Make Way For The Boho Bride

Abhinav Mishra

Weddings are supposed to be an extravagant affair for the bride and she doesn’t stop herself from going the extra mile. From creating Pinterest boards to scrounging fashion magazines and blogs, brides put in a hell lot of effort to get an idea of what they are going to wear for the wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. It’s her special day and she has every right to look nothing less than a Goddess. Every bride wants to try out something that suits her personality. Many millennial brides are opting for rich dark colours that were earlier deemed as too ‘gloomy’for joyous occasions. Wedding Affair brings to you four different ways in which brides can give a boho twist to their trousseau.

The Saree Saga

The nine yards has always found favour in the hearts of young brides who haven’t shied away from taking their #sareegame a few notches higher. Saree not only accentuates Indian curves but also complements all body types. So, this wedding season get ready to amp up your ethnic game with the nine yards. Choose a colour regal enough for your tastes and experiment with different forms and silhouettes. One can never go wrong with a saree.

For an evening function, opt for a dainty black saree with an off-shoulder blouse. To add a fun element you can also add a touch of feathers to your ensemble. You can add the same on the blouse or the trail. When in doubt, feathers are there to your rescue.

For a more dressed up look, brides can go for an embroidered saree with full-sleeved net blouse. To top off the look add a belt that cinches the waist. If you want to go a step ahead with experimenting, you can also choose to wear pant-saree. You can either choose a peplum top or crop top as an alternative to the good old blouse. Bring out the diva in you as you make the venue your runway and sashay around flaunting your style flawlessly. Be the centre of attention on your special day wearing your favourite saree draped in the way you like. Brides can carry off this look at both their pre and post wedding functions.

Whatever SuitS You

The perfect confluence of comfort and elegance, suits are well-suited for the bride who wants to look the best without compromising on her comfort quotient. Young brides and bridesmaids have many options in this category. You can always team up a heavily embroidered flowy kurti with a long skirt or palazzo pants. You can opt for either plain skirts, palazzo pants or heavily sequined ones depending on the kurti or crop top you are wearing. To elaborate the look further, adorn your ears with intricate jhumkas. Also, if over-the-top is your style then go ahead and catch hold of that maang tikka. Wear your favourite pair of juttis and you are good to go.

Fashionistas, fret not. We haven’t forgotten you at all. Brides who want to look every bit of a princess can always go for an overflowing anarkali outfit. Heavily embroidered anarkalis with mirror work can do wonders to your look. The best part about this look is that it can be worn gracefully for both day and night functions. Tie your hair in a sleek ponytail or a knotted bun, wear your favourite pair of earrings and you are good to go. One can sport these looks with ease at their pre-wedding functions.

Gowns Are The Way To Go

More brides these days are opting for trendy gowns for their wedding functions to give a modern touch to their look. Metallic gowns are winning hearts all over. Brides can opt for bright make-up to counter the metallic effect. Bright pink eye make-up and lips look great when adorning the metallic look. For your hair, a side swept look will make you look chic and elegant. You can also accessorise your look with either shoulder dusters or a choker.

For those who want to add a touch of vintage drama, you can add a delicate veil and tassel combo to your gown. Subtle colours like wine, midnight grey and black look the best when going vintage. If you are planning to carry this look then it is better to keep the accessories bare minimum and let the outfit take centre stage.

If you want to go modern but still hold on to your Indian roots then a modish red gown is the way to go. An off-shoulder gown with elaborate sleeves will definitely seal the deal for you. Complement the look with a dainty necklace and earrings. Create a super sleek hairdo and you are set to rule the stage and make all heads turn towards you. And, why shouldn’t you be the centre of attraction? It’s your big day. Gowns are best-suited for your engagement, cocktail parties and the glitzy reception.

You Can Never Go Wrong With A Lehenga

With a lehenga by your side, you can never falter. Opt for a funky metallic blouse with your embroidered lehenga and you will effortlessly steal the show. Put away the accessories and pull your hair into a sleek hairdo. You can also adorn a cape with your ensemble.

Going the traditional route, opt for a monotone lehenga. Complete your look with a pair of ethnic earrings and adorn your bun with a gajra to finish off the look. For an Indo-western edge, replace your blouse with a peplum top of a contrasting colour and you are all set for the function. You can also opt for an off-shoulder blouse. Black, bottle green, maroon colours are winning the hearts of young brides. Heavily-embellished lehengas with mirror work will suit any evening event. Keep the make-up neutral and dewy, though you can add a bit of shimmer to your eye make-up, and you will look nothing less than a princess.

Brides can wear a lehenga for their mehendi, sangeet, engagement, reception and even on their special day.

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