The Bride’s Ultimate Guide To ‘What To Pack For My Trousseau?’
Getting married and moving into a new phase of your life? Well, you’ve got a good amount of packing to do! Besides your western wear, you’d also require a variety of outfits for all those post wedding functions. From family get-togethers to pujas to dinner invites to various other social occasions, there’ll be a lot going on during your first year as a newlywed. So, to make things easier for you, we’ve listed 10 outfits to pack in your trousseau.
1. Heavy Duty Kurta Sets!
As a new bride, you’ll need a couple of dressy kurta sets to wear during all those first year functions, festivals and anywhere else that you might be invited. This peach gota patti kurta with cutwork palazzos is ideal for a newlywed. It’s looks rich and extremely elegant. There isn’t any set number on how many heavy suits you must buy but 4 to 5 sets are ideal.
POPxo Recommends: Peach Gota Patti Work Kurta With Palazzos (Rs 11,340)
2. Sparkly Sarees, Of Course!
If you love sarees, you’ll now get a lot of opportunities to wear them! But make sure you buy different types of sarees. From heavily embroidered and embellished ones to graceful silks and printed chiffons. Also, buy one or two heavier ones for the Karva Chauth and Teej festivals. You can choose from bandhej, zari and heavy silks too. Around 6 to 7 sarees are perfect for your trousseau. We love this ombre shaded saree as it is bright and has the right amount of sparkle.
POPxo Recommended: Green Shaded Cutdana Embroidery Georgette Saree (Rs 9,540)
3. A Variety Of Dupattas Go A Long Way!
Dupattas are outfit saviours and you’ve got to have a few different types. From phulkari to brocades, tie and dye to printed chanderis. All you need to do is get some simple kurtas to match these. Experiment with contrasting colours to brighten up your look or go for the subtle ones to match a dressy kurta. About 3 to 4 amazing dupattas will sort you out in so many ways! You can also choose exquisite ones like this yellow banarasi silk dupatta. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
POPxo Recommends: Fabindia Yellow Banarasi Pan Booti Dupatta (Rs 5,990)
4. Readymade Blouses Are A Must!
We all have that classic gold or silver blouse that we match with our mom’s sarees. It’s now time to add some more colours and styles to this blouse collection of yours. From stylish boat necks with embroidery to interesting brocade ones, invest in 5 to 6 blouses that you can pair with sarees as well as lehengas. This is to prepare you for times when you cannot get a blouse stitched immediately or want to give a new twist to any existing outfit. We love this navy blue brocade blouse. It’s ritzy and will go well with an emerald green or a golden saree.
POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Brocade Blouse (Rs 4,140)
5. Fancy Anarkali Gowns Work Well!
Perfect for cocktail dinners and formal events, floor length indo-western gowns look glamourous and are totally trendy. They can be expensive so even 1 or 2 stunning ones are good for your trousseau. For a showstopper look, we’ve got this gorgeous designer piece for you. The hue, the subtle yet ornate work and the silhouette are all just what you need to make an everlasting impression!
POPxo Recommends: Astha Narang Dark Maroon Floral Anarkali Gown (Rs 38,000)
6. Some Smart Kurtis, Please!
It’s always a good idea to have some kurtis readily available to match those jeans, pants and palazzos. It’s perfect for all those times when you have guests over. Which is usually a lot once you get married! After all, everyone wants to meet the newlyweds. Make sure you pick up a good mix of kurtis. For now, we’re totally crushing on this ombre kurti that is light, yet dressy!
POPxo Recommends: Global Desi Blue Shaded Embellished Kurti (Rs 1,850)
7. Semi-Formal Printed Kurtas? Why Not!
By this we mean, not just cotton, but a few silk kurtas that look chic. Try different prints and silhouettes. Draped ones to the jacket style and even the trendy high-low ones, there are a lot of options available in the market. Pick up 5 to 6 to wear for all those dinner invites. This gorgeous blue and orange printed long anarkali kurta is just too stunning.
POPxo Recommends: Blue Anarkali Kurta (Rs 1,139)
8. And Then Something Indo-Western.
After the overdose of traditional outfits, something offbeat and indo-western is only essential to balance out your trousseau. Along with getting a new family, you also make new friends after the wedding, and there’ll be a lot of youngsters’ events you may have to attend. That’s where these stylish indo-western outfits will come into play. Cape gowns, off-shoulder one-pieces, crop tops with skirts and draped sarees are options you can choose from. This floral yellow draped outfit with a cape is sure to make you stand out.
POPxo Recommends: Scarlet Floral Embroidered Cape Gown (Rs 11,940)
9. Casual Kurta Sets Are So Usable!
There isn’t any limit on how many you can add to your trousseau. If you’re someone who likes wearing kurta sets on a daily basis, this is something you can indulge in. From churidaars to palazzos and salwars, there are umpteen varieties available to pair up with kurtas. Pack upto 6 or 7 sets so you don’t have to do shopping for a while after the shaadi! This pink and maroon churidaar set is just apt.
POPxo Recommends: Pink Embellished Kurta Churidaar Set (Rs 3,217)
10. Ethnic Skirts, Jackets And More!
If you don’t always want to wear sarees and suits, why not try long skirts with jackets instead? They look as elegant and pretty as the rest. Get some ghaghara skirts and match them with embellished kurtis or tops and finish the look with an ethnic shrug or jacket. For the new-age bride, this blue set is just what you need!
POPxo Recommends: Biba Royal Blue Skirt With Top & Jacket (Rs 6,995)
Get packing already, brides-to-be!
Published on Dec 14, 2016