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15 Indian Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas To Make A Statement This Wedding Season

By Vaishali Valecha

Updated - April 13, 2024 11 min read

Weddings are no less than a festival in India. Everyone loves to dance and make merry in the joyous days of celebrations. Be it a close relative or a friend's wedding, dressing up plays a major role. From outfit to hair and makeup, jewellery to footwear, everything has to be on point when it comes to a wedding outfit. The choices are endless and planning a wedding outfit can get overwhelming.


Don't you worry because we've got your back as we present to you a curated list of outfit ideas for wedding guest that you can try this wedding season and become the star of the wedding, of course after the bride, that is.


Floral Motifs

Florals have been and forever will be everyone's favourite and a classy choice when it comes to wedding outfits. Be it the bride or her friends you can spot every other lady in a floral print. Small motifs, heavy embroidery and block printing the list goes on and on when it comes to the level of variety one can find in the market when it comes to the florals. This emerald piece is from the house of Sabyasachi. The contrast of white enhances the emerald blouse with small floral motifs. Bigger floral motifs adorn the skirt of the lovely lehenga with a tinge of yellow. Net dupatta with glitter splashes perfectly compliments the lehenga. Polki jewellery and a half updo with wavy hair and minimal makeup make for a great day time wedding look. 



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Statement Blouse

Saree is another typical choice for weddings but what if we tell you it's not your saree that should make the heads turn in the crowded pandal. A statement blouse is something that a lot of girls have been loving these days for a more subdued look. This style is so on trend, from runways to the actual weddings. Flaunt your back in this fringe statement moment. It looks beautiful against the plain and elegant light blue bordered saree. Leave the tresses open and add a pair of big chandbaalis and a statement ring for jewellery. 



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Floor-Length Anarkali

We all love an Anarkali suit. But a floor length Anarkali has it's own charm. This is one outfit that suits all body types and can be seen in everyone's wardrobe. For a busier function, you can amp up with a heavier design and intricate embroidery. But if it's a distant wedding or a smaller pre-wedding ceremony something sophisticated like this greyish blue toned floor length Anarkali looks amazing. The pink contrast on sleeves and border along with the mirror work dupatta completes the look. Dainty jewellery and a pair of heels will sort you for the day.



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Shawl Twist

Winter weddings can get tricky. A lot of thought gets put in the planning of a wedding outfit but winters can take this problem a notch up. But, what if we tell you that you can revamp your summer wedding outfit and transform the whole look by adding just one element. Yes, it's the iconic shawl! Shawls keep your snug and warm and come in a variety of pattern and designs ranging from plain solid colours to thread embroidered ones the choices are endless. Add a shawl to your lehenga by replacing that net dupatta and add a warm and stylish statement to your outfit that'll keep you company on the super chilly hours of late pheras. Dangling pearl earrings and bangles to accessorize, a kamar bandh or an elegant and sleek body chain to keep the shawl in place and a clutch to carry your essentials while you dance the night away. 



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Saree Jacket 

Give a modern twist to your saree by adding a jacket on top and take your wedding guest outfit to another level. A navy blue lotus imprint jacket with a deep neck fits perfectly on top of a navy blue saree with a gold border. The fitting of the jacket cinches the waist in and flaunts all your lovely curves. This monochrome outfit is a great option for a pre-wedding ceremony or a small wedding. Tones of pink, light blue, red and green on the lotus motifs bring a pop to the otherwise dark outfit. A simple mang tikka for jewellery, nude makeup and a pair of juttis will complete the look really well.



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Also Read, Wedding Dress for Men in Winter 


Peplum Poise

A peplum blouse/jacket with a skirt in the current rage when it comes to wedding outfits. It looks unique and gives you a poised and proper look. This style is perfect for a daytime wedding when you don't want to overdo it but still, want to dress up. A powder blue with grey undertones is an unusual colour choice that'll make you stand out from the crowd. Gold imprints add a little something to the otherwise plain and simple outfit. A pair of dangling earrings, silver stilettos and a grey smokey eye with a nude peachy lip would be a great choice for this look. 


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Unusual White

We keep listening from our older generation how white is a colour that is not supposed to be worn during weddings. But let's get real gone are the days when people actually use to follow these myths and restrict themselves from wearing the most ethereal and soothing colour of all times. Even brides have started opting for white accents or even better overall white lehengas for their wedding ceremony then why do you have to think twice? A cropped shirt blouse with trending bell sleeves and a Lucknowi embroidered skirt looks gorgeous. All you need is a pair of statement earrings and a pulled back messy ponytail with fresh and dewy makeup and you'll be set.



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Elder sister of sharara, miss gharara is going to give you a royalty vibe. This style comes from the Arabian culture and exudes exoticness. This one might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you can pull it off then it's time to go ahead and shop. This muted grey overall shirt with gharara has intricate thread embroidery and a net layover right down the following sleeves and the knee length with leaf imprints on top. The royal blue velvet stall with silver embroidered borders creates a striking contrast to the muted tones of the outfit. A silver pearl neckpiece and matching earrings, straight hair and cool toned smokey eyes with a mauve lip compliments the look really well.



