No hacks, just reality checks!
Who doesn’t love a good wedding? It’s got good food, entertaining music, great company and obviously a colourful display of wedding outfits. Now while we’re on the topic of wedding wear, let’s get real: Are those bedazzled, embellished garments we often see looking dreamy — comfortable?
The short answer is no, incidentally the long answer is also NO! You don’t just dress to impress, you dress to have fun, to let your hair down and most likely dance the night away. The secret to mastering the art of comfy wedding attire is coveted, but since you’re already here, we’ll let you in on it below.
5 Tried And Tested Ways To Make Wedding Attire Super Comfy
Location, Location, Location
We’re talking about both destination weddings and local. Is it at a misty hill station or a sunny beach-side wedding? Is it indoor or outdoor? While it could be any of these and more, it’s important to factor in the venue. Just like how you wouldn’t wear a coat in the middle of summer, the weather and climate can dictate what you wear.
An outdoor beach wedding? Stick to light colours like pastels and off-white. Darker colours will trap the heat and make you stuffy. A cooler wedding near the mountains? Try warmer colours like reds, orange and yellows. This balances out the temperature with the warmth in colours.
All the cool kids are wearing pumped-up kicks for a reason!
They’re not just big on the comfort factor, they’re also pretty high up on the style factor.
Wearing sneakers with Indian attire doesn’t have to look mismatched when they come completely customisable. Platform shoes with decorated embroidery pair great with a lehenga or saree. You’re now equipped to dance the night away!
We are living in a material world with scores of fabric materials to choose from!
Madonna may not have been referring to this kind of material, but being a material girl when picking traditional outfits is a smart move.
Cotton and linen – these natural fibres are perfect for hot humid climates. It is soft, lightweight, breathable, and highly absorbent.
Wool, silk and polyester are the top fibres that have heat retaining properties and work well to keep you warm in cooler weather conditions.
All About The Silhouettes
The rules of fashion are quite simple really! To stay cool and calm choose easy-breezy single-layered outfits and multi-layers to add warmth and depth. Heavy material with deeper colours and extra embroidery/embellishment will add weight to the outfit making it a suitable choice for evening and night occasions. Light and bright colours in flowing styles work well during the day.
All Pinned Up
A flowing saree at a wedding feels luxurious and dreamy. But when you’re busy with designated wedding chores like eating and dancing, a flowy pallu or dupatta may get in the way. The simplest hack for this is to carry safety pins. They’re small, easy to carry and can fit almost anywhere. Pin up your outfit as and when you need to and save it from unfortunate food stains or stepping on it while on the dance floor.
To add some pizzazz, use an embellished pin or brooch.
For an occasion to be enjoyable, there is no denying that one needs to be comfortable. And these 5 tips right here, have been tried, tested and Binks approved. So you can be sure the next time you plan to attend a wedding these simple hacks are sure to leave you having the best time ever.
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