‘My BFFs wedding’ is the bell that every one wishes to hear. Don’t you?
From the first day of ‘yes’ to ‘I do’, each and everything matters a lot to you. The surroundings should be perfect and synced with the mood and that is why we need to be highly prepared to make it pretty like a tinsel town. And the charity begins at home!
It means you have to look perfect on her D-day after all it’s your bash day too. Hunting a bridesmaid dress may sound easy but certainly not! Obviously, you can’t look anything less than absolutely perfect at the event. There are some quick mug-up facts that you need to know before heading out for shopping:
1. Make sure your dress is not looking that gaudy which will otherwise overshadow the look of the bride.
2. Select the colour of the dress according to your complexion.
3. Also, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes because Indian bridesmaids have a list of work to do in their BFFs wedding.
4. If there is any kind of theme in the wedding, choose the out of the trend dress style to stand out in the crowd (after the bride, obviously!).
Here are some pointers that you should keep in mind to look stylish while attending best friend’s wedding:
Sync The Colour
Which type of hue you are selecting is really an important decision because that can infuse life to your beauty. But it’s a tricky job too! You can’t pick a too gaudy colour or too mellow dramatic or too shallow hues. Here are some tricks that you can do while picking up the right bridesmaid dress on the wedding day:
• If the bride is wearing a dazzling golden all over, then select a shade down of the same colour such as antique gold colour.
• Avoid major work of sequins on your dress; it will drag the attention from the bride.
• Another colour options you can try – if the bride is wearing blue, you can wear turquoise; for a red lehenga dress of the bride, you can select Marsala wine coloured dress for yourself.
Contrast In Dress
Same design, pattern, work, style, colour and blah-blah-blah can disturb the symphony. There are lots of things which you and your best friend need to discuss before selecting any kind of dress or jewellery, footwear or other kinds of trinkets. The contrast magic is the best game when you are experiencing any kind of confusion but best friend goals are kinda different.
• Either go totally upside down or ditch the chance completely.
• It is not necessary to carry a chunni with lehenga.
• Add additional patch works on the sleeves and around the necklines.
• Add pom-poms are the bottom of the top to splash the difference in the look.
• Have you tried for short lehenga with short skirt style or asymmetrical? The time has arrived!
• Well, multicolour is a great option if it is not overshadowing the glow of the bride.
• Avoid over makeup or jewel add-ons.
• Make sure the colour of your hair is not equal to the colour of the dress.
• Over accessorising is a big no-no!
• Too much tight dress will make you feel uncomfortable for the long run; after all, it is a matter of more than 24 hours!
Harmony With The Season
Of course, it is very necessary to mind the season and make your choices accordingly. After all, it is a matter of a complete long day or may be more. If the wedding is in summers, make sure, you go for can-can attached lehengas for the to and fro of air and breathability of your skin; for winter times, choose velvet, heavy Banarasi silk lehengas or extra numbers which you have always wished for.
There are other factors as well which affects the look and comfort level of the wearer according to the season and they are:
Girls and fashion concentrated women wait for winters and hush their friends to marry only in winters. Yes, this type of friends also exists. This is the time when the sun shines low and you can dig out more colours to bring the glee in the event. Let’s cut the obsession of ‘winter’ here and discuss the job of colour for every season – in short (See, I’m not boring at all!)
Winter (May be I’m obsessed) – Bright yellow, orange, winter red, blossom peach, electric blue
Summer- Try light and soothing colours to taste the moment such as pastel or coral hues
Spring- Camel, olive green, steel blue, dark turquoise, teal
Autumn- Scarlet, lavender, sea foam green (it’s fairly light and soothing), blush pink
Monsoon- Opt for lighter shades or hues of blue, bright yellow; avoid carrying deep and dark colours
The two biggies – Summer & Winter, both have their advantages and annoyance and we should tackle them both smartly. Can’t we!?
