Have you spent hours in school planning your best friend’s wedding while you struggled to finish each other’s homework? Well, watching an archetypal 90s Bollywood movie does that for you. Weddings in India have always been a hot-button event—equal parts extravagant and flashy—and thanks to Bollywood, the scale has risen even further. From Kareena Kapoor Khan’s look in “Bole Chudiyan,” garnering cult status, to Alia Bhatt’s iconic pink and silver lehenga in Student of the Year, has permeated the mood board of every bridesmaid-to-be. On-screen, Bollywood has showcased some unforgettable looks that serve as a bible of inspiration for those seeking fashion advice as wedding guests, and you bet, we’ve taken notes.
That said, this current year and the year 2022, in particular, were not just about looking back at our on-screen brides and bridesmaids but also about gesturing to a host of real-life Bollywood weddings that had us on our toes. And the one thing to note at these weddings is that it’s not just the bride that everyone’s eyes are fixed on but also the bridesmaids. To make your sartorial spadework easier, we have scrolled through a list of celebrity events to bring you an edit of the best outfits that you can recreate with WeaverStory for your best friend's upcoming wedding.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Did Aditi Rao Hydari ever guess that her envy-inducing roster of lehengas would become the blueprint for bridesmaids this year and beyond? The veteran actor has a repertoire of A-list looks that she champions quite effortlessly, and she makes sure to coat all her looks with a touch of traditional glamour. Stemming from a similar judgement, we believe a great wedding look constitutes not just a wonderful colour palette but also a fit that feels like an extension of you. For this look, Hydari opted for a lush green Banarasi lehenga in pure silk with a recurring gold pattern all over it. As per usual, the actor never misses the opportunity to celebrate the timelessness of Indian textiles with grace and umpteen sophistication.
Are you wondering how to recreate this look for the upcoming wedding season? We’ve got you covered. Our Sea Green Handloom Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Skirt With Electric Blue Pure Habutai Silk Top. To style it further, like Aditi, opt for some two-tiered jhumkas and minimal makeup to complete the look.
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If you are someone who likes to keep it minimal, even on the big day, this look is for you to bookmark. Recently, Shanaya Kapoor took the road to a traditional silhouette, one that comes handy with a gajra (floral hair accessory). Comfortable yet statement-worthy, this look is bound to anchor you through pre-wedding functions and, most importantly, the dance floor. To fulfill your pastel dream mood board, here’s our pick from Rivaayat. Style our light pink Shikargah pure silk hand-embroidered lehenga set, which comes foiled with beautiful gold detailing and a matching dupatta. Take cues from Kapoor and pair it up with a delicate choker, sleek hair, and a fragrant gajra to complete the look.
Going a darker route for nighttime weddings is par for the course. And if you’re looking for options that can swiftly work the after-hours and channel that high-octane glam you’ve been craving, then this is the look for you.
Mira Kapoor is not only admired for her knack as a health specialist but also for her sartorial prowess, acing every wedding guest look in style and sophistication. Recently, the model-turned-YouTuber was seen glimmering in an aubergine lehenga set, intricately embroidered to detail. Bringing on similar craftsmanship and detail, we have a stunning deep purple lehenga set adorned with intricate zardozi and a beautiful organza dupatta to match. We say, take cues from Kapoor and style it further with dark kohl-rimmed eyes, some jewellery, lots of gloss, and a small bindi to complete the look.
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Sara Ali Khan
Apart from a few hits and misses here and there, Sara’s wardrobe has always been a serve, especially for young bridesmaids looking to tread the unconventional route. Recently, the young actor was seen sporting a bright canary yellow lehenga set for a Diwali party. It’s no surprise that the bright shade of summer has won the stamp of approval from Bollywood divas and is here to conquer the wedding season with flair. If you’re looking to stand out, just like Sara, here’s your cue. Try opting for our yellow pure katan silk brocade banarasi lehenga, which comes beautifully embroidered just like the Pataudi princess’. To style it further, we suggest you pair it up with temple jewellery for a traditional appeal.
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Author- Haiqa Siddiqui