Keeping to the gifting season rituals, we know how painstaking it is to roll out another beauty plan for your bestie’s wedding. We know you’re the ‘dulhe-ki-saali’ and the second next to the bride who must rock the day. Well, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. We’ve got you choices that look great regardless of your body type and skin tone:
1. Raw Silk Skirts
If you’re tired of the usual net lehenga and pencil skirts, don’t forget to experiment with the noble charm of raw silk skirts. Try a banarsi printed raw silk skirt? Or pair them up with crop tops, heavily embroidered blouses and look your dapper best!
2. Fairy Gowns
Design your own Cinderella gown with work details and patterns for the bid wedding day. Instead of opting for a total western look, choose desi handiwork for your gown detailing.
3. Stylish topped Lehengas
These days you don’t have to worry about the weight of your lehenga, thank the trends you can don a crop top or a cold shoulder top over that beautiful bridesmaid lehenga – broad bottom to fishtailed ones.
4. Cape Fashion
Cape fashion is the in-thing this season.The best thing about capes are – you can flaunt them with any of your salwar kameez, lehenga, straight fit dresses, or even a saree! Try a net cape for some change?
5. Amazing Anarkali
You can opt for different coloured floral anarkalis, asymmetrical patterns, or raw silks with colour blocks. You can even style your anarkali dress with a contrasting ethnic jacket, trails, capes, or long jackets.
6. Dhoti Pants
If you’re not a lehenga girl, be the pant girl! Dhoti pants look no less trendy. You can create a fusion of traditional and very contemporary teaming up your dhoti pants with short kurta and a braided paranda. To complete the ethnic avatar, wear a mojari!
7. Palazzo Pants
Who said you can’t flaunt a palazzo on a wedding? Just make sure your pants aren’t too western but a long, flowy one worn with straight fit kameez or an anarkali. You can also go for a halter neck to add spice to your style!
8. Dhoti Sarees
If you’re too confused between a pant outfit or a lehenga, wear both. Yes, we are serious. Create a traditional fusion with dhoti sarees that give a flavor of both desi and videshi wedding outfits.
9. Stunning Sarees
If you’re not willing to experiment with the wedding day ritual, wear the unbeatably Indian Saree. Choose a fine draping style – the Assamese mekhela, the Gujrati seedha pallu, etc. Try contemporary prints to create a stunning saree look!
Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding filled with the best of everything. Years away from the wedding, only memories stay in the form of splashes of colours captured inside the wedding album.
The first thing people notice in that photographic record of her wedding is the bride herself. The bridal wear, the make-up, the glow on her face and the sparkle in her eyes – each of these must be well taken care of.
While you’ve gotten bored of the usual red lehenga, we’ve got you some interesting options to explore for your bridal wear. Thank us later!
1.Pretty pastels: Do not underestimate pastels when it comes to getting a trendsetter wardrobe. Choose from a range of these colour combinations for your lehenga to appear like a fairytale princess on your wedding day – pale blue and pink, red and blue, yellow and green, cobalt blue and turquoise, tan and maroon, orange and blue, pink and grey, purple and coral, light pink and green.
2.Mix and Match: Weddings are always a time for diversity. Look for vibrant shades to match your personality and create your own style. Dash a tinge of teal with pink, or spot a confident neon and pink with hints of green and gold. Do check out the gorgeous magenta with saffron yellow and green worn by designer Neeta Lulla daughter – Nishka Lulla on her wedding.
3. Floral: All the butterflies in your stomach and blooming flowers whirling in the wind inside your head – bring them to reality. Floral is the new trendsetter. Select a combo that is both trendy and out of the box.
4.Go green: Some of us really can’t get over Phoebe Buffay’s eccentric obsession with nature. Don’t worry you’re absolutely rational if you want an eco-friendly dress code for your big day. Try out the alluring aqua green, olive green, fluorescent ombre, imperial green or the very royal emerald green. The best part about green is, you can embellish it with both gold and silver threadwork, mirror work and more!
5.Refreshing hues: Are you the serene, quiet beauty of your gang? Try these soft combinations like sky blue with silver, mauve with pale pink, mint green with chikankari – don’t be scared of experiments.
6.Traditional combo: If you’re still settled for the traditional red lehenga bridal look, we’ll help you with that too. Select from wine velvet with hints of gold, stunning bejeweled red or the classic red and golden.
Chin up and stay gorgeous!