From full sleeves and Victorian neck royalty of winters to ultra deep front and backless neckline of summers, the options have an abundant flair but need to be chosen wisely. Take a look:
Winter– Wear heavy fabricated dress such as velvet and can own layered styled as well. Catch out frills, double pallu style, double drape while wearing saree, Bardot sleeves, boxy sleeved blouses, Victorian neck pattern, closed neckline
Summer- Single layer will be enough, layers without lining, backless blouses or cholis, deep front neck, avoid zip closure, fabricated button closures will be apt
Autumn/Spring- The most smiling seasons where one can experience both cold and hot breeze around. Choose according to your wish and likings. Some seasons are great enough to bring you the privilege of selection.
If it is an Indian wed lock, and you are determined to taste the essence with Indian traditional dresses then it has to be long. But you can go experimental with the length of the blouse, sleeves and neck hemlines. If you wish to other sides of the Indian traditional dresses, then kindly search the general length of the sarees and lehengas; they are long enough to hide even your ankles. The Pakistani bridal wears are even denser with pretty embellishments and sequins.
Jewellery is an array which needs twice thinking before purchasing. We are not billionaires to keep them stacked in the dark corner of our closet neither impetuous (call me sometimes rather) in shopping. It’s better to have them and having a perfect reason and occasion as well to wear them without any confusion.
When you are attending your best friend’s wedding, keep this in your mind that – she will be the hero of the time and you’ll be the best supporting actor by her side. Do your dress, jewellery, and footwear in contrast with your BFF and make sure they are subtle and make the conversation in the sweetest manner with your friend’s attire.
Choice That You Can Consider:
• Kundan jewellery
• Antique Jewellery
• Pearls Studded Gold Combo
• Precious or Semi Precious Stone Studded Gold Jewellery
Footwear or Footwears
For every occasion and time period, you need to have a pair of footwear. Don’t stick to any specific type of pair and explore many other kinds. For the most hotch-potch days like mehendi and other pre wedding – side events, try out slip-ons or flat sandals. If you have a keen liking towards heels, opt for kitten heels, wedges. Even an inch of heels will do the justice to your over-burdened heels.
• If you are extremely small or petite – go for a pair of wedges for the rest of the days and opt for pencil heels during the D-day.
• For tall girls, this is an open gallery as they can opt 24*7 for the no-heel segment. But it all depends on the liking of the wearer. May be she wants the height goes extra long; in this case opt for block heels with glass reflection.
• A mid-height girl is neither on the down side nor at the upper side. She stands somewhere between the decisions where she can go as her mood orders. Better to take 2.5 inches heels at the time of the blast (wedding date).
The question is why you should choose flats during the maximum of times! You would be definitely in a position of hurry when you get an order of juice or some immediate package (mostly last moment bought) from the market and at that time you cannot be Michael Schumacher of the event. (Mark my words!)
At least have two pairs of footwear – one with heels and another one flat to run.
How Cherish With The Complexion
Indian complexion is the best thing to rejoice out loud. The chocolate, olive and tan complexion feels really sexy and is now proven to call the most sexiest tone as well. And to do it right, here is the list that you should keep in your mind:
• If you are too dark, take special notes on hemline and style of the dress. The matter of opting out the colours for this genre is a little bit confusing; so, don’t be so rigid when choosing colours for your complexion. Also note down the neckline design of your dress because heavy bosom and dark tone make a sexy combination which will make you the queen of the event unnecessarily!
• Too fair – Don’t choose too bright colours and go for the coral shades.
• Olive or mid range shade – Go for bright shades and pastel ones and strictly avoid the deep and darker palettes.
Dress Style & Body Types
Know your body; be confident in your figure line. Here are some quick style tips according to your body shape. Let’s scroll some more, dear:
• If you are tall and wide, choose something goes well with your length. Dresses like long gowns, contemporary sarees, lehengas with extra short cholis will go great with your curves. Women with slim and toned figure can opt for double can-cans for the princess like flare around.
• Things get cuter with petite girls as they can wear that girly attitude without thinking much of it. Wear fewer embellishments and embroideries and keep the layering simple and specific. Do not mix two different styles together.
• Plump body shape gives a bit of difficulty while choosing apparels without any trial. Always try and then save it for your next consideration.