Mehendi, Sangeet, Pooja and all that jazz is done and I hope you had an idea on how you could easily create outfits for these occasions and slay the “Indian Wedding guest” looks. 🙂 Just like these ones, creating an affordable yet striking look for the D day, The wedding day isn’t a herculean task. Trust me, It’s easy breezy, just that you have to get your creative hat on!
For the main event, the marriage ceremony look, I reinvented my Mom’s favorite silk saree which she purchased at the time of her wedding 🙂 The dual color of this saree in blue and grey is a rare find in silk, plus, this saree had a memory attached to it. That was enough for me to lay my hands on it and the saree fell into the hands of my tailor. I then brought together this look with hints of antique gold from the accessories.
Instead of carrying the dupatta in the traditional way, I opted to give it my spin and clinched the waist with a belt over the dupatta. To also show you another style, I draped the dupatta in an old school way by taking the ends of it from inside the belt, over my shoulders. The polka dots thus, properly enhanced the area above the waist of the anarkali. Needless to say, my mom and I, fell in love with how the whole look came out 🙂 . It costed me around 2000-2500/- and that is it! you have a pure silk outfit at such an affordable price for a wedding that you are waiting to attend 🙂 As per your taste and style, you can customize a heavy buta saree or chose a simple plain one like I did 🙂
Incase you are in for the idea of reinventing an old silk saree, here are some pointers which might be useful:
- Convert that old silk saree to an Anarkali, a straight fit long Kurta, A maxi skirt, or a dupatta- all of them would be apt to inculcate in your wedding guest outfits.
- Coming to fabrics, Kanchiveerams, Ikkat, Pochampally, Patola, Banaras are evergreen. Any of these from your mom’s/aunt’s wardrobe would potentially make unique designs.
- You can also try using one plain silk saree for the anarkali and another heavy silk saree in a contrast color as the dupatta which would be a statement piece.
P.C: Phanindranath Goteti
Anarkali: Mom’s Saree
Watch: Tommy Hilfiger
So that’s the end of the Indian Wedding Guest outfit series 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the posts as much as I did in putting it together for you guys. If you liked it or if it was of some help to you, do let me know in the comments section below or also on Facebook or Instagram 🙂 You can also write in your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
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