Beautiful Dresses You Can Wear For To Your BFF's Wedding

When your BFF’s wedding rolls around, it is just impossible to keep calm without freaking over what to wear for which occasion. But don’t worry! We have decoded the dress code for you for each occasion: Mehendi, Sangeet, Wedding and Reception. Just go through the list and trust us, you are sorted.

The Mehendi Ceremony

Dress Code: Fun And Casual

1. Crop Top With Skirt

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The trend of wearing a crop top is all the rage this season, and fashionistas are experimenting with all the possible ways in which to wear one. For your best friend’s mehendi, the crop top can be the perfect item of clothing that you can carry off with a matching, long and flowy silk skirt of similar prints or designs. This simple yet alluring combination makes it an ideal combination for a fun filled mehendi evening.

2. Halter Crop Top With Palazzo And Gold Jacket

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If the skirts are not your style you can still rock a crop top at the Big Fat Indian Wedding by pairing it up with the awesome palazzos. Recent trends in fashion have given us a lot to explore and experiment with, so why not? A halter crop top paired with a wide palazzo is just so hot right now! You can even layer the look with a long, sleeveless gold jacket and minimal accessories – and you’re good to go.

3. Peplum Top With Dhoti Pants

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Gone are the days when dhotis were limited to just men. In today’s fashionable world, they are selling like hot cakes, and it’s the girls that are totally rocking the look. To get the mehendi look right and steal the limelight, pair a pair of dhoti styled pants with a peplum top that’s flared at the waist. The style of the top accentuates your shoulders while hiding any curves or tyres around your waistline. Keep the accessories minimum as you want yourself casual and free enough for the mehendi activities such as applying henna on the hands or dancing with the to-be-bride.

4. Flowing Long Maxi Gowns

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If wearing traditional clothing is just too boring for you, you can try something more offbeat and chic. Look for flowing gowns in georgette or chiffon that come pretty close to lehangas and skirts, yet bring something different to your look. Opting for details like lace work, crochet designs etc. Look elegant yet clean which gives the impression of effortless styling.

5. Flittering Flowy Drape Kurtis

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The variety of kurtas that are available in the market gives you ample choices to take your pick. The latest addition to this long line are the flowing drape kurtis – that use a lot of material and apply the techniques of undefined sleeves and an asymmetrical hemline. One advantage of this style is that you do not have to be too conscious of a bit of fat here and there, as the style is best in masking all of that.

6. Jacket With Cigarette Pants

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Or you can just ditch the idea of wearing anything flowing and opt for a no-nonsense look with a jacket that has been paired perfectly with a pair of cigarette pants to provide for a seamless finish. To jazz up your look, you can also go for options such as cuffs or bold and chunky jewelry for your hands and a long kundan neck-piece to match the outfit. We, however, recommend keeping your hands free and your look low-maintenance, to keep up with the activities that a mehendi ceremony entails.

The Sangeet

Dress Code: Sensuous And Flirty

7. Long Kurtas And Lehangas

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Wearing something unique already makes you stand out in the crowd and make heads turn. You can achieve that simply by pairing up your long silk kurta with a lehanga (generally not the typical style). Opt for contrasting, yet coordinated, colors for the kurta and the lehanga so that they have a seamless appeal and yet, have a personality and character of their own too.

8. Lehanga Choli Bollywood Style

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Add a slice of zing to your look for the sangeet ceremony taking a cue from our very own Bollywood. The sangeet ceremony calls for a lot of dancing and singing on popular Bollywood numbers. Take inspiration from the leading ladies like Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty and Deepika Padukone when choosing your attire. You can flaunt deep backs with deep and well cut cholis. Ayou can also choose to bare your midriff with and flowing lehangas that are worn below the navel for that oomph factor! Let the hard work and the sweat at the gym speak for you this time!

9. Palazzo With A Long Silk Kurta

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Another awesome way to let that palazzo work in your favor for the sangeet occasion is to pair it well with a long silk kurta. Palazzos are versatile like that! The choice of styling you get with palazzos is limitless and when it is an occasion as grand as your BFF’s sangeet ceremony they are the best for all the fun and frolic you are going to enjoy there. Choose fabrics that have a natural sheen such as silk, and for a more gorgeous effect, you can select a velvet kurta in deep colors and a palazzo of chiffon in a contrasting lighter shade – hues of gold often steal the show.

