Bollywood Inspired Ethnic Looks You Got To Try In 2018
It’s time to groove and slay it in your best wardrobe! The scintillating season of weddings has just begun and with that begins your hunt for the best wedding outfits. Most of you may desire to be the best dressed at every event and that can lead to a mountain of confusion as to what to wear, which can drive you crazy! In India, Bollywood works as the ultimate fashion guide that deeply influences people’s choices of attire. So, taking Bollywood as an idol, we have curated some pretty outfits inspired from latest flicks that will help you get your wedding wardrobe sorted for this season, in 2018 and even beyond –
Padmavati- The Royal Magic
With the impressive musical tracks playing all over television and internet, Deepika has already cast her Padmavati magic spell everywhere. Her heavy lehenga cholis, intricately embellished with zardosi work, gota pattis and scintillating stones – in songs like Ghoomar – have the audience drooling. It’s undeniable that Deepika gracefully carries off her role as the heroic Rajput queen, but what has really caught on the fancy of viewers is her styling in the film. Taking cue from her regal looks, you can create your own magic by opting for a red or maroon lehenga for an upcoming wedding function. As a bride, heavy kundan jewellery will add a perfect royal touch while as a bridesmaid, a pair of heavy golden danglers and a heavy kada would be apt for the occasion!
And, it’s okay, if you don’t wish to go all red and scarlet. You can choose a relatively subtler and modish base – like the one shown in the image above.
The Bareily Bling
Kriti Sanon played the eponymous role of the peppy Bareily girl in 2017’s hit romantic-comedy Bareilly ki Barfi. While there was not a lot of grandeur to movie’s credit – but surely the everyday stylish Indian-wear did get a boost with the movie.
The well appreciated movie revived the trend of colouful patiala suits. Every Indian wedding has an array of pre-wedding functions like mehendi, Ganesh puja, haldi and a lot of rituals that involve dancing and socializing. To liven up your wardrobe, chuck those regular salwar suits and churidars and play-it-up in a vivacious Patiala suit. Also add colorful danglers and a few bangles to get that happening North-Indian look. Dance to the tunes of Bhangra and Bareily ki Barfi’s wedding songs – and cast a spell of wedding magic. An all-time favorite in this closet segment is the auspicious and vibrant Mustard yellow!
Glam up for your Veere Di Wedding
Be a smart bridesmaid and a show-stopping baraati at every wedding! Take some style-tips from leading Bollywood divas Sonam Kapoor and Kareena who know how to win the style game with their impeccable looks and ensembles. Most of their lehengas are to die for – aren’t they? Pick up a trendy blouse with ruffles, cold-shoulder or bell-sleeves and a lehenga with effervescent hues to match the brightness of the occasion!
Weddings, celebrations and Mubarakaan!
The petite Athiya Shetty and gorgeous Illeana De’cruz added playful ethnic glamour with their sophisticated flared lehenga sets in Mubarakan. For pre-wedding functions like ring ceremony or the wedding reception, choose subtle hues like beige, peach, grey and lavender with sequins and diamonds and light up the evening. Keep the whole look youthful and light with appropriate accessories and make-up. Style your outfit with stone jewelry for that extra dazzle!
Slay it like Sulu
Glamorizing the Indian saree on-screen and in real life, Vidya Balan carries off her drapes with utmost elegance. She is one lady who never fails to mesmerize the audience, whether decked up in a silk drape like in Parineeta or styled-up in a simple printed drape as Sulu. So ladies, flaunt your sarees with confidence, for this attire will never go out of fashion!
Slay it like Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya
Okay, let’s make an exception and take this movie that released early in 2017 – because there surely are many wedding dressing and ethnic styling lessons, you can take from this colorful fun film. Whether it’s the youngish, frothy vibe or the multi-hued lehengas sported by Alia Bhatt – Badrinath’s cute Dulhaniya or the foot-tapping wedding-ready dance numbers – there is just so much you can borrow – in terms of style lessons – from this movie. For example, the now much-in-vogue cold shoulder trend caught on big after this flick. And, how we love it!
Dressing up for weddings should be fun and that happens when your total wardrobe is sorted before-hand. Plan not just your outfits but also your jewellery, bags and shoes to avoid last minute chaos and remember, if you get stuck up with styling, Bollywood will always guide your way!