What is more important- a gorgeous bridal outfit or your fiancé? Well, if that's a tough one for you, then you've been dreaming of your shaadi ka joda a li'l too much! But that's okay, your bridal outfits deserve all your attention and we've got some inspiration for you to go dupatta-free!
Dupattas can be difficult to handle especially when you want to dance, move around and basically be comfortable. While you may not want to skip the dupatta for your main shaadi day, for other functions like the mehendi and sangeet you could choose a more contemporary and modern look. Statement blouses, open hair and gorgeous neckpieces are your best friends when you want to go for a no-chunni bridal look.
From statement sleeves to capes, there are a lot of stunning options to choose from.
Bride Priyanka Karki chose to wear a green lehenga for her mehendi function and went for a sweetheart neckline blouse. It even had beaded detailing and tassels to make up for the dupatta and the off-shoulder style gave it the perfect indo-western look. Showing off those collarbones, and leaving her hair open, doesn't she look stunning?
Plixxo super blogger, Masoom Minawala also went for a no-dupatta look for her sangeet function and wore an Abu Jani - Sandeep Khosla creation. She wanted to dance and have a gala time without being burdened by having to take care of the chunni falling or going out of place. So, she chose to wear a blouse with dupatta-style trailing sleeves to give the illusion of wearing one without actually wearing one. Genius, isn't it?
This bride chose to wear a Flaguni and Shane Peacock outfit for her reception and boy, did she dazzle the night away! She looked stunning in this grey skirt and bustier along with a cover-up cape. With silver sequin detailing and the signature feathers, the outfit needed no dupatta. A contemporary lehenga for the millennial bride, yes!
This bride also wore an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla creation for one of her pre-wedding functions and looked as cute as a button. The pink lehenga was paired with a stylish blouse with statement sleeves and all it took was a simple diamond necklace and earrings to complete her look.
This bride chose to let her blouse be the prime focus of her outfit. She wore a colourful, panelled Suneet Varma creation with mirror-work detailing. While the lehenga itself was pretty vibrant, she decided to add a touch of extra with ruffled sleeves. Keeping the jewellery to a few strings of diamond and emerald, it was the pink ruffles that had everyone's eyes.
When you're going for a fully embellished or sequined outfit, skipping the dupatta is a good idea. Ever heard of the saying- less is more? Well, that's exactly what's going on here. This bride wore a fully sequined, pink Manish Malhotra lehenga and wow, she looked like a princess. The beaded tassel sleeves and soft ways added all the charm to the look.
This bride also wore a white lehenga with silver detailing and sheer sleeves. The feathers added a fuller touch to the outfit making it completely okay to skip the dupatta.
This bride wore an all-pink outfit for her wedding function. If you're looking for a traditional look without a chunni then this is what you should go for. The blouse had a boat neckline and she put on an emerald choker.
So brides-to-be, ditch the dupatta, will you?!
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