By Neha Gargi Last Updated:
Lehenga, a staple wear for most Indian brides on their wedding day, mostly used to be a red or maroon affair in the past. With just these two colours, there was hardly any choice for the bride-to-be to look different. But, times have changed now and so have the colours. Pink, peach, yellow, orange, purple, lavender, mint, and white- you name it and you have it in the world of bridal lehengas.
The fashion industry experts have taken up the challenge quite seriously upon themselves to churn out some very unusual colours for the brides to look absolutely stunning on her D-Day. And, one such bold and vivacious colour is orange that has us swooning over it. Now, all the brides who have their eyes set upon this bright and beautiful colour, let us take a look at the ways you can style it.
This warm and inviting colour is very refreshing and totally acceptable for a bride who does not want to wear the traditional colours, red or maroon. In general, most women in India have a warmer skin tone, which means you can pick any shade of orange without a doubt. Plus, you would love that instant natural glow that it adds to your skin.
While looking for an orange lehenga, it is important that you pick the right hue to suit your complexion, and then mix it with other colours for a flattering combination. Orange is a very versatile colour and would look good with quite a lot of colours like yellow, green, pink and midnight blue.
To make your wedding outfit even more interesting and chic, you can opt for the double dupatta style. Keep the heavy one that comes with your outfit, for draping over the shoulder. Choose a lightweight dupatta in complementing colours like yellow, pink or red, to drape over your head. This way, you can have both styles as well as comfort.
A gajra with white flowers would look amazing in your hair with orange-coloured lehenga, if you are opting for a simple bun or plaited hair. Match your shoes with the colour of the embroidery or embellishments on your lehenga to complete your look.
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Orange looks amazing when paired with gold jewellery, but remember to keep it subtle for a royal look. Especially, if your lehenga is a heavily embellished one! Kundan jewellery would also work very well with an orange-coloured lehenga.
But, if your lehenga has silver work on it, then ditch the gold and go for diamonds with coloured gemstones. And, if you are wearing an orange lehenga for your mehendi or sangeet function, then do not forget to go for the new trend of floral jewellery.
Orange is a slightly difficult colour to work with, so you have to be very careful with the colours you choose for your makeup. Chandni Singh, one of the most sought after makeup artists from Delhi, recommends a classic style makeup with intense smokey eyes in the shades of copper, brown or gold, with a lot of kohl and winged eyeliner.
For lips, she suggests a peachy orange shade of lipstick and peach blush for the cheeks. And, girls who can carry off bright lips with ease may try out bright orange lips with slightly softer smokey eyes. A classy chignon, simple bun or a messy updo would be perfect to complete your look for your wedding day.
Apart from following all the above-mentioned guidelines, here are some additional tips that you need to keep in mind if you plan to wear an orange lehenga on your wedding day:
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So ladies, now that you have this wonderful guide with you to rock your wedding day look in an orange lehenga, just grab your favourite one from the market and get set to look the best bride of this season!
The beauty of an Indian traditional garment lies in its versatility. Be it a saree or your most precious lehenga, you can drape them in so many different styles to create your personalised fashion statement. For a special occasion, be it your own wedding or your sibling's D-day, here are someRead More