The festival of lights is over, but apart from the celebrations and fun, another takeaway from the festivities is the style inspo one gets during it, thanks to social media and our favourite Bollywood divas. Dressed in their ethnic best, they ensure they look on point – head to toe – and share their OOTDs on their social media feed. From salwar kameez to lehenga cholis, from shararas to kaftans… you can choose the style, colour and silhouette you want. These traditional ensembles go well for any of the wedding festivities, from haldi, to sangeet, from mehendi to the pujas. If you are a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid-to-be, use this as a style guide to make wedding shopping simpler.
Bright colours are festive, and wedding-worthy. A bright blue lehenga and blouse with gota work on the borders is ideal for ceremonies like mehendi or sangeet.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
This lehenga works well for those pre-wedding pujas. The cotton tiered lehenga gives a boho vibe while the gittery blouse lends a glam quotient to the look.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
This cream and gold lehenga is perfect for a sangeet or a cocktail party. The mirror work on the blouse will reflect the lights and make you shine all the more.
A red salwar kameez can never go wrong for almost any of the pre-wedding festivities… the colour is bridal to begin with and an embroidered red kurta and dupatta over salwar makes it ideal for the pujas done post D-Day at your new home.
An ivory colour Anarkali over a same-coloured lehenga makes a perfect choice for those pre-wedding luncheons with both families and close relatives.
Sara Ali Khan
Give your cocktail party a quirky touch with a sari that has some off-beat prints and embroideries. The fluorescent pink makes for a statement colour that will make heads turn.
Hosting a luncheon for your family and friends before D-Day? Opt for a simple straight-fit kaftan-like floor-length dress with a side slit. Casual and breezy, the sequinned work gives a festive touch to it.
A simple chiffon or georgette sari in green, with mirror work on the blouse and the borders looks subtle yet chic… the colour makes it perfect for mehendi.
A simple sari with stone embellishments spread all over the sari and concentrated at the pallu looks like the midnight sky has been copied into an ensemble form. The dazzle of the stones adds to the glow and shine of the bride.
A rust colour chiffon sari worn with a full sleeved printed and embroidered blouse will have heads turn and you in the spotlight for any of the pre-wedding festivities.