Your capsule guide to dressing for the bridal brigade

by Drishti Mistry

If you’re a bridesmaids-to-be, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for what’s to follow! When the bridal season is around the corner, all anyone can ever talk about is the bride. But we believe that the bridesmaids are the bookends that keep the bride together and so they deserve some attention too. Playing bridesmaids to your best friend is no easy feat with so many responsibilities resting on your shoulders, so we’ve got you covered for all the curveballs that weddings throw your way!

Bridal Shower

Marking the beginning of the bridal affair, this event demands for an easy, fun and feminine silhouette. Bearing that in mind, this practical yet gorgeous gown by Swatee Singh is your best bet. The minimal trims and clean design leave scope for you to accessorize it to your liking.

Ring Ceremony

The mood of this ceremony very much resembles the cocktail minus the heavily embellished outfits. To follow suit, this edgy floral saree by Payal Singhal is the perfect lightweight and feminine silhouette you need for this function. Glam it up with some quirky jewellery to keep it modern and fresh.

Mehendi

Wearing green for mehendi isn’t a mandate but why not? This ensemble by Masaba strikes the perfect balance between sweet and sassy with an out-of-the-box silhouette and a mint and hot-pink juxtaposition.

Haldi

You know this one will get your hands in mess, so shorter the sleeves, the better! Go for this halter neck lehenga choli that ensures you look stylishly haldi-ready with its urbane silhouette and on-trend micro florals. Complete the look with a pair of statement earrings.

Cocktail Soirée

Nothing like some shimmer for when it’s time to shimmy with your bestie. Plumes and tassels on an outfit accentuate your dance moves while looking supremely chic – This saree by Ridhi Mehra is the best example. With a smokey eye and some shoulder dusting danglers, you’ll rock the soirée.

The Wedding

Pastels tones are the hottest trend this bridal season and powder blues even more. This prim lehenga by Amrita Thakur fits the memo with its tassel embellished blouse and embroidered lehenga. A statement cuff and matching ear candies are enough to lend some finishing touches.

Reception Party

This occasion finally calls for pieces in deeper hues like black, navy or maroon. Nikasha’s black and gold lehenga will get have you looking like a diva in a hot minute provided that you do your makeup to the T and accessorize it amply.

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