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Top 5 Ethnic Wear Worn At Indian Weddings

  • Editorial Team

All over the world, when two people get married, it is seen as the union of two souls who love each other and come together to take a vow of loving each other forever in front of their God, families, and friends. Except in India, weddings are less about the marriage of the bride and groom and more about the union of the two families. Not to forget the thousands of guests who are invited to the wedding to bless the couple as they start their journey as a family. 

We Indians love our social gatherings and that is very much visible at every Indian wedding or more like the Big Fat Indian Wedding Festival as we are gathered by the dozens at every corner of the wedding either admiring the bride's lehenga or judging the little racy saree of the Auntie Anuradha.  

By now you must have realized the importance of not only dressing up appropriately at weddings but also dressing up to the nines and looking gorgeous. What better way to do that than traditional Indian ethnic wear which is also why ethnic wear is considered to be the best attire to wear at Indian weddings. 

When talking about Indian ethnic wear for weddings, of course, our minds first jump to traditional sarees, luscious lehengas, serenading salwar kameez, Anarkali suits, and more. However, don't just stick to the regular styles, there is more where that came from and different versions of these classic styles that you can rock at the next Indian wedding you go to. 

In this blog, we are going to talk about different types of Indian ethnic wear that are very much in style right now and will make you look like a fashion icon at any wedding. Without any further ado, let us start with the top 9 types of Indian ethnic wear to wear at Indian weddings.

Types of Ethnic Wear for Weddings

The ultimate traditional Indian Saree

The ultimate traditional Indian Saree

Come what may the traditional Indian saree is never going out of the top 10 list of best Indian wedding wear. The best thing about the saree is that it has so much variety in terms of patterns, colors, fabrics, draping styles and it suits all women regardless of their age, personality, body type, and skin color- you just have to find your style in it. The sheer variety of saree is evident by the fact that even if you decide to wear a saree for all the wedding ceremonies (which are a lot) you will still look and feel unique in every saree and not look monotonous. 

With that being said, check out how to choose the perfect saree for your wedding functions. Why just the saree, you can always show you keen fashion sense in the blouse you wear with the top 7 Trendiest Blouse Designs in 2020.

The Lehenga Suit with a twist (Jacket)

The Lehenga Suit with a twist (Jacket)

Wearing a jacket with the lehenga choli while ditching the dupatta is a revolutionary twist to the classic lehenga. A blessing in disguise for the modern Indian women who can't be bothered with handling a dupatta on the dance floor. The jacket with this rose gold copper embroidered wedding lehenga suit is an Anarkali style flared jacket and is enhanced with pretty zari and zardozi embroidery work detail which is paired with an equally flared matching satin lehenga. Team this beautiful attire with a classic pair of heels and matching jewelry to look like a diva.

Mirror work on your ethnic wear

    Mirror work on your ethnic wear

    As Indian weddings are all about going all out with the splendor and extravaganza, mirror work detail on your ethnic wear adds just the right amount of oomph to your attire while keeping you on the trendy list. You can add mirror work detail to a saree, lehenga, or even a salwar kameez. Keep this in mind, to use a contrasting shade of embroidery work from that of the fabric of your attire. For example, this blue all over zari and mirror embroidered Anarkali Suit, will make sure that all eyes stay on you. The mesmerizing mirror work detail on the blue Anarkali look like stars in the night sky. The set is further enhanced with zari, stone, and embroidery detail on the georgette Anarkali top and santoon bottom and embellished bordered net dupatta. Ah, my heart! 

    Lehenga Sarees

    The top categories for Indian ethnic wear include sarees and lehengas, did you not expect a spicy fusion of the two coming? Lehengas sarees are quickly rising on the top of the chart owing to its graceful pattern along with freedom of the lehenga and elegance of the saree. Lehenga sarees conveniently eliminate the trouble of draping a saree without compromising beauty that saree offers. 

    Anarkali Suits

    Anarkali Suits

    Anarkali suits are perfect for the old school women who know exactly what they want and are in no mood to experiment with their fashion. Anarkali Suits were, are, and will always be a hit in the list of traditional wear. So when in doubt, choose the Anarkali as there is no way you can go wrong with it. Unlike popular belief, there are a lot of darker shades of Anarkali dresses that you can choose from and rock at wedding occasions. Like this green and mauve traditional embroidered Anarkali Suit that is specially designed for evening wedding parties. This Anarkali proudly features a viscose silk Anarkali that is embedded with embroidery work with zari, thread, and stone detail. The heavy embroidery is mostly confined to the upper half of the top while the flared bottom offers more of a minimalistic approach much like the lightly embroidered georgette dupatta. Overall, a must-have for wedding ceremonies. 

    Bonus: Palazzo Suit with a Crop Top and Jacket

    Palazzo Suit with a Crop Top and Jacket

    Palazzo suits are a bonus entry on our list of top 5 traditional ethnic wear to wear at weddings. Combined with a crop top this style is more Indo-western fusion than just Indian. However, palazzo suits are gaining popularity at weddings because of the sheer ease of wearing them. They are lighter and comfortable to wear and look gorgeous. 


    Just like this navy blue palazzo suit with a crop top and embroidered jacket that will bring out the best in you at any wedding. Can't you just imagine parading yourself in the new palazzo suit with a minimalist thread and stone embroidered satin jacket with peplum sleeves at the next wedding you attend? We are already in love with this look, how will you style yours?