The model-turned-actor, Dia Mirza is a bearer of many hats—model, actor, producer, social worker and an advocate of sustainable living. Clean and green fashion chimes in as an important factor when talking of her wardrobe, no matter what the section. As for her sartorial taste, minimalistic yet statement-making is the best way to define it. That invariably extends to her ethnic-wear as well. Skim through Dia’s style file and you’ll see just how much the Thappad actor loves sarees and kurtas. Her expansive collection of the six-yard drape and the classic kurta is full of inspiration. However, every now and then, Dia likes to mix things up with vibrant lehengas sets high on heritage weaves and traditional motifs. She may be a modest dresser, but she’s definitely far from basic.

Dia’s collection of desi silhouettes will irrefutably appeal to the minimalist in you. And serve as your go-to mood board for when you have weddings on your social calendar. Whether intimate or grandeur, if there’s one thing that Dia’s ethnic looks will do for you, is give you that sartorial boost to put together a perfect outfit for an attendee—fuss-free, easy-going and effortless to recreate. Theia Tekchandaney, the actor’s stylist gives us a few expert tips on how you can dress up like Dia and nail that perfect wedding-guest outfit without trying too hard!

7 times Dia Mirza served wedding-guest-appropriate ethnic looks:

1. In a saree by Medium

Earlier this year, Dia wore a quirky hands-free saree by Medium for an event in Mumbai. The olive green drape came with a shibori sleeve making the saree unlike any other. She glammed up her look with a silver jewellery set—an oxidised silver neckpiece with pearl-drop earrings, both encrusted with emerald stones.

Stylist Tip: This hands-free saree is a contemporary take on the traditional drape and is quite easy to recreate! Take any saree and simply cut an armhole into the pallu. Add some statement traditional jewellery and you’re all set to slay as the ever-so-stylish wedding guest!

2. In a sharara set by Manish Malhotra

Pastels have carved a special place for themselves in festive colour palettes. The elegance and that show-stopping element they carry is undeniable! Take Dia’s pastel pink and lilac sharara set as an example. A balance between OTT and subtle.

Stylist tip: This pink flared kurta paired with wide-legged pants and lilac tulle dupatta is a surefire look for any Indian festivities. Take any kurta and pant with zari work and add a crystal belt. A guaranteed look to grab eyes!

3. In a kurta-skirt set by Anita Dongre

What’s a way to add some pizzazz to a kurta? Team it with a voluminous tulle skirt just like Dia Mirza. For an award function in the Big Apple, Dia channelled her desi-self in a stunning Anita Dongre creation—a pistachio green, handpainted kurta decorated with 3D embroidery and minimal sequins teamed with a buoyant skirt.

Stylist Tip: Team a pastel kurta with a tulle skirt for an unconventional traditional look and make revamp-recycle-reuse your ultimate fashion mantra!

Browse through more of Dia’s easy-to-recreate ethnic looks you can wear as a wedding guest:

4. In Ritu Kumar

An OTT lehenga set needn’t necessarily mean it be drenched in sequins and 3D embellishments. If you’re all about making a statement in fuss-free yet maximalist silhouettes, opt for printed or woven lehengas like this Ritu Kumar one by Dia. Add to the mix a stunning colour scheme, like mustard yellow and royal green. Glam it up with statement jewellery and you’re good to go!

5. In Tarun Tahiliani

On the lookout for something contemporary with a traditional touch? A maxi dress like Dia’s Tarun Tahiliani number should serve as your inspiration. If you want your look to be festive, look to injecting vibrant or pastel colours, per your choice and accessorise with traditional jewellery.

6. In Anamika Khanna

Nothing like an elegant saree with a richly embroidered canvas to make a statement in at a wedding. Dia’s Anamika Khanna drape comes with a heavily-embroidered floral blouse in a pastel pink palette. Letting her outfit take centre stage, Dia skipped on any heavy accessories and opted for white and pink dangly earrings from Silver Streak Store. When in doubt, always opt for a saree, it’s a fail-safe option for a wedding or just about any desi occasion.

7. In DRZY By Ridhiiee Surii

A sharara set strikes the balance between fun and comfort. Dia’s DRZY By Ridhiiee Surii set is apt for summer weddings when comfort and breathability need to take the front seat. Do like the actor and go for refreshing shades like pastel green, yellow and white and mix it with a floral print to nail that summer wedding attendee look! Opt for statement accessories, think a choker, rings and bangles to elevate your look further.

Is it safe to say that Dia’s ethnic looks have inspired your next outfit for an upcoming wedding? We sure hope so!

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