“Let the Indian-ness show! Life is too short to blend in” is a quintessential cliché that represents our appreciation for the age-old traditions. Trends have always been exciting to incorporate into your closet, but nothing beats the exquisite elegance and design of these ancient traditional garments, which you won’t find at luxury brand stores. There are countless ways of creating a personal touch to style your classics, whether you wear it with a belt, a mermaid wrap, or a chic trouser. Personally, ethnic wear has always been my way to reconnect with my Indian roots. I feel inspired and honored to acknowledge who I am and where I come from, particularly when I get an opportunity to portray a culture so rich. We need much more affection and appreciation for what we are today and this can begin with fashion, helping us in many ways.

I guess u might be wondering why are we even confabulating about this topic at this point as the only thing we have been doing lately is sitting in our houses due to the covid 19 lockdown. But let me tell u a small secret “love is in the air”. Though living in the pandemic makes us feel doleful and comfortless while missing out on the actual fun of going out, nevertheless it has made it more homely with zoom and other virtual platforms becoming our extensive source of happiness. So allow me to fast forward your time and take you towards a day where this scenario takes place. You wake up this morning misty-eyed with anticipation after receiving an invitation to your best friend’s zoom wedding. You are super elevated to get all dolled up and showcase your inner beauty with all the makeup and accessories, however, once the enthusiasm fades, a small number of anxiety sets in! The only nerve-wracking dilemma of attending this wedding is deciding on your bridesmaid ensemble that is both easy to wear but still very eye-catching for all the guests to see virtually at the function!


However choosing the right styles and silhouettes, on the other hand, can be a tough proposition! But don’t panic, ladies, we are all on the same page! For these extensive instances, it is often beneficial to look glamorous while being comfortable by having something to wear that moves and breathes well and is fuss-free while you are running jovially in your houses. So I have mentioned some of my glam styles that have piqued our interest and will help you navigate the wedding season with ease aiding your decisions.


1)Primp up and put your best foot forward in this one-of-a-kind conventional yet trendy look. This includes styling your white tank top with a bold statement necklace and an attractive long skirt with a trendy mini bag of a complementary color. It is not only aesthetically approved and welcomed, but will surely get you spotted at all your evening soirees. Try using some drama in your look and you will end up stealing the show!


2) We are all in for a formal but chic ethnic look where you could team up your white shirt with a floor-length shrug matching a monochromatic dupatta that blends in perfectly with a lovely long skirt or trousers giving you a lively vibe and a timeless charm. To complete this look you could add a statement necklace, or earrings with a thick belt accentuating your waistline, making you look spectacular among the rest.


3)If you are conscious of layering up all of your outfits even though it’s not cold outside? Don’t be that way as this season is all about layered OOTDs meeting ethnicity, ideal for all occasions. Ditch your heavy suits and introduce some fun into your looks by choosing to wear the trendy military jacket over your sequins blouse under your beautiful lehengas adding a touch of androgyny to your feminine outfit.  As you share the most magnificent chapter in your BFF’s life yet, let your outfit shine as brightly as your persona helping you embrace a bewitching and everlasting elegant look glittering the ambiance.


4) A flirty outfit with a splash of color is needed for the most exciting day of festivities. Wear a printed palazzo pant combining it with a soft mesh cape mixed with some multi-layered pieces in summery shades of lime green and rani pink for Mehendi making it an exquisite Indo-western ensemble. This will help you get the best of both worlds not only making you look traditional but revamping your ideal modern look. Highlight this outfit with some beautiful chokers glamming up your spot creating an element of grandness within you.


5) For Sangeet, Retro Shararas is the best bet for shaking a leg and posing for the ultimate twirling boomerang. Opt for a short Kurti with a contrasting Sharara pant or an Anarkali in bold colors with a sheer Dupatta that matches, letting the colorful tones do the speaking bringing out the best in you. They’re more than just a vintage revival pattern but a versatile classic, emphasizing the importance of comfort, creating one of the trendsetting combinations for fashion-conscious wedding guests.


So hey there my fashion queens, these are just some fun tips you could use to up your game and give yourself the spotlight during all the ceremonies. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your outfits with a multitude of options of wearing incredibly simple, non-fussy yet beguiling outfits making you the show stopper virtually at these picture-perfect weddings, giving you tons of Insta worthy photos and videos helping you create a mini memory lane on your feed.



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