Ask every indulgent aunty and she’ll tell you that - fuchsia and red are the way to go. What’s a wedding in India without the brightest hues in tow? . Cut to 2015 however , white has become a big part of our rituals - it’s seen as a classic colour to wear, an interesting hue to balance out the rest of the outfit and an absolute evergreen choice at every wedding. If it’s not white at the wedding, it’s being worn with great exuberance at sangeets and mehendis and rokas. Designers like Sabyasachi and Rohit Bal have made it part of their collections every year and bridal stores always keep a white option - just in case! So we decided to show you how real brides have used this ubiquitous shade to give their wedding a pinch of real style!
As an entire outfit, accentuated by colourful jewellery
Samantha & Heinz's Australian Wedding
White on white on white is a sure-fire winner. Only just remember to highlight your jewellery and make it stand out with semi-precious and precious stones in all hues. Simple but effective!
As a base color for sparkly, colored embroidery
Photography by Lakshya Manwani from the Album: Sakshi and Navdeep
White is the perfect canvas for bling ! You can add a dash of sparkle and glimmer via sequinned embroidery and it will still look sophisticated, and elegant.
Wear it with just a pop of colour
Mohit & Rini's Wedding in Alibaug
Your outfit might just be Audrey-hepburn classy but just include a pop of colour on the blouse or the dupatta to stand out. The point is to go traditional with colours like red, green, blue and purple. Wear it like a white dress but in this case, it's a lehenga.
Pair it with pastels to look delicate
Ridhi & Dev's Delhi Wedding
If you thought only bright colours work with whites, you are wrong. If you want vintage charm and a delicate -looking lehenga. The idea is to keep it low-key but dazzle with your jewellery and makeup. Perfect for brides who hate going over the top.
Try antique embroidery to give it an old-world charm
Manvi & Karthik's Delhi Engagement
Try to infuse good embroideries - like zardosi, antique work and pearl work so that your outfit can really be a work of art. Craftsmanship and detailing play a huge role here so go crazy. Antique work might actually add a bit of royalty to your look.
Add a bit of lace to give it a western appeal
Makeup by Roopali Agrawal. Lehenga by PhatPhattitude
Lace is so delicate and oh-so-romantic, so western yet so traditional. So use it liberally on your indain outfit - extend it's reach by accentuating pearl work or embroideries on it. Just let lace be the hero!
Combine it with red - the only shade that makes it look classic
Priya & Abhishek's Mumbai Wedding
You can match your white lehenga with all the hues from the colour wheel but the only one that makes the look traditional - is if it is combined with red. Somehow red and white are a match made in sartorial heaven.
Wear it as a filler to bring two of your favourite colours together
Ankita & Faiz's Goa Wedding
You love red, you like green but the combination might just be a bit much for your wedding. To avoid the tack factor, you use white as a filler. Now, two beautiful shades can live happily ever after because they are paired together with a white lehenga or dupatta or blouse. Inventive eh?
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