How to Style Your Desi Dress Change


Many Indians today prefer choosing their wedding guest attire based on personal taste rather than strict guidance regarding appropriateness, which is fantastic news! This trend should only become more widespread.

Traditional Indian garments such as the kurta-pajama, saree, and dhoti have undergone an exciting makeover, now exuding elegance while being reflective of your roots.

1. Mix and Match

Mixing and matching outfits is an effective way to bring an eclectic touch to any Desi wedding celebration, adding something new. Try pairing a classic saree with modern pieces like an embellished lehenga or crop top! This way, you’ll not only save on costs but still have some fun with your look! Similarly, ladies can glam up a straight kurti by pairing it with culottes or jeans for an eye-catching style statement; gentlemen can add dapper flair by teaming their suave kurta with trousers!

Add a dash of drama and elegance to your look by modernizing a classic lehenga choli with a light dupatta. Lehengas have come a long way since their humble roots, now worn with embellished blouses that add drama and elegance. Shares, also reminiscent of the Mughal empire, were made famous again after Manish Malhotra donned one in the Kabhi Khushi Gham’s movie.

If you’re planning a big fat Indian wedding, all key vendors must be booked well ahead of time. Certain vendors are highly sought-after and book up quickly; to help stay within your budget and track it quickly, use this helpful timeline from The Desi Bride; don’t be shy about reaching out if any questions or issues arise!

3. Keep It Simple

Though we all enjoy stunning outfit changes at desi weddings, the more elaborate your ensemble, the longer it takes for you to change and then back again. Savvy brides should choose one or two looks they can easily slip into before leaving home.

Dana recommends Anokhi Indian clothing store for their vibrant block-printed dresses (they even offer a hand-block printing museum!), while Natalia recommends Global Desi for its boho chic styles.

Be sure to accessorize with the appropriate accessories to complete your look – antique-style silver jhumkas are essential, while you could try tribal or sequined stoles or dupattas for that added oomph! Don’t forget the men either — suave kurta tops worn with jeans can make quite the statement!

4. Keep It Clean

No matter who wears them, or for that matter if it is just you who finds pleasure in donning sarees and kurtis – keeping clothes clean is of utmost importance for both sexes. Regular washing of garments will go far in keeping your attire pristine; inspecting dress changes every 2-3 years to inspect their contents can also help avoid permanent creasing and wrinkles while quickly identifying stains or tears that arise.

Keep your clothes out of reach of the kitchen/dining area to prevent desi food aromas from permeating them and being very distracting. Also, invest in some deodorant to counter any unpleasant odors lingering from cooking/eating environments.