The Minimalist Wedding Dress Guide for Every Girl

A wedding is a
big celebration in the Indian community and the idea is to celebrate the union
in a show of extravagance, color, vibrancy and celebration. For the guest to an
Indian wedding, nothing is more exciting than the events that one dresses up for.

The Minimalist Wedding Dress Guide for Every Girl


From wedding
gowns to designer salwar suits or anarkalis, or a stunning lehenga and choli,
the choices are endless.
The Most Popular Choice Of Wedding Dress Is The
Ubiquitous Saree
which serves to celebrate the feminine form and beauty that
charms effortlessly. But as a guest, do remember that your wedding saree should
not be less heavy than the reception attire, and more so than the Mehendi.
From the
sangeet to the mehendi, wedding, cocktail party and reception, you can think
beyond the seductive saree. Ensure that your heavily embroidered and worked
ensembles are reserved for the wedding while lighter, yet graceful dresses are
there for the earlier events. For the sangeet, it makes sense to wear something
fun-filled and vibrant which celebrates the concept of you and embodies your
style statement. But let’s start at the beginning and see what makes for true
wedding finery capable of dazzling everyone and creating a sensation
.

Sangeet
The sangeet
being a traditional song and dance wedding ceremony, it is an occasion for fun
loving friends to gather together and participate in a song, dance or act. Some
weddings even have traditional dances such as the garba and raas (Gujarati
wedding) or the dandiya. Punjabi weddings have the traditional bhangra dance
while Maharashtrian weddings involve dancing too. So, wear Indian clothes
because these do not hamper mobility and ensure that you look graceful.

Sangeet ceremony Dress

What to wear
·       
Choose between a light lehenga choli or a salwar kameez. Leave red
for the bride and choose vibrant colors such as light pink, deep purple, sea
blue with silver and golden highlights.

Designer Lehenga for wedding

·       
Dress as per your age and personality; if you enjoy dancing, go
for lightweight outfits you can dance and twirl in, so that they don’t weigh
you down.
·       
Opt for bright and bold colors such as crimson, maroon, emerald or
fuschia.

Jewelry to
match it
  • Use jewelry in new and interesting ways. You could
    match a brooch with a diamond choker. Beware of too many dazzling pieces
    though. After all, you don’t want to upstage the bride on her wedding day!
    Try vintage lace earrings and minimum jewelry. Limit yourself to a
    neckpiece and light earrings ranging from danglers to studs.
Jewelry for Wedding

  • Opt for a silver or
    light gold that is subtle and understated, yet attractive at the same
    time.
Mehendi
Mehendi or
henna ceremony is a special event and a rites de passage for the bride. This is
a ladies only event. Wear light and comfortable outfits here too. Choose darker
shades such as peacock blue or golden brown.

Mehendi Designs for Wedding


What to wear
  • Henna stains are a big problem so choose an outfit that
    offers minimum coverage yet maximum elegance. It can range from tunic tops
    and long skirts to chania cholis/ghagra cholis  that can be lifted to
    apply the henna on the feet and ankles with ease.
Dress for Mehendi Function

  • Short lehengas are another popular choice for the
    mehendi ceremony.
  • Rather than opting for
    long lehengas, use shorter ones as it is easier for the mehendi artists to
    apply henna.
Jewelry to
match it
  • Opt for simple jewelry such as necklaces and earrings
    that are not too heavy
  • Don’t go in for
    bangles or anklets as this can smudge the henna; remove rings on toes and
    fingers for the same reason.
Jewellry for wedding Party

Cocktail Party
 Cocktail
parties are the perfect occasion to go in for Western wear. Choose either
flowing gowns or short numbers. Little black dresses or long stylish gowns are
the right choice.

Cocktail Party Dress


What to wear
  • If you do want to dazzle in Indian wear, go for a
    subtle saree in vibrant and rich hues such as earthen gold, silver and
    rustic shades or bold, bright and dramatic colours depending upon your age
    and style quotient.
Cocktail Party Dress

  • When it comes to
    accessories, choose high heels, peep toes or stilettos. Strappy sandals or
    wedge heels can also add height, grace, charm, and make heads turn at
    every step you take.
Jewelry to
match it
  • For the cocktail
    party, subtle is in. Choose minimalist jewelry that captures understated
    elegance whether it is through a bracelet on the arm or a shiny neck
    piece.
D- Day
 Finally, the
main event arrives. It’s the wedding day and you are all prepped and ready for
it. This is the day when everyone will be present, from the bride’s family to
friends and more. That is why, you must ensure to look your best, but also keep
in mind it’s the bride’s special day. Stay low, but look chic.

Wedding dress for Bride


What to wear
  • Whether you opt for a salwar kameez, saree, chaniya
    choli, or anarkalis in silk, chiffon, tissue or crepe. The outfit needs to
    be accessorized with bangles, bindis and bright purses.  
Wedding Dress

  • Indian wedding wear is glittery, colourful and well
    embellished with everything from zari (golden and silver thread) to
    Swarowski crystals
  • Ethnic wardrobe musts for such events include net
    sarees, lehenga sarees, blouses with pretty motifs, suits such as anarkali.
  • Shades can range from pastel to vibrant hues and
    shades.
  • Designer sarees with velvet blouses are another vintage
    and classic look for style that never goes out of fashion
  • Choose happy and festive shades such as coral, fuchsia
    and deep blues.
  • If you have a tall, slim built, opt for anarkalis. For
    a smaller frame, opt for moderate volume and anarkalis that end at your
    knees
  • Monochrome anarkalis add height too.
  • Do not choose white or black as these are associated
    with mourning, not celebration in the Indian context
  • Choose modern hues and
    intricate embroidery with finesse that suits the contours and build of
    your body
Jewelry to
match it
  • A statement neckpiece will add to the allure and charm
    of the dress
  • Enhance your appeal with beautiful earrings in gold,
    silver or platinum
  • Choose bangles and anklets to complement your outfit
Jewelry for Wedding

  • Use bindis and
    dramatic eye makeup to match the festive mood of the occasion
Conclusion
From sarees, to
suits and lehengas, the possibilities are countless. Designer outfits that are
subtle yet appealing can add to the glamour quotient. Choose a theme such as
stylish and sophisticated or Bollywood style bling depending upon what you can
carry off. Remember, the trick is to stay comfortable and choose fabrics and
jewelry pieces that are easy to wear. Match your outfit with your significant
other. Matching or complementary colors can make for an outfit that is color
coordinated and stylish at the same time.
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Author Bio:

Rajat Garg is the Founder
of
Shimply, one of India’s fastest­ growing multi­-category online
bazaar for Indian made products. He earned his M.S in Electrical Engineering
from Stanford University, San Francisco and then went on to join Amazon as a
part of the Affiliate Marketing Team. By the time that Rajat left Amazon, he
was well-equipped with Scalable and less-known Digital Marketing methods and he
moved on to work with a startup in the U.S, after which he moved to India to
start SocialAppsHQ and then, Shimply with ​the ​motto, ‘India Ko Try
Karke Dekho’
​ changing  the way people shop online and offline

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