Weddings in India are an extravaganza of a good one week. The magnificence, the grandeur, the opulence the ceremonial celebrations – everything is so unique and such a revelry! It is the most special day of one’s life wherein the bride and groom commit to spending the rest of their lives (seven of those) and seal the promise with the saat-pheras. A commitment like that ought to have you dressed in your existential best – at least for a phobic like me.
And considering the bride is so OTT, it deems only fair that the vows are taken with the groom to putting his best fashion foot forward. I mean, if my groom were to look half as dapper as ‘India’s Most Wanted’ Arjun Kapoor did as Param in Namaste England, I’d probably have my friends kidnap Parineeti Chopra and sit in the mandap. A tonic for the tired eyes, garam (read hot) Param!
So, yes dear dulhas, you do need to take extra and utmost care while prepping for the D-day. Investing in some quirky and statement accessories is thus, a must. Non-negotiable if I had it my way, to be honest. Here, I have rounded up 7 stylish and traditional accessories to uplift the overall appeal and appearance of the outfit. Also, these pieces come with a lot of sophistication, charisma, and charm. Yeah, thank me later!
Kalgi or Sarpech
If you are one of those dulhas entering the venue on a ghodi wearing a pagdi or a turban, this one’s hand-picked for you. Add that element of suaveness with a precious/semi-precious stone or simply a feather.
Raise your hand if you are that couple who likes to colour coordinate. Best way to do so on your wedding day is to match your dupatta with the bride’s attire. Style it as per your comfort, and flaunt that royal swag like a pro, bro!
Perhaps, the most underrated yet unconventional option must be the pocket square. Go matchy-matchy or for a complete contrast – this one’s bound to turn heads.
Nothing spells all things regal as perfectly as a haar or neckpiece does. A string of shining pearls or exquisite beads can go a long way into revamping your sherwani.
Fall head over heels in love – with the heels too! I swear by fashion gods, and thus, no traditional look is complete without ethnic footwear aka jooti aka mojdi. And if you are wearing a tux-suit, shoes work the same magic. So boy, better buckle it up!
The wedding day is the biggest examination because Kanpurwale uncleji, Dilliwali mausiji and the likes of these never-heard-before relatives have their eyes on you. They are judging you top to toe so you better bow to the best. Bring some bling to the dais with shiny or metallic cuff links – if you are the spunky one – go for the tache shaped or a kickass design.
Announce some splendour with an amazing watch to round up the most decked up evening (or day?) of your life! And you know what else will add weight to that look? A bright, broad smile! Put it on and go get your dulhaniya!
Catch Arjun and Parineeti’s stellar performance in Namaste England on ZEE5 now!