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An Expat's Guide to an Indian Wedding

Vivid colours, starry nights, unending celebrations mingled with a burst of culture and traditions form the perfect mix to an Indian wedding!While attending one can be an unforgettable experience, it can be equally overwhelming to dress for the string of festivities that follow.

The Tilfi Team puts together 3 unique looks with versatile traditional pieces paired with western closet staples to bring one’s personal touch to each outfit!

Brocade pants & Basics are here to stay!

If there’s one thing you will remember after attending an Indian wedding is the countless number of hours spent dancing. A comfortable, fuss-free yet stylish outfit for a fun, sangeet night. This look features striking brocade pants paired with a basic neutral shirt. Incorporate traditional elements – such as maang tikka as head accessory and mojris as footwear for the quintessential festive look.

Tilfi Tip: Add a traditional waist belt, also known as a kamarband to accentuate the waist! It also makes for a stunning visual element.

Brocade Pants – Tilfi Banaras
Shirt – Nicobar
Footwear – Needledust
Jewellery – Zariin


Pair your not-so-little black dress with a traditional Dupatta!

A vibrant and detailed Banarasi dupatta instantly elevates any outfit. Ditch the regular suit set and pair it with a chic, maxi dress already hanging in your closet for a pre-wedding function.Opt for festive and all-over woven patterns from florals to animal motifs for the dupatta and stick to bold, darker shades – from navy blue to black for the dress. Play around with the drape of the dupatta and put your own spin to this unique look!

Tilfi Tip: Match your accessories with the colours in the dupatta to balance out the overall outfit.

Dress – Reformation
Katan Silk Dupatta – Tilfi Banaras
Choker – Outhouse
Potli Bag – Lovetobag
Shoes – Steve Madden


Pair your favourite crop top with a delicate heritage saree!

Go traditional for the wedding ceremony! One can never go wrong with an elegant saree paired with just the right elements. Instead of a traditional blouse, bring in your own personality by styling it with your favourite embellished crop top. Go easy on the accessories and pick timeless jewel pieces. An unconventional yet complementary pairing!

Tilfi Tip: For first time saree wearers, opt for easy to carry fabrics - georgettes or silk blends such as cotton silks and kora silk net.  

Saree – Tilfi Banaras
Bustier – Shivan and Narresh
Jewellery – Aurus Jewels
Potli Bag – Anita Dongre


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