There is no secret that being a bridesmaid is a very time-consuming commitment as you have to go through a lot of dress selection…
Of course, the bride for whom you would be the bridesmaid should put some input into what her bridesmaids will wear, whether it’s requesting a particular hue to go with her colour scheme or asking for a certain aesthetic to suit the wedding style, either boho or colourful. You should definitely look into these aspects.
It’s not necessary that all the bridesmaids have to wear the exact same outfit. If luck is on your side, you will definitely find a single style that will suit everyone’s personality and figure. But, if that’s not possible you can surely go for a mismatched option for the bridesmaids which goes by the wedding theme.
Do keep some try on sessions, if all your bridesmaids are not together at one place then create a group chat so that all of you can agree to the choices. Schedule video calls on time when everyone is available and get yourself a fashion show by trying out the dresses and taking decisions about the outfits.
We totally understand your situation, that’s why we have got you some amazing ideas to choose from and not to waste your time while browsing for outfit ideas.
Happy Shopping Lovelies!!!!!
THE SUBTLE CHICS
While choosing dresses for bridesmaids, we tend to choose lighter colours to keep the look as subtle as possible because you don’t want to lessen the limelight of the bride, right? Keep the dresses of bridesmaids to subtle colours with less embellishments. By less embellishments we don’t mean just a plain dress, you can opt for some gown with a beautiful neckline or some Indian outfit with sequins and mirror work. Just look at these pretty bridesmaids slaying in their subtle yet elegant outfits!
For the Contemporary yet Traditional Bridesmaid Outfit
If something as pretty as this has been designed you should definitely choose this for your bridesmaids to wear at your wedding, we bet you can never go wrong with contemporary colours into traditional outfits! Just look at this rich flare and opulent brocade work on this beautiful lehenga skirt! We are totally in love with this outfit.
ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR OUTFIT
The bridesmaids can skip ethnic and traditional wear and can opt for something super chic and sparkly. Just trust us, there’s no harm in going an extra mile for your BFF’s wedding because once the wedding is over, that time will never come back.
You can try various glittery shades in different colours like golden, rose gold, bronze, white, etc. Look how pretty Priyanka Chopra looks in this sparkling gown by Dior.
SYNCING WITH THE BRIDE
Colour-coordination is really trending nowadays! Syncing the colour of the bridesmaid’s outfit with what the bride is wearing for is the new trend in town. Your entire bridal squad can decide in advance on their looks together and wear similar hues or patterns on it. Just for example, you all can wear similar sarees or choose to carry a similar colour in different outfits. Doesn’t Sonam Kapoor and her bride squad look absolutely stunning in their matching-coloured outfits.
THE COMFY LOOKING BRIDESMAID
Your bridesmaids will definitely be performing a quick number or two at the sangeet or your bridal entry. Some brides want their bridesmaids to perform on their favourite ‘Sharara sharara’ while others want them to shot on ‘Nachdene saare’. And, while they expect you to put your soul into the performance, you should definitely opt for something that is comfortable to wear and carry while dancing. Have a look the outfit doesn’t it perfectly suits the occasion and requirement?
MIX & MATCH WITH BRIDE
Here comes the wedding day. On this big day, all eyes will not just be on the bride but also on the bridesmaids. The best idea which comes to our mind is mix and match. The Bridesmaids can wear a similar tone saree but yet in different shades or patterns. You can opt for colours varying from bright orange and pink to deep green and red. Pull off the contrasting mix of colours and patterns and match the bridesmaid’s sarees or lehenga.
THE SHINING OUT BRIDE
If you want to create a statement without outshining your pretty bride, then go for soft colours like peach, white, nude or pastel shades. These colours will not make you OTT but you will definitely stand out among others. When you will carry these colours, the bride in her outfit will definitely shine out,
TRADITIONAL BANDHANI BRIDESMAIDS
Be it your bestie or sister's wedding; you will definitely be wearing a lehenga on one of the main functions. For a typical Rajasthani look, try the bandhani dress look that’s true to its roots and pick a simple and sober monotone lehenga with broad borders and pair it with a heavy bandhani dupatta. A dupatta that features gota patti and mirror work will make your outfit really amazing. This style can be an ideal option for the bridesmaid who love ethnic attire.
WESTERN STYLED INDIAN BRIDESMAIDS
It’s not necessary that the bridesmaids always have to wear something ethnic or traditional to match the Indian bride. You can always go for some western options like this one in the picture. Who can forget the bridesmaid squad of Priyanka Chopra, look how gorgeous they are looking in their matching western outfit, don’t they?
THE FUSION BRIDAL GANG
What we love the most about this beautiful saree design is that it’s super light, filled with elegance and will definitely be easy to carry the style off as a super chic! And when the weather are spring and summers in India, the last thing you will need is a load of heavy dress material.
FOR THE SIMPLE LOVING BRIDESMAID
A simple and minimalistic outfit will work wonders for your bridesmaid squad while you pave the way ahead of them in a heavier outfit towards your wedding aisle. This beautiful outfit by Shyamal & Bhumika is worth considering for that simple yet sophisticated look that will be loved by everyone.
