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10 Outfit Ideas to Nail the Wedding Guest Look


As far as celebrations go, is there any occasion that’s more fun and lavish than an Indian wedding? With celebrations slated for days, not to mention the dances and dance videos you get to take part in, being a guest at an Indian wedding is utterly cool. The best thing, however, is the fashion you get to flaunt for all the multiple occasions at the wedding – be it the engagement party, bridal shower, haldi ceremony, sangeet, rehearsal dinners, and reception. Male or female, if you have a wedding to attend anytime soon and are sufficiently hyped about it, we have made your job of getting the perfect outfits easier with this ready list.

Stand out in red: In Indian weddings, red is considered the colour of auspiciousness and, as far as wedding traditions go, the preferred shade for bridal outfits. If you want to make a statement with your wedding guest look, choose a bright outfit like this BIBA Women Embroidered Three-Quarter Sleeves Kurta with Straight Pant and Dupatta.

The bright red kurta set in cotton includes:

  • A finely embroidered kurta with a notch neck.
  • Patterned straight-fit pants with an elasticated waist.
  • A dupatta with delicate work on its borders.

Complete the look with gold jhumkas, bangles, and heels or flats, and get ready to swing a leg at the wedding dance!

Look comfortably elegant: Weddings are a great place to socialise, but if you prefer to catch up with friends and family in comfortable clothes, a good idea would be to look for outfits in flowy silhouettes that allow for easy movement. This MELANGE Women Solid A-line Kurta with Elasticated Palazzos makes for a stylishly casual wedding guest outfit. While the glossy gold shade and lace pattern add glamour to the overall look, the sleeveless kurta paired with palazzos makes it an outfit you can run errands or move around in without hassles.  

Handsome in green: When it comes to a man’s best reception outfit, nothing is simpler and more charming than a kurta. Make it a well-tailored, embroidered kurta, and you are adding notches to your style quotient. This Embroidered Regular Fit Long Kurta from MELANGE in olive green is an instant eye-catcher. Designed with a band collar and long sleeves, the arresting chikankari-like embroidery makes this kurta one for keeps. Pair it with a salwar or slim-fit pants in white or cream and leather sandals.

Make a stylish pattern out of it: If you are a guy who wants ideas for a wedding guest look that is urbane, go for patterned kurtas in gentle colours. While the patterned kurta shows your willingness to experiment, pairing it with muted or light-colored pyjamas or pants gives it a versatile look that is perfect for the haldi ceremony or post-wedding brunch. This MELANGE Men’s Geometric Printed Straight Kurta fits our description to a T. Made in cotton, the grey shade, beehive-inspired pattern, and band collar makes this kurta an easy-breezy choice.

Debonair in blue: Solid patterns on kurtas lend their wearer a flamboyant look, and as far as impressive Indian wedding guest outfit ideas go, this is one look that will make all the heads turn. So, if you need inspiration, look no further than this Printed Wraparound Band Collar Kurta from MANYAVAR in midnight blue. Tailored in a distinctive overlapping silhouette with long sleeves and a band collar, the kurta’s floral patterns make it a winner. 

On a solid footing: If you love experimenting with bright or bold colours, then a wedding guest look that will never go out of fashion for men is to wear sharply tailored kurtas in solid colours that reflect the joie de vivre of wedding festivities. Look like the bride or groom’s best man in this Solid Straight Kurta from MELANGE. Stitched with a band collar, long sleeves, button closure, two pockets, and side slits, rest assured that this kurta will make you look solidly suave.  

Layer up like a star: The Nehru Jacket is an accessory that has been trending for the past few years and has got fans among film stars and fashion gurus. Of late, the serious silhouette of the Nehru Jacket has gone semi-formal, with options available in lighter fabrics, bright colours, and patterns. A trending wedding guest outfit for men is to accessorise their shirts and kurtas with the Nehru Jacket. Keep your wardrobe fashionably updated with this MELANGE Men’s Printed Band Collar Sleeveless Ethnic Nehru Jacket. Made in cotton blended fabric, the sleeveless waistcoat comes in blue and green colours, made more attractive with striking patterns.

Glam it up in a coordinated set: If you want to give the usual ethnic saree or salwar suit ensemble a break, do it by opting for chic ensembles with strappy blouses and maxi skirts instead. Take inspiration from this Solid Blouse with Skirt and Longline Jacket outfit from MELANGE. The ensemble includes a brown spaghetti-strapped blouse, a tulle maxi skirt, a longline jacket with floral prints, and a belted waist. Made in viscose and with little to no embroidery, this wedding guest outfit is lightweight and ideal for receptions. 

Jazz it up like a style diva: When it comes to wedding guest outfits for women, the choices are aplenty. But if you like to follow your own fashion rules instead of following trends, choose outfits that you think define you. This Angrakha Kurta with Embroidered Dupatta from MELANGE will make for an excellent outfit for sangeet nights when having fun is the only agenda. The kurta in red stands out for its lively patterns and is made prettier with the sequined and embroidered net dupatta. Wear it with gold or cream-coloured ankle-cropped cigarette pants and kitten heels or stilettos to look like a true-style diva.

Frame this look: It’s possible to look like a glamourous guest at an Indian wedding without spending a lot. Sometimes, simple ensembles pack a lot of punch with just the colours and tailoring. This Embroidered Three-Quarter Sleeves Straight Kurta with Palazzos and Dupatta from MELANGE makes for the perfect mehendi or reception outfit for a guest. Made in viscose, the green salwar set includes an embroidered kurta, ankle-length palazzos, and a patterned dupatta. Wear it and get ready to pose for pictures that will be framed for keeps.

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