Who doesn’t love weddings? Be it a friend or a loved one in the family, weddings are much awaited celebrations. And if it’s the fun Mehendi ceremony, it is a perfect chance to show off your newly acquired traditional wear and dazzle the crowd with your sense of style. But then again, we all know that that isn’t easy. Choosing the right outfit for a close friend/relative’s Mehendi ceremony is tricky and often filled with paranoia. No worries, ladies & gentlemen; we are here to give you a few styling tips that are sure to help you pick the right outfit for that pre-wedding gala!
Keep it trendy: Contemporary and on trend, that’s what you want that outfit to be. Choose from fun capes, crop tops and Lehengas in happy and bright shades. Pick something that gives you the mobility to dance around, as these events are full of music, dance and pomp. Gentlemen, you can choose from light linen to silk kurtas that are breezy and come in stylish hues. Don’t forget comfy Kolhapuris and Juttis to go with these.
Play with prints: Quirky floral and traditional prints and patterns in women & men wear is a big hit this wedding season. Don these beauties in the season’s hot hues and accessorize them in contracting shades to stand out in the crowd. Keep it fun and flirty as Mehendi is all about having fun with your family & friends. You can also choose off-beat prints like conversational and geometric along with the Indian motifs of Bandhani, Ikat or Phulkari.
Have fun with flowy silhouettes: Maxi ethnic dresses, fusion gowns and long breezy capes are yet another style hit at this pre-wedding ceremony. These are sure to bring out the crazy and fun side of you. Flowy kurtas with Nehru jackets and dhoti pants is a good choice for men as well. Not only are they comfortable but also playful and fashionable. Choose the outfit in one colour or in shades of the same colour to create a beautiful colour illusion.
Dance with the hues: Select shades that are bright, happy and bubbly but not too loud or jarring. It could be one shade or contracting shades; if you want to get experimental, then we recommend trying multi-hued outfits with all key separates in different shades. This applies for men & women both. You can play beautifully with hues in a Mehendi ceremony as colours, dance and music is the essence of this pre-wedding function.
Ace it with accessories: Be it statement neck-pieces, dangling Chandbalis or Mang Tikkas, no Indian ensemble is ever complete without matching accessories. Men can take their style up a notch with Moti Malas and Brooches. Don’t be hesitant to get adventurous and try contrasting accessories and footwear. Wear footwear that is comfortable for you to dance in because you know that IS going to happen! Choose pretty coloured Juttis, Kolhapuris or ethnic sandals.
Ladies & gentlemen, one last tip! Don’t forget to have fun in these beautiful ensembles. You can select from a myriad of ethnic & fusion wear that are just perfect for that close friend/cousin’s wedding! Choose from Central’s wide wedding collection at a store near you.