Lets face it, true style never goes out of fashion. And if you’re looking for Indian wedding style tips, then look no further than THE wedding from last year – Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding in Italy. Some may say that this is dated, but I think that the tips from the wedding are timeless and will serve us well in 2018 and 2019.
Style Tip 1: Pastels are here to stay
We have seen a lot of pastels both on real life brides as well as on celebrities over the last few seasons, but Virushka emphatically stated that pastels are here to stay. And may I say, the matching pastels are just to die to. I love the co-ordinated colour tones of the bride and groom.
Style Tip 2: Bold colours and traditional weaves rule the reception
To own your reception look, you cannot go wrong with a vibrant coloured saree made from traditional Indian weaves. Anushka wore a beautiful banarsi silk saree for her Delhi reception. She looks stunning of course not just because she is, but also because she absolutely owned the banarsi saree.
Style Tip 3: Traditional jewellery is perfect for weddings
Almost goes without saying, but traditional rules the roost when it comes to weddings. We have recently seen brides opting for contemporary styles that are delicate and demure. These are great, but for a complete WOW factor like the one Anushka manages, you need to stick to the basics and go for traditional styles. Take it a notch higher with a maang tikka and a haath phool like the one Anushka is seen sporting.
Anushka wears a chunky choker necklace made from un-cut diamonds, and i like this style because it works with so many different looks and clothing types. The wedding styles do get chunky and quite full on, so perhaps get your necklace made into a smaller size after the wedding, so that you can wear even with your contemporary clothes.
Style Tip 4: Contrasting colours for the perfect Insta friendly pics
See what they did here? Beautiful colours and perfect contrast to each other’s outfits makes for the perfect Insta pic. I like this picture especially because Anushka keeps her make-up very natural, keeps her outfit colours bold and has perfectly contrasted it to Virat’s jacket. Love the colours as well – they complement the skin tones perfectly.
Picking the right colours can be tricky, especially for couples. Take the time to think about the colours that complement your skin tone the best and then think about how best to match the colours that both of you will wear – instant insta fame awaits, not to mention loads of compliments from friends and family!
A splash of vibrant colour, tall dark men of valour,
A song for every emotion, fans with die-hard cinema devotion,
Where the hero reigns supreme, and dance numbers always work their way into the theme,
Where melodrama is the major component, but never ever a dull moment,
That’s BOLLYWOOD for you folks!
The Indian film industry has been appreciated world over for its dynamicity, versatility and undying magnetism. Not only that, Bollywood has been known to be a creative platform that not only gives a boost to existing style trends, but also inspires innovative and fresh fashion ideas. The industry has been around for a long time now, and has seen numerous fashion fads come and go, but the one fashion statement, older than Bollywood itself, which has stood strong throughout the years and still reigns as every woman’s favourite attire, is hands down, the Bollywood saree. Be it on screen or off screen, Bollywood divas have been rocking the garment for years now and have no intention of ceasing to do so for years to come.
Let’s have a look at some of the most talked about Bollywood sarees that have left an indelible mark on the minds of all fashion enthusiasts.
Sri Devi’s Saree in Mr. India.
The gorgeous Sridevi became a fashion icon overnight owing to her electric blue chiffon saree in the song ‘I Love You’. Bollywood sarees such as these are simple, yet have an undeniable impact on screen. While the song had the lead actors confessing their love to each other, the audience was busy falling in love with this divine piece of clothing!
Madhuri Dixit’s Saree in Hum Aapke Hain Koun.
Madhuri wasn’t the only one who stole hearts with this movie. The purple and golden ensemble that she donned for the song ‘Didi Tera Dewar Deewana’ made women all over the nation go gaga. The modern-day trend of the popular ‘Dori Blouse’ can also be traced back to this iconic Bollywood saree. Certainly, Bollywood sarees like this one are both contemporary and traditional and make a significant on-screen impact!