EMBELLISHED GARARA FOR THE OTT BRIDESMAID
For the bridesmaids who love little details and a little too classy touch, this off-white lehenga with delicate embroidery like this will do wonders for the bridesmaid look! Accessorize the outfit with some good looking jhumkas or earring to complete the look. Also, the gorgeous Nusrat Barucha is definitely giving girls some major wedding dresses goals even without trying!
SHIMMERY SHARARAS FOR THE TRENDY BRIDESMAID
Sharaara has made a comeback in the trend, and we are totally loving it! Being super comfy, graceful with perfect styling, you can rock this dress for any function! Add some beautiful accessories and you are done. Shararas are the go-to idea for wedding outfits for your sister’s wedding, engagement and is definitely a bridesmaid dress!
OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE WITH CHIC LEHENGA
We are in love with this off shoulder lehenga. Look how unique and fashionable this embellished lehenga is with the sequinned blouse! Doesn’t it look phenomenal? Whether you want to wear something like this as a bridesmaid outfit in the wedding ceremony or the engagement day, this look will surely bring a load of compliments to you.
FUSION WEAR OUTFIT FOR UNIQUE STYLE STATEMENT
Lehengas are the most sought-after and ideal choice in Indian bridesmaid outfit options. You can match it up totally with the bride’s outfit colour or go crazy in experimenting with designs and styles as per your wish. Take a hint from our bold and beautiful Swara Bhaskar in AbuJaniSandeepKhosla's label that you can take inspiration and get yourself something similar for your friend or sister’s wedding.
O PEACHY FOR THE CLASSY LOOK
One of the classic favourites for all the right reasons, peach colour offers a delightfully striking contrast and gives the bridesmaid squad a chance to play up their style with various accessories while you take the centre stage with your bright bridal outfit.
Lighter tones look fantastic for bridesmaids and in our opinion, if all bridesmaids are colour-coordinated with the bride or each other, the pictures will come out truly fantastic.
TRENDY SAREE FOR DESI KUDI
Sarees in a desi woman’s closet are really timeless. Just ask your grandmother or mother and she’ll definitely have a tale to tell you behind every beautiful saree that she has in her collection! If you want your bridesmaid’s dresses to be sarees, then have a look at our beauty Kiara Advani rocking the 6-yard Manish Malhotra saree like a total boss lady!
THE BRILLIANT BLUE BRIDESMAIDS
Blue bridesmaid dresses can never go out of style and it’s no surprise that brides just keep choosing them for their bridesmaid to wear on the wedding. Either it's navy blue or royal, you will never get bored of the outfits in this royal. This colour provides a royal feel and elegance to who so ever is wearing it. Just look at the bridesmaids in this picture, don't they look absolutely gorgeous?
It's really important to choose a dress which suits the body type of the bridesmaid and look beautiful as well. Since the Indian ethnic wear has a huge range of outfits to choose from, you can definitely go for the saree look. You can never go wrong with a saree and it will definitely look really pretty when all the bridesmaids will come in similar sarees along with the beautiful smiling bride. Picture perfect isn’t it?
PASTEL PERFECT WITH BRIDE
Once you decide what you want to wear, the next question that arises is which colour do you want to wear? While deciding the colour for the bridesmaids outfit, we advise you to take a shade lighter from the same palette of the bride’s dress like some pastel shades. Pastels colours will give your entire bridesmaid gang a harmonious look and it will look really eye-pleasing.
FOR THE ELEGANT yet GLAMOROUS BRIDESMAID
The wedding celebration is about having fun while looking like an absolute stunner. It's all about singing, dancing and making some memories that you treasure for a lifetime. And this gives a perfect opportunity to carry something glamorous yet elegant. Experiment with gowns with slits or ruffles and be the topic of the ceremony.
WEBSITES FOR RENTING YOUR BRIDESMAID OUTFIT ONLINE
Rent of the dresses: Ranges between 12k to 30k
Best for: Brides, Bridesmaids, Wedding guests basically everyone who is attending a wedding
City they deliver in: Delhi/NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad
Physical Store: Yes, check their website for stores
Rent Period of dress: 4 to 8 days
Rent of the dresses: Range starts from 1,500.
You can easily get a Sabya Lehenga at 8k only
Best for: Brides, Bridesmaids & guests
City they deliver in: Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Ludhiana
Physical store: Yes, at Hauz Khas, Delhi
Rent period of dress: 3 to 6 days
THE CLOTHING RENTAL
Rent of the dress: Range starts from 3k
Best for: Brides, Bridesmaids and wedding guests
City they deliver in: All over India
Physical store: Yes, they have stores in Bandra & Versova, Mumbai
Rent period of dress: 5days
RENT A CLOSET
Rent of the dress: Starts from as little as 3k you can easily get a Ritu Kumar suit, Anju Gupta’s lehenga at a price of 14k
Best for: Brides, Bridesmaid looking for elegant outfits
City they deliver in: Delhi/NCR only
Physical Store: Yes, their store is in Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place
Rent period of dress: 3 to 6 days
THE STYLE EASE
Rent of the dress: Starting from 2.5k(additional security charges may be applied)
Best for: Brides and Bridesmaids
City they deliver in: All over India
Physical Store: Yes, in E wing, 116, Ansa Industrial Estate, Saki Vihar Road, Saki Naka, Mumbai,
Rent period of dress: 4 to 8 days