Playing around with multi-ethnic elements in outfits is always exciting. Not only do they turn out to be completely modernistic yet traditional but also show a sense of originality. Especially when you’re attending an Indian wedding, embodying two vibrant cultures is always a head-turner. Indo-western outfits are trickling down from the runways into our wardrobes. From highly-acclaimed designers like Neeta Lulla to your run of the mill boutique stores at Shah Pur Jat.
They all want to keep up with the visionary trend which further only keeps re-inventing itself when it comes to silhouettes, styles and the dynamic concept of “mixing & matching”. Women today are no longer in an era of shying away from standing out, originality is what we all desire. The possibilities of experimenting with Indo-western outfits are endless but we’re here to give you a little bit of inspiration so that you can create your own marvelous outfits with elements like accessories and a fusion of different cultural pieces!
1. Dhoti Pants
Traditionally worn by men, Dhoti Pants have evolved into a women’s wardrobe as well! Typically the design is loosely constructed. Known for its super-comfortable elements along with the different variations it can be put together in. It is also an internationally recognized silhouette.
Many international designers like Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren have paid homage and been inspired by our very own Dhoti Pants trend. Pairing these pants with a crop top, jacket, cape even a peplum top can remarkably transform your Mehendi outfit!
Lehenga skirts have always been a sought-after option for women. From the highly acclaimed designers to your home-grown boutiques, many are curating eccentric designs and pairing them up uniquely. Belts, crop tops, shirts, and capes are the key to styling your traditional lehenga skirt.
These ensembles can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. It is sure to win you some alluring glances!
The avant-garde hybrid of Anarkali shaped gown are in style. Contemporary silhouettes and traditional embellishments were all over the runway. Indo-western gowns and dresses are known for their extravagant form.
The new-age bride wants to be experimental yet progressively traditional. These pieces are not only functional but also showcase a sense of flared dramatics making it a perfect fit for a bride with a charismatic spirit.
4. Corset Lehengas
Corset styled blouses were the talk of the town back in 2017. They were welcomed back to the runway of India Couture Week 2019 by some notable designers like Suneet Verma as well as Falguni & Shane. The fit and style of a corset flatters your neckline and can be curated in many different variations of silhouettes taking inspiration from the Victorian era.
Pairing them with capes and off-beat sleeves brings out the Indo-western element perfect for any wedding!
Basic silhouettes of a sari can be transformed into a distinctive Indo-western outfit effortlessly. Designers are now blending different types of elemental pieces into the basic structure like straight pants and asymmetrical blouses.
Adding a simple belt can emphasize the waist to create a slimming appearance. The graceful and charming variations from adding jackets, changing the textures or even switching the draping can make the outfit enticing for any occasion!
An intricately structured jacket can go a long way when it comes to pairing it up with a customary Indian outfit. The silhouette of the jacket can vary depending on the ensemble. It adds an exciting element to an already versatile look.
A jacket with a sari or a lehenga will definitely stand out unconventionally and glam up your wedding look!
There is no better way to empower your own originality than by expressing yourself with your clothes. Indo-western outfits can be made to your own personal preferences and styles. There are no hard and fast rules to it which is what makes this trend so popular today.
You have the capability to change and alter just about anything! It could be the material, style, color or even stepping out of the box and creating an off-beat outfit for your special day. Just remember, originality always stems from your own creativity!
Keep’in it Styl-ish,