What To Wear To Winter Weddings: Jackets Styling Guide


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

How do you keep yourself warm at a winter wedding? Shawls or silk dupattas? Some of us find them cumbersome to handle. A sweater? Most of us wouldn’t dream of pairing our beautiful Indian outfits with one.

The jacket, then, is your new bestie!

But when you think of Jackets and Indian weddings, it’s not easy to conjure up images of outfits that will look gorgeous without sacrificing on warmth. Which is why we painstakingly combed through years and years of fashion week, fashion blog, fashion designers and winter wedding photos to bring to you: The Ultimate Guide of How to Wear Jackets at Indian Winter Weddings!

ProTip: To stay ultra-cosy, you can slip on a full or half sleeve thermal underneath most of these outfits.

1. Jacket with Lehenga

These work best if the entire ensemble is in the same colour palette because then the jacket looks like it’s a part of the whole outfit.

Long Jackets

Half open jacket with lehenga

Image courtesy: Rimple & Harpreet Narula

Embroidered open velvet jacket with lehenga

Image courtesy: Rohit Bal at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Closed jacket lehenga

Image courtesy: Shyamal & Bhumika

Mulberry silk lightly embroidered jacket with ruffle border lehenga & belt

Actress Mouni Roy in Osaa by Adarsh

Short Jackets

Embellished shrug-like jacket draped over embroidered blouse

Image courtesy: Faraz Manan

Plain jacket (embellished with mirror-work borders) paired with a plain blouse

Image courtesy: Abhinav Mishra

Shrug-like raw silk jacket worn over a fitted top

Image courtesy: Rohit Bal at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Angrakha-style flowy velvet jacket worn over heavily embroidered lehenga

Image courtesy: Rohit Bal at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

2. Western Jackets

You can use formal jackets, blazers & bomber jackets that are already in your wardrobe to come up with these Indo-western winter wedding styles –

Blazer-style velvet jacket with velvet lehenga!

Rhea Kapoor in all over velvet! Designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Formal black blazer worn over a plain red blouse, tucked into a kamarbandh, with a Benarsi silk sari

Image courtesy: Shereen (Love & Other Bugs blog)

Matching bomber jackets created specifically to wear with lehengas

Image courtesy: Tarun Tahiliani
Image courtesy: thedelhibride (designer Rahul Mishra)

3. Jacket with Sari

Trench coats and embroidered long jackets – both work! Pair them with a benarsi silk sari to stay stylishly warm. You can experiment with different pallu draping styles to figure out what looks best.

Benarsi silk trench coat with sari pallu draped around the neck

Image courtesy: Shailesh Singhania

Benarsi silk trench coat with sari in contrasting colour

Image courtesy: Shailesh Singhania

Embroidered long jacket with sari pallu draped over the jacket

Image courtesy: Osaa by Adarsh

4. Velvet Jacket with Gown

The same rule applies here – the jacket & gown should be in the same colour palette.

Formal velvet blazer with light gown

Image courtesy: Gaurav Katta

Cape over flowy Anarkali style gown

Image courtesy: Sabyasachi

5. Jacket With Pants

There are so many different kinds of outfit combinations you can create – with straight-cut pants, cigarette pants or even shararas.

Trench coat style jacket with straight fit pants

Image courtesy: Rahul Mishra

Sherwani-style Jacket in thick fabric with embroidered jeggings/pants

Image courtesy: Monisha Jaising
Image courtesy: Monisha Jaising

Open jacket over mirror work blouse & sharara pants for a Mehendi function

Image courtesy: Anushka Khanna

For other wedding events, you might want to pair a full-sleeve blouse with a lehenga or sari. See part 1 of this series – warm blouse design ideas for winter weddings.

Update: Part 3 is now out! Read the complete guide to winter weddings outfits to stay stylishly warm.

Do you have a fabulous winter wedding outfit hack you always follow?