By Shruti Goenka Last Updated:
In the heart of every girl, there are so many dreams for her wedding. She wants to have the perfect wedding, with the perfect man. She not only wants to be the most stunning bride that anyone has ever seen, but also wants to be the perfect bride for her Prince Charming.
But, during the monsoon season, a bride-to-be faces more challenges than her other season contemporaries. Thanks to all the moisture and humidity floating in the air, a monsoon bride needs to consider a few more essential dos and don'ts when it comes to bridal beauty and fashion. So, dear monsoon brides, if you want to put your best foot forward on your big day, here is what you must keep in mind.
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Indian brides are known to wear heavily embroidered lehengas on their wedding day. But, in the monsoon season, it is best if you avoid heavy fabrics like silk, velvet, brocade, etc. Such fabrics will not only make you uncomfortable, but will also take time to dry if they get wet.
Lighter options like net, georgette, crepe, chiffon, light satin, and lace dry off much faster and also look stylish. While choosing colours, go for light pastel shades or earthy colours like dark red, maroon or green. Also, avoid complicated draping styles for your saree or lehenga dupatta.
Kilos of embellishment on the wedding dress will not only weigh you down, but will also make you feel and look uncomfortable, especially during this season. Even many fashion designers suggest the brides to keep away from heavily embellished lehengas during monsoon. So, opt for a stunning piece that requires minimal embellishments and adornments. Go for rich lace work and satin fabrics for your outfit. Minimal embroidery work can also be used to accentuate your wedding wear. It is best to go for a choli with intricate design and embellishments and pair it with lighter ghagras and lehengas.
If you are having an outdoor wedding in the rainy season, it is best that you skip your high heels for the time being. Just like your outfit, your footwear too should be comfortable. Opt for comfortable footwear with smaller heels like wedges or platform. You can also go for ‘blinged-up’ flats or jootis.
These options will keep your feet happy and you need not worry about spoiling your heels in the rainy weather. Even if you are having an indoor wedding, we would still suggest you to skip stilettoes with thin straps. Instead, go for lightweight and sturdy options to avoid the danger of slipping on the wet floor.
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Rain and humidity tend to make your hair lifeless. Wash your hair two to three times a week with a mild shampoo. Go easy on the conditioners, as they will only add more weight to your hair making them look greasy. Feast on a protein-rich diet and seasonal fruits. Give your hair some extra care with deep-conditioning treatments before the wedding.
Also, instead of keeping your hair open on the wedding day, go for a stylish updo or embellished braid. You can use fresh seasonal flowers as adornments.
It is better to be prepared for some emotional moments on your wedding day than to get raccoon eyes. Especially during the monsoon, when the weather might play a spoilsport, it is better not to leave anything to chance. Experts suggest on going with complete waterproof makeup, and not just with the mascara. Insist on waterproof liners, foundations, and set your makeup with a translucent, oil absorbing powder.
Cream-based makeup products are best suited for winter season only. As a monsoon bride, stay away from both cream and oil-based products. Such products can melt and become runny. So, whether it is blush or even eyeshadow, nothing that is cream-based is recommended.
Monsoons aggravate fungal infections. So, be extra careful about your skin to avoid any last minute rash or acne. Keep your skin squeaky clean always. Avoid using heavy creams and exfoliate your skin twice a week. Avoid wearing wet clothes or footwear. Use natural face packs as they are extra mild on skin. Also, do not skimp on your moisturiser. During the wet and humid weather, you need to keep your skin hydrated and supple. So, a daily moisturising routine is a must, starting at least a two weeks before the big day.
You do want to look all glitzy and glamorous on your wedding. But, since it is the monsoon season, it is best that you avoid any glitter or shimmer on your skin. These products will add extra shine on your face making your skin appear oily. An intelligent option is to switch over to a good quality matte bronzer for a classy and sophisticated look. Especially if you have a daytime wedding, it is best to stay away from glitters and shimmers.
With these simple fashion and beauty tips, use this amazing weather to your advantage, and put forward a stunning look on your special day! Be a happy and gorgeous monsoon bride!
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