Puja Saha asked
Hello Shilpa Ma’am, My marriage is in January, Me and My Fiancé are of same height 5″2′, so as a guy he falls into the short height category and me as a girl, I fall into an average to tall height category. We are having a typical Bengali wedding, so there is not much of scope for any chances in our outfits, he will be wearing Dhoti and kurta and me Banarasi saree. And for reception, I will be wearing Lehanga and his outfit is not yet decided but something in
indo-western like Prince Coat and Fitted Trouser. So If you could guide us with what kind of lehanga should I wear like the border and motives and what should he wear so that we compliment each other and I don’t look taller than him. And also what kind of banarasi saree should I buy and how should I drape it so that I don’t look taller.
And also if you can guide us with colours of our outfit,as I have a dusky complexion and he is fair. Thank you.
Anusha Jain answered
Congratulations and happy married life in advance. 🙂
For the reception, a lehenga is a good option. If you don’t want the usual lehenga choli option, then go for pre-draped dupatta with lehenga which will set your hands-free from adjusting it. Also, according to our trend analysis, this is one of the best and #1 lehenga trends for 2018-19.
If you want to make the look simple yet fashionable, try peplum choli or high low kurta that can be paired with lehengas. They look unique, elegant and are also easy to carry off.
Earlier, dark colors were known as the wedding colors but designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee have introduced soft pastels in bridal wear too. Go for colors like petal pink, powder blue, pale peach and light mint-green.
If you’re worried that pastel colors may not look good in photographs, then opt for amber, shades of green and yellow. Since you have a dusky skin tone, warm tones will look the best on you.
If the border of the dupatta is broad, pleat it in such a way that only the border appears and pin it one-sided on the choli. You can also try the U-shaped draping in which the border and the motifs can be seen.
Reception Outfit Ideas for Groom
For your man, you can go for quilted sherwani that is currently ruling men’s ethnic fashion. Other options include floral printed bandi paired with cigarette trousers and embroidered Nehru jacket paired with salwar.
If you are going for an Indo-western styled lehenga, then for the groom opt for embroidered bandhgala, Indian suit or a printed jacket. So that the two of you complement each other.
Banarasi Saree Ideas
Banarasi sarees are perfect for weddings! These sarees come in different budgets and so it important to fix your budget and then get the best one in that range.
Floral designed, zari work with gold and big motifs are a few options to look for when opting for Banarasi saree. Choose one with light work and not so bold color, in which way it can help you look not so tall.
You can bring the tradition factor in the wedding by going by the typical Bengali style draping. If you’re looking to try something innovative, then go for dhoti style or neck wrap style.
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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