The perfect bridesmaid outfit for Indian Wedding Sangeet

By Hand On The Hip - 10/29/2018

Hello everyone!

It's officially wedding season! At least 90% of my close friends have tied the knot during the last two months of the year. I got married in November as well. I am sure most of you have weddings of  your best friends or close cousins lined up for the next 2-3 months at least and when you're the attendee, you're not just another person in the crowd. You're the flower girl. You're the person that needs to bend down to look for that tiny pin that decided to gleefully fall off the bride's hair. You are that water boy who is constantly looking after the bride's hydration system. You're the woman who's in-charge of everything bride-related! It's a very delicate spot to be at when you are your bestie's go-to girl at her wedding. This makes it very challenging because you need to be able to look second-best and at the same time, be incredibly comfy in your attire. And as we all know, the word "comfort" does not exist anywhere in the Indian wedding scenario! But the good news is, things are changing and we have more options now than ever.

Talking about the list of bridesmaid duties, there's one item that is absolutely impossible to get out of - the sangeet dance number! Well, with all the madness in the background, you also need to prep and perform at the wedding. When I was asked to dance at my bestie's wedding earlier this year, I was two hundred thousand percent sure that I had to ditch the heavy sequined saree I was planning to wear to the function and that's when I came across Iza Multidesigner Boutique in Indiranagar, Bangalore. I found a very simple, yet chic ethnic skirt and a blouse that I could twirl, twist and Tango in! The soothing green color attracted me towards it and trust me, no one at the ceremony wore something like this! The skirt comes with mirror work at the bottom while the grey blouse goes perfectly with the skirt. I wore simple jhumkas and some basic bangles with it. Not only did I receive a bazillion compliments for the outfit, I could also sway away to glory without worrying about a thing.

If you know the flow of my post, you'll know that most of posts tend to have a takeaway. And as always, I would love to help you guys pick that perfect bridesmaid outfit for your best friend's wedding sangeet!
  • Ditch the heavy lehengas and stick to flowy ethnic skirts with minimum sequins or embroidery. This was my mantra when I picked up this outfit and it was really convenient to run around without worrying about a heavy dupatta falling off or sweeping the floor. You can always make up for the simplicity of the skirt by wearing a heavy blouse!
  • Keep the jewellery minimal as well. You don't wanna look like a gold shop at someone else's wedding! If you're outfit is shimmery and has a lot of bling detailing, then you should stick to just earrings and bangles or for a plain blouse, wear a big necklace, but ditch the earrings.
  • Wedges or kitten heels are your saviours! If you're the bridesmaid, now is not the time to experiment with stilettos or anything that six inches high. Find a nice pair of ethnic wedges or something with very less heels that has a comfort level of 9.5 on 10!
  • Keep the hairstyle as simple as possible! You might love different kinds of fake flowers on your hair or pearls or a lot of hair spray, but that's not ideal when you're running up and down the stage. The best thing to do is leave your hair wide open! It looks stunning always and is probably the epitome of comfort.
  • Play with your make-up and try to amp up the shimmer factor here. Well, this is the one area where you don't need to compromise. Since you have mellowed down your outfit, feel free to adorn yourself with shimmery eye shadows or bright, loud lipsticks.
  • I have some more options for outfits for you guys like ethnic gowns, a simple chiffon saree with a heavy blouse, a long ethnic kurti with palazzo pants or probably an ethnic skirt.

The key is to keep it simple. With that, I am going to let you experiment with wedding outfits for the upcoming weddings you need to attend. Good luck and make sure you have fun!

Hand On The Hip

  • Share:

You Might Also Like