetrical zardosi embroidered jacket with copper dhoti pants on Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop
, Rs. 25,000
Ode to Tradition
We have a major fashion crush on Aditi Rao Hydari working this green Sanjay Garg lehenga
in style. So when everyone is busy blinging up, why not run the other way? Sport a traditional weave lehenga
(you can pick brocade, zari
, gota pati
, or banarasi
among others) with minimal make-up and jhumkis
for a look that spells restrained chic. It helps that a revival of Indian handlooms is extremely au courant. Reception-ready, did you say?
POPxo recommends: Green banarasi lehenga choli on Sareeka
, Rs. 8,091
Kareena Kapoor Khan looks like every inch the Begum that she is in this pastel Manish Malhotra sari. While you can’t trade places with her (sigh!), you can recreate her repertoire for a poised wedding look. Team a simple pastel pink sari with an embroidered blouse for a day function. Make the look pop with a hint of green via your jewellery.
POPxo recommends: Vishal Georgette Pink Saree on Jabong
, Rs. 2,799
Love the spotlight and creating a dramatic flutter with your clothing choices? Then you’ll find your alter ego in Divya Khosla and the Gaurav Gupta Couture fusion sari she recently sported. Part risqué and part oomphy, this is a look best attempted by the sartorially brave. Opt for a more a demure blouse and slimmer belt if you wish and finish the look with polki jewellery and fuss-free make-up. Wear it for your bestie’s cocktail, it’s just what you need to stand out in a sea of same ’ol gowns.
POPxo recommends: Tarun Tahiliani Maroon Satin Draped Saree on Exclusively In
, Rs. 24,800
Skirting the Issue
Soha Ali Khan’s breezy Ritu Kumar mehendi
look is something you can take inspiration from for your soul sister’s mehendi
. Here’s a look that allows you to mix and match. Team a printed crushed skirt with a gota pati kurta
, matching dupatta
wedges. Remember to opt for short sleeves if you plan on applying henna.
POPxo recommends: Biba Panel Skirt
(Rs. 1,049) with Biba Asymmetrical Kurta
, Rs. 3,600
Traditional desi looks not up your alley? Take a cue from Shraddha Kapoor who attended a recent wedding reception in a decidedly contemporary Shivan & Narresh signature bikini sari. What you need is a simple colour-blocked sari in an unconventional combination and plain blouse. Either skip the jewellery altogether or opt for just pearl or diamond studs. Trust us when we say that this minimal look is capable of creating a dramatic statement.
POPxo recommends: Shivan & Narresh One Shoulder Colour Blocked Bikini Sari
, Rs. 27,300
We are sworn patrons of lehengas
with long jacket blouses. It’s no wonder then that we love Malaika Arora Khan in this Arpita Mehta number. It’s absolutely glamorous and playful. There are two ways to sport a similar look: either team a plain lehenga
with an embellished choli
and long jacket or simply throw on a jacket over a plain floor-length anarkali
POPxo recommends: Divya Kanakia Golden Embroidered Long Jacket With Red Net Skirt on Indian Roots
, Rs. 10,800
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