The shaadi season pretty much never ends in India. And be it your bestie or even your padosi, you want to look your best, don't you? After all, weddings are all about getting dressed and clicking pictures. From high-end designers to local boutiques and our trusted masterji, there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to wedding clothes. To help you nail your outfit this season, we got Team POPxo to share their looks. Here you go:
1. Say yes to mix & match
"I’m committed to a sustainable wardrobe and a large part of that is to cut buying! Armed with my ‘no new clothes’ resolution, I mixed and matched existing pieces from my wardrobe and came up with this look. The skirt is part of my own wedding outfit by Tarun Tahiliani and the wraparound top is by Shia Rai."
- Sasha Chhetri, Head of Marketing and Special Projects
"I wore this pastel green lehenga for a day mehendifunction. Since it was my brother's mehendi and I had a lot of running around to do, I ditched the dupatta for a comfy and casual look. The outfit is from Yashodhara in Khan Market."
- Kriti Soneja, Social Media Intern
3. Time to go indo-western
"Not only do I love ethnic wear but I'm also extremely fond of designing it for myself. Because let's face it, more than any designer out there, it is us who particularly know what would look the best on us. So, yes guys, I customised this lehenga for myself in a colour that I absolutely love- lavender. And not just that! I added a twist to it by ditching the dupatta, I opted to carry the cape sideways. The floral sequence texture on the net adds the required amount of dazzle to the ensemble."
- Naina Sharma, Senior Writer
4. Elegant in a saree
"For me, there's nothing more elegant than a saree. And winter weddings call for silk sarees that keep hanging in your wardrobe forever. For my friend's wedding, I took out my Nalli silk saree. I paired the saree with a kundan necklace and studs, kept my hair and makeup minimal but went bold on the lips."
- Ekta Alreja, Deputy Editor
5. Step up your style in peplum
"It was my friend’s wedding and I wanted to wear something I had never tried before. Therefore, I decided to go for a peplum kurta and paired it with a lehenga. Rather than buying a readymade outfit, I sourced fabric from Lajpat Nagar and got it stitched."
"I have been an Abhinav Mishra fan for almost 5 years now. My Indian wear collection pretty much has only this one label. I love that he sticks to classic silhouettes and timeless designs that never go out of fashion. For a wedding in Bali, I wore this classic white anarkali with a blush pink net dupatta. The extensive mirror work on the dupatta border, neckline and waist made it perfect for a sundowner. Matching juttis and an Amrapali choker completed my look!"
- Manasvi Jaitly, Assistant Editor
7. Lilac love
"I wore this saree for my friend's December afternoon wedding. I found it in a local store in Jaipur with my mother, because I don't know how to shop for sarees. It was light and breezy but because this was only the third time in my life that I was wearing a saree, I spent a lot of time making sure it doesn't come undone."
- Kashika Saxena, Head of Content
8. When in doubt, wear velvet!
"Believe it or not, this outfit was not at all planned. The lehenga that I had initially planned to wear got torn and I came up with this outfit just an hour before my friend's wedding! I purchased the lovely skirt from Big Bazaar and paired it with the velvet blouse I bought from Myntra. All the stunning accessories were a gift from my pretty grandmother."
- Aayushi Pareek, Writer
So girls, what are you planning to wear to your bestie's wedding?