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30 Outfit Ideas For The Bride's Bestfriend

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Sept. 7, 2020 14 min read

There's only one other day in every girl's life, when she encounters the kind of ecstatic excitement her wedding day would bring along, her BFF's wedding day. I would know, my best friend got married in December last year. Watching the girl you grew up with, the girl who knows you better than you know yourself, the girl who snickered at the mention of marriage not too long ago, become the blushing bride she solemnly swore she'll never be, is an experience of a lifetime! 

And trying to come up with the perfect outfits for each of those days, a tremendously nerve-wracking ordeal. You obviously don't want to be under-dressed at your own best friend's wedding, but being more OTT than the bride, isn't an option either. Also, her parents and your parents, and an entire judgy party of extended family will be there, so you also have to be slightly sanksaari. So many variables to consider, so many things to do, and very little prep time, trust me, there will be a point when you'll find yourself overly overwhelmed. 

 

Wait, deep breath in, deep breath out. Now, we don't mean to stress you out, we just want to emphasize that you might need a little additional aid. So to help you finalise a dream-like outfit for your BFF's wedding, here's a lookbook with plenty of wedding outfit ideas! 

 

1. Spaghetti Strap Lehenga Top With Drop Beading + Wide Leg pants + Tulle Bolero 

We love this wedding outfit idea because of how simple yet dreamy it is. Also, if the idea of running around in a heavy lehenga sounds painful, a pair of wide-leg skirt-like pants is a great wedding fashion solution! The drop beading detail makes the intricately embroidered top even more alluring, and the tulle bolero is just the finishing touch you need. A sleek updo, heavy eyes, and some statement earrings will seal the deal perfectly. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

2. Peplum Choli + Palazzos

We love how classy this wedding ensemble is. A well-fitted peplum choli is a very flattering option, and a pair of flowy palazzos is the ideal accompaniment to this elegant top. The colour combination is subtle and gorgeous, with heavy embroidery work adorning the ivory top half, and a solid silky blush pink colour in the bottom piece. The sheer side detailing on the blouse sleeves take the fashion quotient of this wedding guest look, several notches up! Go for a dewy face and bold red lips. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

3. Solid Ruffle Saree + Embellished Blouse 

Give the tried and tested wedding outfit of a beautiful saree a contemporary twist, by opting for one featuring romantic ruffles. We love this elegant purple ruffled saree, with minimal shimmery details, paired with a glamorous silver embellished deep-neck blouse. You can play around with the blouse design, like going for a mock neck half-sleeve shimmer piece. Simple dangling diamonds on the ears, and a sleek, straight mane will complement this look beautifully. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

4. Pink Front Slit Anarkali + White Heavy Palazzo

I think this look is a testament to the fact that you can be both simple and gorgeous with your choice of wedding outfit! The intricately embroidered baby pink Anarkali Kurti featuring a half front slit and button detailing is immensely charming, and upon getting paired with the beautiful Chikankari white palazzo pants, this wedding look becomes absolutely beguiling. Don a pair of statement gold earrings, and pull your hair up in a messy updo, letting some loose tendrils frame your face. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

5. Asymmetrical Embellished Kurti + Silk Cigarette Pants 

Asymmetrical details in ethnic wear have got to be the latest IT trend, and this navy blue and white look more than substantiates why. We love the flowy, Kaftan-like silhouette of the Kurti, with the prints and embellishments adding a great dose of flair. This coupled with the asymmetrical high-low hemline makes it a total stunner. The gorgeous Kurti is paired with a solid white pair of cigarette pants featuring an embroidered mesh detail. A pair of pumps, gold drop earrings and loose waves will complete the look. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

6. Solid Velvet One-Shoulder Top + Banarasi Silk Lehenga 

Walk into your BFF's wedding function wearing this stunning outfit, and you're bound to turn more than a few heads! The solid black one-shoulder top with a draped silhouette and thin strap on the other side, is immensely elegant, to say the least. But the centrepiece of this wedding look is the splendid, pleated Banarasi silk Lehenga skirt! A smoky-eye look will complement this look beautifully. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

