Picking an outfit as a wedding guest or a bridesmaid is not that simple anymore. Your outfit has to be fun and peppy with bright colours and gorgeous detailing but all of that without upstaging the bride. For moments like this, let actor Janhvi Kapoor lead the way.
Janhvi’s ethnic wear wardrobe is full of standout looks that are perfect for a wedding-hopping guest. From embroidered outfits to vibrant colours, she has worn them all. The actor who is currently busy promoting her latest movie, Mili, has time and again proved her love for a statement fashion moment in ethnic wear — whether it’s a saree, lehenga or simple Punjabi suit.
So, take cues from the star and bookmark her looks for your next wedding invitation:
1. A printed co-ord set
Etched in style, co-ord sets are a fail-safe option. They can be a bridesmaid’s go-to ensemble as they are hassle-free and versatile. In a stunning co-ord set designed by Saaksha & Kinni, Janhvi makes a case for beautiful prints. The actor adorned a red, abstract print look which featured a strappy crop top paired with a flared skirt.
Styling tip: Add a pop of colour like Kapoor’s eclectic blue neckpiece. It gives your look an instant edge.
2. A pristine white saree
There's no denying that a white saree is a fashion staple that makes heads turn, and Kapoor's chic look is proof of that. A gorgeous drape with subtle sequins paired with an embellished strapless blouse is how you can make an impression without stealing the limelight.
Styling tip: This almost-neutral shade is also perfect for playing with coloured gemstone jewellery. Style your hair in soft romantic curls for an arresting look.
3. A timeless floral saree
It’s safe to say florals are a recurring theme, season after season. This timeless print provides many ways to keep things fresh and feminine. The actor often prefers the six-yard staple approach when it comes to leaning on painterly blooms. Janhvi Kapoor shows how the adventurous can go for a melange of dark-hued florals with embellishments to make an impact with this saree designed by Mahima Mahajan.
Styling tip: Given the overall embellishment on your saree, you may want to dial it down in the accessories department. Just a pair of chandelier earrings is enough with such an outfit.
4. A flaming red saree
If you’re a bridesmaid or a guest, it is the perfect choice for a wedding, a reception or even a cocktail party. A red saree is always versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down. If your wedding wardrobe has been long overdue for a refresh, we suggest you invest in a saree similar to Kapoor’s.
Styling tip: The event will dictate how you accessorise your red saree. You can style it with polki or diamonds for the reception or opt for silver jewellery pieces with a choker and bracelet for the sangeet or cocktail.
5. A lehenga in an earthy shade
The wedding season calls for some unconventional hues for the bridesmaid and her troupe—and brown emerges as a likely contender. Allow Kapoor to lead the way. Doubling down on her vote of approval for this unconventional colour, she boldly went on for a lehenga pick featuring golden zari details with a halter neck blouse.
Styling tip: If it’s a tone-on-tone and an understated glam look, rather than wearing a modest blouse, make your look sensual by teaming it with a blouse featuring a risqué neckline.
6. An effortless and elegant anarkali
Kapoor's versatile wardrobe includes an elaborate Indian wear collection. Choose a refreshing change from tried-and-tested colours and go for a beautiful aubergine. She chose an anarkali set that came with a kalidar top showcasing a jacket-style silhouette adorned with designer Anamika Khanna’s signature delicate white thread work. The same crafts were translated on the matching purple dupatta which rounded off the set.
Styling tip: Given that a colour like this is so striking, a simple centre-parted hairstyle and soft curls help keep the attention on the embroidered ensemble. Complete the look with a pair of jhumkas, dewy skin and minimal makeup.