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Pant Saree

Another twist to the classic saree is the very famous pant saree. Keeping the hassle of wearing an extra layer of petticoats and tying the saree for hours, this indo-western outfit looks uber cool and stylish for a cocktail or sangeet. All you've to do is take a long dupatta and use that as the pallu of the saree. Create the pleats you normally wood for a saree and tie the dupatta on your pants and secure with some safety pins. Round halter neck rosegold blouse looks lovely with the classic black pant saree. A sleek embroidered belt to cinch the waist in. Big hoops for dainty jewellery, nude makeup and rose gold strappy stilettos will set you up for the night.



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Long Kurti With Tulle Skirt

Kurti is an ethnic essential in every girl's closet. From casual college and home wear to fancy wedding wear, a kurti is a super versatile garment and can be styled with almost anything. This yellow gold kurti is adorned with heavy and intricate embroidery and high slits, band neck collar and dangling beads on the sleeves. Pair it up with a beige or fawn tulle skirt. A pair of gold platform heels, gold smokey eye with a pinky nude lip, messy low bun for hair and a pair of statement earrings and a ring is all you need to rock that wedding outfit. 



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Sheer Cape

Capes are a rage in the fashion world. You can spot them in all sizes, shapes and styles. From cropped to asymmetrical and now sheer, capes are here to stay. This asymmetrical tangerine coloured one is sleeveless with tiny floral motifs scattered all over it. The cape is layered above a peach dress with tangerine detailing at the bottom. Dainty earrings, a bright red lip, gold platform heels complete the look.



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Evergreen Silk Saree

One outfit that comes to straight to our mind when we think about Indian ethnic wear is our traditional and iconic saree. Especially, the silk saree. It is an evergreen option you can choose to wear as a wedding guest. This pink one with broad gold borders and a sleeveless blouse looks stunning and classy. Polki earrings with a teardrop in a pink tone make a statement. A poofed and sleek ponytail lifts the face. A pink lip and a dainty bindi compliment the traditional feel of the entire look. 



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Dhoti Pants

Dhoti is another traditional piece that looks great with almost everything. From crop tops to Kurtis you can pair a dhoti with anything and everything. A modern twist to a traditional version of the dhoti is dhoti pants. They are fuss-free and easy to manage. This yellow mono-toned outfit is great for a haldi ceremony. White gold floral embroidery adds a minimal and intricate detailing to the kurti. Gold earrings and a statement ring to accessorize and cream coloured peep-toe heels are all you need to dance on all the peppy number during the Haldi ceremony.



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The younger sister of gharara, miss sharara looks great for almost all body types. It is a little less intimidating and modern in comparison to a gharara but it looks equally beautiful. This lime green one gives looks bright and fresh. Red and Blue thread embroidered flowers break the monochrome tone of the outfit. The colourful tassels on the border of the dupatta add pop to the outfit. To accessorize add lime green bangles and dainty earrings and you'll look like a cute princess. 



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Spring Pastels

Pastels are a go to when it comes to summer/spring weddings. A huge array of pastel tones, from pink to blue, yellow to peach, mint to greens the list is endless. Pastels hues look soothing, classy and refreshing to the eyes and make for a perfect day time wedding guest outfit. This outfit has an ombre effect to it, from the pastel peach to orange. A matching ombre dupatta and a white gold embroidered blouse with peach-toned net sleeves. A pair of statement earrings and a mang tikka to accessorize, fresh and dewy makeup and a low messy bun to finish the look.



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Now that you know about all the styles and outfits that can be added to your shopping list for wedding outfits go ahead and shop. Let us know which outfit made to your wardrobe in the comments below. Until then, PEACE!

Suggested Reads:

Choose From These Trending Wedding Lehengas To Make A Statement On Your Big Day

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Best 20 Sabyasachi Lehengas For Wedding Wear Inspiration

Top 15 Tarun Tahiliani Lehengas To Choose From For Your Wedding Day


Q: Which top designers have the best collection for lehengas? 

A: Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani and Anita Dongre


Q: Which lehenga colours are trending this season? 

A: Pastel Tones, Mint, Peach and Lavender are some of the top colour choices for summer weddings.


Q: What accessories complement women's ethnic wear for weddings?


A: Women's ethnic wear for weddings can be enhanced with traditional jewelry such as Kundan sets, jhumkas, and bangles, along with embellished clutches and ornate footwear like mojaris or heels.


Q: Are there specific fabrics suitable for different seasons in ethnic wedding wear?

A: Light and breathable fabrics like georgette and chiffon are ideal for summer weddings, while silk and velvet are great choices for winter weddings due to their warmth and luxurious texture.


Q: Can traditional ethnic wear be paired with modern accessories for a fusion look?


A: Yes, mixing traditional ethnic wear with modern accessories like statement necklaces or contemporary earrings can create a fusion look, blending cultural heritage with a trendy touch.



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