7. Overlap Blouse With Embellished Straps + Palazzo Pants + Georgette Dupatta

This outfit has a very pleasing early 2000s vibe, and the choice of pastel blue adds a heavy dash of contemporary quirk. The overlap wrap around blouse features embellished straps and a beautiful cut-out design. Paired with this are solid palazzo pants in a dreamy organza fabric, along with a statement dupatta featuring a gold ornament. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

Also Read: Ladies, Here Are 23 Ways To Give Your Ethnic Outfit A Western Spin

 

8. Embellished Cropped Vest + Lehenga Skirt With Embroidered Border 

We love this wedding outfit because it manages to be both beautiful and edgy, in equal measure. Throw an embellished cropped vest on top of a simple lehenga skirt such as this one, and you've got yourself a stunning fusion wedding look. Go for an elaborate pulled-back mane, and heavy eyes to seal the deal! 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

9. Tussar Silk Cold-Shouldered Cape With Zardozi Work + Palazzo Pants 

Another lovely choice for lovers of fusion wedding looks, this one combines a classic pair of beige linen palazzo pants, with an exquisite Tussar silk cape. The beautiful azure blue colour of the cape gets highlighted with studded gold Zardosi work, and could-shoulder cut-out details. Messy, wind-swept locks and gold statement earrings add the ideal finishing touch to this wedding outfit.  

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

10. Tiered Sharara + Choli + Mesh Cropped Jacket With Fringe 

Personally, I would consider shararas to be one of my absolute favourite ethnic trends, simply because of how comfy and stylish a fabulous piece can be. It's also versatile enough to be paired with just about any kind of top, from a fusion cropped strappy blouse to a peplum Kurti. In this wedding look, we see a green two-piece comprising of a tiered sharara and a strappy cropped blouse. The all-over gold motifs really bring out the dazzling green colour of this outfit, and a mesh cropped vest jacket with fringe details is the final ace in the hole! 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

11. V Neck Mirror Work Choli + Solid Lehenga Skirt + Dupatta 

Mirrorwork on a piece of dark fabric is always a guaranteed head-turner, and this enchanting wedding guest look is no different. The choli in this lehenga set is extremely glamorous, and comprises of some dainty details like a plunge V-neck and an overlap design. This top piece is paired with a majestic solid lehenga skirt, and a gold and blue dupatta. We also love the jewellery choice of beautiful earrings and a matching maang tika! 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

12. Black Choli + Black Lehenga Skirt + Sheer Open-Front Embroidered Flared Jacket

First off, the colour combination in this classy wedding look is utterly splendid. A simple set of black velvet lehenga and blouse comes alive with an open-front sheer mint jacket featuring pretty studded motifs, and a thick gold border. The embellished hemline of the blouse is the perfect intricate detail to amp up the trend factor of this wedding outfit! 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

13. Plunge-Neck Anarkali With Metallic Work + Printed Dupatta 

If you have a preference for always keeping it simple, this is one of the wedding guest looks that you can safely go for. The outfit is immensely elegant and sophisticated, and lets you dress up without going overboard. The dusty light blue of this plunge-neck Anarkali combined with the all-over metallic work, makes it a highly fashionable ethnic piece. A printed dupatta, a pulled back updo and some gold danglers complete this charming outfit. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

14. Peplum Full-Sleeved Top + Side-Slit Draped Embellished Skirt 

Stand out of the crowd at your best friend's wedding by going for this alluring wedding outfit combination. An off-white full-sleeved peplum top in an intricately embroidered fabric, paired with a beautiful sea-green wrap skirt featuring a long side-slit, will let you be both sanskaari and have your red carpet moment at the wedding. We especially love the classic silver nath adding an ethnic-vogue vibe to the whole wedding outfit! 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

15. Embroidered Strappy Blouse + Frilly Draped Skirt 

This wedding look will let you channel a retro 60s vibe, while also being quirky enough to set you apart. The two-piece outfit combination of a teal draped skirt featuring plenty of romantic ruffles, and a colourful embroidered strappy blouse on a teal base, would make for a gorgeous AND hassle-free wedding guest look. 

