Although wedding-guest inspiration isn’t particularly hard to come by (the Internet is chock-full of celebrity looks, bludgeoning their way to the top of countless versions of these lists), it is hard to separate the really worthy ones from their meh-looking counterparts. However, if there’s one celebrity who seems to nail her looks and manages to inspire us to transition out of our at-home clothes and into these occasion-worthy ones is Aditi Rao Hydari. In an attempt to declutter this sartorial mess even further, we have taken our favourite styles of the actor, paired them with our editor-approved accessories and presented them as a fully-ready look that you can simply buy straight off of our website or even recreate with those that you already have at home.
This peplum kurta and sharara pants from Ridhi Mehra, with touches of elevated bohemia, is a great piece to wear to a laidback haldi or mehendi event. It’s lightweight (thanks to all that chiffon) yet packs quite a stylish punch because of its youthful appeal. For the upkeep of the boho look, throw in a pair of enamel-finished jhumkas and a sling bag.
This do-it-all lehenga from Punit Balana is summer appropriate for more reasons than one. a) The said outfit is not cumbersome (no dupatta and no sleeves; need we say more?) b) It is replete with tropical foliage prints in beautiful hues. Wear it to an al fresco sangeet party or afternoon pheras. Ditch the necklace for high-octane earrings drama, and don’t forget comfortable footwear!
Pickle green – the slightly less popular cousin of olive green – has suddenly turned into a summer favourite colour since becoming a mainstay in Punit Balana’s new collection. We’re suggesting this feminine and flirty saree for the main wedding given its predominantly traditional narrative. Break the monotony by introducing a different colour necklace, and be sure to add a chic purse.
For the sister of the bride or the quintessential bridesmaid look, we are turning toward this raw silk jewel-hued lehenga look of the actor from designer Jayanti Reddy. You can choose to wear it with polki or jadau jewellery or take the modern route by forgoing the necklace altogether and resort to statement-making earrings only. Either way, attention will be guaranteed.
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