Deciding what to wear on your best friend’s Sangeet is not as easy as it should be. Or, is it – and we just make it complicated?
Either way, you know you don’t want to out-do the bride, but you also don’t want to look like the lost daughter of that Aunty who the bride last met in 1993 and has turned up only because her mom guilted her into it with that dreadful line we’re all akin to falling for “Beta, you never come with us anywhere.”
Basically, you want to lie somewhere in between the “Who does she think she is? The bride?!” and the “Didn’t anyone tell her she was attending a Wedding?!”
While I have some options in the making, and some marked out as backup, there is this wishlist of ideal outfits I would love to wear to my friend’s Sangeet. There are pricey ones, and some surprisingly reasonable ones (considering they’re designer-wear!) Mostly anarkalis, because I think anarkalis are perfect for your friend’s Sangeet where you know you’ll be dancing all night long. Bonus points to how spectacular they look as they unwind around you every time you twirl during your dance.
As I told you in the last post, I had been pinning these dream Sangeet outfits onto a secret Pinterest board. Why hadn’t I shared it earlier? Because I was still planning what to wear to her Sangeet, and didn’t want to spoil the surprise. And I was also a little hesitant because a lot of these are so expensive, even a bride might not buy some of them for her trousseau. I mean, how many INR 40,000 anarkalis are you really going to buy?
So take this as a lust list. Of all the stunning Sangeet outfits I could find, that I wish I could’ve worn to my friends’ and relatives’ Sangeets this season.
Note: Most of these are from Pernia’s Pop Up Shop. If something is Sold Out on it, don’t be disheartened. I’m sure if you go directly to the designer, they’ll make a piece for you. Or another piece might be in stock at a physical store.
All of these are pinned on my not-so-secret-anymore Pinterest board – Wedding Guest Style: Sangeet – so pin directly from this page, or from the board. Of course, if you are on Pinterest and someone you know is getting married soon and you want ideas of what to wear to their Sangeet, you can follow the board so you’re updated whenever a new outfit is added to the lust list.
And please leave your favourite Sangeet looks in the comments below, so we all have more options to choose from – the more, the merrier!
Also read –
- This article on India Today that gives some great advice on dressing appropriately as a wedding guest.
- And just in case you haven’t read the earlier posts in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” series on this blog, start here.