The coronavirus has forced a shift in what weddings now look like. Whether there’s a smaller guest count, it’s been moved outdoors, or become entirely virtual, what you were planning on wearing pre-pandemic may feel a bit out of context. You can certainly hold onto what you were originally planning to wear, as many couples are still planning to have larger celebrations when it’s safe to.
But for now, here’s a guide to help you pick the most appropriate attire for your upcoming micro wedding. While it may be a slightly more laid-back look than you had initially anticipated, it certainly doesn’t mean you will look any less fabulous!
Given the toned-down size and scope of micro weddings, it makes sense for guests to also go for a more minimalist aesthetic. That doesn’t come at the cost of style, though! Airy silhouettes are becoming more popular, as well as soft textures like lace and subtle beadwork or threadwork in lieu of heavy embroidery.
This vibrant pink lehenga is a great example of stunning minimalism. The bright color stands out, with a simple, thin border on the waist of the skirt. Its contrasting white blouse with angled edges creates a flattering cut. The complementing pink, green, and yellow thread work on the blouse pops against the skirt without any blingy embroidery. We love how eye-catching yet simple this lehenga is.
Another fun aesthetic for micro weddings is rocking bold prints. With so many colors and patterns, choosing a printed outfit allows you to show off your personal style while still making a strong fashion statement. Since this purple printed lehenga has minimal beadwork, it’s super light and airy, yet guaranteed to still turn heads.
Soft colors are also perfect for micro events. This blush pink and ivory lehenga is adorned with subtle embroidery, making it feel like a breath of fresh air. The skirt is light and flowy, paired with a delicate dupatta with dancing gold tassels. The blouse has very subtle embroidery to complement the skirt, and its flattering cut suits just about anyone.
Desi attire is often known (and loved) for its bright, colorful aesthetic. Some of our favorite outfits are pink, orange, and yellow. Or green, blue, and yellow. Oh, or red, orange, and yellow. You get the gist… lots of colors = lots of fun. As the scale of weddings has been toned down, we’ve seen monochrome styles jump in popularity. We love how elegant they look and they make for a timeless style that can be reworn again and again.
A lehenga like this is incredibly flattering and easy to pull off. The mixture of monochromatic textures draws the eyes to the distinct work on each part of this stunning black ensemble. Elegant black sequins border a classic satin skirt. A textured one-sleeved neckline completes the look, making it all POP.
This fall, designers are continuing to play with slightly deeper shades of pastels. This bold, monochromatic lehenga in a muted purple is soft on the eyes at first. The subtle chevron pattern takes it to the next level, giving it a modern twist. We love the gray undertones too, making this lehenga doubly trendy for fall (#groutfits anyone?)
This bright red lehenga encompasses the best of both worlds. The traditional color — a warm, vibrant red — is highly sought-after by brides, while the embroidery is composed of modern shapes and designs. Since the embroidery is also red, it gives off a more subtle sheen that’s perfect for intimate settings.
One of our favorite monochromatic lehengas is this elegant yet bold navy blue piece. The simple skirt has a formal aesthetic because of the sheen of the fabric. The modern blouse is what really stands out here. Unique ruffled sleeves, a (not too) plunging neckline, and a mixture of textures make this piece stand out.
With so many micro weddings taking place outdoors, the weather is a bigger consideration to take in. If it’ll be on the warmer side, consider outfits made of fabric with movement and flow. These also look stunning against a natural, outdoor setting. If it’ll be on the cooler side, jacket suits and pant saris are both a trendy and practical route to go.
Jackets have been super popular this season, making them the perfect stylish piece for an outdoor micro event. They’re extremely flattering and versatile for transitioning weather day-to-night or any unpredictable climate (ahem, Houston). Since the sleeves are sheer, they’re not too warm to dance the night away in. You can also remove the jacket, which is super light to hold onto or drape over a chair.
Pant sarees are another great option for cooler weather. This one, in particular, has a chic and practical ruched shoulder, adding weight and pulling the fabric in, so it easily stays in place. Grab the other end and wrap it around your other shoulder for a warmer ensemble. Pant sarees are a fun way to mix Indo-Western styles into one fusion look.
While weddings have scaled down in size, it doesn’t mean wearing a mask is off the table. Many couples are still requiring guests to mask up. We can custom make formal masks to match your attire! Need one for your date, or the rest of the crew too? Not a problem! We can produce tons of masks in a variety of fabrics and colors to complement everyone’s looks.
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Call or DM us on social media to schedule an appointment with Almas Tejani. We’re doing both in-person and virtual appointments and are taking extra sanitization precautions in-store for your safety. We also are able to turnaround custom orders quickly, so if you’re attending or hosting a micro event on short notice, don’t hesitate to reach out to see if we can accommodate your timeline!