Too bored and exhausted from wearing ethnic wear with heavy work? At least I sure as hell am! Yeah! And given the soaring temperature, attending a summer wedding is one heck of a thing. Even the thought of carrying too heavy work in this exhausting heat makes me feel drained out. You sure want to feel light yet look stylish so that you can shake your booty, the thumkas as we call it, and dance on the bhangra beats without sweating like a pig. Not just the sweat, but doesn’t the heavy work in this heat feels like someone’s hugging you in an unpleasant way?
So, you probably must be knowing that I recently attended my college friend’s wedding in April- (check out the blog here). The first thought that came to me after knowing the dates was- Damn, It’s a summer wedding! Obviously, in terms of the outfits that I will have to choose (don’t we all think of the outfit we are going to wear instantly as any of the events come up?)
So, while I didn’t want to wear anything heavy, taam jhaam, mundane or the usual stuff, I also didn’t feel like spending extravagantly as-
- Firstly, You wear these Indian wedding outfits seldom, so why the hell to invest so much in them because, girl, these trends are going to keep changing. Today you purchase a cold shoulder gown or a pant saree, tomorrow it might not be in vogue.
- Secondly, don’t we all already have enough pieces lying in our wardrobe waiting to come out once a year at least on occasions as this one, where the guests are different and they probably haven’t seen any of your outfits.
- Thirdly, and most importantly, for the sake of social media (LOL, we all somewhere inside of us think- “everyone has seen me wearing this last year, so I don’t wish to repeat it“). I feel you honey, but try styling it differently!
For the Sangeet night, I chose a lehnga… yes it’s a very safe pick, yet I wished to go tad experimental with the look. Since the lehnga if you see is more Indo- western than usual heavy work lehngas, I opted to team it with a cropped half- sleeves white shirt. The shirt has some embroidery on the cuffs. Now comes the part where I tried to amp up this look and make it edgier. Since the dupatta was very lightweight, I created an illusion of a cape style with it.
For accessories, I picked light jhumkis, a statement metallic neckpiece, and a handcuff. Since the dress had no heavy work at all, I wanted to take it up a notch with the accessories. Here’s the final look:-
Alright, for the main day i.e the Wedding day, I opted to wear a Saree. YES! (You may be wondering why in the capital and bold?) Well, for the one obvious reason, walking comfortably in Saree is pretty big a deal for me and moreover, I always need to be dependant on someone to help me drape it (since I can’t ever master the art of draping it, let alone suck at it). Haha!
So, I borrowed this saree from my mom’s collection. It was actually purchased by my sister (If there is anyone I can blindly trust for the best ethnic shopping, she is the one). I totally loved this saree at first sight. It’s an Italian Crepe, light saree and so was perfect for a summer wedding. Those prints and color give the perfect summer vibes and hands-down my best experience with Saree so far. Thanks to my friend, Harshita who helped me with the saree draping. Actually, I just stood in front of the mirror and she did the rest :-p
And Oh, I almost forgot to mention! The blouse that I am wearing is actually from the set of lehnga that I am wearing above. It was sorta-kinda a Koti blouse.
Heavy earrings, rose gold watch and a classic clutch bag completed my look:-
Alright… enough with posing delicate in the Saree. Let’s get back to the natural swag and what we do the best! *pouts*
So, that’s it for this post guys. Do let me know what are your thoughts on a summer wedding and the kind of outfits you choose for traditional wear? Just as I said, I always love to keep it basic yet pretty chic and fashionable. Shoot a DM and connect with me on Instagram for more insights into my style zone. Until next time,