Anushka Sharma's Sabyasachi lehenga, Kriti Sanon's stunning red saree are perfect for weddings
Wedding season is upon us. Need fashion inspiration to put together a timeless wedding guest outfit? Take a leaf out of Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Tara Sutaria, Pernia Qureshi and Kriti Sanon's conventional yet contemporary ethnic Indian looks.
Since we're now well into the wedding season, you probably have a wedding or two on your calendar. As exciting as these ceremonies are, they can also be a bit stressful when it comes to picking out a wedding guest outfit. To keep you from feeling overwhelmed, we rounded up the best saree and lehenga ensembles in the latest colours and styles that are guaranteed to earn you scores of compliments. Here’s how you can recreate Kareena Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, Anushka Sharma, Pernia Qureshi and Kriti Sanon's festive looks.
If you’re looking for ethnic wear inspiration for a wedding, Kareena Kapoor Khan's recent picks make a good starting point for references. After wearing a blue Good Earth lehenga for a Diwali party recently, the actress chose a demure chikankari lehenga set for an event in Melbourne on November 2. The ensemble by Delhi-based designer label Narjis featured a full skirt, a pearl-embellished blouse and a sheer dupatta with the same Lucknowi threadwork. Her pale pink monochrome choice is fitting for any day-time wedding function, and you can even take it to a sangeet night with the right accessories. While the skirt and dupatta of Kareena Kapoor Khan's lehenga set were intricately embroidered in traditional white chikankari, the blouse was set apart with a deep V-neckline and dainty pearl embellishments. Like Kareena Kapoor Khan add statement pearl drop gold chaandbalis, bronze smokey eye, glossy lips and blow-dried open hair and you’re all set for the next wedding function on your calendar.
For the movie trailer launch for Marjaavaan on September 26, actress Tara Sutaria chose a lighter-than-air ivory lehenga that's perfect for any wedding-hopper who likes breezy ensembles. Designed by Gaurav Gupta, her outfit comprised a strappy ruched blouse, a voluminous ruffled skirt and matching dupatta. The highlight of her lehenga skirt was the uneven hemline and a pleated panel that added an interesting element to her otherwise simple attire. To add a touch of drama to her all-white ensemble, Tara Sutaria looked to a pair of chunky, shoulder-grazing chaandbalis by Azotiique, romantic curls, coral lips and winged eyeliner. Got a friend’s mehandi or destination wedding ceremony coming up? We suggest ditching heavy lehengas in favour of a lighter, dancefloor-friendly look, like Tara Sutaria's.
On October 27, actress Anushka Sharma, along with cricketer-husband Virat Kohli, was seen at the Bachchan family’s Diwali bash in Mumbai, dressed in a Sabyasachi lehenga. Her multicoloured attire is perfect for women who enjoy experimenting with their look. Anushka Sharma's lehenga set came with a deep V-neck black blouse that was enhanced with delicate floral threadwork. Meanwhile, the lehenga skirt featured several colour-blocked panels in vibrant shades of orange, purple and ice blue. Lending Anushka Sharma’s look its finishing touch was matching jewellery by Sabyasachi Jewelry – a coloured choker and earrings set worn with coordinating stacked bangles – hair pulled up in a ponytail, smokey eyes and nude lips. If you like bohemian, vintage-style outfits, you can take a leaf out of Anushka Sharma’s book and invest in a multi-hued lehenga for your next big fat Indian wedding.
Actress Kriti Sanon was spotted promoting her latest movie, Housefull 4, on October 31, wearing a fiery red saree by fashion designer Anita Dongre. While the saree itself was devoid of any embellishment, the highlight of her outfit was the blouse, which featured intricate hand-painted florals and embroidery. Adding a playful spin to Kriti Sanon’s traditional look were the tassel details at the edge of her saree’s pallu, making this pick a great choice for the woman who likes to take sartorial risks. She completed her outfit with a pair of statement-making Pinkcity by Anita Dongre chaandbalis, multiple gold bangles, her glowing skin and a little red bindi. Ditch your heavy lehengas and go with a breezy saree like Kriti Sanon’s printed number to stand out without feeling weighed down.
On October 8, Pernia Qureshi channelled an old-world charm at her wedding reception in Mumbai by wearing a bridal look just like her mother's. The fashion entrepreneur, who recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, was dressed in a regal red gharara set that was inspired by the bridal outfit worn by her mother years ago. “The most special outfit yet. My mom’s wedding Farshi gharara recreated and restored for my wedding ❤️. It was originally hand stitched by my Nani for Mom and now redone by @houseofkotwara,” Pernia Qureshi revealed to her followers in an Instagram post. The outfit comprised of a vermillion kurta, a matching sheer dupatta, and a gharara that brought together several, multi-coloured layers of fabric in vibrant shades of yellow, green and purple. In case you’ve been on the fence about wearing an heirloom for a wedding function, let Pernia Qureshi’s look lead the way for you. You can also consider wearing a new ensemble with a passed-down dupatta or blouse.