Wedding season is just around the corner and while there are many usual preparations and arrangements to worry about, what seems like the biggest ordeal to most people, especially the ones attending a family wedding, is finding the solution to the inescapable question “What To Wear?” There are also times when you have the recently bought outfit lying right in your wardrobe but you’re still unsure of how to wear it so that it looks particularly striking.
But fret not for we have Bollywood to your rescue. Our movies have always had a penchant for ethereal ensembles and beautiful jewelry to flaunt during weddings and in case you’ve missed any of these, the well curated Bollywood style guide below is all the inspiration you need to look for.
We absolutely loved Aisha’s stunning white dress with silver detailing and classy white stone jewelry with hair falling in soft curls and the white Kerala sari with gold border she drapes for her friend’s wedding which was simple yet elegant. To add some quirk to your outfit, you could also tuck in some fresh flowers around a messy bun and keep things minimalistic yet exciting.
2. 2 States
Alia Bhatt’s wedding garbs in the film became talk of the town and rightly so. From colorful saris to traditional accessories, her shaadi chic avatar made for great inspiration. To recreate this look you can try fusing contemporary and traditional elements and add a whole new dimension to your outfit. Try pulled back hair with some fresh lilies perched lightly around the mane, keep the main dress simple - preferably a solid hued lehenga and match classic Indian accessories such as kamarbandh, maang tikas, jhumkas, to give it a rustic edge.
3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Katrina Kaif’s look from this film works perfectly for a Catholic wedding but would look equally beautiful for just about any wedding. For a cocktail party or after party you could keep things effortless and manageable in an all-white dress (a skater dress or a maxi dress) and add a little bit of drama by wearing a pretty little flower wreath across the head, simple makeup and you’d be good to go.
4. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
From a vibrant mehendi ceremony by the pool to a cocktail party and Sangeet ceremony, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani managed to capture perfectly the essence of a big fat Indian wedding. Deepika and Kalki looked their best amidst all the wedding functions and one could not help but notice the incredible accoutrements they’re seen wearing. The clothes are elegant, the amount of jewelry just right and hair and makeup perfect for the occasion. If you’ve multiple wedding ceremonies to attend, this movie could be your one stop inspiration for them all.
5. Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
If you want to reproduce this look for a festive occasion, try experimenting with colors as much as you can. Ditch the usual reds and pinks and try a quirky fun colour like lime green, peach or marsala depending on the skin tone and perk up your outfit with just one chunky/striking pair of jhumkas which would just do the trick. Thickly lined kohl eyes and pale lips is how she kept it; you too can let loud makeup take a back seat.
6. Tanu Weds Manu Returns
If your sense of style if a little offbeat, little quirky and not at all conventional then you’d love taking some inspiration from Kangana Ranaut’s outfits in her latest Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Her classic street style in the film could help you draw some tips in how to dress eccentrically stylishly yet comfortably for a wedding and the best part is, you don’t have to follow any rules. Go crazy on prints, pick floral or ikat, team up vibrant flowy skirts with a cutesy crop top with mirror embellishments, or wear a fitted short kurti with full blown benarasi dhoti pants, throw on lots of silver oxidized jewelry, flaunt funky chandballis statement neckpieces and you’re set.
7. Dolly Ki Doli
From Gujarati To Maharashtrian, Bengali To Tamilian, Punjabi To Catholic And Parsi To Muslim, the film has Sonam Kapoor AKA dolly dressed up as a bride in almost all the above listed regional avatars and it throws open so many creative ideas that one can take cue from while dressing up for a wedding this season. Try recreating a specific look or incorporate elements from all her diverse looks in the film, and you’ll surely have a winner.
8. Band Baaja Baaraat
Anushka Sharma’s quintessential Punjabi ensembles in the film can be replicated for weddings of all kinds. From lehengas with elaborate embroidery and easy patialas and fulkari dupattas to Indian ethnic accessories and rustic mojris, each of her look in the film gives great ideas for shaadi-esque celebrations which could definitely come in handy.
Which one did you like the best? Let us know by commenting below.
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