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It is well-known that weddings in India are not just a ‘one-day' affair. The celebrations last for anything from three days to a week. As there are a lot of events both before and after the wedding, the cocktail party finds space for itself in the pre-wedding celebrations. And in most of the cases, it is one of the most awaited events of all the pre-wedding functions, especially by the youngsters. This is because it is the time when you have the option of experimenting with your attire, than just going for the traditional sarees or suits.
So for all the lovely brides-to-be, here are some ideas that will help you look nothing less than a diva on your cocktail party.
This is the right time to bring out of your closet those elegant evening gowns as well as the medium-length numbers, and pick your favourite out of them. As the entire evening is going to be centred around you, make sure you choose nothing but the best for yourself. At the same time, you also have to be mindful of dressing as per your body type. Avoid wearing too short dresses, especially if your body type does not allow you to. And also check that the neckline is not too revealing. Once you are sure of what suits you the best, you can pick anything from a long sequined satin gown to a stylish short dress.
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There is no hard and fast rule that you cannot wear traditional attire on the cocktail party. So, you can also go for a saree if you want. But try to keep it as trendy as possible.
You can safely opt for a sexy and glamorous blouse and team it up with a not too heavy saree. You can even steal the fusion look from the models (as in the image above), who walked the ramp in pre-draped cocktail sarees designed by Jyotsna Tiwari, for the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014.
Remember, each and every occasion including this pre-wedding cocktail party, is meant to celebrate the most beautiful phase of your life. So, make sure you also leave no stone unturned to enjoy these moments to the fullest. Dressing up perfectly is one of the keys to make this happen. And once you have decided what silhouette you will wear, the numerous choices of colours might leave you confused. The best option is to select something from what is prevalent in the ongoing season. In this season, you can pick anything from groovy grey, blooming blue, mint mania and magic marsala.
For those who are not aware of what colours are prevalent in this season, read this to get an idea: Most Trendy and Stylish Colours for Guests To Wear This Wedding Season
But in case you are not really sure about the colours, then it is absolutely safe to think black, white or blue. Nothing can go wrong with these basic colours. In any of the cases, just keep in mind to select the colour that best suits your complexion.
It is the time to give your beautiful gold jewellery some rest, and opt for platinum or diamonds. Apply the golden rule of ‘less is more’ for this party, and do not go overboard with the jewellery or accessories.
A sleek chain and long danglers are more than enough to glam up your look. And in case you have a really funky piece of heavy junk jewellery, then make sure your dress is subtle in terms of colour and bling.
This season is all about flaunting your beautiful skin. So, do not hide your gorgeous face behind the layers of makeup and just ‘go minimal’. While you apply neutral colours on your cheeks and lips, you can make your eyes 'shout out loud'. Highlight them with bronze or blue eyeliner and grab all the attention. You can also go the reverse way by keeping the eye makeup subtle, and using a bright shade of lipstick.
For this party and others, you certainly would be having your makeup artist to take care of everything. But you would be required to do makeup every now and then even after the wedding is over. Scared because you do not know how to do it right? Well, don't worry, it is not at all difficult. Just follow these 10 Easiest Steps to Get the Nude Makeup Look.
It is a good idea to keep your hair loose so that you do not have to worry while you are on the dance floor. So, you can shun the bun and try something like a half updo or the curls. And if you do not want to keep your hair open, then you can even try various stylish plaits. In either of the cases, just do not forget to add some hair accessory to increase the style quotient.
Your choice of shoes can make or break your attire. If you are looking for something comfortable to go with your chic dress, then the kitten heels are perfect for you. And if you are wearing a traditional attire, then nothing can make you look more glamorous than a pair of sexy stilettos or pumps. But whatever you choose, make sure you are comfortable in it. If you are going to wear a new pair of high heels, it would in fact be a good idea to practice walking with them before the party.
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How about carrying a cute clutch to complete your look? You go for glittery or shiny ones. But make sure you contrast them well with your outfit. Downsizing your accessories, and having slim and light ones, will surely make you look like an eternal diva.
So, by taking care of these simple things, nothing can stop you from looking like a classy and glamorous bride. And, do not forget to carry your confident smile and graceful attitude with you. With this, you are all set to steal million hearts apart from the one that you have already stolen.
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