Here Comes The Bride: The Ultimate Shaadi Outfit Guide For The Curvy Bride-To-Be

Here Comes The Bride: The Ultimate Shaadi Outfit Guide For The Curvy Bride-To-Be

We definitely love a bride with a curvy figure. If you are one of those women who loves to flaunt her ample curves and are looking for styles, fabrics and cuts that’ll flatter your body type perfectly, then we’ve got you covered. We’re here to make you look your stunning best on your big day and these styling tips and outfit ideas for each function will help you pick the best silhouette and ensemble for your shaadi

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    Styling Tips For Curvy Brides


    Indian attire like lehengas, sarees and suits look good on all body types and that’s the best part. Instead of going after trends and emulating what other brides are wearing, dressing for your body type can actually make you look beyond beautiful. These tips are perfect for plus size brides so that everyone’s eyes are on the dulhan that day. Hai nazar na lage. 

    1. Material: Avoid heavier or structured fabrics that do nothing to flatter your curves. Plus-size brides should go for soft silk, chiffon, crepe, brocade, georgette when it comes to material for outfits. These materials fall beautifully and cling on to the right places without adding bulk to your frame. Also, don’t choose rigid fabrics like velvet, cotton, tussar silk etc that’ll make everything look too constricted. 
    2. Designs: Choose smaller designs and motifs instead of larger prints. Intricate zari work with brocade detailing is going to be a great fit for you. Even lace and delicate embroidery is a good idea if you want to wear a saree or a sharara set. You should avoid horizontal prints and go for vertical kali panels instead. That’ll make you look taller and accentuate the best parts of your body. 
    3. Neckline: If you’ve got a heavier bust, wear a V-shaped or U-shaped neckline to show it off in an elegant way. You can even pick up blouses with sweetheart necklines. If you’re very conscious about your bust then you can go for three-fourth sleeves on your blouses or suits because it helps take the attention away from the bust area. Avoid high-necks and halters.
    4. Know your body type: You can either be top heavy or bottom heavy and for the former, empire waistline dress suit better. Get something that cinches at the thinnest part of your waist so that your figure is flaunted beautifully. Brides who have ample bottoms should choose A-cut lehengas that fall straight from their waist. Brides who are conscious of their midriff can wear long blouses that cover their midriff and accentuate their bust line.
    5. Pick the right colour: You don’t have to gravitate towards black and darker shades of purple, you can experiment with lighter colours too. Going for a monochrome look whether its light or dark will make your body look elongated. You can choose to wear a traditional red, royal blue or a gold hue. You can also mix colours with similar tones together like a particular shade of red and pink. It is your wedding after all and you must look your festive best!
    6. Highlight the part you love about your body: We all have that one body part that we absolutely love and are most confident about. So show it off! Play with bright coloured embroidery, mukhesh work, kundan or zari detailing in copper or gold, and embellishments on the top half or bottom half of your outfit to add that extra oomph. Be careful with large, glimmering sequins though because they can make you look heavier.
    7. Jhumke aur gehene: Pick either a statement maangtika, a choker or earrings. In general, it’s best to wear one statement piece instead of going all out with all your jewellery pieces. If you wish to go heavy on the neck, layering is the key. Delicate, long neckpieces are your best bet.

    Dance The Night Away On Your Sangeet

    The sangeet night outfit is super special for many reasons- you’re going to be chilling with your friends, you’re going to be dancing and basically having the best time of your life. The main thing you should look for when you’re picking an outfit for your sangeet day is comfort. You’ve to twirl around during your bridal solo, get romantic with bae during your dulha-dulhan dance and also get ready to swing with your bridesmaids. So something that’s comfortable yet flowy should be on your wishlist. Here are some inspirations:

    Glam Bam, Bride Ma’am


    Like we mentioned above, monochrome is the way to go for your wedding functions and this is the perfect example. A grey piece with detailed embellishments, this one is drop-dead-gorgeous. Designed by Falguni Shane Peacock, the lehenga set has a flowy silhouette with full sleeves to give you a beautiful look. You’ll look like a bright star as you dance the night away in this ensemble. We also love the minimal jewellery this bride is wearing so that the lehenga shines on its own.

