If you’re tired of wearing the same old saris, Anarkali and evening gowns to weddings, it’s time to explore styles and fashions that are not only refreshing but also look perfect in the festive setting. Shadi wear need not necessarily be formal, traditional and proper; a little experimentation never harmed anyone. A look at the latest trends in wedding wear that are fast becoming the rage:
Wear a cape
A cape is the latest trend to hit wedding fashion. For a shaadi, you can pair it with a lehenga, with a pair of dhoti pants, palazzos or a gown. Wear a longer cape with a churidar for the ultimate fashion statement. A cape can be sheer worn on top of a traditional choli or solid, long and flowy to be paired with a tighter lower garment. Choose festive colors to nail the wedding look.
This garment has made quite a few comebacks and it is trending again. A comfortable pair of pants, the dhoti is a fresh take on the salwar but with a higher glam quotient. You can pair the dhoti with a mid-length kurta, a peplum and crop top, with a jacket or with a cape.
Dhoti sari and pant sari
The dhoti has lent style to the sari as well. The dhoti sari has become the hottest trend and is ruling the ramp these days. Another spin-off is the pant sari which looks equally alluring and fashionable. So go ahead sport this latest fashion and rock the wedding.
Pair crop top with skirt
This is the latest spin-off on the traditional lehenga choli. Replace the lehenga with a festive skirt and the choli with a crop top. What you have is a trend that is modern, stylish yet is rooted deep in wedding tradition.
Pair lehenga with long kurta
This is a beautiful comeback of our traditional classy Punjabi village costume. The only difference is that it’s not just a humble dress any more. Silks, brocades, chiffon, georgette kurtas paired with a swirly layered lehenga is just perfect to behold.
Pair a kurta with Palazzo pants
Your favorite kurta just found itself a new mate –palazzo pants. This is a chic yet classy look perfect for the shaadi atmosphere. For a more traditional approach, try pairing your kurta with a sharara. You can experiment with wearing palazzo pants with a long kurta, with a short kurta or one with an uneven hemline. Same goes for the sharara; wear it with a long kurta or a short one.
Another extremely popular garment that has caught the imagination of designers and fashionistas alike is the jacket. It is an extremely versatile style and can be worn long, sheer, open, short, buttoned up etc etc. Pair a jacket with a pair of cigarette pants, or a lehenga, with dhoti pants, with palazzo pants or with a sharara.
If you are not in the mood to spend, you can give a slight tweak to your ‘normal’ salwar-kameez and come up trumps. For example, pair a short kurta with brocade or printed pants, or a very short kurta with a salwar whose pleats you are proud to show off.
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