What to wear to an Indian Winter wedding- You pick the sequined saree from your closet, put on the best make-up, wear pieces of jewelry, and get all dolled up. Everything is set, and you are ready to flaunt your curves until you realize it’s too chilly outside. Wait, you cannot pair your saree with a woolen jacket? What to do next? How to keep yourself warm without disturbing your game style? Maybe you should don a velvet shawl or a cape jacket? The options are not limited, but it is on you how much you are willing to explore!
Winter is here, and I bet many wedding cards are lying around your house too. If you are one of those women who dread going to a wedding in the winters because you’ve no idea about what to wear, this article is a must-read for you. Here, I have gathered the best tips to flaunt your gorgeous dresses in this cold weather. Whether you are a bride, a bride’s close friend, or a guest at someone’s wedding whom you don’t personally know so well, this article will help you out. I have a list of the top twenty winter Indian wedding outfits for you all!
How to Dress for an Indian Wedding in Winters
As soon as winters arrive, the wedding festivities begin because it is usually the most suitable time of the year for weddings- no scorching heat, no sweating, holidays, and just pleasant weather. True that summer weddings are a mess; we can’t dress up our best because we can’t wear heavily embroidered outfits, and neither does the makeup stay for long. Winter weddings come with their pros and cons. For instance, you can’t wear your sleeveless flowy dresses on a chilly December night, and your feet will be cold in those delicate strappy golden sandals, but at least your makeup and hair will be on point. You won’t be able to flaunt your chiffon maxi, which is a solid reason to wear your velvet Anarkali with Khussa.
Do’s and don’t’s for styling up for a winter Indian wedding.
- Do not compromise on your comfort! Wear outfits that are warm and stylish. Velvet outfits, shawls, designer jackets are a must.
- Long coats are trending a lot these days. Do not hesitate to wear them with kurta trousers or even a long dress. Trust us, it looks chic and is something a lot of bloggers have been wearing lately.
- Try the double dupatta style for additional warmth. Wear your outfit’s dupatta on the neck or one shoulder, and wrap a heavily embellished shawl around your shoulders.
- Heels and strappy sandals are a tough choice for winter weddings. You won’t be able to walk properly, and your feet will be sore after a while. Instead, go with pumps, stilettos, and Khussas.
- Go for full sleeve outfits and a saree blouse to stay warm. You can opt for balloon sleeves, churidar sleeves, or long slit sleeves.
- If your outfit is comparatively simple and the fabric is thin, wear a short embellished jacket over it.
- I prefer going for floor-length outfits, with multiple layers, because they look exquisite and keeps you warm!
- Dark and bold colors such as black, maroon, navy blue, royal green, etc., look stunning in winters; hence, elevating your style game choose one of them.
- Winter weddings are usually a good option for expressing yourself through makeup and accessories. Don’t hesitate to wear a red lip color, smokey eye makeup, and heavy Jhumkas. However, go easy on the necklace and bracelets in this case.
↓ 20 – Bollywood Inspired Winter Wedding Outfit
Do you want some style inspiration? Do not wait and head over to Bollywood Diva’s Instagram accounts. They are the queens of the fashion industry, and no one knows how to dress better than them. You can wear a sharara outfit, Anarkali, saree, or a velvet kameez shalwar with net dupatta like Priyanka Chopra. Accessorize your outfit with matching bangles, a Maang tikka, and a sleek bun to finish off your look with the absolute Bollywood touches.
↓ 19 – Velvet Saree is Always in Vogue
For an Indian Wedding, you can never go wrong with a saree, and Velvet Sarees are the answer to managing both the fashion statement and the chilly temperature. You can try layering or adding velvet drapes for further styling. You can also pair it with a velvet blouse of contrasting color. The soft tufted fabric exudes a different kind of elegance that you can seldom find with any other material. Here’s a piece of personal advice I would like to share: if you decide to buy a velvet fabric, always chose colors that are rich blues, black, and red.
↓ 18 – An Embroidered Kaftan is the new Fashion Trend
The floor-length Kaftans are gaining momentum in the fashion world. They can be paired with plain Anarkali or a maxi dress. For an Indian Wedding, the embroidered Kaftans are the best choice. This combination can be a savior for those who want to look both elegant and sophisticated. Embellished Kaftans are available in a variety of designs and cuts. Try one this winter, and thank me later.
↓ 17 – Phulkari is quite the rage
If you want to look different from everyone in the wedding hall, you must try Phulari outfits. They can redesign your entire look, and the variety of colors will add a sprinkle of vibrancy to your persona. This is, hands downs, the most vibrant outfit for an Indian wedding during the winter season. Available in multiple iridescent shades, phulkari will give you an edge over others.
↓ 16 – Head to Toe Velvet
You can never go wrong with head to toe velvet for winter weddings. Velvet gives off a luxurious vibe and keeps you warm. You may make your other outfits work in the daytime because the sun will somehow provide you some warmth. But for night time or mostly outdoor events, wear head to toe velvet attire. You can either go with a two-piece outfit or one long gown- the choice is yours! Velvet is a pretty rich fabric, so even if you keep the rest of your look lowkey, you will look on point.
↓ 15 – Velvet and Banarsi
If you have to attend an Indian winter wedding, make sure you have enough pretty warm outfits, because Indian weddings last for more than a week even if not planned that way. And what’s better than having velvet dresses and net or Banaras dupattas in different colors? If the wedding is of someone in your home, there are 90% chances you’ll get to wear even the simple dresses at some point. Sabyasachi is a formal clothing designer, but here is a piece of him that looks semi-casual and too pretty! You can tailor yourself a similar outfit- velvet kameez shalwar with embroidered borders and a heavily embellished Banaras dupatta!
