Always wondered whether you could get away without a smatter of sequin on your big day but thought it was impossible? Indians and their obsession for bling will probably never go away. But if you’re not one of those who loves to lather in glitter, then your personal choice is pivotal. While you might think you’re short of options, but wait till you find out the ideas we have found for you.
(L-R): Lola by SumanB @Perniaspopupshop.com; Ridhima Bhasin @Perniaspopupshop.com
Wear a Royal Color: What do you do when you don’t want your outfits to have stones studded to them? Choose a colour that will uplift your natural complexion and look right out of a fairy tale. Rich colours such as teal blue, turqouise green, mustard yellow, pastel green or pink for a day function to give your outfit a rich feel. The reason for picking such a colour is that it naturally compensates for the loss of the shimmer. The colors reflect light and will help you stand out of the crowd.
Accessoring is Key: When your outfit has little or no bling, the best way to highlight yourself is by accessorising cleverly. This doesn’t really mean you need to wrap yourself with layers of gold jewellery, but you clever jewellery, and statement minaduiere can get you through looking beautiful.
(L-R): Ayinat by Taniya O'Connor @Perniaspopupshop.com; Raw Mango @Ogaan.com
Choosing the Right Fabric: Choosing the right fabric is also crucial. Every fabric has the power to make or break an outfit. A long princess gown in cotton will definitely kill the entire ensemble no matter what. If you want to keep a low tone, choose a fabric that has a natural sheen to it. You can opt for satin gowns, crepe, or even linen mixed with other fabrics or even light chiffons. Steer cleer of anything that’s heavy and will weigh your outfit down.
(L-R): Studio Petticoat @Ogaan.com; SVA Couture @exclusively.in
Try New Styles: Don’t stick to the regular saree or lehenga- skirt because it may be a little difficult to carry these looks without bling. Opt for riskier styles like dhoti pants, a semi stitched saree, subtle gowns, or even crop tops with pallazo pants. Experimenting is the only way you will look different, keep trying!