The wedding season is finally here. Amid all the hustle and bustle of the wedding functions, there is no excuse for not being on point on fashion. With a number of functions starting from haldi, mehendi, the sangeet, cocktail party and the big fat wedding itself, Indian wedding ceremonies include a lot of fun and excitement. You have to nail every occasion with your extraordinary dressing style, which will keep the heads turning during the entire party. Indians have always spent heavily on weddings and why not, since it’s one of the most important days for the bride and groom. But there’s more to that, the wedding season is like a festival and hence everybody tries to put their best face forward.
While everyone is busy nailing the wedding look, be it yours or your best friend’s, we’ll guide you on how to ace the wedding reception look. With a variety of options to choose from based on your preference and body shape, we’ve got you covered on making it the best reception party of your lifetime. Since every gentleman knows that it’s “Ladies First”, we present you the most dazzling outfit options for our lovely female readers before heading to the male part.
1. Long Kurtas and Lehengas
This timeless classic pairing has been making waves ever since its comeback in 2018. Topping the long kurta with lehenga, you can pair it with a choker neck piece and a statement clutch and you’re ready to go. This look has been carried by a number of Bollywood divas and it has never failed to impress us.
2. Kurtas with Palazzo pants and Shararas
The shararas though originally worn mostly by Muslim women have seemed to catch the fancy of everyone. All women have been swayed by the grace that Shararas carry. Palazzo pants are also a very versatile option and can be carried with short kurtas and long kurtas along with being coupled with eye-catching jewellery. To add more flavour to this combination, designer dupattas should be worn with them.
Yes, though an unconventional choice, capes have an amazing versatility and variability. They can be coupled with dhoti pants, with shararas or even with your good old lehenga. There are a number of ways capes can be draped on, with a variety of capes-starting from velvet to sheer. Capes give a vibrant and modern edge to your desi outfits making it all the more appealing.
Everyone is in love with the Anarkalis, it is one fashion trend that doesn’t seem to go away. Loved by women of all ages and size, it’s fun, versatile and chosen by most women. It’s a safe choice for those who avoid too much experimentation. They come in different lengths-knee length to floor length and never have failed to make a mark.
It’s a recent trend, which many women are following taking inspiration from their western counterparts. But with a variety on intricately designed gowns with an Indian touch to them, there’s no stopping them from being a hit among the younger crowd. With many Bollywood celebrities sporting the look in their wedding receptions, the choice of gowns as a reception outfit has boomed tremendously.
What could look better than the saree on Indian women? This beautiful piece of clothing is elegant, conventional, sensual and appealing. No matter how the trends may change, nothing can beat the beauty of a woman who wears saree. With a variety of options such as silks, georgette, chiffon and cotton sarees, there is nothing stopping you from getting all the attention.
7. Crop tops and Skirts
Last but not least, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, try pairing a crop top with a long skirt. This is a recent fashion trend that many women are steadily following. This is an unconventional fashion choice, for those who dare to go the extra mile to pull off the look effortlessly. Paired with heels, clutch and chunky jewellery, this can become a blockbuster outfit that will sway millions.
Coming back to the gentlemen, who are tired of wearing the same old suit and want to experiment with their look to create a dazzling impression on the ladies. Your wait is over as we list out the top fashion choices for men for acing the wedding reception look.
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1. Simple Kurta Pajama
However simple it may sound, a plain kurta in any basic solid colour can glam up your evening in an instant. Sported by a number of celebrities, it looks amazing and vibrant. Try pairing it with a statement watch and good shoes and you’re good to go. A plain crisp kurta is a timeless classic and it is versatile too, saving you both hassle and wardrobe space.
2. Kurta paired with a Nehru Jacket or Half Jacket
Wearing a designer jacket over your kurta can raise the oomph factor tremendously. Especially if you’re blessed with well-sculpted muscles, this is the ideal outfit for you. Nehru jackets have been in fashion since eternity and can be easily shopped for. You can choose from a variety of designs to minimal embroidery. There is so much to choose from without many efforts.
3. Shirt and Jodhpuris
A crisp shirt paired with Jodhpuris and Nehru jacket on top of it is undoubtedly a fashion conscious choice. It’s been worn by multiple actors both onscreen and off-screen. It looks dapper and is easy to pull off. It is very comfortable if you’re looking forward to a night filled with dance and drinks.
Sherwanis are the USB to every Indian function. They come in all lengths and fabrics. Though sherwanis can feel bulky and uncomfortable to carry the entire night, its chosen by most of the men. With many Indian popular brands endorsing Sherwanis as the ultimate wedding season outfit, there is no denying that it’s a popular choice among men.
5. A plain black tuxedo
Tuxedos are smart and flatter men of all sizes. They are the most popular choice for a wedding reception and can be sported with a bowtie or tie. Worn by celebrities all over the world for a red carpet look, it too won’t fail to flatter you. Tuxedos come in different fabrics and can be chosen easily according to seasons.
6. Designer suits
For a more conventional look, you can choose from different patterns of suits, such as stripes and spots. They are more ideal outfits to sport for a wedding reception and nothing can go wrong with a good old suit. With many designer labels launching different styles, there is so much to choose from if you’re feeling a bit experimental with suits
7. Kurta paired with dhoti
In old times, dhoti was worn by mostly older people, but revamping this old style and giving it a new twist, it has made a comeback. Can be worn at both weddings and in reception, paired with a turban and timeless bracelet, with good shoes, its a fashionable and comfortable choice. Dhoti is hassle-free and ideal for summer reception.
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Amidst all glitz and glamour of the Indian functions and festivities, with mouth smacking delicacies, and drinks topped with bombastic music, it becomes equally important to focus on the way you appear during the wedding ceremony. The list of carefully curated looks for dressing up for a reception should be helpful in creating a lasting impression at the function. Pair your ideal outfit with good jewellery and accessories it well to make it stand out. Also, always choose comfortable and stylish footwear to fill your night with fun and not sore feet.