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Shara Ashraf, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 17, 2012
Have you been rattling your brain thinking how to make a statement with your fashion picks at your best friend’s wedding? With an endless number of functions, it’s likely for you to get bogged down by the dressing up conundrum. But with some fashion intelligence in place, you can carry off an enviable look.

Take someone you trust along with you when you go shopping, and try out each outfit before you make the purchase. Coordinate your makeup and accessories, and you’ll hot up the gathering quite effortlessly. We tell you how to go about choosing outfits for different wedding functions.

Think naughty, think fun and pick up your attire for this function. An indo-western drape dress, a kaftan dress, or a long pencil skirt with a high slit and a corset top can be nice options.

(The model is wearing a Malini Ramani  kaftan. Her hair is tied in a side reverse roll, and there’s a silver headband to add some jazz)

You could wear a western outfit for this function. An off shoulder gown, or a little peplum dress can be nice options. Keep hair simple and play with accessories. Wear one eye-catching piece of jewellry, and keep makeup subtle.

Since these are traditional functions, stick to ethnic wear, but in stylish cuts and designs. Go colour blocking with a lehenga with a lovely border, and duppatta in a contrasting colour, or wear a fish cut lehenga with a backless choli.

Go for a stylish sari in a colour that complements your skin tone. Team is with a bikini blouse or a halter. Stay away from heavy banarasis and pick up chiffon, net or georgette for a contemporary look.  Add some drama with traditional jewellery such as haathphool and jada choti (The model is wearing a deep purple Pam Mehta sari with an all gold bikini  blouse. A side braid with white roses tucked in  it, a gold haathphool and kamarbandh sex up her look)

Think naughty, think fun and pick up your attire for this function. An indo-western drape dress, a kaftan dress, or a long pencil skirt with a high slit and a corset top can be nice options.