While the thought of what to wear to an Indian wedding can be overwhelming, the seasonal wear such as what to wear to Indian winter wedding can be even more exhaustive.
And it certainly becomes a tricky task for the guests to dress up fashionably for the wedding, whilst taking care of the seasonal factor. Moreover, it can be quite annoying as who wants to put on a sluggish sweater over a stunning lehenga? But then you should not suffer at the name of fashion. If you’ve an invitation of night wedding say in Delhi or in Punjab in winter season then be prepared to freeze down, provided you brave the ‘Delhi ki shardi’ in your stylish wardrobe.
Don’t be disheartened though, a smart selection of ensemble can always enable you to stay fashionable irrespective of the temperature. And if you’re clueless on what to wear to a winter wedding then you are at the right place. Go through our tips on how to manage the bitter cold whilst being under the spotlight.
1. Save your sleeveless blouses for summer
Since you’ll be most probably wearing ethnic wear such as sari, anarkali suit or lehenga, you should wear outfits with full sleeves, thereby making the best use of the recent trends. The good news is the latest trends say by Sabyasachi Mukherjee offer you heavily embroidered full-sleeve blouse designs with embellished high necks as well.
This en vogue embellished blouses in velvet and in other thick fabrics can definitely keep you warm while making heads turn for your glamorous avatar at the event. Both for lehenga and your georgette saree, you can go for such designer-inspired blouses either in short length with full sleeves as worn by Anushka Sharma or jacket design with high neck as worn by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Cannes.
2. Layer it like Sonam Kapoor
The smart way to beat the cold is to go for layering as people do in Canada and US. However, layering for such occasions doesn’t mean you’ll just randomly cover yourself with sweaters, jackets and shawls. In that you will just kill your wedding fashion.
A fashionista will always try to flaunt her best asset be it her outfit or accessories. And when it’s about attending a wedding, she will definitely like to look best from top to toe. The idea of layering in wool or leather can completely ruin her effort of looking the best.
You can always take cues from the Bollywood fashion divas and our very own fashion shows. With designers heavily showcasing their autumn winter party collections, it’s now pretty easy to make a high end style statement without having to compromise with the climate.
Here are some beautiful designer wears by Studio Kairi, Strands of Silk and Panache Haute Couture, which are exclusively designed for the winter weddings.
If you are not interested in long length jacket then you can settle down for this short-length fully embroidered jacket in gold.
And if you are planning to wear your favorite anarkali then do not forget to wear body warmer underneath to keep yourself warm throughout the night. For elderly women, they can always go for a lush pashmina shawl that not only adds elegance but even makes your overall look more luxurious.
3. Fusion Wear
If western wear is your likeness and you are looking for something fusion to wear then ethnic fusion is at large these days. You can take cues from Masaba Gupta jacket dresses or the ‘Verb’ collection by Pallavi Singhee at the Lakme Fashion Week 2014. For those who love androgynous fashion, they can opt for the ethnic fusion outfits for the wedding. They not only look smart in these ensembles, but can also survive the bitter cold.
You can also go for a leather trench coat and pair it with leggings. In order to add some drama you can go for a statement making watch, clutch or even a stole.
4. Put your warm step in style
Just like outfit, even footwear’s are crucial in choosing. Since its winter, you cannot opt for open heels and stilettos. Moreover, I always suggest you to keep your heels for other events. Unlike western weddings, Indian weddings are not only celebrated for hours but for days, which start from Mehndi and Sangeet and end with Mooh Dikhai and Pag Phera.
Therefore, be practical while choosing your footwear. You can go for Khussa shoes, which are available in bright colors adorned with pearls, sequins, beads and glittery elements. Even ballet shoes are ideal choice for ethnic fusion wear.
5. Do not shy away from accessories
Weddings and festivals are such occasions, which give you freedom to get drenched in bright colors and embellishments. And unlike summer weddings, where accessories only irritate you with sweat and itching, winter weddings enable you to wear them at ease. So just pick the best bling from your wardrobe and accessorize it appropriately with your outfit. Whether it’s your prized minaudiere or your statement necklace, you’re surely going to turn heads.
So these are some relevant tips on what to wear to winter wedding. Hope this helps!