If you’re a jeans and T-shirt girl, it’s hard to feel natural in a sparkly lehenga — and in our increasingly casual, fast-paced world, that dilemma probably applies to a lot of brides-to-be. Maybe you’re glitter-averse, feel costumey in a voluminous emboidered lehenga, or you cringe at the thought of wedding trousseau shopping altogether.
There might not have been many options other than traditional Indianwear in the past, but actors like Neha Dhupia are changing the ‘rules’ of the outfits a stylish bride can wear to her pre-wedding festivities.
Neha, who announced her marriage with actor Angad Bedi on Thursday on social media, wore a cobalt blue kaftan-like ensemble on her Mehendi. Her dress felt refreshingly casual — with an affordable price to match.
Neha’s outfit from designer Masaba Gupta’s label, House of Masaba, costs Rs 12,000 and it isn’t strictly bridal — in fact, this fish-print gathered kaftan, with just a touch of gold, can be worn everywhere for a relaxed, carefree vibe. Be it a family get-together to a weekend brunch. We can picture a truly laid-back bride wearing something similar that floats in the breeze on her honeymoon, too, maybe thrown over a bikini.
Neha’s Mehendi outfit is simple and charming, but not too sweet, and it feels as comfy as a maxi dress. She looks like a pretty bride, but not effortful. Like Neha, are you a bride that simply wants to look like herself? Then her un-fussy Mehendi look is one to bookmark. The kaftan dress is light, but not too bohemian and has pretty details rather than a complicated silhouette.
In the beauty department too, Neha went for a more casual style. She wore her shoulder-length hair in soft curls, paired with a black eyeliner, and a nude lip.
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