It is the wedding season and the weather is finally right to get a little experimental with clothes. If you are looking out for options to dress-up at a swanky wedding reception, you need to move beyond sporting the usual sarees, lehengas or anarkalis. To be the cynosure of eyes and up your fashion game, here are a few ideas. Pick your favourite and win them over:

 Floor sweeping fantasies

Make a sweeping statement in the Indian version of a gown and embrace its grandeur. So, opt for a floor length anarkali. Be thoughtful with layering and take cues from the season’s colours, cuts, embroidery and embellishments.


Jacket style

Jackets have become a versatile fashion statement that can be modified in many different ways. You could pair it with a saree or lehenga-choli or team it up with an exaggerated palazzo. The jacket in zardosi, embroidery, or intricate velvet is the one-stop solution for fashionistas. Pick an opaque masterpiece in silk-brocade or go for a layered chiffon delicate. Fitted, flowing, flared, short, long, sheer, open or closed – doesn’t matter how you style your jacket because it’s all good.


If you don’t like heavy dressing, then this trend is absolutely for you. Go for tasteful elegance in place of an ostentatious display. Off-shoulder floral maxi-dress, chevron printed lehenga or a classic georgette sari can put you right under the spotlight.

Neutral and monotone

An impeccable section of colour can do as much to your outfit as a designer does. Choose from the neutral palette, or go monotone in blush, turquoise, teal or mint green, the vibrant colours will seamlessly up your game. To go a step further you could go obmre. Ombre has taken over the latest hair colour, nail paint and even lipstick trends. Ombre lehengas are surely the next step.

Contemporary chic

Try capes, dhoti-pants, shararas, palazzos, and crop-tops — the drapes and silhouettes are endless.