Indian weddings are large, bright, laughter-filled affairs where colour, vibrancy, and excitement unfold in an uninhibited abandon by everyone around. Deciding what to wear to such an event can be both an exhilarating and daunting task, but a key thing to remember is that at an Indian wedding, there is no such thing as too much colour.
Though it appears that the dress code to an Indian wedding does not come equipped with a rule book, there are a couple of crucial tips to remember. Firstly, never wear red as this is often the colour the bride wears, and secondly, shy away from both complete black and white outfits as they are considered inauspicious and are often associated with mourning. Whether your destination is traditional, outdoors, glamour-filled, intimate, or even Bollywood-themed, here is Vogue’s edit of the best dresses to wear to an Indian wedding.
At a traditional Indian wedding, softer colours and prints will keep you consistent with the sophisticated tone of the wedding.
At an outdoor wedding, fun, flowing, and light are the three keywords to remember—indulge in more neutral colours that match the naturalistic surrounding.
Glamour calls for a mix of sophistication and drama. Opt for longer dresses, bolder colours, and silk-like material.
Smaller weddings call for shorter but embellished ensembles, or simple traditional Indian outfits.
At weddings that go all out, do the same—bring in all the colour, shimmer and texture your heart desires.