The infamous Bridezilla doesn’t give any wedding a miss. For brides, though they like the fuss around their weddings, are wont to throw a temper tantrum. Be it blowing off some steam or wanting everything our way.

But there’s a kryptonite that dulls, if not negates, a full fledged attack of ze Bridezilla- gorgeous wedding clothes.

Brides to be, check out Kalighata.

Frankly I understand the fuss over wedding clothes, having been a bride myself recently. It’s an age of the wedding guests decking up more than the bride herself, making dressing up for the girl a conquest that requires military level strategising.

Speaking of what Kalighata is offering for the Autumn/Winter ’17 bride, check out their Salt Lake flagship. It houses some of their most interesting designs, produced painstakingly by their karigars. What drew my eyes to what hung from the racks was the sheer beauty of the outfits, the delicate workmanship on them and silhouettes both traditional and contemporary.

I remember glancing at a bride who tried on one outfit after another. She struck a fun pose, clearly loving the outfit she was in. Make up on or not, she loved the effect. The relieved mother placed an order immediately.

While buying the outfits weren’t exactly on the agenda, shooting for the label a couple of days later had me check myself out in awe all the while. I waited impatiently for the picture. When they came in, I sighed. I looked exquisite.

My look book for Kalighata is quite simply really- the four moods a bride is in. Simply straight forward and stunning, here’s what I loved. And hope you do too!

THE SANGEET
When picking something for my Sangeet, foremost on my mind was the necessity of killer thumkas in my #OOTN. Which meant a stunning outfit easy to twirl and jive in. This crimson number (darker colours work best for autumn winter) with dainty embroidery is a tick on all the right boxes. An uncrowded neckline leaves space for that family heirloom caressing your collarbones.
Psst: Don’t overlook the back… such a tease!

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THE COCKTAIL
Look marvellous, feel sexy and slip on the darkest colour. This particular inky blue gown with mesh sleeves and that dose of bling. A sartorial decision taken right. Better yet, don’t stress accessorising it- long diamond danglers seal the deal. Red wine optional- for the bar is open and well stocked! 😉

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THE ENGAGEMENT
For a change, pick pastels or beige. This long coat over a skirt added height, and the tailoring caressed the slimness of my upper waistline, masking the fatness below it. Instant win so #WerkItGirl! To accessorise ditch delicate for a maximal maang tikaa and ruby earrings for some subtle colour relief.

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THE WEDDING
The sky is the limit when choosing the lehnga but it’s important to remember to keep the dupatta light lest it give you a headache when worn as a ghungta. Opt for a rich colour palette, painting yourself in shades of red, purple and green!
Psst: My mood in the pictures are definitely that moment of post wedding abandon, the weight off (literally and metaphorically) and my husband all to myself! 😉

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A word of advice though. When choosing your wedding outfit, always pick something you can wear later. Separates that you can mix-n-match with other outfits later is always a good option. It’s always better than packing up the outfit and keeping it away, never to be worn again.

Hope you liked my ideas. Do invite me to your wedding!

No. I’m not kidding. I have all my wedding outfits I need to wear! 😀

xoxo, Ridzeepop