By Arushi Nanda Last Updated:
Modern fashion is taking its toll all over the world. Females now have more choices than before. And when Islam is particularly talked about, it generally allows modest wedding dresses for marriage. The traditional outfits of Muslims are unique and at the same time, creative as well.
So, here we have a number of options that all the Muslim brides can opt for their walima ceremony.
Walima is basically like a reception, where the newlyweds meet all their relatives or friends, which is followed by a lunch or dinner. Just like other wedding occasions, walima demands a special outfit as well. Walima dresses are generally lighter than the wedding dresses. Zari work, bead work, stone work and machine embroidery are commonly used in these dresses just like the main day dresses.
Dress look: Long centre slit kurta with lehenga/sharara
Colour: Baby pink, sky blue, grey, golden, green and silver
Design: A-line simple lehenga
Jewellery: Heavy bridal jewellery inclusive of necklaces, earrings, bangles, rings, etc.
Makeup: Minimal makeup with light pink lipstick and smoky eyes
Dress: Long A-line or straight dress, having self-work or floral prints
Colour: Maroon, green, grey, golden, purple, silver, beige
Jewellery: Necklace, earrings, headbands, bangles, rings, brooch
Makeup: Long eyelashes with unique-coloured eye liner
Dress: Long dress A-line or straight till the knees and then diverge around the feet
Colour: Ivory white, golden and crème subtle shades
Jewellery: Earrings, headbands, head brooches, rings, neck pieces and clutches
Makeup: Since the dress adds flare, keep the minimalistic look and stay pretty
Dress: One piece dress in a gown style
Colour: Experimented with so many colours
Jewellery: Necklace, long earrings, bracelets, rings or headgears
Makeup: Contrasting shades of the outfit for eyes and same colour for the lips. Wear your hair up in a curled bun with loose curls on the sides framing the face and lending it a softening touch.
Dress: Long shirt teamed up with a line lose pleated trousers
Colour: Bright shades like emerald, maroon, etc.
Jewellery: Heavy bridal jewellery such as jhoomar, long earrings, colourful bangles or rings
Makeup: Line your lips properly using deep-coloured lip liner and fill the lips with appropriate colour with a touch up of slightly different and brighter colour. Highlight the cheekbones.
Dress: Long kurta floor anarkali suit
Colour: Pastel shades
Jewellery: Jhoomar on the head, heavy bridal jewellery, long earrings, colourful bangles, rings, etc.
Makeup: Use eyeshadow that goes well with your attire, choosing at least three different colours applied strategically, and go with a light pink lip colour
Dress: It is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is often worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family as a form of modest attire.
Colour: Fair skinned women and dark toned women are at an advantage in this area. Almost all colours of hijab will look good on these two extremes of skin tones.
Makeup: A little mascara and lip-gloss is subtle, always experiment with different colours of eyeliner such as blue, green, plum, grey and many others.
Dress: Long kurta floor length with A-line trousers and jackets
Jewellery: Jhoomar on the head, heavy bridal jewellery, long earrings, colourful bangles, rings, colourful dupattas
Makeup: Use eyeshadow that goes well with your bridal attire, choosing at least three different colours applied strategically.
Dress: Layers have always added more character to a garment, bridal wear in specific looks amazing with added layers. These layers can be incorporated in both the shirt and the lehenga. Extensive borders, sheer layers and the right jewellery to go with the look and will make your walima a memorable event, both because of the occasion and the dress you wore.
Jewellery: You can opt for heavy jewellery or pearl one
Makeup: Go with a subtle makeup look
With all these pretty options available for the brides to choose from, all our Muslim brides will surely turn heads at their walima ceremony. Here you go!