This is the final post in the series – What to Wear to Winter Weddings.
We’ve given you a complete guide for how to stay stylishly warm at Indian winter weddings, ideas of how to pair a jacket with wedding clothes and shown you gorgeous blouse designs that will keep you cosy.
But a lot of these ideas were meant for wedding guests. Brides, of course, need visual inspiration that’s specific to their needs!
So we culled out the best winter wedding outfits we spotted on Real Brides, and added some pieces you can go buy from wedding stores in India. Real inspiration you can use!
The outfit should be fuss-free so that you can have your Mehendi applied, eat, drink and have fun with your closest friends and family members
Full sleeve Benarsi silk anarkali
High-neck embroidered jacket-style crop top with high-waist raw silk lehenga (that has tons of layers!) – every one of these elements adds warmth to the outfit
Full-sleeve matching jacket with lehenga
Benarsi silk lehenga paired with gold shirt as blouse for a modern mehendi outfit
Cocktail Evening or Sangeet Party
You might want to ditch the dupatta and opt for full-sleeve warm fabric pieces (that you can layer with thermals underneath). Choose something that makes it easy to dance freely!
Lehenga with embroidered jacket over a pretty blouse (outfit can be re-used in the summer – just replace the jacket with a dupatta)
Sparkling cape with fringes draped over full-sleeve Anarkali
Fuss-free raw silk Anarkali with embellished cuffs & belt
Embroidered velvet jacket-style blouse and lehenga
You might not be able to wear a full-sleeve blouse, but you can choose how you drape your dupatta (or sari’s pallu!) and the fabrics you pick. Remember, silks and velvets are your best friends on this day.
Velvet lehenga & blouse with double dupatta – the second dupatta is also velvet and is pinned across the stomach to provide extra warmth
Benarsi silk lehenga with silk satin blouse
Mashru silk sharara & short kurti
Layer on a leather jacket once the pheras are over
This is the one day where you can go for fancy dupatta draping styles, and go for fashion over comfort (assuming your reception is going to require you to mainly stand in one area and meet guests)
Benarsi Silk lehenga, with dupatta draped like this to keep you warm
Benarsi silk lehenga with silk satin long sleeve blouse and embellished net dupatta
Another Benarsi silk lehenga – but note how the dupatta is draped for adding warmth
Gold brocade sari with full-sleeve closed neck blouse
Embroidered jacket, worn over a sari, if you’re inclined towards a fuss-free modern look
Floor length Anarkali gown for a grand look