Bollywood loves to dress up on and off the screen for the special day of Karva Chauth, and taking your style cues from the lovely ladies is a good idea.
Once the wedding ceremonies have finally ceased and the honeymoon period, too, has come to an end, the only thing that excites (and also makes you nervous) is your first Karwa Chauth. If the thought of going without water and food for the entire day wasn’t enough, there is also the pressure of looking your best on the auspicious occasion. So, here are 10 tips which will make your Karwa Chauth something that you will always remember, and so will your hubby!
From minimal makeup to high skirts, this Karwa Chauth calls for subtle, sexy and special style. Take the unconventional route like Shilpa Shetty, Tisca Chopra, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu!
Recycle the bridal sari: The wedding or reception sari was not bought just for a day. Indeed, wearing your sari will be a bright idea but if it's OTT, leave it.
Subtle makeup: Since your outfit will probably be colorful and heavy, the makeup should be on the lighter side.
Bright lips: If you want a stand-out effect yet want to keep it minimal, try brighter lips. Bright lips can instantly add glam to your look.
Gown or high skirt - Trends have changed over the years and the modern bride is embracing all of them in style. If you too wish to move past the lehenga and sari, this is the time. Gowns and high-waist skirts are in vogue and present a wonderful option for dressing up.
Mind the glitter - If you are one of those ladies who believe that glitter and bling is the essence of life and festive dressing, think again. For the first ever Karva Chauth, explore the elegance and grace of a no-bling outfit. Try dark hues or neutral shades.
Malaika Arora with her girl gang
No matching-matching - Perhaps, your mother-in-law will insist you wear an all-red ensemble with matching bangles and makeup. Well, we know you already have to adjust a lot but adjusting here isn't necessary. Tell all your gal pals to wear two-toned outfits and light colours.
Soha Ali Khan
Suit up - Here's another example of a minimal outfit with one bright colour. And what's the best part? A suit is easy to carry off on a day you need a low maintenance attire.
Freshen up the sari - If you are planning to wear a sari, step aside from the crowd and try something truly new and refreshing. There are several ways of draping the sari. If that is not enough, double up your shirts, crop tops or tube tops as blouses.
Go easy on the jewellery - We know that this is your first Karva Chauth, but going over the top is not cool either. Your love for jewellery may say otherwise, but try to balance it with your outfit. Too much jewellery will spoil your look completely and also make you uncomfortable and irritable all day. Try wearing a bindi, a few bangles and statement earrings if you must.