The term bridesmaid may be a decidedly western one, but the concept of standing by your bride-to-be bestie as she ties the knot is a universal one that rings true across cultures. In fact, the bride’s fashion-loving 4AM girlfriends are in for a bigger treat during a big fat Indian wedding—after all, the plethora of functions allows them to give their favourite traditional styles a go. So, we round up winning outfits for every event on the wedding itinerary. The bridal entourage shouldn’t settle for anything but the chicest.
Opt for something whimsical and fun. This is the perfect time to experiment with silhouettes and colours.
We’re placing our bets on Akanksha Gajria’s tie-dye and mirror work lehengas, Payal Singhal‘s interesting pairing of separates, Ridhi Mehra’s cape anarkalis or jumpsuits and Amoh by Jade‘s latest collection.
Feminine yet fresh should be your motto when searching for the perfect sangeet outfit. A lehenga is a no-brainer if you’ll be dancing, though don’t rule out floor-length anarkalis and sharara sets either. SVA’s full-skirted lehengas with fun crop top style blouses are an uber trendy and vibrant choice. Anushree Reddy’s dreamy lehengas promise to do the trick as well.
Give tradition a nod for your BFF’s big day. Turn to jacket lehengas with intricate gotta patti by Anita Dongre’s or Divya Reddy’s ruffled lehengas. You could also consider a sari to stand out in a crowd full of lehengas.
A reception party is the perfect function to experiment with avant-garde cuts and Anamika Khanna’s dhoti saris, cape lehengas, draped dresses with gilets and ornate jacket sets are tailor-made for this soirée. You can also experiment with fun pieces by Sonali Gupta, Ridhima Bhasin and Siddhartha Bansal to turn heads or don a cocktail sari by Gaurav Gupta.
What are your go-to bridesmaid looks?