Every bride aspires to look nothing but the best on her wedding day…It’s a special event and she wants it to be the best day of her life. Lots of planning and research goes into getting that perfect outfit, hairstyle, makeup, accessories and footwear for every function.
2015, we’ll see major work of heavy zari and embroidery work, renewal of Mughal style, the rebirth of folk and classic looks, and plenty of jewellery.
Gold is a warm colour that can be bright and cheerful as well as sombre and traditional. Gold is the symbol of riches, wealth and prosperity. This makes it an ideal choice for brides who want to carry themselves as the best. But the contemporary Indian brides are now ready to break a few norms by styling this colour to look absolutely stunning on their wedding day without looking like a golden trophy.
1. Embroidery on the lehenga….
Golden lehenga with multi-layers looks polished with same tone embroidery. The hemline in darker shades can maintain the balance. The lehenga can also be teamed with zari work, Swarovski crystal work, zardozi work, gota work and fine threads in same or contrasting tones to take it to an all-new level.
At India Couture Week and Lakme Fashion Week saw a ton of gorgeous, meticulous embellished work. Mirrors, sequins, beads, and beautiful embroidery were only some of the elements we saw accenting designer bridal fashion.
2. Gold with other Colours….
Gone are the days of ombre obsession, and in are the contrasts and complements of mixed colors. Golden is a adaptable colour and Adding gold to certain colours can change the look completely, help colours adapt to different seasons for example using gold as the accent colour to deep greens, reds and purples will also give you a gorgeous luxurious colour scheme for winter weddings.
Gold can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to adding glam to other colours.
a) Contrasting choli….
Simplicity is the keynote of all elegance. A net lehenga with a broad border with golden work, with a solid colored blouse and a plain dupatta can beat any other style.
Maybe you’ve been working on your summer body and you want a chance to show it off on your winter wedding day, or maybe you’d rather hide your stomach while still exposing a bit of skin, the cropped blouse is perfect with a high waisted choli or even a jacket – it’s classy and trendy at the same time.
b) Balance between golden and subtle colours….
Using a touch of gold to earthy colour schemes such as oranges, greens and browns tones the colours down a little bit. giving theme a golden glow.
This Rohit Bal golden-cream lehenga worn by Sonam Kapoor is a complete charmer. Off–white and cream are usually the most elegant, yet subtle colours for the Indian bridal lehengas, and we can clearly see why!
c) Contrast with dupatta….
A lehnga looks great only if it is balanced properly in terms of colors and embroidery. If the choli and dupatta are kept minimal with extravagant lehenga skirt or if the heavily embroidered dupatta is placed on a well fitted choli and medium work lehnega skirt, then it shall do just fine.
Patterned kalis held in place with a heavy border and a matching dupatta will surely alleviate the bride’s look on her day.
d) Adding the border to the lehenga….
Bordered trend is a lasting one. By adding a border of some other shade at the base of the simple light work lehenga , one can merge the two colours together or present a stark contrast.
3. Dhoti Salwars for side functions….
Maybe for the sangeet or a pooja or the engagement party, brides this year can shrug off the old sari look for something new and still, somehow, classic. Dhotis are incredibly comfortable and incredibly chic. Dressed up with a fitted Nehru jacket or an embellished kurta top, dhoti salwars will make brides (and guests) stand out among the sari sea.
The embroidered crop tops & silk skirts, dhoti sarees, embroidered gowns, heavily embroidered maxi tops and jackets are going to be the wedding guest attire trends this year.
4. Jewellery to compliment the attire….
Brides of this year should opt for intricate gold pieces over heavy kundan and jadau looks. Gold complements ever dress choice, palette, and coloring. Rather than overcome the bride with sparkle and shine, gold pieces will give her a subtle glow that will let her beauty take center stage.
The Indian bride seems incomplete without a Nose Ring (Naath). Nose-rings are better if they are bigger. They are a super classic element to add to any bridal look, and the brides that can pull it off are mesmerizing.
Tikkas & Bindaas are wonderful but worn out, now its going to be all about the headpiece. Brides are gonna class it up with perfect and simple gold pieces that frame their faces and compliment their traditional outfits.
Like the piece above from Anju Modi’s ‘Manikarnika’ collection, the headpieces we’ll see will borrow heavily from traditional maang-tikkas to give a slightly new spin on the very classic jewellery piece.
5. Accessories to finish it up….
If your jewellery is light, you can team your lehenga with a kamarband, a golden clutch or a contrasting potli to add glamour to your look.
You can accessorise your outfits with a golden flower on the bun. You can choose golden heels or the same colour as your dupatta and choli. You can choose to wear headbands if wearing minimal jewellery is your choice.
6. Makeup for the occasions….
Weddings are hectic as one has to do alot of stuff on these big days so a minimalistic approach for makeup will work wonders for you this winters. Copper-based makeup to your eyes, a hint of colour on the cheeks and on the lips, smokey eyes and long lashes will be enough.
Do not be a rainbow by mixing random colours on the face that are not even present on the lehenga. Even a colourful kajal and eyeliner works well with this look.
Remember that golden is a color which shouldn’t be overdone. Always use gold in small quantities and stick to one shade of gold throughout the wedding. Break the streak with just the right amount of colour!
Wedding Season is ON and these style tips shall help you find the right lehenga’s & Outfits ! So abide by the rules and end up having amazing compliments, pictures and memories of the perfect look 🙂