10. Straight Pants With Asymmetrical Kurtas

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Yet another look that has been made much popular by designers such as Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra, is the asymmetrical kurta paired with straight pants. Celebrities like Karishma Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu and many others are a fan of this style because it is so fluid and effortless, just like the woman of this millennium. Wear this fabulous pair to the sangeet ceremony and accessorize it with statement jewelry, high heels and a cute clutch.

11. Cropped Jacket Paired With Lehenga

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If you are not too fond of those backless cholis and yet want to wear something traditional, you can opt for a cropped jacket paired with a bright and beautiful lehenga for a beautiful ensemble. Carry off the attire with accessories like chandbalis, with your hair down or tied up in a nice updo.

12. Sharara And Jacket Combo

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One thing among the Indian traditional clothing items that can give strict competition to the Palazzo is our very own Sharara. The design of the two is almost parallel and if paired with the right pieces, they can really bring out an edge to your look. Wear a sharara paired with a jacket, well fitted and tailored to fit you snugly around. Accessorize a bit lavishly with either chunky earrings or statement neckpiece but never go with both! You will be diverting attention all over.

The Day Of The Wedding

Dress Code: Formal

13. A Traditional Lehenga

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Since you will be sharing space with the bride and the groom in most of the pictures, picking up something traditional will be your best bet. Just be sure that your outfit or its color does not clash with that of the bride.

14. The Kanjivaram Silk Saree

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The saree is the most versatile and elegant clothing that a woman can have. It is perfect for traditional occasions and celebrations where you need to look a part of the ceremonies. If not a lehanga, a traditional kanjivaram silk saree in the hues of gold can work perfectly for you. A saree can be styled in various ways and it is called a liquid line for a reason; it can hide any flaws in your body and just save your day. Wear it with complementary jewelry and shine on.

15. Ethnic Anarkali With A Twist


Give your anarkali a breath of fresh life by choosing one like the one above. A floor length style gets even more gorgeous once you drape it with a dupatta.

16. Heavily Embroidered Salwar Kameez

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A quick fix for the wedding day invite but can’t decide what to wear and have no time to plan things out, you can select a heavily worked salwar kameez. It is traditional attire, and does not need much work to look great on anyone.

17. Long Silk Multi Side Slit Kurta

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The latest collection by sabyasachi includes this style of kurta that is just the rage right now. The multiple cuts in a circular style and the floor length of the kurta makes it just the right choice for the bridesmaid who is always on the go.

18. Lehanga With A Long Jacket

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The lehanga has gone international now and thank God that is so. For the reception party you can also rock the look wearing a lehanga with a long jacket in metallic hues that is so fresh and straight out of the ramps.

The Reception Party

Dress Code: Formal Or Semi-Formal

19. Formal Full length Gown

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Choose this amazing tulle gown in an off-shoulder design and be prepared to floor the audience. Keep the jewelry to the minimum, and if possible stick just to your solitaires.

20. Zardozi Worked Saree

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If not a gown or a lehanga, even a saree can be the perfect option for you to dress for the occasion. The heavily worked zardosi sarees work like magic and have the ability to completely transform your look, so that you look nothing less than a diva at your best friend’s marriage reception.

21. High Neck Formal Lehanga

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The look was made famous by Prachi Desai who adorned a beautiful navy blue lehana with a high neck top and golden thread work on the neckline. It is a beautiful, not so over-the-top and elegant attire that is perfect for a reception party.

22. Floor Length Anarkali

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Anarkali again makes a comeback this season but with an awesome makeover. You can totally rock this floor length anarkali at the wedding reception and get praised by such an amazing choice for sure.

23. Heavily Embellished Velvet Churidar Kameez

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When in doubt, always stick to the basics. A churidar set, when chosen right, can prove to be a lifesaver.

24. Chiffon Or Net Cocktail Saree

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To keep things classy and flamboyant, opt for a chiffon net cocktail saree in a sober color and own the place and everyone’s attention in just a few minutes into the party for sure.

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