While Mumbai’s monsoon grows stronger by the day, Bengaluru is all chilly winds and Delhi’s afternoons are blazing at best. With the whole country tentatively switching from one climate to another, now’s the most confusing time for a baraati’s wardrobe. To make your wedding-hopping a little easier, Vogue breaks down five looks that will see you through any weather, as seen on Bollywood’s best dressed women.
Bring back the shararas
Easy to wear and never inappropriate, the Indian suit is always a favourite. Skip the tight churidars for breezier palazzo or sharara pants for full coverage that also allows a little breeze around the ankles at humid summer parties. Both Preity Zinta’s white-and-gold Ritu Kumar and Nargis Fakhri’s pink Payal Singhal are winners.
Layer it up
Got a sundown sangeet coming up? Pick an ensemble that you can dissect when the hot afternoon finally gives way to that much-awaited evening breeze. While Rahul Mishra topped his sheer sari with a cool girl biker jacket on the runway, Athiya Shetty wore her Jade two-piece with a light jacket at a friend’s wedding in Abu Dhabi. Doesn’t get smarter than that.
Try the laidback lehenga
No lehenga does that movie-style swirl unless it’s got layers of can-can holding it in place. But a skirt like that is not easy to manage between sudden drizzles and droughts. Make the wedding favourite more manageable between seasons by ditching your heavy-duty choli for a relaxed blouse instead. We love Sridevi’s roomy white button-down and Diana Penty’s bat wing version.
Go for gowns
Double the impact, half the fuss: for a destination wedding, nothing will have your back quite like a classic gown. Go dainty like Katrina Kaif for cocktails, or add Indian accents like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra (in Anamika Khanna and Amit Aggarwal respectively) for a reception party. No heavy dupattas, stuffy trousers or oversized safety pins needed.
Stick with the staple
When in doubt, go back to the basics. While Sabyasachi’s sheer saris are perfect for the day (drape the pallu over your shoulder if you feel the temperature drop unexpectedly), full-sleeved blouses like Abraham & Thakore’s are ideal for wintery evenings. Going back to layers, Anita Dongre and Rabani & Rakha’s models prove that throwing a jacket over one’s sari is anything but dowdy.Read more at:formal dresses australia | formal dresses melbourne