Have you ever wondered what the most magical season to get married is? I think it’s the winter season. The icy cold air is filled with happiness, love and romance, making it the dreamiest season of all to get married in. The seriously stunning decor and piping hot gourmet dishes add to the charm of winter weddings.
The only problem with winter weddings is – what to wear – so that you are warm and not shivering because of the cold. To enjoy the nuptials in full desi style, here are a few tips to look gorgeous at a winter wedding but still not freeze:
Think full sleeved blouses are not in vogue now? Take cues from Bollywood’s favourite style divas here. Wearing a full sleeved blouse with your favourite sarees will not only make you look smart and elegant but also keep you warm. To beat the winter chills in style, replace your sleeveless blouses with heavily embellished full sleeved ones in velvet or any other thick fabric.
A classy trench coat is a winter essential and a worthy investment. It is extremely versatile and can be worn with almost any outfit. For a wedding, pair the trench coat with a saree. Believe me, when I say that your saree will never look as graceful as it does when it’s paired with a trench coat. It will not only win you compliments but keep you warm as well.
Another way to keep warm at winter weddings is to swap the blouse of your lehenga or saree with a woollen sweater. A sweater or cardigan that compliments the lehenga or saree will not only keep you warm; it will amp up your style quotient as well. Accessorise your look with some statement jewellery to take things up a notch.
Need something to keep your feet warm? How about ankle boots with heels? They look great when styled the right way and add an edgy touch to your ethnic ensemble. Pair them with your churidars, sarees or lehengas to get a classy look.
The shawls of today have been given a major makeover. They are no longer boring and monotonous but are available in a variety of different hues and shades with exquisite embroidery and prints on them. You can find some with sparkly embellishments as well. Just pick one that compliments your suit or Anarkali and wrap it like a dupatta. You can even wear them with sarees to keep warm.
Velvet goes a long way in keeping you warm during this extreme weather. It looks and feels luxurious and is incredibly warm. You can opt for a beautiful velvet kurta or blouse and pair it with a bright coloured palazzo or saree/lehenga. This stylish ensemble is sure to win you compliments.
Bandhgala jackets are also a great option for winter weddings. They will not only keep you cosy but also protect your neck from the frigid winter winds. An ankle length bandhgala jacket paired with a lehenga or Anarkali will accentuate your classy style.
Wear woollen leggings under your lehengas and sarees to keep your legs warm. Just make sure to go for leggings that end just below your knees so that there’s no Peek-a-boo even when you lift your lehenga or saree while walking. If you find it difficult to find a matching woollen legging, just check out the ethnic wear offers to crack the best deals.
With so many tips, there is simply no reason not to look your best in Indian wear or struggle with the piercing cold to look dazzling this wedding season.