Elegant Colour Palettes For The Indian Bride – Part 2

Why follow tradition when you can make a priceless fashion statement by going with a more unconventional choice of colour or pattern? In the second part our article on bridal colour palettes for Indian brides, we look at 3 offbeat choices for a modern bride:



Green: The colour green symbolises fertility and that is why brides particularly in the state of Maharashtra can often be spotted wearing green and gold or green and red  silk sarees on their special day. The colour green is available in so many shades and when paired with brighter hues like pink or purple, the result can make any bride look stunning. Indian brides with a fair complexion can carry off bright shades like neons whereas those with a dusky complexion will look radiant in sober shades like olive green or leaf green. This colour works well for both day time and night time functions.





Mix n Match: Indian brides undoubtedly have an eye for bright colour combinations and there are over a hundred such colour combinations that work beautifully for Indian complexions. Grey is a shade that is often overlooked for weddings but when paired with purple or magenta, the result is a sure-fire stunner. Black works well with many other bride shades especially for night time functions and if you are keen to add extra glamour to your saree or lehenga, then opt for a full self-coloured embellished piece. But remember – if you choose to go with Indian wear that is heavily embroidered, it is best to keep your wedding jewellery simple.


Patterns: Wedding sarees with heavy patterns on the body are a favourite with South Indian brides in particular. These days, sarees which have a combination of at least 3 colours seem to be a hot favourite with Indian brides. Needless to say, when an Indian bride wears a saree that has two different colours on the pleats and on the body along with a contrast blouse, it does make a very striking picture indeed. Large patterns are more appealing on shorter brides whereas smaller patterns suit Indian brides who are taller or who are plus sized.

One of the best ways to find the right wedding saree to wear on your special day is to try on a few designs and colours you like, in person. Always take along one or two friends or family members who can give you an unbiased opinion on how you look in a saree or lehenga trial.

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Sanjana George
A bookworm with a hopeless addiction to online shopping, her dream date is William Shakespeare. In between reading & freelance writing, she also has her little business venture on the side. Drop by at www.weddingsonline.in to read more of her wedding articles.
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