The one-time occasion in life is a sure way to be lived up with an elaborate trousseau collection. The tunics and kurtis are still around with the camouflage prints and animal skin designs that also go for batik styles. The real good way to go for shine is through fabric painted dresses that really is cool and yet dressy for casual bridal outings. The bridal salwar suits can be in any color and not really required as maroon or red. In the case of simple home puja, one can do wonders with pastel colors or fine tune the embellishments to pure but simple stuff.
The mehndi is one ceremony that is special and the kick start of the real marriage functions. The dress can have a lot of layers in organza, voile or other free flow fabrics. Mostly an indoor function, the mehndi ceremony seeks a lot of comfortability as it requires a lot of sitting around. The real sense is to go for flares or gathers. The dress can be pinks or pastel green with the full gather till the ankles and end in a churidars with lot of gathers on the ankles. The dupatta here is not a necessity yet one can go for the neck drape while posing for photographs.
Creating a new look for each occasion is the trick for bridal collections. The guests are surely waiting for the glimpse of the bride and rave about her beauty and hence the confidence is the utmost necessary quality. The full dupatta can be used in intrinsic hand worked embroidery brought in from different handicrafts of North India and the tight fitting short kurta can have a flared almost patiala style cowl for simple ceremonies. For general meets or sitting around, the bride can have semi precious jewelry and there are many varieties in pearl or diamonds.
The easiest way to transform looks is by way of hair style. The beehive style is in fashion but it may or may not suit you. The long neck has to be accentuated or created with boat necks, tank tops and a simple choker or pendant is more than enough for evening parties. Minimalization has to be sought where the dress is real dressy and has a lot of shimmer and glitter. Sequins, buttis, embroidery, kundan jewelry and diamond embroidery makes the dress glittery and the make up has to be in accordance with the same.
Straight fits are in and the shorter the better is another mantra. For casual get together one can include a lot of slacks in lycra without dupatta. The scarf style is another way to grab attention and one can bring in more creativity with drape styles.