The wedding season is in full swing and you have likely been invited to be part of the “I do” crew. Whether it’s your sister’s or your best friend’s wedding, being a member of the bridal tribe, having fun, and being exciting are also quite sophisticated. The role requires you to be constantly on your toes and attend to the bride’s needs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look good in a bridal emergency! One thing to keep in mind when choosing your outfit is that it is the big day of the bride. So let her be the one in the spotlight.
Here’s everything you need to know to choose the perfect bridesmaid outfit for yourself:
Stay away from the traditional red
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If there is a pre-determined color scheme for the bridesmaids, choose an outfit to match. If not, it is best to avoid the traditional red color as this is always reserved for the bride. Choose from a wide variety of colors, from jewel tones to pastel tones and much more. Take a cue from Kiara Advani’s look and add some shimmer and shine to your look too.
Choose lightweight fabrics
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There’s a lot to do and you don’t want to be weighed down by your outfit, do you? Plus there is so much dancing that you will do. Choose lightweight fabrics that are easy to move. Alia Bhatt looks slightly airy in an aqua blue and yellow lehenga for a Mehendi function.
Say yes to fun prints
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In addition to fun color combinations, you can also choose some nice print options for lightweight fabrics. Floral prints are the most popular, but you can also find geometric and abstract ones. Get inspired by Katrina Kaif’s look and wear a floral lehenga in the color of your choice.
Swap your blouse for a crop top
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Wear an ethical top in place of a traditional blouse to save yourself the hassle of draping a dupatta. Ethnic crop tops can be worn with anything from lehengas to palazzo pants. They are perfect for millennial bridesmaids. Janhvi Kapoor combines a pastel blue butterfly lehenga with a ruffled white crop top.
Lehenga isn’t the only option
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There are many silhouette options other than the lehenga. From shararas, saris, salwar suits, and anarkalis to cigarette, palazzo, and dhoti pants, you make your choice. You can even choose alternatives to the conventional dupatta like capes and jackets.
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