Here's How To Pull Off a Dark-Coloured Lehenga Without Looking Gloomy!
BY Sakshi | 10 Jan, 2017 | 659 views | 3 min read
So maybe you don't fit the cookie cutter- pink/ orange/ coral bride. You like yourself those rich and mysterious jewel tones- but how do you keep yourself from looking gloomy ??? So here are some brilliant tips to avoid that from happening, making you stand out and look happy rather than gloomy!
Opt for velvetWhile we do agree that a lot of velvet outfits tend to look tacky, velvet when done right gives a very rich look to dark colours, making them look royal and glamourous! Dark colours look fab with a rich fabric like velvet.
Image via Rohit Bal
Keep the lehenga dark, but opt for a lighter dupattaThis Real Bride opted for a dark lehenga with gold work, but instead of going for a dupatta in those colours, she picked a peach one, which totally brightened the outfit and her look! So pick a dupatta in a lighter or brighter shade to liven up the lehenga a bit.
Image via Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Get some interesting or contrasting jewelleryIf your lehenga is dark and dull, it isn't necessary that your jewellery has to be boring too! Get something in a contrasting colour- like with red or green stones which will really stand out against the dark lehenga.
Image via Chayanika & Aditya's Real Wedding
Play with coloursSo this bride chose to wear her dark navy blue lehenga with a lighter blouse, but in the same colour family. She paired her lehenga with a light blue blouse, which looks stunning!
Image via Asiana Couture - Chandni Chowk
Let the work on the lehenga stand outInstead of the same old kind of patterns and work on the lehenga, get something interesting that really stands out!
Image via Payal Singhal
Get an interesting silhouetteInteresting and different silhouettes really rock in dark colours! Try something like this with a cold shoulder which really adds life to the outfit!
Image via SVA by Sonam and Paras
Opt for a metallic or mirror work blouseA metallic blouse really stands out with this oxblood lehenga! Brightens up the entire outfit without making it look gloomy.
Image via Manish Malhotra
Sheer sleeves stand outThese sheer sleeves with the bead and lace work on them add so much more to this saree gown! Another great idea to go with a dark outfit in a dull colour.
Image via Bhaavya Bhatnagar
Get a cape with the lehenga instead of a dupattaA cape instead of a lehenga is so in, and can add so much more to an outfit! A sheer cape with some bead or sequin work looks super glam!
Image via Ohaila Khan
Wear a bright lip, and match your dupatta to it!This is another interesting idea! Pick a completely contrasting dupatta, which matches with your bright lipstick- be it bold red or fuschia. It looks great, especially with a black lehenga!
Image via Varun's ClickSo get ready to rock that dark hue!