Outfit Ideas for the Sisters of the Bride !

by mehak on April 6, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Bridal fashion

According to me, sisters make a wedding. They fight with your husband over his shoes, they make sure they set the dance floor on fire (though in my case my brothers took that credit as well), but perhaps most importantly, they seem to be the only one to remember to bring you water, lip balm, food, and check on you the whole time. They fuss and fret over you, accompany you to the parlour, listen to your inane inner battles of doing a juda vs leaving your hair open, give you a thumbs up sign behind the MUA’s back to calm your nerves and in general are the rock you need during the wedding ! So  here are some ideas for the sisters of the brides who need to look (almost) as fabulous as the bride herself!! Hey, theyr next in line you know!

If you are an NRI reading this and need help for bridal shopping in Delhi, or simply need outfits sourced from here without leaving your home get in touch with us through www.bridesbypb.com to work out a package to get the trousseau of your dreams!

1. The Anarkali lehenga

Okay, i know these have been done to death but according to me they seem to suit every body type and can be dressed up and down. I particularly love the ones with slits and the skirt in a contrast peeping through! Manish Malhotra started the anarkali-lehenga trend and if you know where to look, some local shops in Delhi are selling some absolutely stunning pieces !!!



Outfit 1 & 2 have been sourced by us for the sister of the Bride and Groom respectively for a wedding in the US! Outfit 3 is by a talented Mumbai based local designer, and Outfit 4 is a Manish Malhotra


2.Neon Colored Lehengas / Pretty Pastel Ones!

Off late iv seen the most beautiful neon colored lehengas and im pretty sure im picking up one for myself !! Right from a young, designer in Noida who does the prettiest neon colors with floral patterns, to the shop inside Shahpur Jat with the funkiest neon lehengas or the 4 woman team who specialises in light pastel outfits!.Lehengas with beautiful chikan-kari work bottoms and stunning blouses ! These make sure the younger sister looks cute, fun and youthful! My personal favourites are the ones with ornate blouses, and plain, flowy , nright skirts with a patterned dupatta!



From Left to right: A super prett ombre lehenga we sourced for niece of the bride for the mehendi ceremony , yellow and pink Nikasha lehenga, chikan kari work lehenga, Manish Lehenga

3. Shararas, Lachas etc

Shararas are super trendy right now, and i am quite a fan of that silhouette ! Infact there may just be another wedding in my family soon, and iv already bought a neon pink and orange citrusy sharara to wear for one of the lighter events!!



Outfit 1 is what we sourced for a bride in Australia who wanted a simple sharara -style lehenga for her Nikah, the rest are designer outfits!


Lehenga- Sarees give you the elegance of the saree, with a bit of a different twist. These are probably some of the most requested for items by sisters in Brides by P&B, and we have done a TON of sarees with beautiful jewelled blouses (Sabya style) with threadwork on the sarees- except they are from a local delhi store but just as stunning!




Other trends to watch out for

  • Gotta Patti work is super trendy as well and lots of stores are carrying beautiful pastel toned Gota Patti Work Lehengas
  • There is in general a revival of traditional embroidery- Phulkari from the North and Chikankari from lucknow are flooding outfits as well!
  • We are definitely seeing a revival of more feminine, delicate workmanship with sequins and zari. The Rich, Ornate Mughal trend with very opulent garments and deep jewel toned colors has taken a backseat and even Sabyasachi is doing lehengas in soft tones, with sequin and pipes. The emphasis this year is girlyness!
  • In terms of Silhouettes, pants are making  big comeback ! Cigarette pants under sheer anarkalis,and loose pallazo style pants under irregular length long kurtas
  • There is a somewhat more demure trend in fashion these days- long sleeves blouses with velvet saris, or high neck blouses with just a sexy back!
  • Gotta Patti work short  sleeveless Jackets worn on top of anarkalis and  as tops for lehengas are also really in, though they are not a silhouette that everyone can carry
  • If you are fashion-forward enough to carry it off, sarees worn with embellished jackets are totally high fashion and fabulous. Ask Sonam Kapoor!
  • One piece-outfits are also very in. These are gowns that look like saris with different concepts of drapes attached or a full length anarkali gown with just a stole .
  • Floral is still in- but floral in a different way. Sabya is doing floral with all gold work done on a rich emerald green- so florals with no color ! On the other hand Shehla Khan is doing florals in nude and peach!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya April 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I am in love with the Manish Malhotra anrkali lehenga Pariniti is wearing ! and the one you are wearing Mehak :) What r wedding wdout sisters! :)


