Winter is almost here. Temperatures have dipped, clearly making it mandatory for us to cover up a little extra. However, dolling up in Indian ethnic outfits, wedding sarees et al and layering with woolens to beat the winter cold do not go together.

We are not those fantasy-Hindi-film heroines, with the Herculean ability to bear Alpine winds in sheer chiffon sarees and sleeveless blouses. Sadly, neither are we superhuman, nor are primping and preening – and looking divine – our only jobs! We need those full sleeves and heavier fabrics, silk suits and pashmina shawls to protect ourselves.

Yet, at the end of it all, we still wish to look stylish and beautiful. How do we do that? Well, the suits, in their endless array of Salwar Suits, Churidar Suits, Palazzo Suits and more – come to our rescue, making for a perfect cover-up – that’s every bit magnificent and form-flattering. No, we are not talking of light, sleeveless, sheer or flimsy summer dresses! We mean gorgeous suit ensembles, trendy Indo-western suits, and stunning layered Anarakalis – which will let you handle chilly evenings and days like a pro!

Here, take a look – stunning Indian suits, which will hold you in good stead for a special work evening, traditional get-togethers, pre-Christmas dinners, December January weddings and more –

Salwar Suit Ideas for Winter Weddings

1. Cotton- Style

Red Cotton Khadi Printed Palazzo Suit with Banarasi Dupatta

Cotton is your all-season wardrobe ally and will hold you good stead even in winters. Lehenga suits, sharara suits, and palazzo suits in dense cotton weave or with multiple layers are insulating and modish options. Choose the ones crafted in bright colors, or multi-hued embroidery to brighten up a gloomy winter morning festivity. The right attire makes it easier to stay high on energy even while mercury levels drop!

2. Black- under The Sun!

Jennifer Winget Black Georgette Silk Designer Anarkali Floral Embroidered Suit with High Neck

Black is undisputedly a versatile color for all sorts of occasions. And, winters give you the perfect enigmatic sky to flaunt this sophisticated hue with umpteen choices in black salwar suits. Surrounded with the winter chill, you may want to soak under the sun, and black floor-length Anarkali suits are perfect for your happy sunlight moments. So while black suits are an ever yes for after dusk outings, freezing days call for sporting them during the day- for pre-wedding get-togethers and trend-alert kitty parties too!

3. Layers- and more layers!

Dusty Pink Net Designer Embroidered Anarkali Suit with Jacket

It’s the time to bring out your favorite capes, shrugs, and jackets and wear them over your churidar suit, or a plain palazzo suit. While you can always work around with these elements in your closet, creating several different looks, you can also pick a ready jacket suit in silk, jacquard, velvet, and other winter-friendly fabrics.

4. The Gown Effect

Dark Green Soft Silk Anarkali Suit with Emboidered Dupatta

Floor-length anarkali suits and abaya suits, especially the ones crafted in fabrics like silk and satin, look more like western-style evening gowns. Many-a-times, these silhouettes are stitched with a cancan layer inside, making them warm and cozy. And you’ll love these lengthy and elaborate suits that fit well on the waist- if you want to look slimmer and taller. Pick one in black or deep jewel tones for a ring ceremony, cocktail party, or Indian wedding reception!

5. Collared Beauty

Sky Blue Silk Designer Anarkali Suit with Patola Print

Following the trend of sporting suits having high collars and closed necklines can work double in your favor, these cozy necklines are a snazzy fix against the freeze. While a designer suit with a gem-studded collar will keep you dressy-perfect for a dazzling party, a statement choker necklace will elevate a plain or monotone party suit that is devoid of ornamental details.

6. Winter Blues

Kritika Kamra Navy Blue Satin Georgette Straight Cut Embroidered Suit

Go with the flow if you have a fetish for wearing blue to beat winter blues at their own game! Darker shades like navy blue, midnight blue, peacock, and the ones with grey undertones are a complete yes for these super-cool months; after all, it’s good to feel the beauty of winter with its icy palette of blues!

7. Neutral Play

Cream Silk Designer Anarkali Suit with Embroidered Jacket

Can’t get over the plushness of whites and creams? Well, I cannot too! Lighter neutral colors look ethereal, and under no circumstances would I want to give up on this soothing palette. One can always fit the creamy colorlessness amidst the winter greys with vivid add-ons.  Embroidered or sequined jackets, tie-up printed shrugs, or even a printed Banadhani or silk-woven designer dupatta can work as great add-ons for cream and white salwar suits!

Who said winter is a reason to dress tastelessly? Not at all! Instead, it is a time when you don’t have to worry about getting bogged down by dark colors or heavy fabrics and silhouettes. You can experiment a lot in winter! Adding to your happiness are the current trends of roomy, voluminous skirts, lehengas, floor-length Anarkalis, and gorgeous Indian style party-wear gowns. Choose an all-red ensemble like this one, or any of the ones on offer on the list, or go all out and browse all the lovely pro-winter styles and Indian ethnic outfits on Saree.com.

Stay stylish, stay beautiful!