Ethnic Indian Summer | Outfit Post (Summer Wedding Special)

Come April / May and the wedding season kick starts again (especially among Maharashtrians. Everybody loves a Summer wedding). Back to back weddings create a sense of nervousness among girlfriends of the bride, especially those who find it difficult to create different looks for each event. Add to that, the ever rising temperature, which leaves you feeling drained out after running around, performing errands, in your stunning wine red lehanga-choli or a studded anarkali. While the outfit - climate woes can't be helped, one can definitely play it smart by opting for lighter, comfortable fabrics, experimenting with colors and more.

I wore this outfit for my morning Birthday pooja and then, attended a small engagement party just after that. Since the heat wave in Ahmednagar (Shirdi) was unbearable, I stayed away from weighty fabrics or anything that is heavily embellished. There is no rule book that says your outfit needs to be all blingy and glamorous. Personally, comfort comes above everything else for me and I believe that one can surely create an impact by choosing the right outfit (that fits well and looks unique) and perfect accessories. 

For afternoon wedding / engagement events like the one I attended, opt for lighter hues like pastels. If darker hues are your thing, mix and match it with a lighter shade of dupatta or if you are eyeing a complete set, opt for something in Ombre, like the one I chose. Let go of the typical reds and maroons. Experiment with shades like Persian or navy blue, lime green or even a blush pink. For a hint of bling, you can add basic accessories in light gold, silver or even bronze, depending on your overall outfit color. Keep your favorite, heavy gold and diamond sets away for the evening events. While I mixed gold and silver shades in this outfit, you can go for a complete silver look or even experiment by adding oxidized accessories. I did not opt for a neck piece, as I wanted the gorgeous mirror work on the neckline to get all the attention. While there is no footwear in these images (as it was clicked just before the pooja), I opted for a pair of mojris with mirror work. Oh, and don't forget a pair of stylish sunnies!

Five things to keep in mind while shopping for an afternoon wedding/engagement event:
- Look for lighter, comfortable fabrics (you don't want your outfit to itch, do you?)
- Experiment with fresh colors
- Look for outfits that create an impact with unique hand work (embroidery, mirror, flower motifs etc)
- Don't over-accessorize the outfit
- Experiment with the silhouettes and sleeve styles. It will further enhance your overall look

And above everything else, just be comfortable in what you wear. There is nothing more important than being yourself and letting your personality speak in the outfit that you opt for.

Outfit Details
Blue Ombre Churidar - Kurta set | Melange
Accessories (Earrings, bangles) | Forever 21
Sunglasses | Vogue Eyewear 

The Dancebee

1 comment:

  1. Hey nice blog, love your blue suit... I'd love for you to drop by my blog


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Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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