Your celebrity guide to cocktail attire this wedding season

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Choosing outfits for a wedding can seem like a Herculean task. It’s overwhelming when you’re drowning in options and at this point, even your Pinterest mood board seems like the enemy. It’s easy to slip down a rabbit hole. Especially, when there is a theme like Cocktail attire. However, if you ever find yourself in this sticky situation we’ve created a style guide for you to bookmark. Scroll through! 

Janhvi Kapoor  

Proving her love for all things retro and glam, Janhvi Kapoor’s Instagram is a style guide in itself. For the promotion of her movie Goodluck Jerry, she donned this gorgeous lace sari by Manish Malhotra and its primetime cocktail wear. The sari featured sequins-embellished floral motifs and Kapoor paired it with a handcrafted lace blouse. Her statement drop earrings and sleek ponytail only complimented the outfit more. 

Katrina Kaif  

Looking like something straight out of a dream, Katrina Kaif’s little white dress is a fun take on cocktail attire. The full-sleeved dress from Magda Butrym is divided into two parts—a ruched skirt and a high-neck top. And of course, the feathers that sit on one sleeve stole the show. 

Kiara Advani  

A cocktail is one wedding function where you want your outfit to have equal parts style and functionality. If you agree, bookmark this black jumpsuit from Nadine Merabi that Kiara Advani adorned. The full-length embellished outfit is covered in lace and features a broad black belt which ties it all together. 

Alia Bhatt  

Making a case for sustainable fashion, Alia Bhatt opted for this sterling silver sari from Bloni Atelier. This outfit is made from recycled nylon waste and repurposed degradable faux leather. It makes for a head-turning cocktail outfit, don’t you think? With the added benefit of waking up with a clean conscious. 

Alaya F  

If you’re looking to move away from the conventional black outfit, make note of Alaya F’s metallic purple gown from the shelves of Gauri and Nainika.  

Deepika Padukone 

Deepika Padukone served up look after look at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. However, this black and gold sequinned sari by Sabyasachi is a look for the ages. The look was completed with dramatic eyes, dangling gold earrings and a gold headband. OTT cocktail attire FTW! 

Bhumi Pednekar 

Bhumi Pednekar’s fitted lavender and gold gown which features a thigh-high slit, a feather detail, and is embellished with sequins would make for a cocktail outfit no one would soon forget.