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Last Updated Monday May 21 2018 12:33 PM IST

Calling all brides-to-be: we’ve got some bridal trousseau picks for you

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No bride-to-be would want her prospective husband to provide for her trousseau. Nor would one expect a new husband to expend so much on his wife immediately after the wedding. And therein lies the importance of a well-curated bridal trousseau.

While sarees will remain one of the essential attire for any bridal trousseau, the contemporary bride is open to adding a variety of ready-to-wear ensembles in her wardrobe. To make the most significant celebration of your life seamless, Onmanorama Women shares a few tips to curate a classic, yet contemporary wedding trousseau.

» Evergreen Anarkalis: From ace fashion designers to Bollywood beauties, everyone swears by anarkalis for any ethnic occasions. Heavy or light-weight anarkalis are available in different lengths, designs, and varied color palettes, making them an ideal option for any outing.


» Setting in a modern twist with Pashtuni pants: Mixing and matching attires can create extremely stylish looks for any occasion and one doesn't need to even bother about the repetitions. One can opt for the trendy Pashtuni pants, a style inspired from the nomadic tribes of Kashmir, which lends a traditional yet contemporary look.

Pashtuni pants

» Reviving the royal styles with Nizami shararas: Experimenting with bottom wears has become the most popular fashion trend in today's time. Reminiscing the styles of the royal Nizams of Hyderabad, flowy bottom wears like Nizami shararas are making a comeback. Shararas available in different prints, designs on rich silhouettes like brocades, chanderis and Benarasi are adding dimension to the regular outfits. Team it up with statement rings and bracelets to accentuate the look.


» Contemporizing the traditional lehengas: Lehengas are a must have for any bridal trousseau shopping. They not only uphold the traditions of Indian culture but also lend a royal and classy look to the bride. Lehenga can be teamed with a plain blouse, kurti or crop top for after wedding socializing events. Accessorize the outfits with trendy mangtikas, haathphools, statement bracelets or traditional jhumkis to recapture the splendor of the glorious past.


» Layering the regular salwar kameez dupatta: Adding layers to the regular outfits can create an enigmatic expression of one's personal style. A regular salwar kameez can be made glamorous while pairing them with trendy or heavily embellished jackets. One can also pair a lighter dupatta with a heavy embroidered kameez and vice versa helping them to transform into style divas for any occasion. One can choose from the wide color palette varying from bright colors to pastel shades depending on the occasions.

Layered salwar kameez
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