Senior Wedding Writer
The pursuit of fairness is not only degrading but also unnecessary. The likes of Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Lisa Haydon have already denounced the notion that you have to be fair to look good! So here we are, calling all the dusky brides-to-be. If you’re starting out with your shaadi shopping and are unsure of colours that’ll flatter your skin tone, then you’re at the right place. The first rule to remember is that it’s a myth that some colours look good only on fairer skin tones. The bottle green kurta you spotted on a celeb or the ivory lehenga a bride wore can look just as stunning on darker complexions as they do on fair. Let’s not forget how gorgeous Bipasha Basu looked in that red Sabyasachi lehenga at her wedding! Well, the key is to relax and scroll through our guide that’ll help you find that perfect shade to flatter your dusky skin!
Black as a colour can never go wrong! So a nice embroidered kurta or a black brocade blouse and lehenga can give you that edge and confidence. If not for the wedding, you can opt for the colour for your post-shaadi functions.
Brocade blouses never fail if the fit is right. Get this gorgeous black brocade blouse on Faballey for Rs 1,400.
A burst of coloured embroidery all over your gown will definitely jazz up your outfit. For the bride who does not want to wear red on her big day, opt for a mulitcoloured outfit instead.
Dusky brides have been avoiding burgundy for a long time. It’s time to let go the cherry red shade and opt for a gorgeous burgundy lehenga instead. And who better than the master of wedding wear, Sabyasachi to inspire you!
Buy this gorgeous lehenga embellished in zardosi in floral vase motif only on Kalki for Rs 70,140.
If you thought bronze is only meant for fairer skin tones, then let’s tell you, it’s not! It looks even better on dusky complexions and here’s proof! Bronze tissue sarees paired with traditional temple jewellery is something which you should consider for your post wedding rituals.
A lot of brides opt for green when it comes to their bridal outfits. Be it the mehndi or the sangeet or even the wedding, green can look great at every function. The trick is to pick the right shade of green. Designer Sabyasachi picked a forest green shade for a dusky bride and showed us how beautiful it can look!
A bride’s outfit can never be complete without a hint of orange or red. And who better than a dusky bride to wear a combination of both the colours! Not only will this colour combination brighten up your face, but it’ll also look great in pictures.
Get this gorgeous orange kanjeevaram saree on Myntra for just Rs 2,625.
If you thought that ivory only looks good on girls with a fair complexion, you’ve missed out on wearing a colour you could rock. Ivory truly flatters dusky skin tones and ivory lehengas are a major trend this season.
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