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Image Courtesy - Pinterest 

 

 

16. Cross-Draped Cropped Blouse + Half Embroidered Lehenga Skirt 

A very chic 2020 take on the classic lehenga and choli wedding looks, this is an outfit that reasserts the notion of beauty in simplicity. We are obsessed with this Astha Narang over-lapping off-shoulder cropped blouse, along with the beautiful skirt and its bottom half hand-embroidery. The subtle peach colour in this wedding outfit further amplifies the elegance factor!

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Image Courtesy - Astha Narang 

 

17. Embroidered Saree + Peplum Open-Front Jacket

Another unique spin on your run-of-the-mill wedding saree looks, this combo would make for a delightfully distinguishing look. Pick out a beautiful simple saree decorated with light embroidery in flattering hues, and get an open-front jacket with matching embroidery all over the body. A peplum silhouette to your jacket will further bring out the style quotient. Top off the look with a statement necklace such as this layered, emerald piece, and you're all set to dazzle! 

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Image Courtesy - Suruchi Parakh 

 

18. Cropped Off-Shoulder Blouse With Dramatic Puff Sleeves + Embellished Lehenga Skirt 

Masoom Minawala comes up with the most stunning outfits no matter the occasion, and this wedding look bears testimony to the fact. We LOVE the lehenga skirt embellished with gold metallic details and a geometric print all over, but it's the blouse that really caught our attention. Everything from the off-shoulder neckline to the dramatic puff sleeves, is simply splendid. 

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Image Courtesy - Set My Wed

 

19. Long Spaghetti Strap Kurti + Dhoti Pants + Embroidered Cape 

Here's another outfit idea for lovers of simple wedding fashion. This breezy pink suit set comes with several delightful details that make it uber-trendy. From the stylish dhoti pants to the simple strappy kurti, and from the elaborate intricately-embroidered cape, to the statement studded necklace, every element in this wedding look is immensely charming to look at. 

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Image Courtesy - Shop Kynah 

 

20. Embroidered Corset Blouse + Organza Lehenga Skirt With Mirror Work + Organza Dupatta

This is a total show-stopper wedding guest look, one that will get you a slew of rishtas of your own! We joke. But seriously, how gorgeous is the vibrant hand-embroidered corset tube blouse, paired with the elegant lehenga skirt featuring mirror-work on the hemline!? A sheer dupatta with details in harmony with the rest of the outfit and a set of bejewelled tassel earrings top off the look wonderfully. 

 

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Image Courtesy - Aza Fashions

 

21. Heavily Embroidered Bell-Sleeve Blouse + Matching Ruched Skirt 

First off, just the royal magenta colour of this outfit is an instant eyeball-grabber! Combine that with the frilly silhouette of the ruched lehenga skirt, and the dramatic bell-sleeves of the romantic lacy v-neck blouse, and you've got yourself the perfect wedding look to stun everybody around you with. 

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Image Courtesy - Studio East6

 

Also Read: We've Listed 40 Ideas For The Perfect Cocktail Outfit!

 

22. Pleated Top With Asymmetrical Hem + Embroidered Bell Bottoms 

Feel as comfy as you will stylish, with this beautiful canary yellow Sanya Gulati outfit. We adore the idea of putting together a strappy embellished blouse with a pair of embroidered bell-bottoms, and the additional detail of that asymmetrical pleated trail on one end of the blouse adds a quirky glamour quotient to this wedding look. Go retro with your hair by pinning your waves up on one side with a bejewelled hairpin. 

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Image Courtesy - Sanya Gulati On Prernia's Pop Up Shop 

 

23. Asymmetrical Peplum Tube Top + Layered Sharara Pants 

Absolutely stunning in all its elaborate glory, this blush pink wedding outfit is what our fashion dreams are made of! Another tiered sharara look, this one incorporates a tube peplum Kurti with an asymmetrical hemline as the top-piece. Of course, the heavy all-over zardozi work enhances the appeal of this wedding look tenfold!

