That’s the thing about weddings in India - they’re so predictable. It’s always sequins or Swarovskis, flouncy anarkalis or heavy lehengas or handloom saris and cumbersome kanjeevarams. But this year, we’ve resolved to make some changes in our wardrobes that will reflect our fashionable Indian selves better. We decided to try 6 amazing new silhouettes that will definitely make you the centre of attention at every wedding this year.
1. Sari gowns: There is the sari and there is the gown and once they are fused together, they can create quite a stir. The avant-garde silhouette is very attractive and when styled well, hides all the flab and also, makes sure it fits the sangeet, the wedding and the reception.
Try: The Glamorous Indian Sari Gown by Gaurav Gupta, Rs 55,000 @Exclusively.in
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2. Embroidered capes: How does one add an element of surprise to a sari blouse? By adding an embroidered cape to it and making it look Parisian. There are two kinds of capes though - sheer ones and embroidered ones and both work very well on saris and kurtis.
3. Indian jackets: Instead of the usual blouse, you must try an embroidered jacket. It’s useful in many ways - it’s structured and elegant and gives you a sophisticated look. It can be worn over a sari, a lehenga, shiny cropped trousers and even over a kurti for best results.
4. Dhoti pants: The newest silhouette in pants are the funky dhoti pants. They make your look pop as they drape themselves around your hips and once worn with a nice kurti, can make you the cynosure of all eyes.
Tip: look for bright-coloured dhoti pants to balance the kurti - after all, a new silhouette has to stand out.
Try: 9Rasa Blue Dhoti Pants, Rs1199 @ Jabong.com
5.Ethnic maxi dresses: They’re almost like anarkalis but without the churidars. But the charm is not lost. Ethnic maxi dresses are playing with silk, brocade and embroideries to make it a fusion dress that will be perfect for weddings and cocktails. Add a dupatta if you want to stand out!