Fabulously Yours, Red

In Pakistan, red is the colour of prosperity, opulence, love, passion, purity, basically the representative of Pakistan’s warm diversified culture. As red is the hue of the rising sun and the beautiful adornment of a bride. Every auspicious event has been associated with red colour, and weddings are one of the most auspicious occasions celebrated in Pakistan. From wedding decorations to bridal dresses, red is spreading its natural regal aura.

2020 may have changed a whole lot of things for us all, but for brides, it's no excuse to keep it low-key for their wedding look. Even with intimate weddings and limited guests being the norm, brides are leaving no stone unturned to have their dream wedding with the most gorgeous bridal wear ever. Millennial brides seem to believe in keeping it traditional for their wedding day as the classic red lehenga has been getting major love. The red lehenga is clearly back to become this years and the new year’s most popular bridal wear pick and we can't keep our eyes off!

Although new-age brides are seen to be torn between a traditional red lehenga and an offbeat hue, red lehengas still remain the number one choice for many brides!

A head to toe heavily embroidered and sequined red bridal lehenga, embellished with stonework and tassels hanging to your red dupatta, is a bridal trend for the brides that don’t like much diversity to their wedding dress. Also, if you want variation to your classic sleeves, don’t shy away from going short on the sleeves. And if you want tons of heavy embroidery on your lehenga but don’t want to look too OTT, take cue from this red lehenga paired with a bronze embroidered choli and jacket.

Also, if you’re someone who doesn’t go for the classics, go for a slightly lighter shade of red close to orange and instead of going for a lehenga, give transitions to your wedding looks by going for a red gharara. It’s chic, comfortable and oh-so-dreamy.

The next step after selecting your lehenga is selecting and coordinating your jewellery pieces with your lehenga.

This includes choosing the size of the jewellery (oversized or  inimalistic), the type (traditional or modern) and most importantly, the colour combinations which are likely to complement the lehenga beautifully. If you’re a bride that loves chunky jewellery, go for a big gold choker, an oversized maang tikka and jhumkas.

This would grab all the attention instantly! You can also go for larger than life kundan jewellery with oversized drops matching your wedding dress. And if you love pearls, incorporate them with your classic kundan jewellery. Whether you’re going for silver or golden or multicoloured jewellery, just make sure it matches your outfit right and you’re all set to rock your D-day look in red lehengas and spectacular jewellery.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Styling: Tehmina Khaled
• Hair and Makeup: Neelo’s Salon
• Designer: Kausar Sajid
• Photography: The Rohail
• Featuring: Michelle Mumtaz, Faiza Khan, Sabrina Furqan and Amna Kifayat