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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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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