With a sparkle of gold, vibrancy of embroidery, splash of sequins and beauty of makeup... following the trail of the bride comes her sister. As the bride's sister, you are sure to catch everyone’s attention in an instant. Then why not, make it worth it!
Since you are immersed in the wedding frenzy from the very start and busy delivering tasks bestowed on you till the very end, we recommend that you start planning a variety of looks for the upcoming functions well in advance. Your every look should set you apart from the rest of the crowd. So, here is your guide to choosing the right colours, silhouettes and adapting the latest trends to embark on a stylish sojourn.
Get Bollywood inspired!
Your outfit should definitely represent your own personality and suit your age. It is not difficult to decide on a look after you set your heart on your favourite Bollywood diva. Whether you drool over how beautiful Priyanka Chopra looks in a Manish Malhotra outfit or how stunning Kareena Kapoor looks in neon or how Madhuri Dixit makes hearts go dhak-dhak with her graceful style, you too can recreate the magic of each look with an equal aplomb. After all, it is your sister's wedding, and a little inspiration can be worth a try.
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#1. Bubbly Kareena Kapoor
Colours like sunshine yellow and emerald green will rock an anarkali suit perfectly. For times when you want to look heavily decked up but still feel relaxed, a peppy colour can do the trick in a simple salwar kameez or anarkali.
If you are not a fan of bright colours, then a complete ivory suit with sequinned borders can look pretty, but only with a bright dupatta bringing in a heavy dash of colour. If you are fixated on wearing a saree, you can again take a cue from this Bollywood diva, by keeping it plain and simple in bright orange colour with a sheer net blouse.
And, talking about standing out and making a statement in a simple subtle saree, here is another look of Kareena where she shows how effortlessly it can be done.
This is what Kareena wore on the day of her sister-in-law, Soha Ali Khan's wedding. Kareena stunned everyone by wearing a simple white and pink net saree. To up the glam quotient in the look, she paired a shimmery blouse with it. And, she kept the rest of the look simple with a striking neckpiece and nude makeup.
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Well, if you are a fan of subtle colours but love the bling, then here is another look to inspire you. Take a look at the lehenga that the diva wore for Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu's wedding.
She went for a shimmering lehenga with mirror work. And, she tastefully balanced the heaviness of the work here, by opting for subtle white, mint and pink colours. Just like her, you too can play up your hair differently in a fishtail braid or a bun, and adorn it with mogra flowers.
Talking about subtle shades and rich work, here is another look for Kareena Kapoor that might inspire your outfit choices as well.
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#2. Exotic Priyanka Chopra
Usually, pastel colours like soft neon, beige, ivory and powder pink, work well in a traditional wear. If you are going for a saree, you can opt for contrasting borders on the pallu or wear a blouse in a completely different colour from the rest of the ensemble.
Now, coming to lehengas. If you are opting for a heavy dupatta, then keep the rest of the outfit simple in work, but rich in colours. And, if your lehenga and/or choli is heavy, then balance the look by opting for a simpler dupatta. These tricks will help you stand apart from the other guests in a tasteful and elegant way. Velvet is a sure-shot choice to make a stylish statement in the winter season.
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From sleeveless to quarter or full-sleeves to mega sleeves, experiment with your looks. But, make sure that you pick what makes you comfortable. Punctuate your choice of light colours with neon colours for a playful cocktail. Or, if you are wearing rich and royal colours on the wedding, then opt for subtle shades like almond, custard or off-white for the pre-wedding functions.
#3. Perfect Padukone
Craving for her looks from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani? Pick a lightweight fabric like georgette or chiffon in a royal blue colour with champagne gold sequinned borders. If you have a body like hers, then tie the saree a little below the belly button and wear a bikini choli for more spunk.
Want some more tips on how to style this electrifying blue saree, then you must read: Steal This Look- Deepika Padukone in Badtameez Dil
Well, if there are any divas in Bollywood who look good in almost any colour under the sun, then Deepika is one of them. Whether it is about fiery reds, neon oranges and corals, or subtle almonds, or rich blues and blacks, you can take a look at her to know what colours you can go for. What's more? Deepika can be your one-stop guide to find out what colours are in trend, and how you can style them.
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#4. Spunky Sonam
Well, just like Deepika, Sonam Kapoor is another Bollywood actress who can carry almost any and every taste with great taste and élan. Be it the rich and traditional oranges, pinks and reds...
Or, unconventional shades and combinations, like blacks, whites, greys and neon.
If you too are looking for some interesting ideas for your outfits for various wedding functions, then take a hint from this stylish diva. Be it colours or their combinations, or the styling and designs, she is certainly your go-to guide for how to make your each and every look different!
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#5. Vivacious Jacqueline
Still wondering about how to style your look for your sister's wedding, then take a hint from these three amazing looks from the Chitiyaan Kalaiyaan diva. She can easily become your styling guru from Bollywood. A simple red and gold saree, teamed with a dull gold blouse and a sensuous kamarbandh, is enough to make you stand out yet look chic.
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You can also go for a peppy lehenga with colourful hues on it and a simple cropped choli. Or, the most stunning trend of the season, a shimmery jacket blouse teamed with a saree.
Well, not just the wedding, Jacqueline can even inspire your pre-wedding looks too. Take a look at these outfits that the diva is wearing and steal some ideas.
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It is not necessary that a bride's sister will be younger than her. So, here are some elegant and graceful looks for the bride's elder sisters.
#6. Royal Sridevi
If you are keen on a classic vintage look then look no further than a half-net and half-velvet saree with exquisite gold work on the border of the pallu. If you pick an ivory colour net saree with thread work all over, be sure to match it with a big emerald or polki set for a pop of colour to avoid looking washed out. Effective colours like lime green with fuchsia borders is sure to grab everyone’s attention instantly.
#7. Elegant Madhuri
She has brought to the forefront trends that we absolutely love. From polka dotted print sarees for a ceremony at home to pink and black lehenga saree for a sangeet night, you can take ideas from her. What we must pick from her style is how effectively she balances the right mix of jewellery into her ensemble without letting any one element overpower her look. Colourful mirror work blouses or borders on the pallu will make you shine.
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Embrace New Trends
- Gotta Patti, being lightweight and vibrant, is surely a glamorous and unconventional choice. For a subtle look, pick a pastel colour like rose pink or aqua green. And, for a cheery and colourful look, bright hues like kesar orange, crimson red and lime green would look wonderful.
- You can also experiment with works like Phulkari from Punjab, Aari work from Kashmir, and Chikankari from Lucknow.
- You can take a look at new trends of tying a saree or can chose some vibrant and stand-out prints for your outfit.
- You can go for dresses like a lehenga saree or a gown-styled saree. You can also team up an embellished jacket with your saree.
- Experiment with different styles of pants. If you are tall, then cigarette pants under a sheer anarkali is sure to look gorgeous. Wear palazzo pants under long kurtas for simpler occasions.
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Most importantly, do not try to outdo the bride. It is essentially her day and you must never forget that. Either choose a heavy outfit or heavy jewellery. Opt for a trendy anarkali and minimum jewellery for simple functions and go all out in a saree where you are expecting huge crowds and lots of bling.
Published: 14:29 BST, 13 December 2016 | Updated: 22:32 BST, 13 December 2016 Kanye West dramatically met.