After a few years of yellow, green and pastel shades being breakaway colours for the modern Indian bride, traditional red has made a comeback in 2016. Rohit Bal’s perfect bride for the season, the modern Indian dulhan (pictured here), stands out in ‘sindoori red’. It shows the brilliance of Indian kaarigars, uses velvet and six different kinds of embroidery, all entirely done by hand.
How you can work it
Burgundy and wine colours work well against almost every Indian skin tone. “But don’t overdo the gold in your accessories in such a look, as the lehenga is already embellished,” recommends celebrity stylist and TV show host Rishi Raj. Celebrity stylist Eshaa Amin adds, “Instead of a small choli, you could also wear the lehenga with a long kurta to give it a sense of something fresh.”
Makeup to go “When wearing red, go traditional with oxblood colour on the lips, nude eyeshadow and bold kajal,” says makeup and hair expert Aashmeen Munjaal. “Or you may try out wine smokes on the eyes with extended liner and rosy wine lips.”
Strike a balance. If you are wearing ornate clothes, go easy on the makeup.
(Diamond jewellery from the bridal collection of Shri Ram Hari Ram Jewellers, Dariba Kalan.)
From HT Brunch, September 24, 2016
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