So you’ve found Mr. Right and are all set to tie the knot. Congratulations! We all know that there’s no season like the Indian wedding season and there’s no way one can avoid all the drama and craziness it brings along. Amidst all the spirits being high & hopes being fresh, there’s also a lot of shopping involved.
We list up the essentials for a bride’s much-loved trousseau that will be required for creating, enhancing or complementing the newly-wed bridal look.
Jewellery has always been THE most important thing of adornment for the Indian bride and we’ll tell you why. Your jewellery pieces are heirloom that will be handed down through generations. So it’s wiser to opt for classic jewelry…and gold is really where the true value lies. What you buy as a part of your wedding jewellery trousseau is what you WILL use all your life. Make sure you include white gold/platinum as much as yellow gold. We give a heads-up to an eclectic assortment of solitaire earrings, a sophisticated pearl set, pretty gold & diamond bangles & a few earrings that are in line with the prevalent fashion statement. They’ll act as a dramatic finishing touch without overwhelming your outfit or the people around you.
2. Right outfit for every occasion
Did we just hear there is no such thing as too many clothes? Oh then we are nodding our heads in agreement! Packing your trousseau calls for all those outfits you would need for the tons of traditional functions & semi-formal dos that you’d be expected to attend. The idea is to project elegance & poise and look pretty darn perfect as a newly married. Then there are cocktail parties & dinner get-togethers that demand more of fusion outfits & high-impact evening gowns. Again, it’s always so much fun to wear a modern look and amp up the evening glamour.
We all got to put our best foot forward. While trousseau shopping, you certainly need to pick up dramatic and glamour-fueled heels, something that would lift your spirits as well as your feet off the ground. But why save the statement just for special occasions when you deserve to feel extraordinary every day? And so it’s equally important to pack traditional juttis, blingy flats & slip-ons. They are infinitely wearable regardless of trends. Neutral shade pumps & wedges are a must to go with western clothing. You need to complement your outfit with the right kind of footwear that guarantees to increase your fashion credentials & draw the eye(s). Win-win!
As a newly-wed, it’s a great idea to carry a bag that is part clutch, part ornament. They look ladylike & elegant with striking embellishments or handcrafted embroidery and keep things interesting. It’s a good idea to invest in the basic colors – golden, silver & black. Potli bags too look stunning with a traditional outfit. You can play with different hues ranging from vibrant to softer pastel shades. Clutches have the power to give you an instant fashion-forward edge.
Accessories shopping is one of life’s most enjoyable pastimes. However you need to pick up the right accessories to enhance your look further. Striking & complementing accessories can add a chic & trendy layer to your look. If you are always busy (who isn’t?), then you need a bag that blends stylish simplicity with practicality, and are big enough to stash everything from your makeup bag to your laptop. You’ll wonder what you did without one! Include ethnic bangles in different colors to match with the variety of attires. Pack hair accessories that give you a casual charm & elevate your personal style. Also, when it’s about your wedding trousseau, it’s not just what it contains; rather how it’s presented especially when you know you would have neighborhood aunties visiting to see what all you’ve got. Pick up hand painted chic trunks (by Casa Pop) that are sure to add a traditional touch to your trousseau and showcase your charisma to people who are yet to know more about you.
6. Stoles, scarves & dupattas
Investing in a range of printed, silky, cotton, embroidered, fancy stoles, scarves and dupattas will prove to be a good idea as they will provide endless options of perking up your attire. Scarves have been elevated from street-style hit to haute fashion hero this season. Don’t you love it when you can update your look instantly with minimal effort?
7. Home Linen
Your bedroom should be your haven – a place to unwind & re-energize. Sleeping aside, good bed linen sets the mood for cozy mornings in bed, catching up on Netflix & late night whispering about dreams for the future. Your bedding style reflects your taste & personality. It is super important to know the basic theme of your would be bedroom in order for you to purchase the right kind of bed linen. You can spruce up the look of your dwelling with crisp graphic prints, romantic floral prints in vibrant hues or richly textured tapestry – create an atmosphere that is warm & snug.
Stock up your vanity box with your favorite make-up items, from eye-liner, mascara, foundation, concealer, eye-shadow, nail paints to lipsticks that suit your skin type & complexion. Make sure it’s an assorted mix of bright as well as neutral shades to go with traditional & party as well as casual outfits. However, it’s important to remember that most of the make-up products have a short shelf life so refrain from buying too much make-up. You can always buy more if you run short of your stock.
9. Lingerie & Nightwear
Fancy lingerie & delicate negligees occupy a special place in a bride’s trousseau. As a newly-wed, you want to dress up gorgeous inside out. You can be experimental & racy with the lacy brassieres & satin panties. However, comfort is all that matters at the end of the day. Don’t forget to carry breathe-easy cotton night suits, shorts & basic shirts. Packing a good mix of comfy & sensuous lingerie & sleepwear is a great idea.
Perfume is a major component of style for many women. Picking up your fragrance is like finding the right foundation shade for your skin. Perfumes make us happy, elevate our mood & help us express our individuality. You can change the way you smell to match the mood or occasion. We totally love J’adore Eau De Parfum & Jour D’Hermes Absolu for its exceptionally sensuous & long lasting fragrance.