It’s monsoon and most parts of the country are raining cats and dogs. However, monsoon has its own charm. Nothing could beat the pleasantly cool weather and the bliss of having a cup of coffee in the evening with your favourite snack. Where everyone is in awe of the delightful weather, people who are getting married during this season have a lot of concerns thanks to all the humidity and moisture floating around.
Every bride-to-be wants everything to be perfect at her wedding and wishes to put her best day forward. She wants the perfect venue, perfect food, perfect decoration and of course wants to marry the perfect man, But most importantly, she wants to be the most gorgeous bride anyone has ever laid eyes upon. But monsoon weddings can be really tricky and brides might face many challenges. Ask any bride and the most common answer you will get is that they are worried as to how they will carry such heavy lehengas. So here are a few tips that will ease your anxiety about your monsoon wedding.
- Choose the right fabric for your lehenga
Considering the humid weather which can get really sweaty and cause irritation, choose the fabric wisely. The fabric should be light, breathable and soft. Some of the best options are cotton silk, chanderi, chiffon, satin, crepe and organic cotton. Feel-good fabrics like these are light and don’t cause skin irritation. In any case, avoid fabrics such as velvet, brocade and silk that can get very uncomfortable due to their tendency to retain water very easily and the weight of the material. A subtle fabric much like this Off-White and Grey Embroidered Lehenga in Georgette won’t be too heavy for you to and still looks stunning. This beautiful lehenga features an intricate Dori and pearl work which again is quite a new and refreshing option to go for.
- Stay away from too much bling
It is best to avoid kilos of embellishments that add extra weight to your lehenga. Some lehengas carry kilos of embroidery that make it so difficult to walk and stand properly. You surely do not want that. Opt for something minimal and elegant. Minimalism is quite trendy these days and Bollywood brides like Deepika Padukone are setting an example for it. Go for alternatives like lace work with minimal embroidery, threadwork with intricate diamond or pearl work. Avoid embroideries like heavy gota patti, Dabka, Zardozi etc.
Hence, when it comes to wedding Lehengas, less is more. Such as this amazing Dust Blue Embellished Lehenga which features subtle bead work on the choli including Cutdana work. This masterpiece speaks more with its ruffle design which is a good concept and suits the simplicity of the whole piece.
- Embrace a pop of colours
The best way to beat the heat and appear refreshing is to wear bright shades. A bright coloured will glam up your look on an otherwise gloomy and dull day. An ideal way is to adorn yourself with pastel colours or something neon. You can also opt for lighter hues of yellow, pink, blue that are ruling every bridal couture. Today, many bride-to-be are opting for light shades not only in the monsoon but for winter weddings as well. According to popular designers, lighter hues give a more modern and vibrant look. Subtle shades give life to any lehenga and of course one can take a break from the traditional clichéd colours. Even Bollywood divas like Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma opted for light colours for their wedding attire.
This beautiful Pink Embellished Lehenga flaunts a beautiful shade of pink that is perfect for a monsoon wedding. The net lehenga features a lovely Swarovski and Tikki work in white that compliments the overall colour of the lehenga.
- Say bye to lengthy hemlines
With streets and farms full of water and puddles, you surely don’t want to walk with a lengthy floor-length lehenga. Opting for shorter hemlines is the smarter way to avoid muddy roads and serve as an alternative to lengthy skirts. Many celebrity designers have too aced the concept of cropped lehengas. Cropped lehengas also work best for destination weddings, theme weddings or a boho wedding. Shorter hemlines convey a cheerful and fun look that can give lengthy dramatic lehengas a run for their money.
At last, complete your look with a comfortable pair of footwear that will making walking easy and don’t tend to get stuck in the mud. Opting for wedges or mojaris is a good idea. Make sure that you only wear waterproof makeup. Normal makeup can easily melt due to the humid weather and comes pouring down, a scenario you surely don’t want to be a part of. So avoid too much layering and stay away from cream based products. When it comes to jewelry, you might want to go for light-weight jewelry. Pick minimum yet perfectly matching jewelry to compliment you attire. Heavy will only lead to skin irritation in the monsoon.