The “Wedding Season” in India is no longer restricted to the second half of the year. Spring and Summer weddings are all the rage and you know what that means – a brand new wardrobe dilemma! So, in case your best friend’s nuptials are around the corner and you’re not sure what to wear, I’ve got you covered with the ensemble I’m sharing with you today.
Fawn, mint and salmon are the quintessential spring hues! Combined together, the pastels create a dreamy duo, which is apt for a romantic Spring/Summer wedding.
Cutting back on embellishments and opting for a lighter lehenga is a great idea, as you don’t want to get too uncomfortable or sweaty. Now you can’t turn to heavy velvets and silks, especially if the wedding or any related functions are taking place in the daytime or outdoors. The best fabrics to wear in the summer include chiffon, linen, georgette, lightweight silks, and fine cottons. Also, a net dupatta is ideal!
If you’re donning a heavily embroidered lehenga, keep the accessories to a minimum. If not, bring out the big guns and jazz up your outfit; it’s an Indian wedding, after all! I accessorized this look with 3 small silver bindis arranged vertically and heavy statement silver earrings, with pink and blue gemstones. You can opt for a maang-tikka if you like; just make sure it’s simple (so it doesn’t cause any perspiration and ruin your makeup) and complements the rest of your jewellery.
I also wore a few silver bangles on one hand and avoided a necklace, as the blouse had a high-neck and my earrings were flashy enough all on their own. If you’re wearing something with shorter sleeves (which would be better, considering the weather) feel free to flaunt assorted bangles and bracelets on both hands. You can add on a timepiece too!
Coming to the makeup, it’s important you include sunscreen in your beauty routine if it’s a daytime function. It could be an SPF moisturizer, foundation, BB cream – anything at all. I normally moisturize my face with an SPF cream and then apply foundation.
Go soft on the makeup – avoid matte, instead befriend the dewy, summer glow. I would recommend nude shades for your eyeshadow; even if you wish to use darker shades with glitter, try and keep them in the neutral zone, for example, beige or grey. Be generous with the mascara because it will make you look bright and awake! Try shades ranging from warm apricots and caramels to soft pinks and peaches for your blush and lipstick. Again, try and stay away from matte and go glossy with your lips. Oh and don’t forget the SPF for your body!
Finally, remember to grab your shades before you step out. It doesn’t hurt that they add that extra dose of oomph to your overall look, while serving their intended purpose!
Before I forget, choose comfortable shoes! Flats are, obviously, the best, but if you absolutely must wear heels, wedges are the way to go. My white pumps are peeking from underneath the lehenga, however I really wouldn’t recommend them if there’s a lot of running around to do. If you want to carry a bag, stick to something small like a potli or clutch.
Lehenga-Choli – Sourced from Bubber Couture
Jewellery – Silver Plaza
Sunglasses – Aldo
Pump Heels – Steve Madden