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Traditional to Trending: Gorgeous Bridal Colours for Indian brides

by Poorna Sundaram
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Need help with choosing your bridal colour, style, aesthetic and overall look? We’re here to help you out!

All Indian brides want to look extra special on their big day. But with that desire come all sorts of confusion regarding the type of clothes they want to wear, the jewellery, the makeup and so much more.

But don’t worry folks, we’re here to rescue you from that rabbit hole. Choosing THE look for the day is a challenging task, but it gets much simpler when you narrow down your aesthetic. What we mean is, there are a few bridal styles or a few categories in which most brides fall, broadly. Once you decide on your bridal style or your “aesthetic,” it becomes much easier to envision your whole look in detail. The first step in this process is choosing the best bridal colour!

In this article, we’ll provide you with a neat introduction to a variety of bridal colours, the aesthetics they usually go with and give you some bonus inspiration looks to see how it all comes together. We guarantee that by the end of this article, you’ll have a good idea of what sort of look you want to go for!

The Royal Indian Red Bride

This look is the traditional bridal look that everyone thinks of when you say “Indian Bride.” Red is hands down the most popular bridal colour when it comes to indian brides. This royal red look usually consists of heavily adorned outfits in reds, maroons and golden colours which are paired with gorgeous and heavy gold jewellery. This is a classic look, and hence extremely popular. But don’t make the mistake of sidelining this just because it is mainstream! It is popular for a good reason.

The colour palette, the luxurious royal look and the glamorous jewellery make this aesthetic fit for all. No matter what you look like, you will 100% end up looking like a beautiful queen getting married.

If you’re someone who wants to stay close to their roots and embrace their culture, you should definitely think about going with this timeless option.

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The Golden Bride

The golden bride look is simply, what it says. Golden, top to bottom, with maybe a tiny hint of other colours. But usually, it’s a gorgeous golden lehenga with golden and stone jewellery, making the bride look like a million-dollar doll. This look can also vary from absolutely heavy and regal to modern and light.

Gold goes with all skin tones, but if you are on the duskier side, or have a warm skin tone, this look is going to look a whole different level of amazing on you, so don’t forget to consider this option!

The Pastel Bride

This look, as it suggests consists of pastel outfits. Pastel colours like powder blue and lavender are becoming increasingly popular as bridal colours. This colour palette gives a light and airy vibe, making the bride look youthful, bright, soft and heavenly. 2021 has been seeing a lot of pastel brides, as people have started to realise the magic of these outfits. These pastel colours suit almost all Indian skin tones and go extremely well with anything from light and natural makeup to a full glam look. Though, most people prefer lighter makeup with pastel outfits to complement the whole soft and pure vibe.

If you consider yourself to be a bubbly, cheery and joyous person and want to look young, soft and angelic, you should definitely consider the pastel bride look!

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The Vibrant and Bold Bride

This look is for all those brides who aren’t afraid to experiment a little with colours and rock bright and beautiful colours that aren’t typically part of bridal wear. From bright or dark blues to greens to yellows, if you’re someone with a vibrant personality, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try out bold colours that are a little different!

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The Pink Bride

Pink is another popular choice amongst brides. It has a lot of variants like pastel pink or bright pink or dark pink. This look can range anywhere from soft and floral to bright and fun to classic and traditional depending on how you style it. Our favourite version of this is the pastel pink bride. As a bridal colour, pink can bring out the girly, youthful and carefree side of anyone who wears it, thus making it perfect for weddings.

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The Glittery Bride

This final style is for all the Indian brides who aren’t afraid to break out of norms and wear bold and unique outfits on their wedding day. Silver is an extremely bold bridal colour but if you want to look like an ice queen, who’s stopping you? Unique styles of lehengas, gowns, and everything one can think of, silver is the best colour if you want to look edgy and glamorous so if you’re an experimental and strong person who wants to make a statement on their wedding, try silver!

And that was our guide to help you choose your bridal colour. Have you decided which one suits you the best? Let us know!

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