Summer may not really be the most chosen wedding season but then no season is incomplete without weddings, right? It’s comparatively easier to sail through the wedding season in winters because you wouldn’t mind wearing those full sleeved blouses or anarkali suits made of warm fabrics which are ideal for weddings and your body would agree too, but that doesn’t mean that you’re left with little choice for a summer wedding. There are ways to brighten up an ensemble for a wedding in the heat, even with attractive embellishments on it.
1. Let’s begin with the most sought after and preferred combination that is so chic and trendy nowadays- Long Kurta with palazzo pants. This trend has seemed to get on with the women like rapid fire and it’s a very stylish one at that! Like in the picture below, I love the golden-maroon colour combination which looks quite rich and apt for a wedding. The hemispherical brocade and embroidery work around the neck and the cream and golden embroidery on the kurta give it a filling royal look. The similar colour combinations and embroidery work on the borders of the pants compliment the whole look. The golden water drop-shaped earrings and the contrasting maroon dupatta, the ring, bracelet, golden kolhapuri chappals follow the colour palette and complete the whole outfit.
You may go for cooler colours like the mint green kurta with cream coloured zigzag designs all over it, the two vertical parallel strips of printed design and the inverted kaeris printed at the border. Just pair it with a contrasting cream pair of palazzos and, if you like, a dupatta around your neck.
2. My next choice, a LEHENGA! Now which Indian wedding is complete without a lehenga? The glittery work on the lehenga and choli/blouse is what attracts most of the eyes and adds bling to a whole new level! Manish Malhotra seems to have nailed the lehenga look with this evergreen golden and blue combination. Though the navy blue lehenga is plain except the broad glittery golden border work and the blouse is golden with no extra heavy work on it, it’s the dupatta here which steals the show! Those pretty tassles hanging from each corner of the shear golden dupatta made of net and decorated with the circular shiny sequence work on it make the whole get up look so dressy and tempting!
And then there’s the evergreen pink which rules the summer as well as wedding season. The glossy copper blouse with three-fourth sleeves and baby pink lehenga with copper coloured embroidery work around the waist and copper-maroon-red-yellow striped border at the bottom give it the right ethnic dose. Also, to compliment the outfit is the baby pink Georgette dupatta with similar but thinner copper coloured embroidery work throughout its perimeter.
3. Manish Malhotra seems to be wooing the wedding season with his series of wedding outfits, especially with the tunic! The fuchsia pink tunic with a slit in the centre in the front starting from the waist down till the bottom and a mandarin collar with dazzling silver mirror work speaks volumes of chicness. The chiffon tunic is for the bold and confident. Pair the tunic with a pair of beige pencil pants and golden strappy sandals and you’re sure to grab many eyeballs at the wedding!
4. The crop top and long skirt combination is a very clever yet stylish way to reuse and recycle old and already-worn clothes and put them to some really great use. Sabyasachi Mukherjee nails this one like no other! He’s used floral prints which define all things summery with the teal skirt with peach, pink and yellow flowers printed all over it. To add to the quirkiness, he’s combined it with a red and mustard yellow striped crop top. A colourblast in one frame, I say!
Let’s not forget Maish Malhotra here. There’s competition here, especially with his designer silver off-shoulder blouse and silver lehenga with copper embroidery work.
If you want a more tangy outfit then you may go for a cream and orange combination like the one Shilpa Shetty’s donning here. The cream sleeveless blouse with silver and golden embellishments paired with a bright orange high waisted long skirt looks quite hep.
5. If its weddings we’re talking about then how can one forget THE SAREE?! Clearly, sarees are evergreen and still considered the safest and most vibrant choice. Any colour/work/syle looks good on a saree and its meant for all types of silhouettes. This Manish Malhotra saree looks so hot, glam and bold that it could melt anyone! He doesn’t go overboard with all the mainstream decorations and instead chooses to choose a cool colour palette for this one. The favourite fuchsia pink saree with a thick golden border gives it a bling look and the navy blue sleeveless blouse which ends just above the midriff bears enough for the ensemble to look acceptable at such a sacred family affair like a wedding. Those long earrings with a turquoise blue circular piece followed by a golden and bigger heart-like piece below it ensure that the face looks well-coordinated with the entire outfit. Also, do not miss the oh-so-royal looking navy blue clutch with golden embellishments! So chic.
So, ladies, I hope this post has given you enough ideas to pep up your wedding outfits and has left you with lesser confusion in the head. Do not shy away from choosing peppy, bold or pastel shades and always be confident about what you wear and how you style your outfit because there’s nothing more attractive than a confident woman. Also, if you feel like mixing and matching elements from different outfits then go ahead, but be sure to bear in mind the look and feel of it. As long as you’re confident and comfortable that’s all that matters.