Brides-to-be, Wedding season is coming! Are you ready to know what is trending this season? In this piece, we have listed colourwise lookbooks for each function of your wedding/post wedding. Isn't that great? Moving on, we have covered the bridal trends of 2016 and kept it as simple as possible. Scroll through and get an entire bridal trousseau ready...
Haldi Day(Hunter Green/Red): The day when people take pleasure in smearing turmeric paste on your face. Brides love it and bridesmaids love it even more. There is so much yellow in the background that you need something muted to balance the effect.
For this day, you should opt for an outfit that is plain yet graceful. A dark green or dark red low key lehenga with bright colour dupatta like the one below. Go for half sleeves if you'd like to show off your hands. Keep accessories to a maang tikka and a nath.
Cocktail Party(Navy Blue): Many keep an intimate cocktail party for friends and family before the grand functions. Since you're the bride, you need to stand out on each occasion. Cocktail parties are sophisticated and modernised.
For this, you should opt for something regal and modern. Perhaps, a lehenga-cum-gown. Add dupatta if you like. Velvet is a perfect choice to leave that modern and regal appeal. Leave your accessories home and wear your hair in an updo for this lookbook.
Mehndi Day (Yellow): Mehndi is a relaxed and fun affair. Mostly for the women of the house. This event gives you a chance to show off your pre-wedding unhibited side. We recommend wearing something flirty and bright like a yellow lehenga with an ankle length skirt. You can drop the dupatta if you like. Add heavy necklace and jhumkas to this lookbook. Tie your hair in a ponytail.
Sangeet Day (Pine Green/Teal): Sangeet is an event that need you to dance your heart out. The outfit should be light and make a statement that you're the bride to be. A heavy crop top lehenga with maang tikka and a nath. Many opt for floral prints for this day but if you are in mood to go out of the box, go for this lookbook.
Wedding Lehenga (Red): The standard colour choice for this day is red. You can still make it unique by picking up a printed lehenga. Instead of a heavy overthrow dupatta, pick a net dupatta. Customise your choli design.
Reception Gown (Cream+Bling): You just got married. You're still a newlywed young bride. Don't go for heavy lehengas or sarees. Instead, opt for a gown in a light hue and highlight your makeup. This will give a young and spirited appeal. It will also make be stand out lookbook as compared to the mainstream mundane reception lookbook.
Post-Wedding Puja Saree(Cherry Red): This day is the first morning you spend in your in-laws house. Normally, the morning is kept for a puja for the navi dulhan (new bride). So this calls for a traditional lookbook. Since red is the considered holy, you can keep a red saree aside for your first post-wedding look. Opt for a Banarasi print saree. Finish the look with a red bindi, a hairbun and wedding chudda.
Post-Wedding Get Together Saree(Maroon): It is most likely that your in-laws will host a small gathering to introduce to the family circle. You can't pick traditional ensemble for this occasion. Pick a saree that is modernised and yet modest. Pair it with the trending blouse styles. Add red bindi, a heavy necklace and leave your hair open.
Friend's Wedding(Dark Pink): There is no way that you can escape attending a wedding in the wedding season. After your wedding, you are most likely to attend your husband's or your friend's wedding. While most of the brides forget to keep an outfit for this day, you should not.
Since this will be your first public appearance as a newlywed bride, you got to make an impression that is modern yet classy. How about an Indo-western gown? Finish the look with a fancy clutch.