Shaadi season is in full swing, so it's time to take a crack at the glam outfits that stunned us when worn by our favourite Bollywood celebrities at high-profile weddings all over the country. But it's one thing to gawk at Kareena Kapoor's breathtaking designer piece on Instagram or take a screengrab of Sara Ali Khan's girl-next-door wedding style, and a whole other to try and find one for yourself on a budget.
Don't worry, I've got your back. With these super stylish budget fashion finds, you can make head turns at the next wedding ourself you attend like a Bollywood diva yourself. Well, almost!
Vidya Balan's Pant Saree
This one is for those who would love to wear the sari, but are terrified of handling one through the night. I get how tedious it is for many of us to carry a saree like Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na (Yeah, the bar is that high) but that doesn't stop us from wanting to appropriate the Desi-girl look for ourselves. Looks like the fashion gods have heard our endless prayers because a pant saree is the ultimate solution. For a hot-off-the-labels outfit, it's a little pricey, but a totally invaluable piece of fashion. Add a little extra to your glam with elaborate eye-makeup, sleek earrings such as Vidya's and your strappy heels.
Sara Ali Khan's Lehenga Choli
Sara Ali Khan, the millennial woman's brand new fashion icon has stolen quite a lot of hearts with her simple but elegant style. A heavily worked up choli with an intricate lehenga is an outfit to die for. Ladies, if it's your ghar-ki-shaadi, please, either buy or rent this wedding look. A tip, don't go overboard with the makeup, get complimentary jewellery set from local markets, and add bangles to finish off the look. And I personally feel that wide-open curly hair is the hairstyle for this one.
Karan Johar's Velvet Sherwani
Guys, Johar's regal turnout with a deep red velvet sherwani and an embroidered black shawl is an excellent look for a sibling's wedding reception. Don't shy away from striking colours like royal blue, mulberry purple, dark greens for an outfit such as this. A black churidar at the bottom & black or deep brown monks or mules will be the perfect finishing touch for this look. Don't miss out on this Pashmina Stoll which can price up to 15k but you can always get replicas from places like Kinari Market in Delhi.
Kareena Kapoor's Dual Print Yellow Saree
What a paparazzi moment, spotting little Taimur with Bebo! Focus ladies, let's talk about Poo's wedding look here. A graceful yellow saree such as this can be a winning choice for a Mehendi ceremony. I like how her top bun is holding the entire ensemble together with finesse. The simplicity of the sari deserves a bold eye. Pair with chunky earrings and a statement ring and you're good to go
Karishma Kapoor's Printed Red Dhoti Suit
This tasteful fusion of basic dhoti salwar with an Anarkali shirt is all the rage right now. And with reason, given it's classic but fuss-free appeal. I like it so much, I'm getting this one even though I have no weddings to attend this season! I fully recommend this outfit for pre-wedding shenanigans and debauchery. Big colossal earrings & punjabi jutti's like Lolo's are the perfect accompanying accessories for this gorgeous outfit. One little detail which you can add is a plain georgette/chiffon dupattas, in case you're looking to bag some secret admirers of your own at the wedding!