By Neha Gargi Last Updated:
An Indian wedding means lots of colours, laughter, happiness and an endless amount of fun. But, when it comes to the bride’s wedding outfit, it is usually in the richer and more tried and tested sort of colours like red, maroon, navy blue, magenta or baby pink.
If Indian weddings are all about colours, why not add some bright and refreshing citrus hues to your wedding outfit? These bold and beautiful colours would add just the perfect amount of balance to the joyous occasion.
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Flavourful lemon, sweet tangerine and the tangy lime are all very juicy and mouthwatering citrus fruits. And, the yummy colour of these fruits- lime green, lemon yellow and tangerine make a striking citrus colour palette.
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Citrus colours are a perfect balance between neon and dark shades, and are very refreshing. These colours work very well on dusky skinned beauties, but of course girls with warm wheatish skin tones can give it a try too. They make your skin glow and add colour to your cheeks, leaving you with a healthier natural glow. You do not have to put much effort in your makeup, if you are wearing any of these colours. Isn’t that great!
A vibrant and lively colour, lime green comes in between yellow and green on the colour wheel. It is neither too dark nor too bright, and hence goes well with several colours. If you find a head to toe lime green lehenga to be too intimidating you can pair it with a choli in colours like ivory, black, pink, yellow and gold.
A stunningly beautiful colour, lemon yellow was recently worn by the celebrity bride Mira Rajput (Shahid Kapoor’s wife) for her mehendi. Taking a cue from her, you can pair a lemon yellow lehenga with peach, various shades of pink, blue, red or even black.
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The bright and happy tangerine can be paired with any of the other citrus colours or red, navy blue and gold.
You can even mix two or three colours like a lemon yellow lehenga with pink choli and a lime green dupatta, for a more stunning effect.
A quirky bride can try on some colour blocking with the accessories. But, if you do not want to experiment, then go ahead and match your shoes with the colour of the dupatta or thread work/embellishment on your lehenga.
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The exotic citrus colours would look amazing when paired with gold jewellery. You can even opt to wear a classic kundan jewellery set to complement any of these citrus hues. Try silver or white gold jewellery only if the outfit has silver embellishments.
To do justice to your citrus wedding outfit, your makeup has to be perfect. We recommend the bride-to-be to go for well sculpted and blended cheekbones with a dewy finish to the skin. The brides should highlight their eyes, which is the best feature of most Indian girls. Match the colour of your eyeshadow with your outfit. Pick eyeshadows in bright hues with shimmer base and finish off with beautiful dark black eyeliner, smudged kohl and lots of mascara. To add more drama to the look, sport false eyelashes. Choose a hairstyle that complements the shape of your face. You can style your hair in a messy bun or long braid with flowers, if you are not too sure about the hairstyle that will suit you.
1. Avoid over accessorising, if you are wearing a heavy outfit.
2. Bold lip colour is an absolute no no with citrus tones.
3. If you have small and deep set eyes, then do not opt for dark shadows.
4. Do not get confused between citrus hues (warm tones) and neon colours which are very bright and have cooler tones.
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Follow these expert tips and you can dazzle on your D-day in a stunning citrus lehenga without much effort.
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