So, you’re going to a winter wedding as a wedding guest, and you’re totally blanking on what to wear. We can empathize. An Indian wedding requiring traditional Indian wedding wear can be difficult to shop for online as it is. Add in some chilly weather, and it can feel even harder. The standard option of a crop top lehenga choli is out if you want to keep your midriff warm.
The good news is that there are so many other outfit ideas to choose from. India has a long history of fashion, which means there are many long sleeves and full-sleeve looks to choose from for your big day.
Remember, you might not be shopping for wedding dresses or a bridesmaid dress, but even as a guest, you can (and should, in our opinion) look your best and most fashionable during the winter wedding season.
If you’re looking for wedding fashion styling tips, keep reading for our best recommendations. From a salwar suit to an anarkali suit, we can help you find the winter wedding outfit of your dreams.
10 of the Best Indian Wedding Outfits for Winter
One of the main questions you have to consider is both style and material. In the winter, you’ll want something that covers up your skin a bit more.
What about the material? Everyone loves chiffon, but a slightly heavier georgette can achieve a similar look while also keeping you warm. All that matters is that you never compromise on fashion. You can still absolutely look elevated and ethereal when the winter chill blows in. Winter weddings are stunning — just like you!
With that said, please read on for our list of ten stunning winter wedding outfits.
1. Cream Embroidered Georgette Straight Suit
Recently, more wedding hosts and guests are embracing creams and whites at Indian weddings. Winter whites are totally coming into style.
A floor-length, full-sleeve straight suit can be just as classy and elegant as any other traditional Indian dress. Know how we know? Because this Cream Embroidered Georgette Straight Suit is a total showstopper.
This three-piece ensemble features a gorgeous georgette top, a santoon bottom, and a georgette dupatta. With a cream base and pink ornamental flowers, the suit features green and gold thread embroidery. Pair it with pink and gold jewelry for an effortlessly chic look.
2. Light Grey Thread Embroidered Palazzo Suit
If you’re looking for something a little more monochromatic, you can’t go wrong with this Light Grey Thread Embroidered Palazzo Suit. Snug in all the right places, you’ll be able to stay warm with a long shirt that’s tapered at the waist and flows out down past the knees. Combined with a pair of matching, loose-fitting pants, this outfit is sleek and understated, even from a distance.
When you take a closer look, you’ll see the beautiful silver thread detailing on the neckline followed by a jaal of threadwork booties. The elaborate border on the shirt and pants adds a distinct touch of something unforgettable. A matching dupatta gives you some extra material for warmth and a traditional flair.
3. Blush Embroidered Georgette Straight Suit
If it’s looking like chilly weather for your upcoming wedding, you can always bring a little bit of warmth with this blush straight suit. With a georgette top, a santoon bottom, and a georgette dupatta, these light pink layers come together for a look that is both breezy and comfortable as well as striking and elegant.
The georgette top is a real star of this look, with a gold thread embroidered neckline dotted with black, dark pink, and white accents. Throw the transparent georgette dupatta over your shoulders, pair the look with gold shoes, and see how quickly you feel like a princess.
4. Blue and Off-White Printed Palazzo Suit
If your vibe is traditional, comfortable, and unique, then this Blue and Off White Printed Muslin Satin Suit should be at the top of your list.
Breezy white cotton trousers with eyelet details are the base of this look. Layered on top is a blue muslin satin kameez, which features ornate, geometric designs throughout, plus elegant and sophisticated tassels as the hemlines. All that’s left to add then is the white printed tabby silk dupatta with blue lace-like patterns and blue tassels along the edge.
Simple, traditional, and comfortable, this is a great choice for weddings where cold weather isn’t stopping anyone from showing out.
5. Lilac Embroidered Georgette Straight Suit
When you’re opting for a suit instead of a wide skirt, you can sometimes feel like your only option is a wide and flowing leg. And while we love that style, we also think some variety is important. Enter the simple and slim pants legs of this Lilac Embroidered Georgette Straight Suit.
The base of these georgette pants and shirt is soft and flattering lilac. The top is outfitted with simple but stunning embroidery work, featuring gold and red accents at the neckline, flowing down toward the knees and along the hem. The transparent georgette dupatta is the cherry on top, with matching threadwork throughout.
6. Soft Lavender and Pink Pant Suit
Speaking of soft colors, this next option is like something out of a pastel dream. This soft lavender and pink pant suit will have you floating throughout the wedding party, proving that just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you can’t rock those sweet spring colors.
We particularly love how the colors come together in this look. The organza pants and body of the shirt are a lovely lavender color, while the sleeves and the dupatta are a soft mauve pink, giving it an airy and transparent vibe, but with enough material to keep you feeling warm and covered.
7. Black and Gold Embroidered Palazzo Suit
If you’re looking for something with a little bit more of an edge, then this next option is totally up your alley. The Black and Gold Embroidered Net Palazzo Suit starts with ultra-wide flared palazzo pants, which feature impressive and ornate gold threadwork at the hems.
Layered on top is an absolutely gorgeous long net shirt, including elaborate zari, tilla, and threadwork spread across the neckline, daman, and hem. The black base helps the gold and red threadwork pop even further.
The final touch is a to-die-for sheer black tulle dupatta with gold patchwork and embellished fabrics throughout its pattern. In short, it’s a showstopper.
8. Maroon Embroidered Straight Suit
This is one of our most well-reviewed straight suits, and it’s no secret to see why. Bold and colorful, this Blue and Maroon Georgette Straight Suit proves that more is more and that elegance doesn’t always need to mean understated.
The blue georgette kameez and pants are the base of this outfit, lined with a stunning and intricate zari hemline that features thread, sequins, faux mirror, and stone embellishments.
The dupatta is maroon and made with net, including similar zari details and gold accents. Colorful, elaborate, and eye-catching, this straight suit will keep you warm and in the spotlight.
9. Orange and Hot Pink Anarkali Suit
We tend to think of colors like orange and hot pink as reserved for the summer and warm weather, but this Orange and Hot Pink Anarkali Style Punjabi Suit has us thinking otherwise. What’s more, just because you won’t be wearing a choli top during a winter wedding doesn’t mean you can’t accentuate your waist.
The pishwas is a deep, rich orange with a luxe pink scalloped patch and gold embroidered detailing. The cinched waist comes in and then flows out, featuring gold tilla scattered evenly throughout the daman of the kalidar flare.
The pishwas is layered over a pink pant with the same striking gold hemline. Those, plus the gold organza dupatta with a sleek red chatta patta border, make this outfit elegant, eye-catching, and timeless.
10. Dusty Blue Georgette Gharara Suit
Back on the cool end of things, our last recommendation for a winter wedding is this dusty blue georgette gharara suit. There’s so much to love about this look, but the pants are really giving the rest of the outfit a run for its money.
Straight out of our highly praised new collection, these tiered contemporary gharara pants include three-layered ruffled detailing that swish and sway as you walk (or strut) through the party.
The kameez is that dusty blue color with a subtle spray of dainty handwork embroidered booties in a gold hue. If you want your wedding look to have that fashion-forward, contemporary edge, this is definitely a look to consider.
Look Stunning This Winter
Want an extra hint on how to stay warm? Layering is key to staying toasty during frosty festivals and winter weddings. For example, try wearing leggings under your pants or draping a dupatta for max coverage to keep yourself warm.
In any case, when you’re putting together your wedding look, remember you’re there to have fun and feel good. Party wear is all about showing up and looking your best so you can celebrate the most important moments in life in fashion. If that means you want to be in a couture-inspired suit or you want to sport a designer silk saree, have fun with it!