We all dream of looking our best at a family or friend’s wedding. While some of you might know it all, others may hunt down a virtual look book or ask another stylish friends for their trendy suggestions.
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Whichever end of the spectrum you belong to, we bring some hot dressing ideas ranging from contemporary to classic that promise to style you perfectly.
Whether you are the blushing sister, doting sister-in-law or a happy bridesmaid, have a look at the most trendy colours that will help you stand out at all the functions, for the best reasons of course! So, get ready to don some red-carpet worthy styles this wedding season.
Orange is a super festive colour. So, choose this colour in a simpler style like a straight anarkali suit. Team it with heavy neckpiece and you can creative a stylish look that would work for a puja or chowki to kick-start the celebrations. If you are really close to the bride or the groom, and want some light on yourself too, then go for an elaborate lehenga.
A high-neck anarkali suit paired with a churidaar and big chaandbalis is also a perfect pick for smaller gatherings. Gold is one colour that complements this tangy colour just perfectly.
We have all heard ‘Simple is Effective’. So, there is absolutely no harm working it. A stunning way to don a sweet look with this colour is by embracing a plain saree, and decorating it with jewellery. A stunning aqua blue anarkali will look stunning and head-turning too. Go for a big necklace or you can also consider using a body harness or shoulder harness (like Sonam Kapoor does) in gold or polki kundan matching with the outfit.
You can also go the classic way, just like Shraddha Kapoor. Don an aqua blue saree with gold foil printing paired with a heavily sequined blouse. Go for matching earrings and a stack of bangles in one hand to complete the look for a mehendi celebration or a ladies night.
Take a dip in the ocean by wearing a beautiful tone of blue-green colour. The beautiful colour can be matched with soft shades of coral or pink or a warm one like gold. Like Madhuri Dixit in the image below, go for a heavily embellished short choli, net dupatta and a simple lehenga that has big borders.
Go for a blue-green mix of colours like Katrina Kaif, with elaborate border, to get the right effect of ocean blue in your wardrobe. You can also go in for an anarkali or salwar suit and a dupatta with golden embroidery for an elegant look.
A staple in everybody’s wardrobe is a deep blue, classic blue or a royal blue colour. For an outing to a cocktail party or a reception, go with a pre-draped saree. Dress it up with big earrings, smokey eye makeup and a peppy hairdo, and you are completely sorted. If you want to go for nothing too bling, then go with a flowing floor-length anarkali, which has heavy work on the upper part.
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Or, go for a simple one like anarkali, like Sonam Kapoor, and make the look grand by pairing it with an elaborate dupatta. While looking for combinations with blue, go for gold and red, as they make a classic pair with this royal colour.
A warm tone of brown, pepped up with sequins and gold silver embroidery on a saree can dress you up radiantly for a cocktail or reception. Choose a slightly longish blouse with net or some other unconventional effect. Try leaving your hair open or tie them up in a neat chignon.
You can also reserve this light hue for a wedding in case you want to invest in an heavily mirrored or sequined saree. Think about pairing this colour with tangy tangerine to pep up your look or go for a cool blue hue to continue with the sober effect.
If there is a destination wedding on the beach or you are attending a day event, then find your style in a fun and flirty saree in a soft pink colour, strawberry ice shade. Go in for a pre-draped saree, anarkali, or an elaborate lehenga choli, this colour will just look so subtle yet so seductive.
These dresses can be accessorised with semi-precious jewellery to keep the look light and eye-catchy. A tinge of grey and blue will look really good with this simple, sweet and soft pink shade.
Opt for a pre-draped saree in a warm, rich and delicious custard colour. The tone takes on the right amount of bling making it appear sultry, but not loud. Opt for a sexy blouse since it is a contemporary saree. Or, go for a stunning anarkali with a sweetheart neckline.
If you are going for a saree, then with this warm and subtle colour, we suggest you should not stick to the regular old-fashioned blouse. Experiment with net for a sheer effect or go for a strappy one. One Indian designer whose latest collection gives a sneak peek into using the creamy custard colour in a variety of silhouettes is Varun Bahl.
Manish Malhotra’s collection at the latest Fashion Week displayed doses of this colour. Marsala is a colour that is turning into a hot favourite with international designers for the coming fashion seasons. To make this colour simple for you, we can say that it is a heady mix of wine, maroon and deep red shades.
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Whether you wear it as a saree with a high-neck blouse, long floor touching gown or an anarkali suit with a dupatta, this colour is sure to spell perfection in all ways. Keep the outfit bling free or go for colour on colour embroidery to keep the look easy and fresh. One colour that will complement this shade perfectly is silver. So, indulge in the combination effect too.
An interesting way to don this tangy colour is by opting for a net lehenga or a lehenga saree with elabortate work on its border. Pair it up with a heavy choli in a fuchsia pink or coral tone. This can be completed with a light shaded dupatta. You can also go for a lehenga-saree too.
Whether you go for a flowing gown for the cocktail party or a saree for the wedding, this colour will definitely look stunning for everyone. Wear heavy earrings and keep your hair simple in order to keep the focus on the extraordinary colour combination.
For a hen’s party or bachelorette, pick a dress in tones like grey. The colour is formal and blends excellently with silver or golden sequins work to make the look appropriate for a night out while keeping the wedding theme alive. You can also pick a full-length anarkali for a more ceremonial look.
If you are going for a saree, then we suggest opt for one where grey is complemented by another bright colour, say red, orange, yellow or pink. Keep the accessories simple and needless to say, go with the smokey eye look.