An absolutely perfect wedding lehenga is the most important and yet the most difficult choice of dress for a girl to ever make. The color, the style, the designer and the work, all of it needs to be properly researched and thought about to come up to a final conclusion. The bridal lehenga choli is something that one remembers all their lives. Even though you might get to wear it not a number of times after your own wedding yet it always stays with you in the pictures and your memories. One desires everybody in the gathering to be awestruck by the beauty of the bride once she enters and her bridal designer lehenga plays quite an important role in that.
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As the times have changed today, Red is not the sole color of a lehenga for the bride. The past few years have witnessed quite a lot of experiments with colors in designer bridal lehengas. Depending on the personal choices, time and the kind of wedding, colors like beige, fuscia pink, champagne etc. have been opted by the brides for a traditional yet contemporary look. However, one color that has been this wedding season is none other than Golden. This color has been ruling the wedding industry for quite some time. Top brands like Sabhyasachi creations and Manish Malhotra have been adding golden colored heavy bridal lehengas in their wedding collections.
Aren’t we Indian women known for our love for gold? Gold for us is often associated with royalty and the color goes beautifully with the Indian skin. It is glamorous and makes you elegantly stand out in a bunch of people. It speaks volume of our Indian heritage, culture and our history. It signifies sophistication, royalty and luxury. Match your golden bridal lehenga choli with the correct accessories and you will end up looking like a Rajasthani or Mughal princess for your big fat Indian wedding.
Now isn’t that what every bride-to-be aims for? Such is the power of this color that you can set an unbeatable look for those around you to match up to. Another reason why gold has been so much in trend is that all the shades of this color go perfectly with various types of jewellery and any other color that you want to team it up with. So, all you have to do is choose a shade that complements your skin and more than half of your work is done. This one color can help you achieve any kind of look that you wish for on you special day. However, there are some things that you do need to keep in mind while choosing a golden Lehenga.
Embroidery and Work
Golden bridal lehenga looks beautiful with works like zari, zardozi, gota, aari, Swarovski crystal or fine thread embroidery. You can go for a multi layered lehenga with same colored embroidery and a darker shade at the hem. This will help in bringing a beautiful balance in the colors.
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You can choose the fabric and design of the lehenga as per your body type. For example if you have a petite body then fish cuts will definitely not do you good, go for more flowy fabrics and corset cholis to look fabulous on your D-day. Those who have a slim figure can easily show off their well sculpted curves and cuts in fabrics like silk or brocade with heavy embroideries or other works.
Colors to Pair up With
Golden is a warm and an adaptable color and just like every other color, golden too comes with some beautiful shades. It can go perfectly well with a number of colors making the outfit much more glamorous than it would have without gold.
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A simple golden lehenga in net fabric with the same colored dupatta can be teamed up with a beautiful bright n contrast colored choli or vice versa to give a classic yet modern appeal to the wedding attire. You can easily flaunt the abs you have been working on with a sexy cropped blouse.
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You can also choose to combine gold to some earthy colors. A designer bridal lehenga which is off white in color when paired with works or prints of gold gives such a sophisticated look that you only could have hoped to achieve in your wedding with any other combination.
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For those who wish to have the traditional red or maroon shade in their bridal lehenga and still want it to be different from the rest can choose the ones with beautiful antique gold works. This colors blends incredibly well with the various hues of red be it peach, pink, maroon, magenta etc.
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If you go for a lehenga with very heavy work then you must make sure to have a lighter choli. Too much work on both lehenga and choli will make you look like a golden trophy and definitely not a good one. When going with a color like golden one has to be very careful as sometimes even a little more can be too much. With this combination if you add in a contrast colored dupatta, again it should not be very heavy like the lehenga itself; it will make you feel no less than a diva.
A beautiful border to any dress has never been out of style and so is the case with our bridal lehenga collections. Adding a heavy border to a light lehenga can transform it to an absolutely different piece of clothing. It can be a darker shade of the same color or a contrasting one and watch it create wonders with your golden bridal lehenga.
What to pair with your lehenga
The right kind of jewelry is another very important thing for any bride. Once you have decided your dress according to your skin tone, body type and wedding theme you need to figure out the kind of ornaments that would work in tandem with your attire and will give you a perfect angel like look. Attractive neck pieces, ear rings, maang tikas or bendis, nath, chudis, rings etc. are all essential for an Indian bride.
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For a golden lehenga with a very heavy work the brides should be opting for kundan or stones jewelry. If the blouse of your lehenga comes with a deep neck you can flaunt heavy neck pieces to have a more regal look. Emeralds with diamonds make a great choice to be worn with a golden designer bridal lehenga.
If your lehenga has stark contrasting colors then gold jewelry will give you a very elegant look. Gold which is considered super auspicious in the Indian weddings is often most favored by the brides in terms of jewelry, especially when it comes to the nose ring or nath which is a vital part of the entire wedding attire.
Engraved and Jadau jewelry with gems like emerald and rubies have also been loved by brides to attain a stunning look on the most important day of their lives. It is such kind of jewelry that will get all the heads turned towards the bride in absolute awe.
The correct accessories are also necessary to raise the glamour quotient of a bride and luckily figuring out the right kind of accessories to go with your bridal lehenga is not a very difficult task. Golden heels will look sizzling on your feet when you wear them with your gorgeous golden lehenga, you can also choose a contrast color, if your lehenga has one. You can also wear a kamar-bandh and baju-bandh and then add a sexy golden clutch or a contrasting potli to complete your look. If you are going for a minimal jewelry look then you can also add a headband that suits your face. Headbands are quite in trend and are also very chic. Other hair accessories like golden flowers and beads can be used to further enhance the beauty of the bun.
Gone are the days of heavy bridal make-up with glitter spread over your face, brides today go for more of a minimalistic look. Something like a copper based make-up will bring the focus on to your eyes and cheeks. If you wish to have a more dramatic look then smokey eyes and long lashes would do the job. Do not overdo your make-up and make sure not to turn yourself into a multi-colored doll by adding numerous colors on your face. Since golden today has become the new red for the brides-to-be, designers and stylists have been emphasizing more on minimalistic looks to bring out the subtle and classy enchantress in you.