So you KNOW you’ve found the one and you couldn’t be happier. And your folks couldn’t be happier. And your friends’ are counting the days down. Since the occasion happens to be your wedding, you want everything to be top-notch–and I don’t mean expensive. I mean it should complement your personality, aesthetics and budgets. And that includes what you wear and how you look. But sometimes, just sometimes, the things that felt right in the moment, stop feeling right when you see them in pictures. So we jotted down 5 wedding fashion disasters a potential bride can go through and how to avoid it.
Wedding Fashion Disaster #1: You bought your lehenga LONG before the wedding.
Some ideas should not come in handy for once-in-a-lifetime events, like your own wedding. We are all about being economical and preparing for your wedding well in advance. But buying a lehenga beforehand could mean you’ll end up wearing something that was in vogue over 2-3 seasons ago. You may like the velvet number you saw AIFW but it may not necessarily be the wise choice for a summer wedding. And sometimes following trends may be nerve wracking and tricky. The current trends include nudes like champagne, golds, and an array of whites. I also feel the right amount of pop and pastel colours can never wrong.
While trends can be a bit overwhelming, spend sometime collecting evidence of what you like, collect references of threadwork/embroidery that you prefer, browsing online or even taking the help of a stylist. You’ll find yourself making right decisions that you’ll be happy with in decades to come.
Wedding Fashion Disaster #2:You are not dressing according to your body frame.
We all have style icons but it’s important to not get carried away. For instance, you may like Deepika Padukone’s look in Bajirao Mastani, but you may not necessarily have her body. So choose fabrics that’ll help you embrace your body type. For example, velvet could enhance those of us who are thin and narrow but would fall flat on someone who already has curves.
Some fabrics like chiffon and ruched nets suit most body types. Do your own research so that you have an ensemble that goes with your sense of style, the wedding function as well as the weather.
Wedding Fashion Disaster #3: You forget to enjoy a bird’s eye view.
We know there are a 100 things going on and that clothes and jewellery are the most important parts of your ensemble, but remember your bags and accessories need some attention-to-detail too. Metallic hues always work but classy ones are difficult to find.
Try to look for a roomy clutch that can store basic essentials you’ll need for those few days. Also, these functions call for long days so choose a few pairs of flats and heels that’ll help you brave through the good and the bad.
Wedding Fashion Disaster #4:You want to look fairer.
Despite most make-up experts’ suggestions, a lot of us end up using a foundation that is lighter than our skintone. That, in combination, with 3 layers of makeup can leave you looking totally caked up at the wedding, and quite frankly, nothing like yourself.
Save some references and consult your make-up artist for a trial session. This way you could chat up about going with a look that highlights your features, conceals imperfections and try it as well.
Wedding Fashion Disaster #5:Quit Being Miss-Tried-It-All.
It’s natural that those around you, are happy for you and only want to help your cause. But sometimes trying going for a lil’ bit of everything can sometimes lead to havoc. For instance, if you prefer home remedies and sticking to natural ingredients, then keep doing so with the help of a natural beauty expert. But if you have been using cosmetics, going in for lasers treatments or for microdermabrasion at a dermatologists’ office, then don’t change your beauty regime altogether.
Stick to what has complemented your skin all this time, take the help of certified experts, eat well, and your skin will glow!
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