7 Ways to Restyle Your Wardrobe for the Shaadi Season

Every time you open Facebook, you see someone or the other is engaged.

More weddings means more ethnic clothes and hoarding ethnic clothes isn’t something I enjoy.

Instead, I team existing ethnic wear with some western wear staples to create a very individualistic style.

1. The crop jacket and bustier:

I have teamed a velvet skirt with borders with an ikat bustier and a neoprene embellished crop jacket from my western wear wardrobe.

Massive silver earrings, a gold watch and an embroidered black and white clutch finished the look for me.

This is a look which can easily be pulled off at a friend/cousin’s sangeet or reception.

Break Up of the Look: 

Bustier: Forever 21; Crop Jacket: Sameer Madan; Skirt: Sabyasachi; Clutch: Fab India; Silver Earrings: Chamba Lama; Watch: Fossil

2. The Sequinned Crop Top Magic:

I feel the colour yellow can instantly lift both your mood and your look. I have teamed a bright yellow sequinned crop top with a silk Ikat sharara and an embroidered dupatta with heavy borders.


A Rani Haar set from my Mum’s closet, an art canvas clutch and a rose gold watch completed the look for me.

A look perfect for a shaadi, sangeet or reception.

Break Up of the Look: 

Crop Top: Pranay Baidya; Skirt: Osaa; Dupatta: Sabyasachi;  Clutch: 1961 Art Atelier; Silver Rani Haar Set: Mum’s Treasure; Watch: Kenneth Cole

3. When in doubt, belt it up:

I have teamed a floor-length kalidaar with a dupatta from another kalidaar set, and added all the edge with a golden metal belt on the waist.


Chandbaalis, black peep toes and a basic black clutch was all. Oh, not to forget, a red bindi for all the desi touch too!

A perfect look for a sangeet or shaadi.

Break Up of the Look: 

Kalidaar: Simaaya; Dupatta: Ritu KumarClutch: Nine West; Earrings: From some Exhibition in Kolkata; Watch: Kenneth ColePeep Toes: Call It SpringBelt: Thrifted

4. That Friday Night Top and The Benarasi Skirt

Teamed one of my favourite most asymmetrical sequinned black top(worn the other way around) with a Benarasi Silk Skirt made out of a saree.


Lotus motif earrings, a peacock feather print clutch and a white watch completed the look for me.

Perfect look for a sangeet or reception.

Break Up of the Look: 

Asymmetrical Crop Top: H&M; Skirt: Customized; Clutch: Nine West; Earrings: Sakshi Jhunjhunwala;  Watch: Gc Watches

5. That Antique Touch to the Twin Set:

I am sure all of us own at least a pair or two of twin sets. Give it an ethnic facelift by adding an antique silver waistband and earrings. A potli and some wooden and metal bangles wouldn’t harm either.


This is a perfect look for a small mehndi/haldi function.

Break Up of the Look: 

Twin Set: Westside; Potli: Random Exhibition; Silver Earrings: Johri Bazaar, Jaipur; Silver Antique Belt: Law College Road, Ahmedabad;  Bangles: Thrifted

6. Culturing the Culottes:

Teamed an embroidered kurta here with a pair of bright pink culottes and a triangular scarf for a little more edge. Traditional umbrella jhumkas and embroidered loafers finished the look for me.


Another look that is perfect for a Mehndi/Haldi function.

Break Up of the Look: 

Kurta: Local Boutique; Culottes: Fbb; Scarf: From another kalidaar picked up from an exhibition at Taj, Kolkata; Jhumkas: State Emporium;  Embroidered Loafers: Rohan Arora

7. The Classic Black Shirt:

If you thought that a classic black shirt was only meant for your formal wear wardrobe, you are so wrong. Team a black shirt with a vibrant printed skirt like this and you are good to go to any engagement, Sangeet, Mehndi or even a Shaadi/Reception function.


Oxidized jhumkas and a classic watch have completed the look for me.

Break Up of the Look:

Skirt: Onaya; Shirt: AtmosphereSilver Earrings: Johri Bazaar, Jaipur; Watch: Kenneth Cole

Hope you enjoyed all the looks and this post helps you in restyling your wardrobe for the shaadi season.

Do let me know in the comments below as to which was your favourite look.

I have been intending  to conduct a workshop on restyling your existing wardrobe for the shaadi season. Do let me know in the comments below if that interests you and I shall organize one super soon.

Until next time.



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