It’s the season of chilly winds and icy feels. And that’s an official call for a wardrobe refresh- time to put back your summer frills and get warm with thick, layered wear. The winter season is much more beyond stepping out in your favorite cardigans- it’s a preferred time to tie the knot.
The winter wedding season is quite a breather, especially if you’re in a humid zone, the cool weather makes it easy to rejoice in outdoor ceremonies and of course, dance conveniently at the Wedding Baraat.
The December to February months is a time for wedding overhauls. So if you’re heading towards a beach or palace destination wedding or preparing for a closely-held ceremony around your home sweet home, this blog is meant to guide you for the best attire.
Planning your wedding wardrobe for winter
Perhaps, the most exciting part about attending a wedding is- getting dressed up in pretty ethnic wear. The intermixing of silhouettes and experiments by designers have made Indian-wear a global trend. You can now look beyond the regular saree, lehenga, and salwar suit for styles that redefine ethnic wear for the new generation.
The availability of umpteen fusion styles, and of course, the evergreen classics will help you keep a varied wardrobe for the myriad of pre-wedding and post-wedding events. The Ganesh puja, ring ceremony, Haldi, Mehendi party, wedding pheras, and the grand reception, the list of wedding festivities is long. Of ad-hoc celebrations and after-parties included!
No matter how thrilled it may sound to show your favorite dance move at your bestie’s Sangeet or take a prestigious seat by the bride at the reception stage- the very thought of stepping out in the chill can wear you out.
Well, with the right wardrobe, you can always avoid the downturn. It is your time to perk up and make beautiful memories through the winter wedding season.
Necklines for Winter
You may be tempted to highlight your collar bones, or just for the sake of trends, step into the wedding with a designer saree paired with an off-shoulder blouse. While your fashion score may be a Perfect Ten, the chilly weather effect might just nullify your excitement.
It would thus be best to trade off your summery looks for closed-neck designs. A crystalline polo neck or a Mandarin collar embellished with zardozi embroidery and sparkling stones can equal your glam.
A closed-neck brocade blouse can be a perfect winter complement for your zari-woven silk saree. A black designer floor-length Anarkali suit with an embroidered closed neckline is an apt choice for the ring ceremony or the wedding reception.
Long sleeves are saviors for winter weddings! A plain full-sleeved lehenga choli with opulent jewel highlights or a heavy lehenga paired with a long flouncy sleeved blouse is apt to keep up with the season’s trend and the challenging weather. A long flare-sleeved and embroidered sharara suit are a must-have this wedding season.
Feeling warm and cozy couldn’t get easier! Multi-layered lehengas and floor-length suits are perfect to amp-up your look on a wintery day. Short layers of silk or net fabric over a flare look extravagant, and they can keep your outfit in tune with the grandness surrounding Indian weddings.
As a bride, your reception dinner look could be a designer evening gown with a heavy inner cancan lining and external ruffled layers in tones of wine, icy grey, or golden- well, an easy and chic way to get dolled up.
Double layered Kurtis and floor-length suits in chiffon, georgette, and satin silk are quite a hit this season- you might as well stock up on a few of these pieces soon!
The Jacket Trend
Make the most creative use of your embellished jackets and designer shrugs- it’s the right season to show them off! A mix-and-match look is a smart way to be uniquely modish while protecting yourself from dropping mercury levels.
An embellished jacket can give an instant uplift to your plain lehenga choli or saree. Statement layers look snazzy even over Anarkali suits and wide flared palazzo–crop top coordinates. If mixing and matching is not your thing, you can directly buy a jacket suit or a jacket lehenga choli online.
Fabrics to Live By
Winter bites are the last thing you want to experience at a wedding. To enjoy the function without trembling and clattering your teeth, you must indulge in thick fabrics like velvet, raw silk, jacquard, and dense art silk fabrics. With such thick weaves, you might even do away with an overdose of cardigans at the party.
The Dupatta Statement
An eye-catching dupatta can have double benefits this season- it can double up as a cozy winter layer! Here we’re definitely not referring to a dreamy net stole or a Bollywood vibe chiffon dupatta.
Heavily woven dupattas in Pashmina, jacquard, and brocade fabrics make a smart pick to add to your suits, lehengas, and long Kurtis. These thick dupattas will give you a shawl-like effect and aesthetic appeal while keeping you warm as you dig into that bowl of freezing delicacies!
The saree stands apart as an ideal outfit for an Indian wedding at any time of the year. To sync your closet with the weather, you can pick dense-weave ensembles like dupion silk sarees, jacquard Banarasi silk sarees and Kanchipuram silk sarees. With such thick fabrics, your draping could be limited to the regular seedha pallu or Gujarati style pallu- but well, there is always an assurance of resplendence!
The dropping Mercury levels may be out of control but beating winter blues in style is definitely in your hands! Choose winter-friendly garments to step out like a pro, defeating the chilly air with your wardrobe smartness and confidence.