The Indian Bride of today has an extravagant opportunity to display the current trends in the fashion world. Besides the elaborate, intricate and grand wedding attire with its associated accessories, the bride gets to carry along a lot of material to be worn in the days, just ahead of the marriage and also in the times soon after the marriage. The pre-wedding trousseau varies from Lehengas, gowns, and lavish skirts for their mehendi functions, cocktail parties and spinster parties. Post their marriage, the display is on for any family or friendly gatherings, honeymoons and trips.
So now you know why the bride spends so much for her wedding, right? The trousseau is not just about clothes but would include their footwear, lovely and matching handbags and fashion accessories. So shopping for all of them becomes a cumbersome task for the bride, but it would be an activity that is very important and enjoyable for her. Below are the top trousseau picks that will add to the joy of the newly married in terms of looking beautiful, and carrying herself with elegance.
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The silks are the only one clothing that a woman never feels contented about, even if she possesses numerous of them. The feeling of ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’ is always there with Kanjeevaram silks. As a newly wedded woman, the Indian Bride is not expected to repeat her silks for occasion; a good reason to stock up as many of them for wearing it to other occasions such as marriages and family gatherings. The varied collection of designer blouses is another reason that the bride of today want to possess more of these silks, and try designer silk blouses for each of them. Vibrant colors of Kanjeevaram silks can be skillfully chosen to show the bride more beautiful. It is also advisable that the bride adds Banarasi or other varieties of silks to these set of bridal trousseau, to enjoy the variety of wearing and displaying the silks.
You can never ignore the fact that the designer sarees are also the attention seekers in a crowd, that an Indian Bride is expected to be part of. For brides who have a little bulky frame of the body and wouldn’t prefer heavy Kanjeevaram silks, these designer sarees are moment-savers. Their physique is better handled in light-weight yet grand designer sarees, which are available in chiffon, georgettes and tussar. A mild work of glitter, embroidery or stone work is going to add a lot of beauty to both the saree and the bride. Netted blouses, boat necked and high necked sleeveless designer blouses are for the daring brides, who wish to make a fashion statement at the parties that they are going to be attending soon after their wedding, or even the pre-wedding ones such as the cocktail parties.
Indo Western Wear
To listen to the voices of the ‘Western You’ but yet to still remain a little Desi because you are just married, try the Indo Western Wear of the today’s fashion world. Crop tops, Draped Kurtas, Dhoti and Pant style of sarees are revolutionizing the fashion today, and the women look chic and trendy adorning them. This can be a sure add on for the Indian Bride, considering the fact that she can be comfortable in an attire that is partly Western and partly Indian. It is sure do option for the women who are not confident about draping the saree, and carrying it all day long.
This is a trendy and funky wear for the India Bride, which blends in Indian and Western concepts. The image of a gown which is completely Western and yet the frills and the pallu that resembles the saree, gives the ethnic fashion statement, that a newly wedded woman is expected to make. This helps to play it a little subtle on the display of western clothes soon after the wedding. For the bold and the beautiful brides, this gown can be customized to display the beautiful physique of the bride. One can customize it to have a deep neck and a sleeveless gown in bright colors, depending on the bride’s complexion. Different necked patterns or jeweled gown tops are also a fashion among these, and are stitched and customized in grandeur.
One of the attire that will suit well for a pre-wedding function, or for the one function that you would attend soon after a wedding like the engagement party or a cocktail party of another friend who is getting married soon after you. These Lehengas are done in different kind of material, and can fill in for one that you are always eager to own in your wedding trousseau. A brocade lehenga or a chiffon one or netted lehenga done with rich embroidery and stone work –choose one that suits your need and one that will enhance your beauty and show you as good looking.
Play it subtle with these types of Lehengas and look astonishingly beautiful. These Lehengas have shorter cape blouses and longer lehenga skirts, with good amount of fabric trails that are neatly stitched and adorned by the bride. The shorter capes can also cover some richly and intricately done embroidery or embellished work. Colors like gold, silver or pastel shades add the unique richness by not appearing too gaudy but yet extremely beautiful
Are you one of the emotional brides who want to take to her new home something from her mother or from the family as part of your wedding trousseau? Try to stitch up your mother’s or grandmother’s timeless sarees or trousseau into a fashionable piece of garment like a lehenga or a Salwar suit. You can choose to retain the saree as it is, but make a designer blouse for it in lines with the fashion trend of today. Whatever be the case, these timeless designs and the material are sure to travel along with you, and can sure be hands down garment for your sister or daughter in the days to come.
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One of the most important trousseau components that need to be in your list is the jewelry. Besides the yellow metal, the gold, that is normally gifted to the bride from her home, the Indian Bride of today prefer to have matching jewelry accessories for each of the wedding trousseau garment that she carries to her husband’s home. The fashion jewelry is also available in silver these days, which play good with deep shades of the wedding trousseau.
Ranging from flats to heels, from ones that go well with sarees to others that you would want to sport during a very casual meeting, the footwear that is normally carried by the bride is quite bulky. This is certainly a one-time process where you carry all that you need to your husband’s home, and there is never looking back. Choose colors that are common in your wardrobe and some neutral colors such as white, brown and black that would go with almost all of the attire.
Another important accessory and a must-have in your wedding trousseau is the handbag. Most Indian brides carry neutral color of handbag, which would go along with all of your wedding trousseau garments. Usually most brides prefer spacious and bulky handbags that help them carry a lot of stuff. But keep one or two purses or clutches, which are very specific to occasions, where you normally carry less stuff and keep it simple yet presumably rich. One cannot oversee the fact that there are Indian brides who carry fashionable mobile pouches, which are embellished and stone worked.
Dupattas / Shawls
For simple getaways with your husband, as a newly married woman, you might want to tone down your attire to a simple suit. But remember a simple suit may make you look sober and plain. In order to compliment your suit, carry along some good embellished dupattas, stoles or shawls which when draped over your shoulders would make your husband’s jaw drop in awe. So take time to choose the right material – phulkaris and Kanjeevaram are best preferred.
These items above in general cover almost all of the Wedding Trousseau of an Indian bride. Besides these, it is always advisable that a woman carries all her other necessities from bed sheets to covers, all lingerie and toiletries as well. This definitely helps her settle down at ease by managing her own stuff.