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I'm an American female coming to New Delhi for a wedding. There are 3 days of events...What should I wear? What is appropriate?

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City: New Delhi

Union territory: Delhi

Country: India

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Just be yourself and relax... Indians now, tend to dress very modern and also traditional.. Just avoid wearing too revealing clothes. Of course if you do wear an Indian Ensemble the day of the wedding, it will be appreciated by a lot of people around.. Indians tend to come out with their best clothes and jewellery on such occaisons. Best would be to ask your hosts for advise..
Hi, Let me welcome you to visit India, you will really enjoy the function and also the City / Country / People and their hospitality.

Please note that, if you are in a 3 piece Suit (i.e., Coat, Pant and a nice shirt silky) being winter it would perfectly work out, as most of the weddings are conducted in open air and in Farm Houses. Please check at your invitation card whether its in a Hotel or Farm House.

Secondly if you want to look with the crowd then you may opt for shalwar Khamiz which is also known as punjabi Suit. You may buy in new Delhi once you arrive.

3rd option is that you may also go for Lehanga koti - (Long Skirt + a Top) with a strole. This will make you look more comfortable and people might have a second look back at you. Further it also depends how fat you are. In case you happen to be too fat then please go for Punjabi Suits (Salwar Khamiz)

If you are too skinny then go for Lehanga koti (this is stitched with sequence work)

Incase if you are more than 50+ then go for a Formal suit (Coat + Pant) or Punjabi Suit.

It also depends that in case if you are attending any south indian marriage then need to be lit bit orthodox. Then would suggest you to go for Saree (These days you get readymade stitched sarees) therefore there is no hassel in rolling / rapping it around and making knots etc. thanks and enjoy your stay
Well if you wish to gel well with the surroundings then the comfortable dress will be Salwar kameez, Google it and you can buy one after ur arrival in India varying on your budget from US$ 10- 1000 depending on you budget.You can go to stores like WESTSIDE and you can get a good deal and you will not have to overpay .
I do not know Paiger if this is your first time to India.The best first hand guide would be an Indian lady staying near your residence.

Secondly The most commonly worn dressess are:- The Saree which would be difficult for you to wrap around for it needs a practice and skill to even carry it after wearing one.It needs a blouse to go with it and a petticoat too.

Next is the Gharara,Sharara or a Punjabi Dress ..here is a link



It would be cheaper to buy one here when you come to Delhi.

The third option is being yourself with a conservative(meaning not low neck) Gown or flowing dress which would allow you to sit low if need be or even dance if the time comes..



This is a good link to read and keep in your favourites too to understand the Indian ways.

You will need atleast 3 changes and the best choice would be the Party Punjabi suits which you could use in the US too.Reavealing dresses would only bring about problems as people are a bit orthodox.



Bangles and jewellery are a part of the celebrations to be worn alongwith these dresses...again these you can get in New Delhi.



Anything more please come back..Enjoy your Indian visit!
just be yourself, thats it !!!
trust me, dats the best to be - yourself !!!
Namastey.Welcome to !ncredible !ndia.
Coming to your query,India is caught in an evolving culture as of now.Weddings tend to be a potpourri of the orthodox and the modern.
Depending on the event to be held,i suggest you go to this store as a one shop stop for your ethnic Indian wedding apparel.
:O'Layla,
21, Hauz Khas Village.
New Delhi.
Tel: 011-26513821

Points to keep in mind:
1.Winter is just setting in Delhi.There's a nip in the air.Weddings generally are a long drawn ceremony usually starting only post-9 p.m and extending well into the wee hours of the morning.
Buy something to keep you warm.
2.It's best for Westerners invited to an Indian wedding to wear an ethnic wear...you'll surely bag some great brownie points there, especially with the older(i.e mature) lot.
3.Do paint a "mendhi" on your hands ....it's a BIG plus point to experience the whole process....and show off too!!!

Like they say, you are part NOW for the BIG,FAT,INDIAN WEDDING!!!!
Have a blast!!!
welcome to india....a wedding is a very exciting occassion to be here. dressing for a wedding ofcourse will be noticed by all. but be relaxed.....indians are very open minded and will be highly appreciative if you wear an indian dress.however remember that you are resonably well covered. top with sleeves and skirt or trousers reaching below knees are recomended and that will attract a lot of respect from all.
there will be a lot of women with their spectacular sarees and dresses with a lot of jewellery, but you can be as what you are....
wish you a great time in india...
but remember without visiting kerala state , in south india , your images of india will not be complete... you are most welcome to visit kerala...
* Lehenga (or lehnga): long skirt accompanied by a matching choli (blouse) and dupatta (long scarf). Cholis come in many cuts and styles and are as elaborate as the lehenga. Easier to wear than the saree, this combination has gained popularity at weddings in recent years.

* Salwar kameez (also shalwar kameez or shalwar qameez): Like the men’s version, salwar kameezes are popular because they are easy to wear, extremely comfortable and fit any body type. The women’s kameez (shirt) comes without pockets to avoid bagginess and assuming that women will carry a purse anyway. It can be worn with loose-fitting pants or tight ones (churidars). Salwaar kameezes usually come with a matching dupatta worn in many different styles.

* Saree (or sari): The most authentic but also most difficult to wear Indian piece of clothing. Lengths vary from seven to nine meters and there are different saree draping styles. The saree blouse is less elaborate than the lehenga’s because most of it will be covered. However, various saree blouse designs, cuts, necklines and back styles are available.
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Namastey ( Indian way of Saying hello ).

For Indian Wedding. Just avoid wearing revealing clothes.

3 piece Suit (i.e., Coat, Pant and a nice shirt silky) being winter it would perfectly work out, as most of the weddings are conducted in open air and in Farm Houses.

Incase you would like wear some traditional Indian dress,

if you want to look with the crowd then you may opt for shalwar Khamiz which is also known as punjabi Suit. You can buy same in New York.

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* Saree (or sari): The most authentic but also most difficult to wear Indian piece of clothing. Lengths vary from seven to nine meters and there are different saree draping styles. The saree blouse is less elaborate than the lehenga’s because most of it will be covered. However, various saree blouse designs, cuts, necklines and back styles are available

The same is available in US too.

Thanks

Amit
hiii ther

weddings in delhi are a blast. relax and ull have a great time.

on the main wedding day u could opt for
the saree...for which ull need tme to stitch a blouse or maybe u could borrow it from a friend. if it is going to be a saree...u have limitless options...go crazy on colour or be sober ...its ur choice....the only thing to remember is not to wear black. a black saree can be worn on the reception. for the blouses u have choices from wearing it sphagetti straps or backless choli or plain simple...its really ur choice and what ur comfortable in. please remember it will be cold but us girls here usually dont bother with that!!!! and love to go backless or strappy. a decent saree may start from 2500 rupees onwords. oh! and u can wear silk or synthetic silk or georgette, chiffon or synthetic look alikes.

u could also buy a churidhar kurta set. u could shop for it just about anywhere...just remember not to wear black. a decent churidhar set may start from 2000 rupees.

u could cover most other smaller functions with simple chic churidhar sets with lesser embroider .

and if u dont want to invest in clothes that u might not wear again...please be dressed in ur formal western wear which could be trousers or gowns....delhi is a very cool city ...it accepts everything.

hope u have a blast!

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