My Fusion Festive Look Book

Hey Guys! Just because Diwali’s over, don’t assume that you need to stop thinking about that ethnic festive wear… Coz the wedding season has only just begun!

I’m sure you all already have tons of invitations piled up… and if not, then they’ll come! The thing I’ve realized in all these years is that if you’re living in India, wedding invitations never stop coming… no matter what age group you belong to… or how social or anti-social you are! And the moment you get an invitation, the first thing your mind automatically is cued to think is “What will I wear?” Because as with all Indian weddings, there isn’t just the main wedding function… there are those several others that come with it! There’s Mehendi and Sangeet and cocktails… and oh! Don’t forget the several smaller day-time functions, especially if you’re close to the bride or the groom!

So here’s a look book that I’ve created for you, showcasing 4 of the latest trends that fuse Indian and western wear to create interesting, comfortable and very elegant looking indo-fusion festive looks that’ll make you totally stand out!

Look 1:

The Cape-style Choli!

The cape-style choli is one of my most favorite trends this festive season because it totally has your back when you haven’t been working on your abs! 😉

It also protects you from the tyranny of those freezing nights during winter weddings while you look gorgeously fashionable and secretly also gives you that sadistic pleasure of feeling like Cersei  Lannister, flicking your cape while walking around!


Saree with cape style blouse by chandni pinkpeppercorn


cape blouse saree by chandni fusion pinkpeppercorn


saree with cape blouse by chandni

Location courtesy: House of W.O.W, Bandra

This gorgeous saree is from a young designer label ‘By Chandni’… and I love the cut-work at the bottom and how the saree drapes over the cape. It’s a pre-stitched saree so it saves you on a lot of hassle from worrying about ‘who’s going to drape my saree!’

It’s lovely for the evening functions… either a cocktail party or the reception… wear it with long earrings and stilettos and you’d look glamorous and gorgeous!

Look 2

And what’s wonderful, is that after you’re done with wearing the saree through the reception, and wanna change into something comfortable for the ‘pheras’, you can simply replace the saree with a pair of flared palazzos or a maxi skirt with the same cape, and be flaunting a complete makeover in practically no time with zero hassle! 😉


Festive palazzo with cape top look


wide leg festive palazzos with cape top

Wearing the same cape style choli from ‘By CHANDNI’ with a pair of flared palazzos from Biba.


Look 3:

Ikat sarees with shirts!

Ikats have been the biggest rage this festive season and these sarees by Preetham Jukalker are the finest and quirkiest you’ll ever find. They come with peplum shirts and cropped shirts; and a belt that gives the whole ‘ethnic saree look’ a spin on its head.

These dapper looking outfits are wonderful for day-time functions like the mehendi or Haldi! And the best part is… you don’t just have to wear them on festive occasions! They’d make for as amazing work-wear as they do festive wear!


Ikat saree preetham jukalker


ikat saree preetham jukalker heirloom handloomAvailable in Mumbai at Heirloom , Bandra


Look 4

Peplum Jacket!

Peplum tops and jackets are another one of my favorite trends this season. I love how the silhouette itself makes you feel like spinning and dancing around.

This gorgeous silk peplum jacket from By Chandni with zari borders on the sleeves is lovely for a mehendi, sangeet or any other pooja when worn with a palazzo or a dhoti and the right accessories.

I’m wearing it with a black silk dhoti from Fabindia and this loooooveely silver statement necklace from Amrapali!

peplum top with amrapali necklace pinkpeppercorn


peplum jacket and silk dhoti pants look


pink peplum top and dhoti pants




Amrapali necklace pinkpeppercorn sonal agrawal



Location courtesy: House of W.O.W, Bandra


Look 5:

Now if you wanna dial up the ‘hotness’ quotient a bit, team it up with a pair of hot pants! Of course you won’t wear it to any of the key functions but at a destination beach wedding or a sun-downer… you might actually be the only one dressed right 😉

peplum top and shorts look pinkpeppercorn

Location courtesy: House of W.O.W, Bandra


peplum top and shorts outfit look pinkpeppercorn






Look 6

Maxi Gown with Handloom Dupatta

Why bother with the churidaar when you can do away with that one extra layer of clothing!! After maxi length anarkalis with churidaars (where churidaars were barely visible) we now have maxi gowns, but without that unnecessary bottom-wear!

This elegant and ethereal gown in white raw silk with pastel pink embroidery from Heirloom is something that dreams are made of! They’ve added a silk dupatta to give it a more festive look you could totally do without it as well!

Fusion festive white dress indian fashion blogger pinkpeppercorn


Look 7:

Here’s another one of these gowns with dupattas… only in this case, the dupatta comes attached with the gown, giving it a very Greek God-like feel! This very innovative, elegant, onion pink outfit (again by Heirloom) makes for a perfect head-turner at any cocktail party!

Fusion indian festive look indian fashion blogger pinkpeppercorn





Hope you loved reading this article and by now, know where to head to, for all your fusion festive shopping needs! Have a fabulous festive season ladies!

Oh and by the way, all these lovely images are courtesy Sonalee Das 🙂


Lots of Love



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About Me

Sonal is a Post Graduate in Luxury Brand Management from Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing, Florence (Italy) and has over 9 years of experience as a Brand Strategist working in the advertising industry.

She has also been a Consumer Insights Miner specializing in fashion and luxury brands.