You don't need us telling you that wedding season is here and boy, so are the crazy number of functions and ceremonies that come with it. If the wedding on the cards is in your family, read your sibling's, chances are you will already be browsing endlessly for the perfect bridesmaid outfit. To make things relatively easier (we hope!), we took a look at the pre-wedding celebrations that precede the big day and the final ones that round up the festivities. From mehndi designs and sangeet outfits to ensembles for D-day, reception and everything in between, here’s an extensive list of fashion finds you can add directly to cart. Sarees, lehengas, shararas, contemporary and fusion offerings and those with a traditional touch, there’s truly something that matches everyone’s preference.
From the traditional and conventional kurtas to the striking fusion outfits that will not be forgotten for long, we've curated a list of some of the best engagement dresses for bride’s sister (or the groom’s)! On the occasion of your sibling’s happy day, here are some outfit ideas to dress up to the nines.
Winter weddings also bring with them the need to keep snug (at least a little bit) and so, when picking the outfits for sister’s wedding (or pre-wedding!), you need to ensure that your choice of attire doesn’t miss out that detail. Enter this chic silk velvet look with blooms to spare, one you can team with an elaborate shawl and ornate jewellery to make heads turn.
In another win for patterns albeit with a summer note in mind, this breezy iteration from Anita Dongre’s ateliers is bound to make everyone ask where you got it from. The faded colour serves as the perfect backdrop for the array of florals and needless to say, it’s a striking pick as an engagement dress for the bride’s sister or the groom’s sister.
Whether you are the bride's sibling or the groom’s, it goes without saying that all eyes will be on you. So in order to make a fashionable statement, you could also go for a ruffle detail saree, a new-age version with an exquisite drape for a winning outfit. Not only that, but the vibrant colour of the six-yards is also eye-catching, should you wish for a further nudge!
Looking for the ideal engagement dress for the groom’s sister? We found just the one. This tulle offering in a deep, rich maroon colour with hand and machine embroidered details is a perfect outfit to pick for your brother’s pre-wedding functions. Complete with silk organza and handwoven chanderi, this distinctive outfit from designer Karan Torani is bound to make you stand out from the crowd.
Wish to be sangeet-ready with the best of looks there are? Don’t forget to take your jewellery and makeup details into account too. Here’s delving deeper into the varied winning picks for the occasion.
Before the D-day come a plethora of functions that precede it, meaning you need to prep for them in style. And if you are feeling uncertain about what to choose, let us tell you that nothing beats the appeal of the Indian wedding dresses for the bride's sister. Case in point: This vibrant lehenga set incorporating gota patti work and a chiffon dupatta. Need we say more?
If you are someone who tends to love pastel hues or are looking for the same for a theme-based event, pick this embroidered iteration for your sibling’s sangeet ceremony. With elaborate thread work on the kurta, this set featuring georgette as the base makes for a win-win look for the pre-wedding ceremonies. Add ornate jhumkas and you will be all set for the celebrations.
Still can’t decide amongst the many sangeet dresses for the bride's sister? Close those multiple tabs and check out this contemporary offering in black. An ideal pick for those who like to take the unconventional route, the embroidery on the non-colour base makes it a stellar pick for a sangeet function at night.
We don’t need to tell you that Banarasi brocade is a timeless classic that is always in vogue and so for the upcoming celebrations, it is something you can add to cart. Ditch the typical dresses for the groom’s sister to opt for this structured outfit in a faded pastel hue, one sure to make an impression at an intimate ceremony.
One of the most sought-after pre-wedding functions, the traditional mehndi ceremony favours hues of green over the other colours and like it goes, we picked looks worth stealing, ones that will do justice to your appearance for the ceremony.
Amongst the array of dresses for the bride's sister, the mehndi outfits are the most fun! If you don’t believe us, take a look at this experimental tiered sharara that comes with a crop top and features stunning foil print details. Unique, fashion-forward and endlessly versatile, this is the scene-stealing look you will want for your sister’s mehndi ceremony.
Looking to shop mehndi dress for the groom’s sister? We suggest picking this velvet kurta set in green if a winter wedding is on the cards for your brother. Bound to keep you warm and away from the chill, the green colour of this outfit is in sync with the traditional ceremony.
Green, but make it different. We will tell you how. Given the wide range of outfits available for the taking, you shouldn't have to worry about making a splash at your siblings’ mehndi. Still, going the boho route to make a mark has never been as easy as with this chic, flouncy top and dhoti pants set, ideal as a mehndi dress for the bride’s sister.
