1. The Sexy Back Blouse
First and foremost! Sure, traditional blouses look great for the wedding, but what you must have for afterwards is a gorgeous and sexy blouse! These are perfect for dazzling everyone around - and isn’t that what a new bride is suppose to do anyway?
POPxo Recommends: Ranjna V-Neck Women's Blouse
(Rs 4,575), Red Mirror And Beads Embroidered Bikini Blouse
2. Clutches That Stand Out
You’re not gonna have any pockets to stuff your cash and keys in when you’re decked up in ethnic wear, right? So you have to have a clutch for this! And especially if it makes as awesome a statement as these ones! Trust us, people WILL stare. And compliment! (AND you can use them every day too, once the “new bride” phase is over.)
POPxo Recommends: Sparkle Street Multi Metal Clutch
(Rs 1,155), FOREVER NEW Embellished Clutch
3. The Simple But Stunning Sari Gown
Wearing a sari at all those special occasions after the wedding can get a bit tiresome - so many yards to handle, after all! So give your look a twist with an awesome and totally contemporary sari gown. Since it’s all stitched, you don’t have to worry about dealing with a sari for hours - and you make an ethnic-inspired yet super-glam fashion statement at the same time!
POPxo Recommends: Viva N Diva Pink Color Satin Georgette Gown
(Rs 4,795), Wishful By W A-Line Salwar Suit
4. Fancy Blazers For The Win
Sure, we sometimes get carried away and end up wearing halter blouses in December, but doing that every day is really going to cost you! So dressy blazers are exactly what you need to throw on over your all you sexy outfits! After all, can’t keep stealing your husband’s jacket all the time, right?! (Psst! And they’re going to look SO amazing for those work events too!)
POPxo Recommends: Divaat Black Printed Winter Jacket
(Rs 2,380), Oxolloxo Blue Printed Winter Jacket
5. The Fab Bag You NEED
Now, clutches aren’t going to get you through those post-shaadi all-day affairs with your “new family”, right? So what you need is an awesome big bag - which you can totes sneak into the office too! Keep it elegant and totally multi-purpose!
POPxo Recommends: Kate Colour Block Bag
(Rs 3,800), Dorothy Perkins Bronze Tote Bag
6. Chic & Comfy Ethnic Flats
Heels are all great for adding those inches, but if you are a modern girl who’s on her feet all day long, you need to get some stunning flats to go with your Indian wear - and can add a dash of fusion when it comes to the regular jeans-and-tee routine too! Also, they’re SO comfortable!
POPxo Recommends: Rinaldi Pret Women's Beaded Ballet Flats
(Rs 1,430), Pimento (by Malaga) Women's Beaded Slippers
7. The Gorgeous Stole
Functions are all well and good, until it’s 11 at night and all you want is to be cuddled up in your blanket. What will save your night is a gorgeous stole that won’t take away the shine from your outfit at all! And which you can totally use to jazz up your everyday outfits too!.
POPxo Recommends: Silk Mulberry Shibori Flower Stole
(Rs 1,590), Cotton Ikat Woven Net Jaal Mayur Stole
8. Watch It, Always
While the jewellery gets bought in abundance, many people forget the functional accessories that are so necessary! Yes, we mean a watch! While leather straps are definitely easier to take care of, you might want to opt for a delicate metal one as it will work with both Indian wear and Western formals in perfect harmony.
POPxo Recommends: Titan Raga Watch
(Rs 8,995), Titan Raga Watch
9. Totally Sexy Lingerie
You can’t have enough sexy lingerie, especially not when you’re about to get married! But don’t pick up something super-exotic, though - you’re only going to curse yourself when there is lace in weird places. Opt for classic styles in lace, or a strappy style to add more edge.
POPxo Recommends: Lady Love Women's Lingerie Set
(Rs 495), Clovia Casual Lingerie Set
10. The Resting Robe
A robe to throw over your home clothes doesn’t have to be just functional! Why not pick up a super-pretty one, we say? Such a comfortable yet effortless way to look sexy!
POPxo Recommends: NOBLE FAITH Fringe Detailed Kimono As Seen On Anushka Sharma
(Rs 2,299), KOOVS Drawstring Maxi Kimono
11. The Work To Fancy Dinner Suit
The dinner invites after the wedding are just endless, and every new bride can agree with that! While fitting them into your schedule is something you can handle, finding time to change after work is sometimes not so easy. A salwar kameez that works brilliantly at both places is exactly what you need for those times!
POPxo Recommends: Dark Green Designer Anarkali Suit
(Rs 698), Clcikedia Women Brasso And Net Beautiful Long Anarkali Suit
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The modern-day bridal trousseau has evolved - just like the Indian bride has. And there are some things that need to go into it that the modern bride just can’t survive without! So leave the idea of 31 saris and suits behind, and let’s get down to the stuff you really should be packing!