An Indian wedding means some major dressing up. And whether you belong to the bride or the groom’s gang is irrelevant; if you are showing up, you might as well be dressed to kill. So if this wedding season, you’ve received an invite from down South, here are the outfit options that’ll keep those compliments coming. Contrary to popular opinion, not all South Indian weddings have the brides decked in white and gold (that’s only a Malayali wedding, FYI). The only thing you have to be worried about is the time – gear up for early morning pheras or a mid afternoon ceremony. Here’s a guide to sail you through.

East meets West

East ‘n’ West

Have just the perfect kurti but it’s too blingy for a daytime wedding? Don’t worry we have the perfect solution. Ditch the even blingy-er dupatta and pair your kurti with a light colour skirt. More along the lines of achkan meets boho chic girl. The simple skirt complements the bling perfectly and you won’t stand out too much. We suggest going in for simple statement earrings and laying low on the make-up.

South Indian wedding sari

 Nine Yard Fashionista

Dig into your mom’s closet and get your hands on that silky nine yard wonder. With a sari you can hardly ever go wrong. Go in for that vintage swag and pair your sari with your fabulous three-inch heels, simple jewellery  and a top bun. Add a red colour pout for some awesome selfies too.


Traditional charm

What’s a wedding without your traditional lehenga choli? If your lehenga is a tad too blingy for a day time wedding we suggest pairing it with a simple crop top and a bandhani dupatta. Add some colourful bangles, loose curls and a nice pink lipstick.


Neo Indi

Whoever said traditional clothes are boring needs a rethink. You probably can’t go all out Goth at a daytime wedding, but that shouldn’t stop you from being experimental. Dig out that old kurti and churidar and add a floor sweeping cape to it to make the traditional salwar-churidar look modern. We suggest going in for one-toned accessories, complete with smoky eyes to rock the wedding scene.


Classic Cuts

Want to wear a dress but also not look too out of place? Well an anarkali is always there for your rescue. Pick your best ankle-length anarkali and let it work as a dress. Get your hands on a chunky waist belt to get the anarkali to fall in perfect shape. Trust us, it looks amazing.