Your significant other has finally popped the questions and it is now time for the families to get involved. The enjoyable ‘roka’ ceremony known by varied names in different cultures signifies the wedding being finalized. If you are a bride-to-be who is sailing on the same boat and cannot figure out what to wear on this lowkey yet enjoyable celebration, then this guide will surely be helpful for you. From stunning shararas to elegant suits, evergreen sarees and more, you will be spoilt for choice.
Read to know about the 5 unique outfits that you can adorn as you get ready for your new journey with your partner.
Stunning Skirt Sets
When you want to skip the sartorial lehengas but want to still stay in touch with your roots, the best bet is a skirt set. Equal parts in vogue and elegant, skirt sets are available in a variety of silhouettes, styles, textures and prints. They also do not have the added burden of a dupatta that you will have to carry around so you can celebrate your day dancing away. This Anoma Set by ace designer Anita Dongre serves as the perfect inspiration for when you are looking for a beautiful ensemble for your roka ceremony. Featuring a sleeveless crop top and skirt, the outfit is adorned with floral motifs and is extremely breezy so that you can move around freely.
Playful yet sophisticated, ghararas are a perfect roka outfit. Add pastel hues to the mix and you will get the perfect ensemble that can be worn again and again. While there are many silhouettes available for ghararas, our favourite pick is this saree-style gharara completed with a choli. The sage-coloured outfit is offset by zardosi and sequin embroidery. Tradition is combined with modernity in this outfit and it will surely turn a lot of heads as you walk in.
The latest designer lehengas cater to all personal styles and if you are an Indian bride who loves her roots, then you cannot go wrong with a minimal lehenga. This Vrishti Lehenga from Anita Dongre’s collection in blush colour is an amazing pick for when you want to get started with your wedding festivities. The raw silk skirt combined with the intricately embroidered choli and organza dupatta is perfect to be worn during the day. The skirt also features pockets so you can carry your trinkets around easily during the celebration.
Jacket and Pant Set
Elegant and stylish, jacket and pant sets are the perfect attire for a low-key gathering especially if you love to remain fuss-free. Not only are these sets versatile and have varied patterns, but they are also extremely functional. This sage green jacket and pant set makes for a mesmerizing roka ensemble. Created in silk fabric, the jacket and pant set features traditional Pichwai handwork and minimal embellishments.
Want to go the contemporary route on your roka ceremony? Then gowns are your safest and chicest bet. Present in a variety of styles, silhouettes, prints and fabrics; gowns look extremely fun. This Avah Gown by Anita Dongre serves as a great inspiration. The free-flowing patchwork georgette fabric embellished with sequins is extremely playful and looks stunning during the day.
Now that you have the perfect and most unique outfit ideas at hand, go ahead and pick your favourite one to celebrate your new beginning in style!