Once the excitement for the wedding date being fixed sinks in, the next important thing that tops the list of an Indian bride is shopping. And putting together a wedding trousseau is not a matter of joke. You really need to plan, chart out the essentials, make a budget and try to figure out a way to put things that will be stylish and low-maintenance at the same time. From boardrooms to bridal wear, a traditional trousseau will always rock. How? Let’s find out!
Post-marriage every bride needs to shine on all occasions; be it a simple ‘ghar ka pooja’ or a rocking after-wedding party thrown by friends, you need to look absolutely stunning. There should be at least two sarees in your trousseau which will give out a good ethnic vibe. If you are not too keen on wearing a saree, as it may seem a little unmanageable, stick to anarkalis. But do not forget the accessories like the ethnic flats which will look good with both western and traditional. Check out the lovely jootis, slip-ons and slightly wedge heels for your wardrobe. And when it comes to accessories, it is hard to miss the good old Indo-western clutches. It is preferable to stick to basic colours such as silver, black and gold. They are really handy, and will go almost everything you wear. Try to avoid the heavily jewelled ones, so that you can carry them with your gowns as well.
Working women may find it a little difficult to accommodate to their newly-achieved status of a bride and may continue to wear their jackets and pants to the boardroom meetings. Who says that you cannot bring a little twist to your daily mundane life? Have you considered wearing a stole, preferably a monochromatic shade to cut down the boring quotient and flaunt a new look? Stoles are extremely stylish and can be draped in many ways which look chic. And if you are wearing saree for the first time, try to make it look a little different with a stylish blouse.
Apart from the valuable jewellery which is an integral part of the trousseau, you can add a few not-so-heavy but stylish accessories like statement rings or heavy silver jhumkas. A sophisticated pearl set can be quite a worthy addition to your chiffon look. And if you are really looking to make an investment do not shy away from adding a solitaire or diamond bangles to the kit.