↓ 14 – How to Wear Silk Duppata to Winter Wedding
Vibrant dupattas are the heart and soul of a wedding outfit. Everyone will probably wear heavy shawls and dupattas at wedding events, which is why you should try something different like a silk dupatta and stand out! Although silk is a must in wedding outfits, very few people think of wearing and styling silk dupattas. It is because carrying them is not an easy task, and getting the right color coordination is no less than a challenge. So, opt for simple Anarkali dresses and wear them with silk dupattas to look decent yet wedding appropriate. Here are all the different Types Of Dupattas And Tutorial On How To Wear Them.
↓ 13 – Winter Wedding Teenage Outfit
Teenagers are a part of every wedding, and it won’t be wrong to say that they are the most neglected once. Parents are busy with their shopping, tailoring, and last-minute fittings, and these young girls have to wear whatever their mothers hand over them. It might not look bad at that time, but the young girls feel embarrassed when they see the old pictures. So, whether you do your shopping yourself or your mother do it, make sure the outfit is well-fitted, trending, and accessorized properly. Wear outfits like short shirts, tunics, maxis, and lehengas won’t make you look older. Also, keep the makeup, accessories, and your overall look lowkey.
↓ 12 – Winter Outdoor Wedding
Winter outdoor weddings, especially during the daytime, are the best and even better if they are sunny! You can rock almost any outfit since the sun will keep you warm and make the colors of your outfit and accessories pop out. You can keep the dark shades indoor or night time events and wear the light or pastel hues during daytime outdoor winter weddings. If your outfit’s tones are on the lighter side, keep your makeup and accessories heavy to look wedding-appropriate.
↓ 11 – Winter Indoor Wedding Outfit
Winter indoor weddings call for dark tones, embellished long jackets, and heavy dresses. You can carry such dresses pretty well on indoor events because there is no such thing as wind or mud that can ruin your outfit. Secondly, you can wear high heels without worrying about digging holes in the grass. Lastly, the indoor lighting will make your outfit and makeup look absolutely stunning, even if it is on the louder side.
↓ 10 – Bridal Outfit
Being a bride, it is your big day, and you get to choose whatever you want to wear. But we want you to keep your comfort in mind along with the tiny details of your luxurious outfit. You can opt for an embroidered blouse, velvet lehenga, and a heavily embellished dupatta. Other than that, velvet, Banaras, or velvet, and silk are great combos too. Go with the royal tones make your man fall in love with you all over again.
↓ 9 – Wedding Guest Outfit
If you are a guest at someone’s wedding who is not too close to you, you should opt for a dark-colored but less embroidered outfit. A long shirt with sharara, Jhumkas, light makeup, and a cute hairstyle is going to be enough for you. You don’t want to be looking like a diva at someone’s wedding whom you barely know.
↓ 8 – Bridal Shawl for an Indian Winter Wedding
Brides should never compromise on their comfort and should add a heavy shawl to their outfit for an additional layer of warmth. You can style your outfit with double dupattas as well!
↓ 7 – Saree Outfit
Sarees are a must at any wedding. But how to wear them in winters without feeling cold? Well, you can try it out with a designer jacket that is short from the front but has a long tail.
↓ 6 – Style Inspo for Plus Size Women
If you are on the plus size and want to flaunt your curves at a winter wedding without looking bulky, you can try draping your outfit with a dupatta or wearing short jackets with your long outfits.
↓ 5 – Celebrity Style
Here are some Indian divas acing their winter wedding outfits.
↓ 4 – For Women Over 40
If you are over 40 or 50, you still deserve to look your best; you aren’t old enough to stick to a minimalistic style. A lehenga choli might get too much for you, but you are never old for a floor-length gown and glam makeup. A saree with a shawl is likewise a good option.
↓ 3 – Designer Jackets
↓ 2 – Lehanga Outfit
If you are a fan of a short blouse or lehenga choli, but unfortunately it is too cold for that, there is something else that you can try out. Switch your dupatta for a contrasting lightweight embellished jacket and rock it.
↓ 1 – Winter Bridal Shower Outfit
Q. Can I wear boots to a winter wedding?
A. This year wearing joggers with wedding outfits was a huge hit. Keeping it in mind, you can wear boots to a winter wedding, but only if your outfit is long enough to cover it. It should just serve the purpose of comfort. Boots can go well with Anarkali, lehenga, maxi, etc. Please do not wear it with a kurta shalwar or a long shirt and straight pants unless you want people to question your fashion sense.
Q. How to wear a sleeveless outfit at a winter wedding?
A. Wearing a sleeveless outfit is usually not a very good option for winter weddings. But since you have your eyes on a specific piece and can’t wait to wear it, we advise you to wear a fancy shawl, designer jacket, or a long coat. Keep the color coordination in contrast and avoid excessive layering.
Q. Can I wear black to a winter wedding?
A. Yes, you can definitely wear black to an Indian winter wedding. It is one of the best colors. Opt for a plain or embroidered floor-length outfit and pair it with golden/silver shawl, accessories, and footwear. Red lips and smokey eyes will polish off your look and make you look like a diva. You can never go wrong with black!
In the cooler months, deep jewel tones and rich fabrics like velvet and satin are excellent alternatives for weddings. When it comes to length, more cloth may help you remain warm, but sleeveless ensembles aren’t completely out.
Thank you for your feedback Urvashi, you are absolutely correct. They’re not out, just not as popular as in Summers.
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