28 Outfits You Can Wear to an Indian Wedding (that are NOT anarkalis!)

A cousin called me up recently, and boy oh boy, was she annoyed. “What’s with these anarkalis, man? That’s all everyone wears all the time. They don’t even suit my body! Only slim and tall women can carry off anarkalis, but that’s all that seems to be available for the entire Indian population to wear. Aren’t there any other options?!”

Oops. Since I love anarkalis, that’s pretty much all I talk about here on the blog. And since I don’t see the “trend” fading away any time soon (or ever?) that’s all I stock up on. My wardrobe has only 3 things to wear to Indian weddings – a dozen anarkalis, handful of straight cut suits, and saris I wear thrice a year. Those lehengas? Yeah, well, I’ll re-use them when my waist size is back to 26. Which might be never…*gazes longingly into the distance remembering my pre-wedding body* *wipes tear off cheek*

3 years back, there weren’t a whole lot of other options available for the Indian girl. But cut to 2015, and the world is your oyster, baby. Capes, shararas, palazzos, crop tops, dhotis, cigarette pants, jackets, high-low kurtas, drapes – the silhouettes are endless! Continue reading “28 Outfits You Can Wear to an Indian Wedding (that are NOT anarkalis!)”

15 Reasons Why We LOVED Masaba Gupta’s OffBeat Wedding (She Was One Chiller Bride!)

UPDATED!!! The wedding photography team, Stories by Joseph Radhik, decided to share EVEN MORE pictures from Masaba Gupta’s Wedding! We’ve added our favourite pictures AND more reasons to love the wedding!

Masaba Gupta was the coolest bride. Ever.

Need proof?

She wore THIS to her Engagement.

YUP! Does it look like she gives two hoots about what you have to say about her Bridal Look?

That’s what made me fall in love with Masaba Gupta’s wedding.

She’s one of the hottest talents in the Indian fashion industry, yet her wedding wasn’t about to be another cliché big fat Indian wedding with a stressed out bridezilla driving everyone crazy.

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TDB Loves: Shahpur Jat’s Abhinav Mishra & His New Collection

I spotted a lehenga online last year, and it stopped me in my (digital) tracks. It was everything I always look for in a lehenga – light, pretty, and reasonably priced. And it was marked as an Abhinav Mishra design. Who is Abhinav Mishra? And why hadn’t I heard of him?

A quick Google check showed his store was located at Shahpur Jat. Interesting, I thought, that there are still stores in Shahpur Jat I don’t know about. I’ve kept track of his work for over a year now, and watched him produce outfit after outfit that I’ve loved. Consistently. I wasn’t surprised when Pernia’s Pop Up Shop introduced his designs to their online store in June this year. In fact, it gave me the confidence to start recommending him to brides. Getting listed on Pernia’s, after all, is a mark of approval on a designer’s quality.

Last Friday, I finally made my way into his Shahpur Jat store to look at the clothes in person, and see if it lives up to the hype that has had a whole year to build up in my head.

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5 Modern Mehendi Outfits Under 25k

Mogra - Pink Paisley Lehenga 2 - Mehendi Outfits - Buy online under 25K

One of the most frequently asked questions by brides since the beginning of time has been –

“What should I wear on my Mehendi?”

You know you’re wearing a lehenga on your wedding (or a sari, depending on your heritage) and you will either opt for a gown or lehenga for your Sangeet (comfortable & practical). The Mehendi, though, is a whole different ball game. Salwar kurta or Anarkali? Corset with ethnic skirt? Midi skirt, or a maxi? Sleeveless or with sleeves? Dupatta, or no dupatta?

As if these weren’t enough questions, you have more – can’t I wear something more modern? I’m already going traditional on my Sangeet and Wedding. I want to look different, I want to be in something fresh, and young. Not the same old, same old. Oh, and I want it to be reasonable. Somewhere in the 15-25k range. And since I’ve already spent so much time visiting over 50 shops for my other 2 outfits, I just want to place an order online. From a trust-worthy store, of course. Hey Shinjini, know where I can find something like this?

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Bride’s Guide to the New IndianRoots Sale

The sale is on till Monday – 17 November stocks last. Hurry, hurry!

You know how when you’re a bride to be, there’s just so much stuff to buy? Suddenly, you need suits you can wear for dinner parties, a pre-wedding party outfit last minute because you forgot to get one in the middle of all that lehenga shopping, an assortment of blouses, dupattas and sandals that are pretty, versatile, stylish – all rolled up in one? Oh wait, and you almost forgot this – a (not boring!) shawl or two to wrap your newlywed self in for winter weddings! SO much to buy, SO little time, and never enough pennies to buy it all.

Enter – the sale that will save you from all your trousseau shopping troubles.

IndianRoots 50% off sale

INDIANROOTS IS ON SALE AGAIN!

THE WHOLE WEBSITE IS 50% OFF! Continue reading “Bride’s Guide to the New IndianRoots Sale”

Trending: Phulkari

I generally avoid posts on what’s the latest style in wedding outfits because frankly, I’ve never been able to keep up with it and I’m usually pretty clueless about these things. The most I will do is post a few lines on my Facebook page about a new trend in wedding outfits I’ve seen lately, … Continue reading Trending: Phulkari