How to Style Your Ethnic Wear for Weddings

Styling your ethnic wear for weddings has got to be one of the most exciting things to do. Ethnic wear styles are supposed to bring out our culture and originality. The reason is, they are unique and make us stand out in crowds. Although some ethnic styles are best worn during the summer seasons, they are also perfect for special occasions, such as weddings. Below are ways on how to style these ethnic wears for weddings.


There are different types of sarees, for example, the Bengali Saree, the Gujarati sarees, and the famous stonework designer sarees. These sarees have different ways of styling and accessorizing to bring out the class they deserve. You can choose to wear your saree the usual way and add a belt or the dhoti style, where you wear leggings instead of a petticoat for better draping. Alternatively, you can go with the neck drape style where the pallu is wrapped around the neck like a scarf.


Lancha is a form of lehenga choli. Apart from being an ethnic outfit, it is a versatile one too, and wearing it is monotonous in the same way. Combining a slit top with a lehenga skirt is a genius way of bringing out your fashion taste on a wedding day. You can also wrap your dupatta around your neck to give a polished look or opt for the lehenga and saree hybrid, where you combine two ethnic outfits.

Salwar Suit

Salwar suit is one of the most comfortable ethnic wear among Indian women and consists of the salwar, kameez, and dupatta. For a classy look, you can roll the dupatta around your arms or flaunt it in the free-falling style. You can also choose to go with the one-side drape, where you hang it from one of your shoulders and let it flow from one side.

Dhoti Kurta

Although Dhoti kurta is a traditional wear for most men, it has different ways of looking stylish. It is a rectangular piece of cloth tied around the waist. There exist twelve different types, like the Punjabi Chadra and Bengali Kochano Dhuti. Style these with a jacket, a silk shirt perfect for weddings, a Veshti and shirt, or pairing a silk dhoti with Matching Stole.

Ghagra Choli

Ghagra Choli is a long pleated skirt with cropped choli and a dupatta. You can decide to go monotone and choose one color for all three combinations. Go for a vintage theme and let your outfit take us back to ancient times for more elegance. If you feel insecure in your cropped choli, drape the dupatta across your shoulders for extra comfort.

Kurta and Churidar

Pair the churidar with frock-style Kurtis and other Kurtis. The churidar trousers are exceptionally long and gather around the ankles like bangles. You can decide to put on the kurta with a pair of jeans or style it with a long shrug. Similarly, put it on with cigarette pants or match the churidar and kurta with a matching dupatta to add more wedding themes.

Women’s Sherwani

Women’s Sherwani looks like a dress but has front closures and a mandarin collar. Like the famous stonework designer sarees, the Women’s Sherwani can be embroidered with stones on the front for a more classy and expensive look. It’s suitable for outdoor weddings. The jacket-style sherwani can be partially or entirely fastened for a groom’s look, or choose a modern look by wearing the Indo-Western sherwani style. The Achkan style helps inspire new fashion trends, while the Jodhpuri style gives sherwani an edgy look.

Final Thoughts

Standing out in social gatherings like weddings is everyone’s goal. You can do this effortlessly by picking ethnic wear to that wedding and leave people in awe. These ethnic wears make us go the extra mile and enable us to play around with colors. They can also be accessorized according to choice and offer a wide range of options. Give them a try!

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