Your Guide to this Wedding Season’s Bridesmaid Dress Code

Your Guide to this Wedding Season’s Bridesmaid Dress Code


The wedding season is at full blast and it’s probable you’ve been invited to be a part of the ‘bride’s tribe’. Don’t you fret, we are here to resolve your ‘what to wear’ blues. Be it your sister’s wedding or your best friend’s, being a part of the ‘I do’ crew along with being dynamic and sensational in a traditional dress  is quite nerve wracking, let alone the grind of choosing a gorgeous outfit. 

Being a beautiful bridesmaid requires you to incessantly be on your toes while attending to the bride’s needs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t look breathtaking while in the throes of a bridal emergency! However, don’t get carried away, as it’s the bride’s big day and she should be the one shining in her lehenga choli or bridal saree.

Here’s everything you need to be clued up on to select the perfect bridesmaid outfit:

Abstain from Conventional Red

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If there is predetermined colour coordination, stick to that. If not, choose from an abundance of colours from pastels to earthy tones, which would adorn the bride’s red lehenga. Bridesmaids can look graceful and spiffy in subtle tones without taking away from the star of the show. Look fresh as bloom in colours like subtle blues, greens and beige. Spice up a simple lehenga with statement jewellery and Indian-style clutches.

Cherry-Pick Airy Fabrics

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With so much running around, you don’t want to be burdened down by your heavy lehenga, do you? Besides, there’s so much dancing to be done, it’s imperative to pick lightweight fabrics that are easy to groove in. Pair your easy-breezy indian ghagra choli with minimal jewellery and strut like the diva you are. This traditional attire is simple yet stylish enough to leave a mark.

Nod to Flamboyant Prints

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On top of fun colour combinations, you may also opt for some ravishing prints on lightweight fabrics. Floral prints are trending but you can choose geometric and abstract ones too. Floral patterns, circling the blushing bride, are perfect to set you apart from the Indian embroidered saree and add a more modern, Indo-Western twist to your outfit.

Trade your Conventional Blouse for a Crop Top

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Don an ethnic top instead of a traditional blouse to save yourself from the bother of draping a dupatta. Ethnic crop tops are quintessential for the millennial bridesmaid as they can be worn with everything from palazzos to lehengas. Add a voguish cape to your crop top lehenga to look like a million bucks.

Lehengas aren’t the Requisite

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It is not necessary that you need to wear a lehenga. There are many other options like Shararas, Sarees, Salwar Suits, Anarkalis, Palazzos, Dhoti Pants, Patialas, you can make your pick. Any of these outfits are sure to make you look modish yet sophisticated.

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