Hey ladies, the wedding season is upon us, and it’s time to send those gorgeous sarees and anarkalis to the dry cleaner or go on a shopping spree to pull yourself together. As far as Indian weddings are concerned, they are full of customs and rituals, colours and drama; so, if you have received an invitation, you need to plan what you are going to wear which is comfortable yet takes your breath away. And what better than an anarkali suit as it’s a boon for every body type. Now, buying an anarkali is not a problem, but the real trick is to style it right. So, sit tight while we take you through some amazing tips to style your anarkali.
1. Opt for jhumkas
Jhumkis always go well with anarkali suits. Go for long earrings as they give the illusion of a slender neck. Go for a pair of kundan or diamond studded earrings for weddings. Style your hair in a messy bun or a side braid for a fuller view of your face and jhumkis. Chandbalis, pearl jhumkis and diamond droplets would go well with this lovely anarkali.
2. Add a statement neck piece
We know most of you won’t agree with us on this one since anarkali suits are heavily embroidered, but then you can always wear a neck piece with a deep neck anarkali suit or one with a plain yoke to complete the look. Chokers with stone or pearl drops, traditional Indian necklaces like the satladas complement this timeless attire beautifully. However, keep your jewellery minimal for a sophisticated look.
3. Choose high heels
You don’t want to deal with dripping and soiled hemlines this monsoon. So, heels are a must! Besides, wearing flats with a short anarkali will make your legs look disproportionate. If you are uncomfortable in pencil heels, go for platform heels or wedge heels for a comfy yet stylish look.
4. Carry a dupatta or a stole
We know carrying a dupatta is not an easy task, but we can’t deny the elegance this piece of cloth can add to the simplest of anarkalis. So, add a dupatta to your party anarkali suits and make sure the length of the dupatta complements the length of the anarkali. While a short dupatta will ruin the whole look, a really long one can make for a messy affair. If your kurta is heavily embroidered try wearing the dupatta sideways. If you aren’t really a dupatta person, you can try styling a chic stole instead, giving the whole outfit a modern diva look.
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5. Style your hair right
We are all guilty of neglecting this bit of the look. The right hairdo can add to the royalty and elegance of your designer anarkali suits. Though leaving your hair open might seem the easiest trick, we advice against it, especially in the monsoons. You don’t want to make an appearance at a wedding with damp or lacklustre. While you always have the option to go to a hair stylist, some of the easier options are fishtail braid, loose curls, loose waves, straight hair and curls, etc. These hairstyles keep you hassle free throughout the day and you look just like a diva. You could also try accessorising your hair with button clips or maang tikas for a chic look.
6. Opt for darker colours
Dark shades are every woman’s best friends, as they can hide all your problem areas like they were never there. They don’t just create the illusion of a slender frame, but also are a great asset in monsoons as those mud stains are barely visible on dark shades. So, this monsoon, make friends with dark shades and dazzle the night away.
7. Try out different dupatta draping styles
Interestingly, there is more you can do with the dupatta than just hanging it on the side or throwing it over your shoulders. Some of the tricks you can try are wrapping it around your waist and tying them yo your wrists, hanging on one shoulder and wrapping the other end around your wrist or try it with a waist belt – these are just some of the many ways a dupatta can be paired with an anarkali to make for a distinct statement look.
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