A Scrumptious New Trend To Wear At The Next Indian Wedding

by Raj Desai | 7/7/22

All products listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.

Neon pink and blue sari, mini dress, and cut out midi with pink paint swirl background

Barbiecore has exploded in popularity thanks to celebrities, but let’s be real – would you ever walk down the street in this?

I think not. The good news is that Barbiecore in South Asian wear is less runway art and more wearable fashion. It’s functional, attainable, and looks amazing. Even more so than the pantaboots (why is this a thing?!) and corset dresses that cemented Barbiecore as a celebrity-approved 2022 summer trend. 


Barbiecore in South Asian wear is also not new. Yes, we finally have a name for it, but sparkly, vibrant, colorful, luxurious clothes are what South Asian fashion is known for. Every designer and store already has inventory that can be classified as Barbiecore. More importantly, unlike the pantaboots 👀, your outfit will have life at other weddings and events after this trend passes. 


Ready to channel your inner Barbie girl at the next wedding on your calendar? Here’s a roundup of my favorite Barbiecore South Asian wear.

Mix comfort and style in this light pink dhoti set.

Bright pink dhoti pant and mirrored crop top set

Price: $262

Barbie meets cotton candy in this fluffy tulle dress.

Barbiecore Guest Wear

Price: $783

A candy pink anarkali that’s both perfectly on-trend and a timeless design.

Candy pink anarkali with gold embroidery

Price: $398

Hit 2 trends at once in this ultra mini neon dress from designer of the moment, Papa Don’t Preach. 

Mini dress in bright teal with pink border and bright, bold embellishments

Price: $2,363

Tap into your inner Megan Fox in this hot pink cutout dress. 

Hot pink cut out midi dress

Price: $273

A long sleeve maxi dress that will get tons of for and beyond weddings.

Barbiecore Guest Wear

Price: $304

A colorful lightweight sari that’ll keep you cool at outdoor events. 

Pale pink net sari with neon blue blouse and embellishments

Price: $418

A reception-worthy sparkly gown that’ll have you twirling on the dance floor all night.

Barbiecore Guest Wear

Price: $397

A breezy organza set that gets a little extra sparkle from the embellished cape.

Candy pink set and jacket with embellished border

Price: $520

The only thing more comfortable than dhoti pants? A dhoti skirt. Here’s a Barbiecore set that’s perfect to wear to a mehndi or sangeet.

Hot pink dhoti skirt set

Price: $281

Here’s a minimalist baby pink 2 piece if you’re style is more western than South Asian.

2 piece crop top set in light pink and minimal blue detailing

Price: $122

A colorful long sleeve maxi dress so you can take your love of Barbiecore into the colder months.

Barbiecore Guest Wear

Price: $700

This vibrantly patterned hot pink sari that’s giving off the tropical vibes.

Floral printed hot pink sari with gold border and orange blouse

Price: $367

This baby pink sequin sari that proves simplicity can still be glamorous.

Sequin sari in baby pink

Price: $1,285

This delicately embroidered anarkali that has the flare of a lehenga.

Long sleeve monochromatic pink anarkali with sheer dupatta

Price: $395

A short sleeve flowing anarkali with a beautifully cut v-neck back.

Short sleeve hot pink anarkali with low cut back

Price: $454

This shimmering raw silk lehenga has a secret weapon: A dupatta secured by arm cuffs. 

Pink silk lehenga with silver sequins

Price: $895

A minimalist pink sari with maximalist silver embroidery.

Hot pink sari with maximalist metallic embroidery

Price: $683

A hot pink lehenga with a beautiful bright green leafy pattern.

Floral printed lehenga skirt with green leaves and pink flowers

Price: $427

A flowing pink sari with balloon sleeves and embroidered belt.

Elegant sari with balloon sleeves and embroidered belt

Price: $849

This ruffled pink sari that’ll have you looking like you walked straight off the runway.

Ruffled pink sari from designer Aisha Rao

Price: $1,214

Raj Desai

Content strategist and UX writer who’s been researching and writing about weddings for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.

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