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Bridesmaid dresses: Pick your favourite look to flaunt this wedding season

From dhoti pants and kaftans to lehenga saris, here’s the low-down on the looks bridesmaids can flaunt this wedding season.

fashion-and-trends Updated: Feb 02, 2017 14:50 IST
Akshata Shetty
Akshata Shetty
Hindustan Times
We know that all eyes are on what the bride wears but that shouldn’t mean bridesmaids go unnoticed.
We know that all eyes are on what the bride wears but that shouldn’t mean bridesmaids go unnoticed.( )

Parineeti Chopra sizzled in an off-shoulder blouse and a skirt-style lehenga for Sania Mirza’s sister Anam Mirza’s sangeet ceremony, which was held a few days ago. With the wedding season just around the corner, we know that all eyes are going to be on what the bride wears. But it shouldn’t mean bridesmaids go unnoticed.

HT Café takes a look at the trends bridesmaids can flaunt at their best friend’s wedding this season.

Indian weddings boast a variety of ceremonies, which means people can flaunt several fun outfits. But with so many options, it may get hard to pick a chic and trendy look. Designer Pria Kataaria Puri helps us out. “The idea is to have fun with your outfit. Opt for blouses, as that’s the current trend. The skirt should be flattering and slimming, with a flare at the bottom. It can be westernised with Chantilly lace, or you can go for a fusion look by opting for a western style in Kanjeevaram silk. Maang tikkas with earrings should suffice for accessories,” she says.

Being comfortable is the key to having a great time at any wedding, feels Sweta Tantia (one half of the designer label Garo by Priyangsu and Sweta). “You have to be comfortable, as there will be a lot of moving around. So, you can opt for a floor kalidar and team it with dhoti pants, or go for a long jacket with a stylised drape on the inside.” She adds that the colours to look out for this wedding season include shades of red, pink, peach and blue.

Those who would like to stick to traditional outfits can don the all-time favourite — Kanjeevaram silk saris. “Kanjeevaram silk is beautiful and rich. It is the trend right now,” says Kataaria Puri.

Traditional twist

You can play with the drape of your sari for a chic style. Soft shades like off-white or red with a traditional gold brocade border look beautiful, just like Aditi Rao Hydari’s ensemble.

True blue

An off-shoulder blouse teamed with a skirt-like lehenga would be a great outfit to flaunt at wedding receptions.


A kaftan inspired maxi dress with exotic prints or hand embroidery is ideal for a beach wedding. Pick something that looks rich and has embellishments, Chantilly lace and tassels.

Get floored

This floor-length red jacket, hand-embroidered with thread work and sequins, is ideal for those who love to dance in the baraat.


Go for this pre-stitched sari with traditional motifs. You can also opt for saris in brocade, with traditional motifs like leaves, paisley and handloom weaves.

First Published: Nov 23, 2016 07:50 IST

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