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? Get some cues from these ethereal celebrity dresses to look no less than a star on your BFF's shadi!
You probably already know that we love ourselves some fun Indian drapes, which what this celebrity dress is all about. Jacqueline Fernandes look alluring in this pretty Anamika Khanna dhoti pants 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 this celebrity dress donned by Aditi
Rao Hydari . So when everyone is busy blinging up, she went the other way and sported this gorgeous Sanjay Garg lehenga? Don 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
This celebrity dress donned by Kareena Kappor is perfect for day functions. 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. 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 this celebrity wedding dress that Divya Khosla 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 celebrity dress 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 this celebrity dress donned by 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
Celebrity dresses with jacket are all in rage these days. It’s no wonder then that we love Malaika Arora 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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