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Image Courtesy - Bisou NYC

 

24. Printed Bustier Top + Printed Palazzos + Sheer Angrakha Jacket 

This mint-green wedding look manages to be as soothing as it is fashionable. The sheer Angrakha jacket here is the gorgeous focus of attention, lightly sprinkled to perfection with subtle embellishments. Donned under it, is a combination of a solid bustier strappy top and a pair of pretty printed palazzos. Pull your hair back in a sleek bun, and opt for some heavy gold statement jhumkis to top off this wedding outfit. 

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Image Courtesy - Mahima Mahajan On Ogaan

 

25. One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Tunic With Tassels + Straight Pants + Matching Broad Belt 

Modern yet traditional, classy yet glamourous, this wedding look is a perfect amalgamation of several desirable but opposing fashion adjectives! Honestly, we are totally obsessed with this one-shoulder flowy tunic featuring an eccentric asymmetrical hem. The matching cigarette pants and broad waist belt are the perfect accompaniments to the top piece. All of this, in a silky navy fabric peppered with modern floral embroidery, and you have a stunning wedding outfit at your dispense. 

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Image Courtesy - Aza Fashions 

 

26. Embroidered Jacket With Sheer Puff Sleeves & Embellished Collars + Foil Print Lehenga Skirt

Here's how you can modestly turn several heads in your direction with your choice of wedding outfit. We love this soft berry pink lehenga look by Anushree, comprising of a gorgeous jacket as the top element. The two details of sheer organza dramatic puff sleeves and a heavily embellished collar, are as lovely as it can get. Donned with this is a matching lehenga skirt featuring all-over delicate foil print. 

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Image Courtesy - Salina By Anushree On Prernia's Pop Up Shop 

 

27. Corset Tube Blouse + Ruffled Lehenga + Embroidered Cropped Jacket 

If you want to give your quintessential lehenga outfit a modern trendy twist, this right here is a perfect wedding look idea to draw inspiration from. The elaborate lehenga skirt with its dreamy asymmetrical ruffles, and the corset-style tube blouse with sheer detailing, make for a fantastic fashion pair. Topping off the look is a cropped jacket with gold metallic hand-embroidery and a simple matching waist belt. 

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Image Courtesy - Shloka Khialani On Aza Fashions

 

28. Embroidered Blouse + Chiffon Ruched Lehenga Skirt + Organza Cape With Ruffles 

This wedding outfit shows us how the delight is in the details! The style quotient of a pretty blush pink lehenga outfit is amped up by certain dainty features, like the ruched pattern of the grand chiffon skirt, and the columned embroidery in the blouse piece. Thrown on top is an organza cape with cascading ruffles and a small bucket bag with embellished fringes. 

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Image Courtesy - Studio East 6

 

29. Draped Ruffled Saree With Palazzo Pants + Bustier Blouse  

Ruffled sarees and pant sarees are two of the biggest trends in the category of ethnic wear, and this wedding look combines the magic of both! This maroon ruffled saree is draped with a pair of palazzo pants, and donned on top of an embroidered bustier tube blouse. Sealing the whole look is a glittery metallic belt on the mid-riff. 

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Image Courtesy - Lotus Bloom Official 

 

30. Embroidered Silk Choga + Silk Pants With Embroidered Hem

The final wedding outfit idea in our lookbook comprises of a blush pink and royal red number. A silk choga featuring heavy metallic hand-embroidery and delicate dangling beads at the hem, is a unique ethnic top-piece you can opt for. Here it has been paired with a pair of red silk cropped palazzo pants with embroidered columns at the hem. 

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Image Courtesy - Nidaazwer


All set to be the most fashionable maid-of-honour in the history of weddings? Don't forget to feast to your heart's content, and dance like nobody is watching!

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