5 Looks to Rock at a Desi Fusion Wedding

August 11, 2017 Editorial     TheTealMango

Times are changing for South Asian wedding guests. Years ago, an invitation to a desi fusion wedding meant you could simply break out a traditional lehenga or sari. Things aren’t as simple anymore.

For one,  interracial marriages are on the rise. If you’re invited to the wedding of a couple with one South Asian member and one from another culture, the dress code might understandably be affected by this. Even when both members are of South Asian descent, many couples are choosing to host more traditional wedding ceremonies followed by Western-style receptions.

There’s also the possibility that you’re not familiar with South Asian fashion or know that the couple in question is seeking a more non-traditional fusion vibe for their big day. Fear not, for fashion in India has become more fluid in recent years, with silhouettes and workmanship echoing Western wear. Additionally, Western fashion takes major cues from Indian designers, especially when designing colorful or heavily embellished pieces.

Top 5 Dress Ideas for Desi Fusion Wedding

Dressing for a desi fusion wedding is not only easier than ever, it’s also a lot of fun, because of all the factors mentioned.

1. Wear a Bold, Colorful Western dress

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If you’ve chosen to wear a Western dress to a desi wedding (after all, a shopping trip overseas isn’t always in the cards!), consider choosing something in a vibrant hue.  At fusion/desi weddings, you don’t have to go understated. Extra points for blinged-out, beaded dresses, which will actually blend in more seamlessly with all the lehengas and sari. How often will you get the opportunity to wear an elegant prom dress?

2. Pile on the Bling/Accessories

If you consider nude or lighter dresses, then there is still an easy way to desi-fy your look. Simply add a colorful scarf, an armful of bangles, a beautifully beaded jacket…use your imagination! If it’s bright and sparkly, it’s probably a good choice.

3. Mix and Match

Mix and MatchPhoto Source: Style Me Marina

Maybe you have an old lehenga at home that’s dying to come out but feels a bit outdated. Why not give it a little makeover? Try pairing the skirt of your lehenga with a simple bodysuit or wear its top with a solid-colored maxi skirt.  We love the idea of combining a long tulle skirt with a heavily beaded choli. You can create a whole new look that’s perfect for a fusion wedding if you go this route.

4. Contrast Your Jewelry

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You could wear a Western dress with traditional Indian jewelry, which looks stunning against a very simple dress. If you’re wearing a sari, try balancing the look out with simple, understated jewelry to neutralize the look a bit.

5. Indian Clothes with Western Silhouettes

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Plenty of Indian designers are creating long, flowy gowns with their signature quality. If you’re going to get a custom-made dress, try ordering a “gown-style” outfit and customizing the color and embellishment to your liking.

This post was originally published on our partner site, India.com, and is republished here with permission. 

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