Top Celebrity Saree Looks to inspire you for Best Friend’s Wedding and Nail the Look!
India loves weddings! The grand band, baaja, baraat has been India’s favourite love affair but like every classic love story, it comes with an army of villain that can be summed up in one sentence- ‘kya pehne’ (what to wear)?
Especially, when it is your ‘yaar ki shaadi!’
Worried about Sarees for Best Friend Wedding?
We want to put our best foot forward, don’t want to be‘kanjivaram mein lipti hui bhains’ or look shinier than the bride and definitely don’t want to bump into someone wearing the same outfit.
Toh karein to karein kya?
As they say, “When in doubt, wear a saree!”
And to find inspiration for the saree look, we turn to our style haven – Bollywood so that you never go wrong with your choice and have the best time ever!A best friend’s wedding means a rooster full of bridesmaid duties, events sessions and trips to the market for odd chores. While doing all of this, you wouldn’t want to compromise on your sartorial quotient and have your wardrobe ready for upcoming celebrations! Don’t worry we have your back.
Heritage Sarees for Best Friend's Functions
Mix the heritage heirloom sari of your mother with a halter bralette blouse for an intoxicating fashion statement ala Jacqueline Fernandez. Complete your look with a statement necklace, tie your hair in an easy, breezy ponytail and get ready to turn heads!
Shaadi Party Sarees for Friend's Wedding
Want to play edgy? Try out this flirty sequin number for the cocktail party! The bikini bralette blouse, minimal accessories and lehenga style drape- do you need anything else for shaadi season inspiration? It is skimpy. It is traditional. It is everything that you want to be- a heady mix of traditional and contemporary sensibilities. The retro side-parted hairdo and highlighted cheekbones complete Jacqueline’s looks.
The Kapoor Sister duo has been ruling the sartorial world from the word, go. Nobody rocks shimmery sequined sarees and barely-there sari blouses like them. The perfect choice for cocktail parties and sangeet to sway on those flirtatious numbers!
Wedding of a BFF is a lot more than just fun and doing ‘aankhein char’ with the boys. It means fixing her makeup every two minutes, doing the heavy-duty work of lifting her lehenga for restroom breaks and handling the melodrama too. Twirling in a voluminous lehenga definitely doesn’t seem like a good idea. So, what do you do? You go the Alia Bhatt way! The actress played the perfect bridesmaid at her BFF’s wedding and looked like the eternal diva she is! In a ready-to-wear palazzo saree, she nailed the look so effortlessly! It drapes like a skirt and has the comfort of a palazzo- who said fashion doesn’t mean comfort?
The idea of borrowing a jacket from a handsome hunk may sound so romantic but let’s be real here. It is a December wedding, everybody will be cold and most of us are fighting for pockets in women’s clothing. So, bring your own jacket, woman. And whosoever told you that white doesn’t work for weddings, give them a taste of fashion.
If you think layering up is reserved for workwear and can’t work as well for the traditional wear, here’s Shilpa Shetty rocking an elegant silk saree in ivory gold and a trench coat style silk jacket. The perfect crossover, especially when you are heading to the mehndi or sangeet function directly from the office.
Or if white too bland for you, pick a rainbow! This handwoven saree is a sheer delight and Alia Bhatt looks like a million buck! The shimmery gota / sequin to the length of the saree with each colour, adds a dramatic flair to the drape. While Alia goes with an au naturale base and statement earrings, you can highlight your cheekbones and use popping neon colour for lips and nails.
Kriti Sanon flaunts a traditional Banarasi wrapped in a contemporary style. If you thought Banarsis are meant for bridal trousseau only and are heavily embroidered, think again! Check out BFF with Banarasi collection for the upcoming wedding season! To bring a modern touch to your drape, you can pair it with a halter neck blouse, a kurti top, a jacket or a bandeau bralette with a knot at the back.
Want to go traditional all-way? Here’s Karisma Kapoor in a delicate silk saree with tone-on-tone floral motifs, pink border, mogra bun, jhumkas, bangles and bindi.
And if you thought that only silk numbers qualify for the wedding. Checkout this linen sari in red with gold border to complement the brightness of the occasion! Perfect for summer weddings where you don’t want to turn into a puddle of sweat with heavy silk sarees or lehengas.
This red hot siren flaunts yet another solid red silk sare with a peekaboo blouse. The ornate border accentuates the look of the saree and lends an interesting contrast to the look. The statement earrings, neutral shade and round bindi round off her look. She proves yet again that you don’t have to go heavy to look apt and beautiful for a wedding. Sometimes, simplicity is the ultimate beauty.
Talking about weddings and there is no mention of the queen, Deepika Padukone? She is a vision in white and a dream come true in red. A rare combination of a beautiful frame, sensual silhouette and intelligent fashion sense! She has been a self-proclaimed fan of kanjivaram and Banarasi but she can carry lace and net sarees with equal panache. She keeps her makeup simple and jewellery to the minimal to balance out the brightness and bling of the saree. Don’t trust us, look for yourself. Take as much inspiration you want from her to pull together the perfect look for yourself.
Do you also think an organza silk saree is too voluminous and makes you look puffed up? Ah, too bad because you are missing out on this beautiful, breathable, scene-stealer and light-as-air fabric just because you don’t know how to style it right!
Look at Manushi Chhillar sporting an organza saree with hand-painted flamingo saree. Is it fluffy? Crisp, yes. Puckered up. Definitely, not. If anything, she looks like a desi diva in this stunning six-yarder.
And she isn’t alone! Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora, Katrina Kaif and Kangana Ranaut- all of them make a strong case for wearing organza this wedding season! It is sheer. It is glamorous. It is silk. It is regal. Rarely do you find such a beautiful blend of both worlds in one!
You can wear Handloom Saree in Friend Wedding
Remember, you don’t need to copy these artists or mimic their look. Fashion works when you are comfortable and it is about ‘You’. Wear a bralette with a saree if you can carry it. Wear a kanjivaram saree or a Banarasi, if you can pull it off. Be fashionable and create a statement of your own- at your terms. When you wear a traditional six-yard saree, the whole ensemblestarting from the blouse and down to the footwear matters. A blouse can elevate the look of your drape or kill it. This is why wear what you are comfortable with. You wouldn’t want to be caught dead pulling the halter neck blouse up while dancing.
Similarly, if you are going with sequined saree or a kanjivaram sari with gold zari, you would like to go easy on the gold jewellery and stick to the statement pieces. You wouldn’t want to invest savings of your two-months for a designer anarkali ensemble or a twirling lehenga that you wouldn’t wear again. You only look beautiful when you are stress-free and totally in peace with your outfit. So, splurge all you want but think twice!
Also, last-minute wardrobe changes may spoil the entire look. So, plan ahead. Take some inspiration from these Bollywood fashionistas and have a clear vision of how you would like to slay in your BFF’s wedding!