With the arrival of breezy days, we can claim winter is here. Ah, how can we ever get over the mellow yet bright sunlight with crisp air? And ladies… the best part? You know where I am going! Yes, Winter Weddings! No sweat is going to add a flaw in your look. You’re going to slay.
On one hand, when the weather excites us to the top along with the wedding invites, there is one thing always tucking each one of us down – OUTFITS! We all ladies are always wondering about winter dressing ideas. Carrying winter wedding party dresses can be super challenging, especially for women when it comes to layering the outfits. But hold your breath ladies, because we’ve got your back. Hair flip!
While winter wedding dresses are all about dark hues or colour pops with heavy embroidery and traditional weaves with long flares to get over the cold, we simultaneously look for the pattern and fabric because of course, Fashion. Thus, considering the winter wedding outfits for the not-so-perfect weather, we have some tips for you to keep in mind. Let’s get started!
Well, to stay warm during the winter season while balancing the stylish aura, we have set some basic ways:
Basic and obvious layering:
Add sleeves to your outfit with warm fabrics, pair it with juttis or heels, and a shawl.
Advanced and stylish layering:
Add advanced and hidden thermals, with double dupatta styling (one side shawl and another side your dupatta), even heavy embroidered shawls can be used as the sole dupatta.
Wearing fabrics such as cotton is not suggested in the winters obviously because cotton is best suited for the summer weather. Thus, fabrics like velvet, silk, fur, etc. can be preferred to slay the queen look. Plus, bringing back the vintage winter wedding dresses can be a game-changer in your chic circle!
There definitely comes a lot of sacrifices while choosing winter wedding guests dresses like a suit or a lehenga for a winter wedding. Women tend to give up on the styling (blouses, net sarees, sleeveless shirts, etc), but how about we give you an idea to switch to something elegant and graceful? Jackets! Be it lehenga choli jacket or cape style, a lot of charm to styling is added.
There’s no pick to colours, we can completely understand. However, bright colours are the best suites at summer weddings. Dark colours like red, maroon, navy blue, dark shades of beige, royal green, orange, etc. are best suited in the winter weather.
Applying basic science, dark colours tend to absorb heat, keeping the body warm whereas the bright colours tend to reflect back the heat and light. Ah, sounds too nerdy? Another fun fact, they add a glow to your face, contrasting the fog around you.
Roaming around the streets or shopping malls for hours can be tiring to select an attire for the Big Fat Indian Winter Wedding! And if you are still wondering what to wear to a winter wedding, We’ve picked up a few pieces, wandering our eyes around numerous people, including celebrities and their royal trends for quite a long time!
Anarkali for that Mandatory Twirl
Anarkali is a big YES when it comes to weddings, be it summer or winter! Moreover, considering all the aspects and tips mentioned above, it can make styling extremely easy and comfortable. The flare around the Anarkali along with full sleeves can help you cope with the weather. However, as we often say, it’s not always about the weather, but the fashion. Here are some tips and tricks to remember and consider while styling an Anarkali:
-You can pair your Anarkali with straight pants, wearing Kundan jewellery (looks best with tones of white, you can move out of the winter palette and try pastel shades as well in this case)
-Adding an extra layer (be it a short or long cape) to your Anarkali for that extra warmth is never a bad idea. It adds fullness to the outfit, with seemingly light jewellery and accessories.
-While choosing the fabric, silk can always be considered. It gives a royal look when paired with signature jewellery pieces.
Kurtas for a Sleek Ensemble
Of course, kurtas when styled in an appropriate manner holds the main element of your look. Statistics claim that the first thing that catches the eye is the top wear, and here we are, with some tips to style your kurta!
-Is it super cold there again? Need some hidden layering? Pair your kurta with a sharara and add thermal leggings underneath! (Whoosh, magic!) A lot of fame has been passed to blouse/shirt length kurtas along with shararas, especially in pastel shades.
-Handling dupatta can be an ultimate task, need it no more women! Pair your banarsi silk brocket kurta with a sharara or straight pants and get rid of the dupatta. The matching set of silk adds a lot of glam to the outfit and it cuts the need to add a layer for styling.
-Okay, for all of you in love with dupatta and can’t actually settle with the idea shared above, worry not! You can pair your silk brocket kurta or a plain kurta with a dupatta. For silk kurtas, simple dupattas would add a charm; whereas for the plain kurta, heavily embroidered dupatta paired with straight pants or palazzos can light up your attire.
-To add elegance and simplicity, get plain or some embroidery work on the borders of the matka silk kurta with a fully or semi embroidered dupatta, and pair it with sharara, cowled skirt, or flared skirt.
-Leave a sprinkle of glamour wherever you go, how? Peplum style kurta with lehenga, fully embroidered or just embroidered borders will put the stage on fire!
Modern Touch with an Add-on Jacket
Finally, we can have a piece of clothing which is legit meant for winters, ah! Jackets, sweaters, shirts, any type, can provide relief in those smoking cold days. We are not suggesting you wear a leather jacket, obviously. You know the drill, here we have the tips:
-Pair your lehenga or your saree with a literal blazer jacket in velvet to add grace to that ultimate piece, pairing it with heavy jhumkas and minimal neck jewellery.
-Silk shirt with layered necklaces or a georgette shirt along with a rusted silver choker paired with a lehenga can provide you with a chic look to slay the wedding, looking elegant yet so fashionable!
-Ever experimented with your saree blouses? We suggest you take the risk in this weather. Get yourself a balloon sleeve blouse in contrast to the saree colour to pop the look.
-To own that chic look, palazzo, tube top, and heavily embroidered short or long jacket can be your perfect go-to comfy wedding outfit! You can pair it along with silver jewellery, preferably a choker and nose pin to add to the glam.
Floor-length Gowns – An All Time Favourite
– A full size fitted velvet gown cannot compete with any other winter wedding outfit. It’s a stylish winter wear for ladies. You can either add an element of shimmer, either by wearing a heavy belt or offering some work in an area to grab the shimmer attention, or you can get an embroidered patch around your neck for a heavy look.
– How about turning your mid-weather suited gowns to winter wedding guest outfits by just adding another piece of clothing? Yes, a velvet cape! One shoulder or boat neck cape styled with elegant jewellery can give your look a 10/10 with minimal efforts.
We know you were wondering about the saree experiment, we got you, girl! So, styling saree in the winter season is not a big deal, all of us have been there, right?
You can either drape it in a gown style with covered sleeves, get a full-sleeved velvet blouse, or get a cape to give a fashionable look to your simple saree. Silk sarees also add a touch of royalty and elegance in the winter weddings.
Wearing chic outfits, looking glamorous, and posting selfies – Weddings are all about that. And we are here to help you get your styling game on point! Selecting winter wedding dresses does require a lot of ideas and thoughts and we hope we helped you out to load off the stress. Stay tuned for more outfit ideas to slay your wedding aesthetics!