The Indian wedding scenario has evolved in almost every sphere over the years. While a lot of people still go the traditional way, more and more families choose to be off-beat with wedding celebrations. Day weddings have become immensely popular, and people choose to celebrate under the sunny sky. Be it lavish destination weddings or intimate celebrations, day weddings are a rage today. Naturally, this trend trickles down to other factors influenced by the wedding industry—fashion occupying a major part of the discourse.
An ensemble for a day wedding is naturally different than one celebrated under starry skies. Every factor undergoes variation—fabric, colour and pattern, work and technique etc. You can pick from a myriad of styles and designs; fabrics like cotton, chiffon and georgette are ideal for outdoor and daytime weddings as they are lightweight, flowy and non-clingy. You can go for earthy tones and pastels as they blend well into day-themed weddings and celebrations. Off-white, coral blue and yellow are just perfect to keep the vibe of a day wedding fresh and upbeat. If you are a bridesmaid, go for pop up colours like fuchsia and bright yellow to achieve that playful look!
While choosing the right tones for your attire will set you off on track, don’t forget to sizzle up your look. Word has it, prints are going big this season, especially over pastels and icy blue! Choose off-white or a pastel-hued printed lehenga for your wedding day; the shades marry well into sunny skies and light-hearted celebrations. To jazz things up, the printed ensemble is interspersed with gota patti work, resham embroidery and sequins!
If you are looking for that dream wedding ensemble, look up printed collections at designer stores. Anita Dongre, for example, has the most exquisite printed lehengas in store for brides and bridesmaids. Her collections boast of rich colours including white, deep-set yellow and royal blue in cotton, silk with floral motifs that feature right on top! Look up the designers exquisite ‘Love Notes’ collection online, where she has played around with motifs, traditional prints; mixing embroidery, gota patti along the way. A pop of colour here, a dab of shimmer there; Love Notes is, in our opinion, a hack for every wedding.
While we have a soft corner for printed lehengas, you may want to get quirky and pick out other styles in prints too! Kurtas and shararas look effortless and chic, especially in spring summer. If the temperatures drop down a bit, you can cover up in style with embroidered jackets over printed suits. Butti prints never go out of style, especially on kurtas paired with churidaars.
To really up your outfit game, accessorise like it’s your job! Pair up your day attire with the right trinkets, shoes and bags to lift up your outfit with grace and elegance. We deeply recommend silver jewellery during the day. Chaand balis, elaborate earrings or layered necklaces look amazing with printed suits and lehengas. You can sport a gota patti potli bag, juttis, mojris or even tan flats with your printed outfit. Stars like Dia Mirza or Esha Gupta will give you major style inspiration in their printed suits and lehengas. We especially adore the way Nargis Fakhri dresses up—she does due justice to designer wear. Look her up in Anita Dongre’s gorgeous deep red, purple printed lehenga—she looks radiant!