There are so many accessories that tag along with you if you're the bride. Jewellery, shoes, maybe a clutch and also, just in case you need it - sunglasses. Don't guffaw - sunglasses are necessary for those sweltering outdoor events and in fact, these days, they make for a big part of your personal style as a bride. Hipster brides are all the rage and even if you are not all tattooed-up and sneaker-ed well.
P.S Morning weddings and mehendis
make for great functions to sport your personal style, so make sure you choose the right one!
The Classic Aviators
Picture courtesy: Shagun & Rakshay's wedding;
Picture Courtesy: Dhruv & Arushi
Real brides Arushi and Shagun styled their aviators to perfection with pulled back hair and petite faces. Aviators have long been your BFFs at weddings but do note, that they add a bit of unisex appeal to your bridal outfit. But yes, they are bohemian and all things fun. But add mirrored ones to give it a fun vibe.
WMG Tip: Pick these if you have a smaller face, and if you are wearing less jewellery. The shine in the aviators shouldnt compete with the bling in your jewellery
Picture courtesy: Nikita & Karan's wedding
Nikita paired her wayfarers in the perfect way with a striking yellow saree , a jhoomer and a belt to add a bit of the boho vibe the sunglasses have. A bit of free-spirited fun but also quite dapper, these wayfarers give an illusion of hipster draped in sophistication. It shows panache and restraint but it should be worn with caution - certain drapes and fabrics might mismatch with it so wear it with the lehenga in mind.
WMG Tip: Wayfarers look great on most face types, but are a bit harder to pull off with Indian wear
Ornate bejewelled ones or Ones with a twist
Picture courtesy:Kareena Kapoor in big sunnies; Dolce & Gabbana campaign; Sabyasachi ramp; Surabhi & Prateek's wedding; Kirat and Amarjits wedding
Picture Courtesy: Avantika and Subir’s wedding
For those looking for eye jewellery, this one is a winner! You can go with cute stones on the handles or on the frames. You can try big ones that cover the face with intricate designs on them or simply go ornate - with gold and filigree work to add to the glamour of your lehenga.
WMG Tip: Wear these with your hair pulled back , so they are the center of attention. These are also great on older women and are classics.
Round John Lennon glasses
Picture courtesy:Sabyasachi's lookbook 2015; cookie bhoolani's wedding on Instagram
Picture courtesy:Sabyasachi's lookbook 2015
These very classy-looking vintage sunnies that are round and are a favourite with John Lennon are just the thing you need if you are looking to make a style statement with a lot of attitude. The metal frames allow for it to go easily with any Indian wear and it really suits all faces!
Cat eyes or Vintage-inspired
Picture courtesy: Pernia's Pop up Shop
Cat-eyed vintage glasses are coming back in style. But they are not for the faint-hearted. They are great for fun outfits like draped saris or off-shoulder blouses. A bit hatke and these will add all the fun to your outfit. Try them on only if you have a quirky outfit to pull off.
WMG Tip: Broader face types look fabulous in cat eye sunglasses. Pair these with quirky sarees and funky lehengas