Being a bride is tough – we agree. In fact, it is really tough! You have to watch what you eat, follow a strict beauty regime and choose the right outfits for all your wedding functions. No wonder you turn into a bridezilla! But don’t worry – we don’t blame you for wanting everything to be just perfect.
After all, it is your wedding – your special day. You deserve all the love and attention. At the same, you deserve to look your best – in whatever you choose. Whether you wear a sari, lehenga or a patiala salwaar – ethnic bridal wear just melts the heart, isn’t it?
So what are you waiting for? Read on to know the types of ethnic styles you can opt for at your wedding functions:
1. Straight cut “kurtas” and palazzos
Why not? This is often mistaken to be a simple outfit. But the truth is it is only if you let it be. You can go for a pretty colour such as bright pink or fuschia. But don’t pick up a plain “kurta”. Make sure it has some sort of bling in the form of gold embellishments on it.
To complete the look, buy a palazzo which is of the same colour as the embellishment. It will make a perfect combination of sophistication, grace and modernity. In terms of makeup, you can tie your hair into a sleek bun and wear big chunky earrings.
Wear golden pumps to turn the heads of your guests and most importantly – your hubby-to-be.
2. Half “sari”
Remember Deepika Padukone’s look in “Chennai Express”? If you had noticed, you would know that she wore beautiful half “saris” in majority of the film. The best thing about this south Indian attire is that your “sari” doesn’t have to be of just one colour.
Your half “sari” can be of three different colours. Our favourite is peacock green, yellow and magenta. You can wear golden heels and keep your hair open. Trust us: you can never go wrong with your “half sari”.
This is a lot like Anarkali – the only difference is that it is a little lighter than that. The punjabi suit is also known as the “wedding salwaar kameez”. If you want to flaunt this look, then don’t forget to wear a pair of sassy heels with the outfit.
Even if the design or pattern on your “salwaar” is simple and not so blingy, opt for a glittery headgear and earrings. You can even carry a clutch – if the situation allows you to have something in your hand at all times.
When one talks about ethnic bridal styles, it is impossible to leave out this wondrous outfit.It is indeed vibrant, sensual and heavy. If you choose the right attire as per your body type, then you will look nothing less than an angel.
Go for something that has an intricate embroidery neckline. Make sure the skirt is flowy and a little heavy – so that the entire flow of the lehengha falls properly. Keep the makeup minimal but go heavy with the jewelry if the design is – which it, in all probability, will be.
Here’s one tip you must follow: Wear high heels – no matter what. This helps especially if you are short. And even if you are of a decent height, then also wear heels. The fall of the lehengha depends on the footwear you ultimately choose.
You are a diva. Make your presence felt by everyone attending the functions. Give your guests something breathtaking to admire about for years to come. Don’t go overboard with the budget or don’t wear anything that doesn’t suit your body type or affects your skin.
Be very selective about the outfits you pick up. If you are unsure about your decision, get the opinion of your friends and family members. They want you to look good, so they will definitely give you an honest opinion.
Plus, we feel it is an excellent way to spend time with near and dear ones during this happy but stressful time. So make the most of it.
And…just look naturally beautiful. Don’t be worried about how you look. Just be confident and you will automatically look radiant!