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.
Half open jacket with lehenga
Embroidered open velvet jacket with lehenga
Closed jacket lehenga
Mulberry silk lightly embroidered jacket with ruffle border lehenga & belt
Embellished shrug-like jacket draped over embroidered blouse
Plain jacket (embellished with mirror-work borders) paired with a plain blouse
Shrug-like raw silk jacket worn over a fitted top
Angrakha-style flowy velvet jacket worn over heavily embroidered lehenga
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!
Formal black blazer worn over a plain red blouse, tucked into a kamarbandh, with a Benarsi silk sari
Matching bomber jackets created specifically to wear with lehengas
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
Benarsi silk trench coat with sari in contrasting colour
Embroidered long jacket with sari pallu draped over the jacket
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
Cape over flowy Anarkali style gown
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
Sherwani-style Jacket in thick fabric with embroidered jeggings/pants
Open jacket over mirror work blouse & sharara pants for a Mehendi function
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?