The ultimate guide to looking perfect look for a destination wedding

  • As told to Nidhi Choksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2015 19:24 IST
“Coral, off-white, charcoal grey and black work great,” says designer Mayyur Girrotra.

A hundred things have to be taken care of during weddings — right from picking an outfit for every ceremony to finding the right accessory. We spoke to five designers who showcased their collections at the Gionee India Beach Fashion Week in Goa and asked them to put together the perfect look for you.

Mayyur Girrotra

Mayyur Girrotra

Picks: “A statement headgear. It adds a trendy element to your look.”

Colours: “Coral, off-white, charcoal grey and black work great. Don’t overdo the traditional red and green as it’s a destination wedding. And, destination weddings are all about having fun.”

Avoid: “Going overboard with your look. Try and keep a balance.”

Tips: “Go for outfits that are easy to carry while travelling. Anything that’s light in weight, flowy and comfortable works.”

Dimple Raghani

Dimple Raghani

Picks: “Metallic heels. These go well with any ensemble. However, choose comfortable heels that allow you to walk in them all day.”

Colours: “Pastel shades. They look lovely, especially for a beach wedding.”

Avoid: “Patchy make-up. Keep your look fresh and light. If you’re dressing for a day function, keep your make-up light.”

Tips: “Go for fittings several times before the main day. Choose an outfit according to your body shape. Stay hydrated, don’t skip meals and rest.”

Ken Ferns

Ken Ferns

Picks: “A choli with work on it and a skirt. It could be a short skirt for the cocktail hour, or a full-fledged lehenga for the wedding. Keep it thematic because destination weddings are generally concept-driven.”

Colours: “Rose pink, turquoise blue and mint green. Wear colours that complement your skin tone.”

Avoid: “Heavy jewellery. You shouldn’t look like you’ve come straight from the sets of Jodhaa Akbar. Keep it clean and classy.”

Tips: “It’s not about the outfit; it’s about the person behind it. Also, it’s not a fancy dress competition. You should enjoy what you wear. Experiment with prints.”

Rina Dhaka

Rina Dhaka

Picks: “A sari. Anything with gold borders generally works. Keep an option of saris like florals, embroidery and sari gowns. The idea is to look chic and sexy.”

Colours: “White. You can play around with a combination of light and dark colours.”

Avoid: “Velvet ghagras and anything with zardozi work.”

Tips: “If you’re a plus size, go for flowy robes and off-shoulders. Play up your strong features. Say if you have a big forehead, wear a big bindi to create an illusion. Play with contrasts. If you have a heavy lehenga, keep the top very simple.”

Anupamaa Dayal

Anupamaa Dayal

Picks: “Foot accessories. When you’re tired of walking in those heels and want to walk barefoot, anklets and flowers are a great way to make your feet look pretty.”

Colours: “Orange. It plays with the drama in the sky. At most destination weddings, the important ceremonies happen during sunsets.”

Avoid: “Overly embellished lehengas. Anything that’s above 10kg of weight is a strict no-no. Silks, or any fabric that’s too heavy.”

Tips: “Keep it simple, natural and quirky. And, feel at home. Be open to trying new concepts like a sari gown.”

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