#ShaadiStyle: How To Go Designer WITHOUT Going Broke!

Divya SharmaDivya Sharma  |  May 5, 2016
#ShaadiStyle: How To Go Designer WITHOUT Going Broke!


This post is brought to you in association with Swishlist.

We aren’t too sure what it is about shaadis that just makes us want to go all-out! With the dancing, the food and, of course, the clothes! And if it’s someone in the family or a really close friend tying the knot then toh it’s shopping time 24/7! But with 17 cousins and 35 friends who all want to get married suddenly, who can afford those really awesome clothes for their weddings? And designer wear – out of the question! Guess what? You’re WRONG! Courtesy of the fab folks over at Swishlist, you can now wear your FAV Indian wedding designer for your bestie’s wedding!! And we’re not talking rip-offs, we’re talking 100%-genuine-verified designer numbers. How? Because – as with houses – even if you can’t buy it, you can rent it! At a fraction of the actual price – like, for as little as Rs 1,000!

Check out OUR wishlist for the next big occasion we’re invited to. And then…stop looking, get booking! As they say: Rent It. Rock It. Return It!

1. Manish Malhotra for the Engagement


Since engagements are generally smaller events compared to the others, so are our budgets! But now you can still wear a fancy-shmancy Manish Malhotra tunic with to-die-for Kashmiri embroidered applique work for the occasion. Pair it up with a pair of neutral colour leggings or flared pants that you already have in your closet, and you’re bound to look very elegant!

POPxo Loves: Orchid Purple And Teal Tunic by Manish Malhotra (Rs 2,000)

2. Ridhima Bhasin for the Sangeet

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Sangeets are our absolute favourites! Dancing to the latest desi shaadi numbers and singing when we can’t even hold a tune. But at least we can look like a total bomb in this anarkali by Ridhima Bhasin! The intricate embroidery on the top is a definite eye catcher and the ghera will give you the perfect flare for all your thumkas. People won’t let you off the dance floor, trust us!

POPxo Loves: Peach Embroidered Jacket Anarkali by Ridhima Bhasin (Rs 2,750)

3. Ridhi Mehra for the Mehendi

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If sangeets are our favourite, the mehendi comes a very close second! This is where all the fun happens, and you actually get a chance to wear something that is not completely “traditional”! We think these flirty sharara pants and that adorable crop top TOTALLY fits that bill! You can even pair the top up with a fancy flared skirt, in case you have one in your closet already. The embroidered top has beautiful detailing that’ll set your outfit apart!

POPxo Loves: Orange Chiffon Sharara (Rs 2,650), Cream Crop Top With Floral Detail (Rs 1,000) by Ridhi Mehra

4. Anita Dongre for the Wedding

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Aaah, the main event! Of course you get to make a splash! And you sure will, in this lehenga set by Anita Dongre! It’s totally gorgeous, and because of the modest (enough!) style and fit of the blouse you can even skip on a dupatta. The fabric of the blouse is raw silk, which gives it structure and will add a very rich feel to your look! Pair it up with a bright contrasting colour of heels to mix things up. This look has a very new-age shaadi feel to it, which we’re totally loving!

POPxo Loves: Ivory Silk & Velvet Jacket Style Choli (Rs 1,800), Ramani Lehenga (Rs 3,250) by Anita Dongre

5. Rohit Bal for the Reception

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Bring out the big guns for the reception! It’ll be SO worth it – after all, this sari IS by Rohit Bal. And it stays true to his classic ethic of elegance too. We just adore the modern twist this has because of the mint green and silver tones. People are going to be talking for a long time once you turn up in this one. After all, what are receptions for if not for looking FAB?! And celebrating the happy couple, of course!

POPxo Loves: Mint Green and Silver Net Sari (Rs 5,500) by Rohit Bal

How to use Swishlist

Booking an outfit is as simple as choosing the one you like on, selecting your size, entering the date you want to wear it and hitting “Book Now”! It arrives at your doorstep in impeccable condition, beautifully packaged, freshly dry-cleaned and pressed, two days before your event. For the return, all you have to do is hand it over to the courier agent the next day.

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