Aishwarya Rai’s Saree in Devdas
At a time when the Indian saree was being subjected to immense miscellany in regard to its styling, the film Devdas brought back the traditional vogue with this Blue Benarasi number. The modest silhouette of this Bollywood saree was more than compensated by elaborate embroidery work and conventional heavy jewellery. Bollywood sarees such as these truly reflect the unacknowledged glamour quotient of ancient India.
Sushmita Sen’s Saree in Main Hoon Na
Who says teachers can’t look sexy? Sushmita sure made teaching look like the most glamorous profession in the country, with her ultra-glam yet super casual saree clad look in the movie Main Hoon Na. So, for all those who think Bollywood sarees are only fit for evening wear, with the right choice of colours and subtle accessories, a saree could make you look like a million bucks even at your workplace, without looking out of place! I don’t know about you, but these stunning Bollywood sarees definitely stole my heart and I wanted to possess every design!
Priyanka Chopra’s Saree in Dostana
Truly representing the evolution of the Bollywood saree, Priyanka Chopra’s dazzling cream coloured sari in the movie Dostana, proved beyond doubt that the hottest girl in the world, surely is a ‘Desi Gal’. This was another ensemble I dreamt of adding to my Bollywood sarees collection, with its sheer aura of glam.
Bollywood meets Hollywood
The Bollywood saree is not only loved nationally, but has also received immense acclaim abroad, with many foreign damsels donning Bollywood sarees at various events.
Bringing Bollywood to your Wardrobe
So if you’re going for a party and want to be the centre of attention, nothing spells elegance and grace better than a Bollywood saree. What makes it such a favoured choice of outfit for any event, is the plethora of choices that it has to offer, right from the material of fabrication, to the style of draping. You can choose from a wide range of fabrics for Bollywood sarees, which include crepe, georgette, net, cotton and velvet to name a few. As for the styles, whether you go in for a Bollywood saree inspired by the 90’s or decide to sport a more contemporary saree look, with the right makeup and the right accessories, a Bollywood saree can make you look elegant, graceful, sophisticated and even hot all at once!
The real secret behind the saree being the most preferred choice of all Indian women, is that regardless of a woman’s physique, this outfit can look good on just about anyone. So, even if you’re a little over-weight or a bit too skinny, really short or way too tall, Bollywood sarees can make anyone look red-carpet ready.
Thanks to the renowned Indian fashion designers such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, Rocky S, Tarun Tahiliani and countless others, the Indian saree has not only been revived, but has also become a stunning fashion statement in the Indian fashion scenario. Be it a wedding reception, a religious get-together or even a work event, now you can forget your outfit related concern, and let your Bollywood saree make heads turn!
Autumn/winter blues often hit everyone’s wardrobe at some point and colour slowly goes out goes out the window, quickly replaced with practical coats and chunky jumpers. This can only mean one thing, time to bring out our favourite fuss free accessory; the scarf! These colourful and quirky styles by Khyati Sahni are perfect for this time of year and can be worn in a myriad of ways.
Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor has a desirable selection of scarves and mostly prefers to wear them casually on a day to day basis.
Most actresses prefer to adopt the scarf when traveling, like Gayatri Oberoi who has a preference for adopting them in a more feminine and quirky way, which is a perfect way to style Khyata Sahni’s unique collection.
Scarves are beautiful and a timeless piece of accessory. They are the most versatile of all items of clothes, and can add colour and style to any outfit. Colourful scarves make a big fashion statement and in my opinion can complete a whole outfit, without having to wearing an overload of accessories.
The trick to being trendy and also feminine and sophisticated is to wear your colourful scarves in imaginative ways. Be creative with your scarf and have fun trying out the many different ways to wear a Khyati Sahni scarf. There are many versatile ways to wear your scarf, you can wear it around your neck loosely knotted like Gayatri Oberoi, wear it as a headband with the ends loosely hanging over your front shoulder, tie one around the handle of your handbag, or wear a long scarf wrapped around your head in the style of a snood.
Add a burst of colour to your simple tee or make your simple cami-top look classy by simply incorporating a Khyati Sahni piece. Also to add a splash of colour to your conservative or plain boring suit, add one of the more stand-out colourful scarves that will most definitely transform your outfit.