It was the time to attend my first indian wedding as a guest! Another post coming up about the wedding party later :). I was thinking hard what to wear, as I didn’t really want to buy expensive traditional indian formal wear and never wear them again. I’m always looking for new ways to use old clothing and combine old with new. Second hand clothes and accessories can be great and timeless, let alone super affordable. In this look I have 2 second hand/vintage pieces ❤
I love the lehenga style looks they rock at weddings. Lehenga is basically a maxi skirt (but way more blingy). And I absolutely love maxis, they are my alltime favorite summer wear! Luckily, I packed my mother’s vintage floral maxi wrap skirt here with me. She actually made it herself in the seventies! It’s gorgeous and fits me perfectly. I’ve worn it once in my graduation ceremony in junior high school and my sister has also worn it once. I’ve been waiting so long to wear it again, as it’s not very modern style. To complement the turquoise roses on the skirt, I chose to pair it with my black Karen Millen blouse. It’s simple and concervative enough, but with a hint of embroidery. The main reason I went for this skirt is to add my vintage silk dupatta on it, so I would have something ethnic as well. It has lovely greenish beading on it, so it matches the whole outfit. I actually watched a bunch of YouTube videos on how to drape a dupatta on lehenga and I liked this style, which you can see on the pics below :).
What do you think, did I nail or fail my first indian wedding look?!