If you are a sister of a bride-to-be, congratulations! You are the third most important person in the wedding. Why? Because after looking at the bride & groom, all eyes go on to sisters. They are the ones who really set the tone of the wedding. Be it theirs bubbliness, or their thumkas during the wedding dances…they are the real deal.
If you are a sister of a bride-to-be, you know you are the important one who is next in line. All eyes are on you and this is equally your day to look as fabulous as you can be. Second only to the bride herself. No wonder, you really have to sit through and think what look you’re going to go for – from the wedding day, reception outfit, sangeet & mehendi outfit & cocktail night if at all. Its crazy amount of pressure but I am here to help you ease out on the decision making.
Take a look at some of the latest trends this season.
#1 Crop Top Skirt Lehenga
I love both the styles. While the first one can easily be worn even on the main wedding day, the second one with the mint blue poofy skirt can be worn during Mehendi or Sangeet function. Accessorize heavily and you will make for one stunning fairy sister of the bride.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money buying designer wear, a good idea is to dig deep into your mothers or grandmothers closet, and take out a set of two sarees, which they don’t wear anymore. Probably a kanjeevaram or banarasi will work best. Use the pallu design for the crop top, and the border on the skirt bottom. You can just give it to a tailor they can easily do it for you. Team it up with a nice sheer dupatta with a blingy border, and voila you have a sister-of-the-bride first outfit !
#2 Off beat colored Lehengas
Personally, I love dark colored lehengas as much as the bright ones. But given that its an Indian Wedding, there are certain ifs and buts when it comes to black. Not everyone is comfortable with a bride wearing a dark color and even though the society is moving forward, you still have people who will raise an eye if you choose this color.
But if you’re a sister-of-the-bride, all’s forgiven. You can do anything you want and that means you can go for offbeat colors such as dark browns, purple, bottle green and even black. Guaranteed you will stand out in the crowd and the color itself makes for a stunning choice.
Make sure you don’t choose these color shades for a morning function. You can opt for these as your Reception Outfits.
#3 Anarkali Lehenga (Laacha)
I love this style. Not only does it look good on any and every body type, height…its a tried and tested wedding outfit options. You can pretty much dress it up or down depending upon your importance in the wedding.
The interesting thing to note in this style is that, if your budget is somewhere lower than what a decent lehenga might cost, then go for this option. For some reason, an anarkali lehenga (laccha) costs much lower than a lehenga for the same design. Which means you can get a heavier look for lesser price. Do give it a try.
#4 Cape Style Lehengas
What I love about the cape style is that you can style the cape in multiple ways. From off shoulders to sheer waist down capes, you have tons of options to go for. Depending upon your style, choose what looks best on you. This is one trend this season which is here to stay.
You can easily wear one of these cape styled lehengas for sangeet-mehendi function. If you’re going for a heavier look one, you can also wear this style during the pheras.
#5 Cold Shoulder Lehenga
Cold Shoulder teamed with cape style dupatta. Can it get any more dramatic or gorgeous? Absolutely not. I have been refering back to this look since the time I laid eyes upon it during the LFW Winter/Festive 2016. Its such a stunning outfit you guys, a sister-of-the-bride is no less than a showstopper herself, and this outfit does total justice I think. What say?
#6 Floor Length Anarkali Gowns
Depending upon the color, fabric and the amount of bling you choose, you can easily wear this indo-fusion wear outfit for either a day function or for a sangeet night dance function. This outfit is an absolute no hassle uber comfortable sister-of-the-bride look to go for. Its super easy to run around wearing one of these and you can do all your wedding related duties and have fun at the same time !
#7 Bright/Neon colored Lehengas
Bright neon colors always pop…and if you team it up with a bit of bling, you are good to go. Even if you go for a solid one color tone lehenga with just a contrasting border…it looks really good. So you don’t really have to spend a lot lot to get one of these outfits. Just go out there search for something eye popping, and buy some chunky latkans and a heavy border and stitch it up.
#8 Pastel color Lehengas
I don’t know about you but for me Anushree Reddy lehengas are quintessentially sister-of-the-bride look. At least the pastel shaded ones. Sure, brides are wearing them as their wedding outfits too, but somehow they look more fun and radiant when someone who is free and jumping around the entire wedding place wears it. Basically a sister-of-the-bride.
#9 Princess like Gowns
Why wait until your wedding day to wear something so fairy like stunning. A sisters wedding is the perfect occasion to make use of one of these princess like gowns for the reception night party or cocktail night. Guaranteed you will be dazzling all night long.
A little inspiration from across the border. The sharara look has been here for a long time, and it looks super cute every time you see it.
#11 Long Jacket Lehenga Style
This style is similar to the laacha and is all the rage this season. I love these outfits purely for the reason of re-usability. You can easily use this outfit for your best friends wedding, or even to one of the smaller functions at your wedding !