All Indian brides LOVE red, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Red is definitely a wonderful and rich colour. Plus it’s traditional to wear red on your big day. But that doesn’t mean you have to use the cliched tones, cuts and embellishments to wear it on your wedding. There are a lot of ways to include it rather than going down the beaten path. So ladies, here are 10 unique ways to wear your red bridal outfit!
1. Add accents of it!
Image: Cupcake Productions on InstagramIf you want a little bit of red in your wedding ensemble, but don’t want it in its entirety, this is the way to go. Just add a panel of red in your lehenga that’s in a different colour. It will bring a bridal touch you’re looking for without going overboard!
2. Opt for a red chunni
Image: Wedding Nama on InstagramThis one’s a really clever way to add red to your wedding ensemble. Just go for a traditional red chunni. Mix and match it with the colours of your lehenga because red goes well with most colours! Some shades that you can consider mixing with red are orange, pink, yellow, gold, beige, blue and green.
3. Bright red chudas
Image: The Cheese Cake Project on InstagramWhy not?! Red chudas are traditional, classic and will go with your ensemble no matter which colour it is. Instead of choosing pink or maroon chudas, opt for traditional, pop coloured red ones! This way, you have that bridal touch with just a tiny trick!
4. Add a touch of red in your makeup
Image: Cupcake Productions on InstagramA beautiful, round red bindi and a few swipes of that perfect red lipstick! Just the thought of it feels gorgeous, no? Well, surely! Instead of being clad in red head to toe, add red accents in your makeup. You could even have a light ,reddish tone in your eyeshadow. It will look amazing!
5. Roses… Red roses!
Image: Cupcake Productions on InstagramPretty red roses in your hair, instead of opting for the usual gajra with mogra flowers is a really clever way to add red to your wedding day outfit. It will make your hairdo stand out and at the same time, you get to add that red touch to your bridal look!
6. A bright red blouse!
Image: Cupcake Productions on InstagramOpting out of wearing a red saree or a red lehenga? Just add a red blouse instead. The bright colour can perk up the other separates and give it a new, blingy lease of life, really! If you’re planning to wear a simple saree in white, beige, green, golden or any other colour for that matter, an embroidered, embellished red blouse can take your wedding style up by a few notches!
7. Add red accents to your jewellery
Image: Gautam Khullar Photography on InstagramDon’t like red but still want to have some bits of it in your wedding day look? Well, fret not! Add it in your jewellery. You might be wearing kundan or polki, pick a stunning design that includes a red stone here and there. Rubies, garnets or even red quartz - you can get these customized and put into a minimal yet classic red touch!
8. Go for a different shade of red!
Image: Morvi Images on InstagramYou can tone down the effect of that blingy red by going for an outfit that has other colours in it in more or less, the same quantity. Think of adding a muted dupatta, perhaps a little maroon or marsala or even picking a strikingly different coloured thread for embroidery. Trust us, it all makes a great difference.
9. Mix it with other bright colours!
Image: Morvi Images on InstagramRed is a great colour to mix with, try combining another bright, fun colour to it to make the cliche red work in a fun, quirky way. You can do this by experimenting with the silhouette of your outfit, and if not, even by adding hues like oranges, pinks and neon colours together.
10. Get red with the footwear
Image: Sabyasachi Official on InstagramNo wedding outfit is complete without a pair of glamorous, shoes. A pair of rich, Indian, red heels will only add to your wedding vogue! Embroidered with beautiful and intricate designs that can even be customized to match your outfit. How pretty!