Simar April 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hi mehak,

Lovely selection. Can u please tell me how much outfit no 2 & 3 in anarkali section cost??


mehak April 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hi Simar,
Please email all queries to mehak@bridesbypb.com


Shikha April 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

loved the outfit… infact Groom sisters also play so important role.. sisters deserve to look best after bride.. :-)
I have experimented sharara, lehnga, sari, anarkali at my cousins wedding.. I like idea of sarees with embellished jackets and long sleeves blouses with velvet sari


DeeB April 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm


You mention a designer in Noida – by any chance Varun/ Nidhika?


mehak April 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm



khaddu April 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

i love shararas and lacchas … it will good on the bride too in one of the pre wedding functions ! :)


Crazy Indian Bride April 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I went to a Nikah a week back and have been wanting a Sharara every since!
I NEED someone in my family to get married so I can buy one!!

So in love with it right now! Now I wish I had worn a sharara at one of my functions!


Heena April 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I Love Manish Malhotra’s Anarkali Design.. So B’ful!


Rima April 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm

i have a very close friends wedding next month…m so sure i am going to buy something like an anarkali lehenga, i love them and after those gorgeous pictures in your post…specially outfit 2 and 4…i am going crazy!!haha!!


kRITHI April 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I love this post :)
N wow !!


DeeB April 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

sorry, i just posted the same question again!


Swarnali April 7, 2013 at 12:09 am

wow i want! i want! i want ! :p


Preeti Kaur April 7, 2013 at 12:35 am

I like Parineeti’s outfit the most :)


thedelhibride April 7, 2013 at 1:41 am

Thanks for such a useful post! As always :)


Richa Saxena April 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

I liked the outfit the most…This is such a great post!


Nithya April 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The neons are so pretty.. I love them all :)


vishakha kohli April 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

WOW..!! I really like all these outfits…. specially I want a sharara…. and anarkali style lehanga…. but no one is getting married in family :( but still… I can drool over these all beautiful outfits….:)


Ikya April 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The anarkalis are always so pretty and I’m in love with the neon choli wala lehenga!


Rajvi Bhow April 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Great compilation.. loved the cheery yellow and pink nikasha lehenga


Manali April 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Love the neon trend…… will plan and get smthing in neon for myself…. :) … your choies are inspirational!!!




ID April 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

the first pink n white sharara is beautiful


Shilpa April 10, 2013 at 12:32 am

Hey can u pls tell me the designer shop in noida?


Anupama April 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

For my sister’s wedding i too bought a magenta anarkali lehenga :)
loved your compilation for bride’s sister attires


Preeti Kaur June 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

hi mehek…

i am 5’2″ and in love with the sharara’s… would a sharara suit me or should i go in for a lehenga..

please suggest


mehak June 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Sharara would look great Preeti!


Kalyani Shah September 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Hi.. I just love ur page.. U mentioned above about a designer in Noida.. Can i please have the details.


Alice September 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

As the wedding bell rings, everyone in my family starts shopping for their desired outfit for the season. I too love shopping for my family but also believes in saving along with shopping, so for my lovely sisters I have decided to grab some great offers from Snapdeal store. I found some great collection of tehir favorite brands at good price. great option to gift & save money as well.


sim October 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

i am groom’s sister. i am very slim and thin and my height is 5’4″ .
please tell me what should i wear on wedding and in reception also….
reply soon…..


mehak October 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Hi Sim.
You can wear an anarkali-lehenga..which is an anarkali layered over a lehenga, you can also wear a draped sari-gown for the reception…or a floor length jacket with cigarette pants.


shikha June 24, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Could you please let me if i can get a replica of Parineet’s Anarkali in somewhere in mumbai. I want exactly same.


Smital August 6, 2014 at 7:52 am

I’m groom sister …I very short 5′ ‘I’m worried because of my height I not going to look good in lehenga ..I don’t want wear anarkali … ould pls give me some suggestion


Meetu vij November 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Awesome collection send me few more pics on my mail id


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