What to Wear to Winter Weddings: For Brides

This is the final post in the series – What to Wear to Winter Weddings. We’ve given you a complete guide for how to stay stylishly warm at Indian ...

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This is the final post in the series – What to Wear to Winter Weddings.

Image courtesy: Zohaib Ali

We’ve given you a complete guide for how to stay stylishly warm at Indian winter weddings, ideas of how to pair a jacket with wedding clothes and shown you gorgeous blouse designs that will keep you cosy.

But a lot of these ideas were meant for wedding guests. Brides, of course, need visual inspiration that’s specific to their needs!

So we culled out the best winter wedding outfits we spotted on Real Brides, and added some pieces you can go buy from wedding stores in India. Real inspiration you can use!

Mehendi Function

The outfit should be fuss-free so that you can have your Mehendi applied, eat, drink and have fun with your closest friends and family members

Full sleeve Benarsi silk anarkali

Image courtesy: Delhi Velvet / Bride wearing Bageecha Benaras

High-neck embroidered jacket-style crop top with high-waist raw silk lehenga (that has tons of layers!) – every one of these elements adds warmth to the outfit

Image courtesy: Cupcake Productions

Full-sleeve matching jacket with lehenga

Image courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Benarsi silk lehenga paired with gold shirt as blouse for a modern mehendi outfit

Image courtesy: Payal Khandwala

Cocktail Evening or Sangeet Party

You might want to ditch the dupatta and opt for full-sleeve warm fabric pieces (that you can layer with thermals underneath). Choose something that makes it easy to dance freely!

Full-sleeve anarkali

Image courtesy: Artfoto Studios

Lehenga with embroidered jacket over a pretty blouse (outfit can be re-used in the summer – just replace the jacket with a dupatta)

Image courtesy: Faraz Manan

Sparkling cape with fringes draped over full-sleeve Anarkali

Image courtesy: Sabyasachi


Embroidered velvet jacket-style blouse and lehenga


You might not be able to wear a full-sleeve blouse, but you can choose how you drape your dupatta (or sari’s pallu!) and the fabrics you pick. Remember, silks and velvets are your best friends on this day.

Velvet lehenga & blouse with double dupatta – the second dupatta is also velvet and is pinned across the stomach to provide extra warmth

Blogger bride Diipa Khosla in Sabyasachi / Photographed by Zohaib Ali

Benarsi silk lehenga with silk satin blouse

Image courtesy: Raw Mango

Mashru silk sharara & short kurti

Image courtesy: Sabyasachi

Layer on a leather jacket once the pheras are over


This is the one day where you can go for fancy dupatta draping styles, and go for fashion over comfort (assuming your reception is going to require you to mainly stand in one area and meet guests)

Benarsi Silk lehenga, with dupatta draped like this to keep you warm

Image courtesy: Raw Mango

Benarsi silk lehenga with silk satin long sleeve blouse and embellished net dupatta

Another Benarsi silk lehenga – but note how the dupatta is draped for adding warmth

Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi

Gold brocade sari with full-sleeve closed neck blouse

Image courtesy: Deepika Padukone / Sari from Angad Galleria, Bengaluru

Embroidered jacket, worn over a sari, if you’re inclined towards a fuss-free modern look

Image source unknown

Floor length Anarkali gown for a grand look

Image courtesy: Sabyasachi

Do you have any tips for brides who are getting married in the winter months?

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