There are weddings, and then there are beautiful Indian weddings which is so different. Indian weddings are full of culture and rituals, almost like exploring some part of the country. There are a plethora of events and ceremonies, which makes the wedding very special. Amid these wedding, there is a new culture, or I must say a new trend which has come up, and that is “Indian bridesmaid”. I am calling this as a trend because Indian bridesmaid isn’t typically seen in India. As per the customs, most of the activities which a bridesmaid is responsible are majorly managed by bride and groom’s cousins or any other family member.
So the question comes how we picked up this tradition in our country? Cultures give and take from one other in many ways, and this how we have adopted this culture from western countries. As I said in my earlier blog too, we Indians love to celebrate in different ways, and probably that’s why we see a rise in many other events like the bachelorette party, soon to be a bride etc.
Even though this is a borrowed concept, bridesmaid plays a significant role in today’s wedding. From being a confidant to being an ideal shopping partner, taking bride’s pictures so that she can let the world know about your marriage through social Media, being pacifier and many more. With so many duties, it gets stressful to fulfil the responsibilities and at the same time look gorgeous. So let me share you the list of latest Indian wedding dresses for bridesmaid which are eye-catchy, dreamy and which will make you look stunner in every ceremony.
1) Wear the most relaxed outfit for Sangeet/cocktail
There are months of practice which goes in preparation for the same, and you want to look your best during the performance. It will be necessary to go with one of the most comfortable and relaxed outfits. One can experiment with the dressing style and reflect your fashion sense as well for this event.
This beautiful Red cape pallazo set by Seema Thukral will be a great style to choose for the sangeet. Red is no more the colour which is only meant for weddings. so just go an explore!
This easy breezy off-shoulder lehenga style by Punit Balan can surely be used as an inspiration for bridesmaid sangeet function
Something totally out of the box this Embroidered Jacket Style Kurta Sharara Set by Arpita Mehta
2) Go- Prints in Mehendi
Prints are and will be the most prevalent idea for any function. We have been seeing a lot of prints since years now from polka, checkers, stripes, florals nowadays we have new print styles coming which are in bandhani, patola or bohemian prints which are also know as boho-chic which is inspired from hippie-culture. I don’t see this trend fading soon. Mehendi function becomes the apt occasion for the easy breezy coordinates. It will also be the day where you want to ditch the dupattas as it may keep sliding off while applying Mehendi and I am sure you don’t want to let that happen—so sharing a few inspirations which you might wish to go.
I love this look by Label_Anushree from colour to print to style it just has it all!! you can wear this lehenga eve without dupatta and still look gorgeous.
For all the free spirited bridesmaid this ho-chic printed from the house of Masaba is the perfect inspiration for Mehendi ceremony
Anoli shah has give very bold and stylish look for any bridesmaid who is open to experiment.
3) Haldi ceremony- The Blend of traditions and fun
The day is full of excitement and varied emotions. Staying with the basic colour for this ceremony will be advisable. Yellow is considered to be the most auspicious colour and also the sign for new beginnings, happiness and peace. It doesn’t mean that there is any restriction to wear yellow nowadays you would see a lot of Indian bridesmaids trying more unique colours in Haldi function too. Still, the yellow colour will always be the most preferred choice in an Indian wedding, and it can go with any skin colour dark, dusky or fair. Adding a dash of another colour in it can be a good trick to try. Haldi is also the ceremony where Indian bridesmaid’s photoshoot ideas are full of unique designs and add lot style so I would say this is the perfect day to try.
Punit Balan’s Bandhani print jacket style gown in yellow will surely still the show!!!
If you are a sister and looking for something more embellished outfit for Haldi. This outfit from Abhinav Mishra can be a good inspiration as a Indian Bridesmaid. The trick to look flawless !!
If you are looking for a statement in haldi ceremony this style by Anushree reddy is guaranteed to make heads turn in a crowd!!
4) Wedding – The D day
Here comes the final the day when all eyes are not just on the bride but also a bridesmaid. You want to look your best, and I would say, why not? Indian Bridesmaid Lehngas or wide legged shararas can be the most sought after dress you can have for this D-day.
Try choosing the right colours in the same colour palette as the bride. Embellished or sheer lehenga would be the critical elements on this day. Leave the elaborate kind of embroidery for the bride and go for the light sort of embellishment like mirror work, a sprinkle of the sequence will be the safest bet. Try some of the looks which I am sharing as an inspiration for your BFF’s wedding.
Dance you heart out in Baarat with Anjul Bhandari’s lucknowi sharara set!! for everyone who prefers simplicity over glamour.
The magic of mirror will be the latest trend in Indian Bridesmaid dresses and I Love the ease of the this lehenga by Vvani
For all the offbeat Indian Bridesmaid ruffle cape Lehenga set by Mishru official
5) Let the bride steal the show
If you want to make a statement and don’t want to outshine the bride, one option is going for some beautiful looking pastels. You can experiment with a lot of fusion dresses like ruffle saree its one of the most talked-about trends for the coming season. I am sharing a few styles and options to looks forward for. Experimenting with colours like blue, green orange etc.can also be a choice you can opt for. By the way Royal blue is making a grand entry in the upcoming Indian wedding…..you know where it is coming from.
Riddhi Mehra’s signature drape saree its contemporary yet adds lot of fun and drama to your outfit.
Yellow embellished short peplum along with organza skirt by Mrunali Rao is the best choice for any Indian Bridesmaid.
Reception ceremony calls for a free flowing gown. ombre makes the gown look majestic. This dress by Awigna can be an ideal inspiration for a reception wear.
With these stylish outfits, I am sure you would find your favourite style or inspiration for the upcoming Indian weddings. So let me know what your pick is?