|Fashion ideas for your Wedding Day|
Choosing your Indian wedding and evening outfits can be daunting. You want to look the best but the variety of styles, colours and outfits are endless. In this article we give you some helpful tips for each event.
Indian Weddings are perfect occasions for brides to look their best and to get dressed up. Deciding on what to wear can be difficult. So many occasions and with so much to do can make it can be difficult for the bride to decide on what to wear. Not knowing what the latest fashion trends are can make it even more confusing.
Indian Wedding Day Outfit
Your Indian wedding dress is one of the main focal points of the wedding. Indian bridal wear has seen a significant shift in the style from traditional to contemporary. The designs are now influenced by western culture. The colours, cuts, design, style and accessories have changed over the years. Straight skirt lenghas are more in fashion with brides liking the simpler, elegant touch rather than a heavy skirt which can weigh them down.
Different fabrics such as chiffon, georgette, crepes and satins are used rather than silk to help flatter the brides skin tone and body structure. Bear this in mind when you see catwalk images from the leading fashion houses as they use lighting and digital manipulation to improve the look of their models. However if the bride prefers a traditional look maybe by adding a unique streak may make the outfit look even more glamorous.
The Evening Outfit - Reception
The evening outfit gives you the chance to let loose and be more flamboyant with your choices. It’s the one time you can go all out with a stunning outfit to ensure you are the centre of attention. You may decide to embrace western culture with a white wedding dress, and if accessorised correctly can create a magical look that will be sure to outshine others (including the aunties!). Alternatively a lengha choli could be worn which gives you the balanced blend of traditional and western design. Or a saree could be worn. Stunning uniquely styled sarees are available which are embroided delicately and beautifully with stones and crystals. Whatever your choice don’t be afraid to push the boundaries.
Pre-events – Sangeet/Mendhi
There is such an unlimited choice of clothing. Colour is the essential part of an outfit. Choose a colour which suits you and choose fabrics which flatter your body shape. Mix your georgettes and tissues with brocade, silks and jamevar with an elegant embroidery style.
Not only has the clothing changed in the past years so has jewellery. Gold is no longer ‘the’ fashionable accessory to wear, rather different coloured gems, stones and costume jewellery are now what brides are choosing to wear and which co-ordinate with their outfits. Sometimes its simpler the better. Brides no longer wear all their gold on their wedding day, they wear one elegant set, takkas, ring and bangles. The contemporary brides on the catwalks wear heavy tops (kundan tops) followed by crystals and diamonds.