A friend 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?
Capes, shararas, palazzos, crop tops, dhotis, cigarette pants, jackets, high-low kurtas, drapes – the silhouettes are endless! So, whatever your shape, size, preference, here’s a definitive guide to ALL the outfits you can possibly wear to Indian weddings that are not Anarkalis!
The hottest new trend on the block, capes were brought into the spotlight as serious wedding-wear when Shahid Kapoor’s bride, Mira Rajput, wore an Anamika Khanna cape for their Delhi Reception party.
#2 Dhoti Sarees & Pant Sarees
The dhoti style has found itself a place in sari-drapes as well! And of course, Sonam Kapoor is the go-to guide on how it’s done right.
#3 Kurtas with Palazzos & Shararas
Have a kurta you love, but sick of pairing it with the cliché churidars and salwars? Experiment with palazzos and shararas, as we move on from slim-fit to wider pant-leg silhouettes.
So, now select one out of the box outfit that you can wear in the next Indian wedding which is not an Anarkali!