A Fresh Color Palette for Bridal Trousseau


Just after fixing her marriage dates, a bride sets on a journey to perform the Herculean task of accumulating her bridal trousseau. She is diligently on the quest to discover and purchase ensembles that are not only breath-taking but will go with her a long way. Clothes that will swear to support her and stay by her side, through thick and thin. Acquiring bridal trousseau is not all games and fun, its hardcore business which requires tact, vision and perseverance. A bride needs to forecast what will stay in fashion and what will most definitely not. But more often than not brides get lost in the maze of conventional choices and fill up their trousseau trunks with reds and pinks. But it’s time to redefine barriers and break boundaries. Let the reds and pinks take a back seat, because we have a whole new fresh set of colors for you to experiment with.

1. Vision in White

Sonam Kapoor in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
Sonam Kapoor in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
Jacqueline Fernandez wearing Mahima Mahajan
Jacqueline Fernandez wearing Mahima Mahajan

Put an end to all kinds of superstitions that you are made to believe in and add a heavy dose of white in your trousseau. It is a color that symbolizes grace and elegance. It reflects beauty in its purest form and makes the wearer look like an absolute vision. To keep the bridal feel intact, you can invest in pieces that are laden with gota patti work or silver and/or golden zari work.

2.  Monochrome Mania

Bipasha Basu in Shivani Awasty
Bipasha Basu in Shivani Awasty

Black is another color which is subject to scrutiny and believed to be inauspicious. But when chosen tastefully, it can make you look ethereal. If black in totality is not your cup of tea, then playing around with combinations such as black-white and black-golden are ideal options. And it’s the oldest known fact that black makes you look slimmer, so you don’t have to make excuses for all the laddoos that will be hogged to get over the pre-marriage diet.

  1. Candy Land
    Lehenga by Priyal Prakash
    Lehenga by Priyal Prakash

    Relish the childhood memories and throw yourselves into the colorful land of candies and marshmallows. It will create a riot of colors, so nostalgic that it’ll make you glow and feel joyous. The safest option is to invest in a Priyal Prakash lehenga, as she surely knows her way around colors. Candy colors such as pastel blue, marshmallow pink and sherbet orange are unconventional choices, but are ones that’ll not disappoint.

  2. All Blue Everything
    Lehenga by Anita Dongre
    Lehenga by Anita Dongre

    Blue is a mystical color which is not given it’s due credit in the bridal fashion world. But Anita Dongre has been working religiously to change that mindset with one gorgeous creation after the other. Dive into the deep end of the blue sea, and get lost in the magical world because there is truly no such thing as too much blue.

    5. Pretty in Peach

    Gown by Payal Singhal
    Neha Dhupia in a Payal Singhal Gown

    Pastel hues such as peach and baby pink are not chosen by brides due to the misconception that they are restricted to the day are casual occasions. But truth is that they make for beautiful outfits to be added to the bridal trousseau and make a bride look youthful and pretty. Combinations of pastel peach and blue is something that every bride should look out for!

6. Pop of Contrasting Colours

Saree by Manish Arora
Kajal Agarwal wearing a Manish Arora saree

Neon hues like green, yellow and pink create a dramatic statement and are great for the newly-wed bride who wants to stand out and look unique. When the pop of color is mixed with the right proportion of basic colors, it gives an epic outfit, avoiding a look which is over the top.

So ladies, let go of your beloved bridal colors and travel the road less taken by donning colors which are fresh and out of the box!


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