By Arushi Nanda Last Updated:
Gold, the symbol of royalty makes special occasions memorable. It is regal and is considered to be a sign of high standards. These properties make the colour of this metal that is golden, an ideal choice for brides who want to carry themselves as the best and a cut above the rest. However, the variations of the colour give them the ability to convey different moods and impressions, making golden extremely versatile. It not only helps brides form new traditions, but also turns heads towards them in awe.
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In recent years, big fashion designers like Rina Dhaka, Manish Malhotra, and Rohit Bal have showcased bridal wear in colours such as golden, dull beige, and white wine. Well, taking hints from these designers, the contemporary Indian brides are now ready to break a few norms to look absolutely stunning on their wedding day. So, take a look at a few ways how you can style this colour to look elegant on your wedding day without looking like a golden trophy.
The fabulous golden lehenga with multiple layers looks elegant with embroidery in the same tone. The hem can be stitched in darker shades to maintain the balance. The golden lehenga can also be teamed with zari work or gota work with fine threads in same or contrasting tones. Swarovski crystal work or zardozi work can accentuate your golden lehenga and take it to an all-new level. You can take a cue for your look with this Rimple and Harpreet Narula piece worn by Shilpa Shetty.
Golden is a versatile colour and can blend with any colour, be it fuchsia pink, orange, reds, bright yellows, blues or even fresh greens. These beautiful brides and their colour combinations can give you a wide variety to choose from.
a) Coloured choli
Simplicity is the best policy! A plain flared net bridal lehenga with a broad border with sophisticated golden work, worn with a plain blouse and a plain dupatta can beat any other style.
b) Balance between golden and subtle colours
This golden-cream lehenga worn by Sonam Kapoor is a complete stunner. Off–white and cream are considered the most sophisticated, yet subtle colours for the Indian bridal lehengas, and we can clearly see why! This particular design by Rohit Bal speaks volumes for itself and the colour.
c) Contrast with dupatta
A lightly embroidered blouse and dupatta with a heavily decorated bridal lehenga looks amazing as well. Also, a well-fitted choli with a heavy embroidered lehenga is amongst the best options that a bride could wear on her special day. Patterned kalis held in place with a heavy border and a matching dupatta will surely alleviate the bride’s look on her day.
d) Adding the border
Keep the lehenga simple with light work and material. By adding a border of some other shade at the base of the lehenga, one can merge the two colours together or present a stark contrast.
Jewellery is the perfect adornment that adds on to the beauty of a bride. So, here is how you can team up your golden lehenga with the perfect jewellery pieces:
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A minimalistic approach for makeup will work wonders for you. Copper-based makeup will subtly add definition to your eyes. With a hint of colour on the cheeks as well as on the lips, the contrast part will act as the bling. To add certain drama to your whole look, smokey eyes and long lashes will be enough. Do not be a rainbow by mixing random colours on the face that are not even present on the lehenga. Even a colourful kajal and eyeliner works well with this look.
If your jewellery is light, you can team your lehenga with a kamarband to add a filmy touch to your outfit. Your lehenga, when teamed with a golden clutch or a contrasting potli will add instant glamour to your look. You can accessorise your reception outfit with a golden flower on the bun. You can choose golden heels or the same colour as your dupatta and choli. You can choose to wear headbands if wearing minimal jewellery is your choice.
The golden lehenga can turn some eyes in amusement when paired with the wrong elements. Remember, all that glitters is not gold. Break the streak with just the right amount of colour! Follow this simple style guide and your outfit will be an adored memory for you and the guests alike.