    Happy brides are the prettiest


    Don’t shy away from pastels especially if the function is in the day. You can go for heavily embellished ensembles with a monochrome shade and slay. Thinner fabrics like georgette, chiffon, and crepe will flatter your curves. As for the jewellery, don’t go overboard. Just earrings or layered necklaces will grab all the attention. 

    Bow down to the majesty


    If dark colours are your thing then there’s nothing wrong with wearing them on your sangeet night. If you’re a bottom-heavy body type then go for a heavily embroidered blouse and let the skirt fall plainly with a thick border to add that dulhan wali look. You can even take your chunni in the front if you’re conscious about your midriff.

    Look Drop-Dead-Gorgeous On Your Mehendi

    The mehendi function is usually in the day so something flowy and bright is ideal. Lehengas are still a great option but you can even go for a suit or sharara if you want. Play with shades and try colour blocking if you really want to be on-trend. For jewellery, you can go for minimal kundan pieces or even pick floral jewellery for the function. 

    Hello there, sunshine!


    Long jackets and skirts are a great way to elongate your frame and add style to your mehendi look. Yellows, pinks and light greens are amazing colours to pick from for day functions as they bring the brightness into your life. The gher of the skirt will look gorgeous when you’re clicking those twirling photos.

    Sitting pretty in pink


    Oh, how gorgeous is this bridechilla? Pair sheer, layered lehenga with a heavily embellished blouse along with a net dupatta to look mehendi ready. Because it’s a day function, even if you just wear minimum jewellery like a pair of earrings with flowers in your hair, it’ll look superb. For makeup too, you can go for a minimal no-makeup-makeup look to perfect that fresh bride vibe.

    White always looks right


    Another mehendi day inspiration for you will be a mulmul skirt along with a low-cut blouse. Layers of mulmul fall beautifully on your body and look gorgeous with minimal work. This bride chose mukhesh and light sequin work to add that oomph to her outfit. She also layered pastel jewellery to complete her day-function look. Also, statement sleeves are totally in so get in on that trend. You can even opt for a cape with this one. 

    The D-Day Is Here

    Bride-y, you’re going to be his wife-y for life-y and congratulations on that! It’s finally your wedding day and we’re here to help you look the best version of yourself. From regal looks that’ll make you fit in with the majestic vibe to blushing colours that are perfect for a sunset beach wedding, here’s all that you need to be wedding-ready. 

    The red way


    Heavily embroidered monochrome lehenga sets look great. This bride has chosen to wear a full choli with three-fourth sleeves and a double dupatta. If traditional reds and oranges are what you’re planning to go for then this piece is ideal. It’s got tiny gold detailing and fits the curves perfectly too. 

    Feel the pink


    If you don’t want to go for traditional red but still want to keep it festive, a pink lehenga is a great option. This would look stunning during the day as well as at night. Flaunt the narrowest part of your waist if you’re conscious about your midriff and you can put on a choker and maathapati to add to the glam quotient. 

    Print it to win it!


    Wear prints, wear colours, wear whites and screw the rules. If you love and accept your body, whatever it may be, it will love you right back. Also, it is your D-day and you should wear the outfit you love the most. This Sabyasachi bride is all about confidence and she rocked her wedding look. No wonder then that the designer himself called her his all-time favourite bride!

    All Ready For The Reception

    Reception is a slightly more formal function, so wearing a gown or a saree is a good idea. If you’ve had enough of lehengas, you can switch things up for your reception night. For you to look ethereal, we’ve got some options you can pick from:

    Blush baby blush


    Sarees are elegant and make you look graceful. You can always pick an embroidered saree in materials like georgette, chiffon or soft net. Do check out pre-stitched sarees or gown sarees that are easier to handle and look oh-so-glamorous. You can even pick a light saree and go heavy on the blouse. Small beads or scattered sequin will add that glamorous touch to your reception look.

    Chic gowns, YES!


    Gowns look glamorous and add a gorgeous variety to your wedding trousseau. It’s perfect for a more elegant and formal function like the reception where you’ll be meeting some of your husband’s relatives for the first time. Heavy embellishments on net fabrics look stunning. Look for fit and flare or an A-line gown to suit your curves the best.

    So wedding shopping isn’t that big a problem now, right?!

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