Six must-have colours for your wedding trousseau

  • Namita S Kalla, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 14:25 IST

Even as shopping is known to be the most exciting and engrossing part of a wedding, it can also be one of the strenuous things to do.

From choosing the right design to picking the happening colours for your trousseau, shopping can certainly leave you stressed. Designer Parnika Jain helps you choose the perfect colours for your trousseau.

"A wedding is not just about you looking gorgeous on your wedding day. It is just the beginning. Apart from the bridal outfit, what you pack in your trousseau is just as important."

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She suggests a string of colours that will make the bridal trousseau hot and happening during all times."

Red: Yes red is a classic bridal colour but it's a classic for a reason. Whether it's a cocktail dress, blazer, pallazos or a sari, nothing spells confidence like red. It's associated with power and it's the colour of romance too. As a new bride, you need a dash of red in your wardrobe, for sure. Just remember, if you're going with a bold hue like red, make sure you tone down your makeup and accessories.

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Orange: 'Orange is the new black' should be your fashion mantra this season. Fall collections on international runways have seen various pop colours this season and orange is a hot favourite. Go the monotone route with a plain orange jumpsuit or midi skirt that can be paired with a white shirt. Pick up printed jackets, skirts and dresses with pops of orange. An embellished orange anarkali or sari will ensure that you stand out at those dinners with your new family.

Blue: Cobalt, turquoise and navy. Blue and all its shades should be a welcome addition in your trousseau. Whether it's a maxi dress, jeans, kurta or tunic, blue helps you make a statement without being brash. A statement neckpiece or clutch in blue, can pick up a basic outfit.

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Black and White: Nah! Not a taboo any more. In the past, several brides believed that black and white are unlucky colors to include in your trousseau. But the contemporary bride however doesn't think so. While many brides will still shy away from wearing black and white for their wedding functions, the classic black and white are a must-have in every wardrobe. Whether it is trusted black pants, the LBD or black pumps, black is a wardrobe staple. The same goes for the LWD (Little white dress), white shirt, maxi dress, linen pants or white sandals. Without these, your trousseau will be incomplete.

Yellow: It's bright, cheery and we love it. A sunshine yellow summer dress is not only ideal for your beach honeymoon, it's perfect for Casual Fridays at the office or dinner with friends. A lemon yellow kurta, anarkali or sari will surely brighten your wardrobe post-marriage.

Beige: You may or may not wear your wedding outfits again, but your trousseau must include wearable items that have repeat value. And that's why you need some nude tones. Whether it's a neutral tote or nude pumps, nude accessories match with everything and are ideal company for brunch or work. A nude blouse can also be paired with printed pencil or midi skirts or skinny jeans.

(Parnika Jain is a 24-year old creative, entrepreneurial young designer who has retailed on and is based in Jaipur.)

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