We’re mid-way through the winter season here in North India, and with endless weddings lined up for January and February, you must be getting your wardrobe ready!
What are your options for outfits when it comes to winter weddings? Full-sleeve anarkalis and full-sleeve kurtas are obvious choices. But if you pick the right blouse design & fabric, you can wear a lehenga or a sari without sacrificing warmth AND style!
1. Peplum Blouses
We love this blouse design because it covers your waist completely which means more warmth! But it still looks fashionable.
Kurta-length peplum blouses will keep you toasty warm!
Two fabric peplum blouse with flounce sleeves
A unique peplum blouse design in Benarsi silk fabric!
Asymmetrical peplum blouse with a sari
2. Peter Pan Collar Blouses
The closed collar will keep your neck cosy, but pick an interesting pattern or design to keep it from looking too old-school
Checked peter pan blouse design paired with a silk sari!
Peter pan collar on Benarsi silk waist jacket style blouse with lehenga – *ultra-warm*!
3. High Neck Blouses
That replace your mufflers 😉
This bride smartly paired a heavily embroidered full sleeve blouse with a layered raw silk lehenga – *GENIUS*!
High neck and peplum will keep you warm and stylish!
4. Closed Round Neck
Sabyasachi has made this blouse design super trendy. Whatever you pair it with (a lehenga or sari), you can’t go wrong with it
A full-sleeve crop top and lehenga skirt
Unique blouse design paired with a benarsi silk lehenga
ProTip: Layer your plain closed neck blouse with a heavy necklace on top to add the perfect finishing touch to your winter wedding look!
Full-sleeve closed neck blouse with a Benarsi silk sari
5. Jacket-Style Blouses
A jacket as a blouse? Yes please!
Bomber Jacket style blouse design! *FAVOURITE*
Embroidered jacket-style blouse with lehenga skirt
6. Jackets Over Blouses
Wear a matching jacket with your blouse to be ultra cosy
This bride’s winter Mehendi look in all red is gorgeous
Layer a summer blouse with an open short jacket for a sunny winter afternoon function
7. Velvet & Silk Blouse Designs – The Right Fabric!
You can wear a V-neck, boat neck or a slightly deeper neck as well, as long as you stick to warm fabrics for your blouse. Velvets, raw silks and silk satins are good choices!
V-neck blouse with lehenga
Boat neck velvet blouse with sari
V-neck blouse in silk satin with a Benarsi silk lehenga
Long velvet blouse paired with a velvet lehenga worn by Mira Kapoor to Isha Ambani’s wedding
ProTip: Leave the deep necks and open backs for summer weddings, if you want to truly stay warm. Leave some margin in the fit and you might even get space to add a thermal underneath!
8. Closed Back
Make sure your blouse is fully-closed from the back to keep yourself warm
Back design for a peplum blouse
A good back design option for raw silk blouse
Back design for boat neck velvet blouse
Read Part 2 of this series – What To Wear To Winter Weddings: The Jacket Styling Guide.
Update: Part 3 is now out! Read the complete guide to winter weddings outfits to stay stylishly warm.
Looking for more bridesmaid fashion inspiration? Check out what celebrity guests wore to Sonam Kapoor’s wedding and a fashion blogger’s bridesmaid wardrobe.