Keep the silhouette simple, as seen in this traditional kurta set but instead, opt for striking print details that are ever so stylish. We, for one, are loving this green kurta with straps and the uniform motif placement throughout the set. With the ideal jewellery in tow, this works excellently for Indian wedding dresses for the bride's sister.
For the haldi, yellow and colours in the nearby spectrum reign supreme. Experiment with silhouettes and textures, choosing from distinctive and traditional OOTDs to make for a fun and striking ensemble for your sister or brother’s pre-wedding celebrations.
This winning outfit is one that will appeal to the minimalist in you. Featuring symmetrical stripes, the satin Punit Balana dress with full sleeves can be the unconventional haldi dress for bride’s sister you have been on the lookout for. Layer with an overcoat and towering heels for winter and wear solo for a day function during the summer season.
That the saree is a failsafe got-to outfit for whatever the occasion might be is common knowledge but for those looking to go towards experimental drapes, this colour-blocked version with geometrical details stands out. Pick a sexy blouse to give the Indian wedding dress for the groom’s sister an edge.
Yellow is the colour of (mostly) all haldi outfits and in sync with what the pre-wedding function demands, you can pick this vibrant outfit. A lehenga with a cape detail blouse and embellishment, this is perfect to wear at your sibling’s haldi ceremony. It’s breezy, stylish and apt for the occasion; what’s not to love!
One of the most failsafe, best dresses for sister’s wedding (pre-wedding too) is the kurta. With its many iterations available in the market—A-line, asymmetrical, angrakha, anarkali and more—the kurta is a suitable option that never fails to impress. In line with that thought, you could add to cart this olive alternative with digital print emblazoned on it.
And of course, now comes the D-day! Choose from the best of dresses for the bride’s sister, going all out with your choice of attire and ensuring that you feel great on the sartorial front. Be it new-age looks or conventional versions such as the failsafe lehenga, all you need is here in our picks for the wedding season.
Your sibling’s nuptials call for the ‘IT’ bridesmaid-appropriate outfit, and of course, we looked for the ideal wedding dresses for the bride’s sister! Considering that pastels have been all the rage for quite some time, we were taken by this layered outfit with net and embroidery details aplenty. Especially perfect for a day wedding out in the open, there is no looking back from this one, complete with all that jazz in terms of jewellery and makeup, of course.
Wedding outfits for bride’s sister can’t be complete without the lehenga, a must-include Indian wear outfit in traditional settings. For those who aren’t keen on taking up red, pink and all those tried-and-tested colours, this subdued hue with colourful embroidery and a new-age blouse makes for a winning wedding-guest ensemble.
Go the traditional route with your lightweight Anarkali that doesn’t compromise on the delicate patterns and amalgamation of brilliant colours. Featuring the classic patola print, the flared anarkali is one to add to your bridesmaid look, especially if you haven’t zeroed in from the many dresses for the bride's sister.
The romantic sartorial vibe that this lovely colour puts on the forefront is surely one to try out in terms of wedding outfits. Given the classic Banarasi hint added to the length of this fusion saree, there’s no denying the appeal of this outfit as a wedding dress for groom’s sister.
End it with a fashionable bang! The culmination of all events, the reception can have you going towards more non-conformist picks as opposed to the rest. Goes without saying that you can make the most of it by putting your sartorial foot forward! Continue reading to find out.
Complete with a metallic sheen added to it, this Ritu Kumar offering with its regal use of colour and the breezy silhouette at play makes it ideal for the bridesmaid, the perfect reception dress for bride’s sister. Sky-high heels, a belt to cinch the waist should you want and pearl-drop earrings added to the outfit will instantly elevate the chic, relaxed outfit with elegance to it.
If the reception you are looking at is more towards the traditional tone, pick a contemporary outfit that incorporates some handiwork to give it a conventional yet striking touch. For instance, this layered lehenga with an embroidered jacket will work like a charm in a similar setting as a reception dress for the groom’s sister.
But if you have been on the lookout for a more modern-looking outfit for your sibling’s reception party, there is always a gown for the bride's sister that you can pick for the celebration! This classic black iteration with tone-on-tone sequin detailing surely hits the ball out of the park, its figure-hugging silhouette cutting a sultry look.
And of course, not to forget the flounced hem detailing this classic silhouette that gives way to an excellent reception-worthy look to don. With chandelier earrings and all the other accessories on point, there is no stopping you from being on the best-dressed list for the evening, thanks to this stellar reception dress for bride’s sister.
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