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Tips and Tricks of Indian Bridal Make-up

Every bride, ever since she is a little girl dreams to look like a princess on her D-day.  From her bridal wear to hairdo and make-up, she picturise it and fantasise about it her whole life. She strives for perfection and this drives her crazy.

So, if you are also one such bride-to-be and is stressed about the Indian bridal make-up tricks, worry not as we are going to share the tips for perfect make-up on your wedding day.

Choose your cosmetics wisely
Make sure you choose the right products keeping in mind your skin type. Use cosmetics which are tried and tested by you earlier. Don’t fall prey to experimentation on your special day as if the product doesn’t suit you, it might lead to skin allergy or rashes which may spoil the most crucial day of your life.

Prep up for pre-bridal
For the much required wedding glow, one should always resort to pre-bridal pampering session. The cleansing and facial regimen will give you the glow and radiance you always want. Make sure that you cleanse, tone, moisturise and exfoliate your face regularly.

It is very important that your skin is hydrated properly to give you a fresh look on your wedding day. You can use home-made face packs to get rid of oil and acne as well as for the unblemished complexion you are striving for.

Make-up Hacks
Make-up may make or break the look. Wearing right amount of make-up is very important. It shouldn’t be over the top and shouldn’t give you a cakey look.

Go for an understated and subtle make-up that enhances your features and suits your skin type.

For the Face
Start with applying primer. The primer helps to even the skin. It also helps the make-up to stay longer. Once you are done with primer, proceed with the foundation. Foundation is the base of any make-up. Make sure you use the colour that matches your skin type.

Check the colour in day light to be sure before you use it on your wedding day. Another point to be considered while selecting the foundation is that it should be long-lasting matte finished foundation. Apply foundation evenly on the face and let it settle for a while.

Dust the pressed powder over the foundation to set the foundation and to keep it in place. Also, it helps to absorb any extra oil that comes out of the pores. The next step is using a concealer over the areas like under-eye circles, corners of the nose and lips. It hides discolouration, blemishes and any acne spots on the skin and makes you look flawless.


Contouring
If you have a broad nose or round cheeks and you are worried your pictures won’t come as good as you want them to be, try contouring. Contouring is an art of re-shaping the features with the use of one shade darker foundation or bronzer than your actual skin tone.

It is like giving an illusion of a sharp nose and chiseled cheeks with the darker foundation. This makes you look sharp, sleek and picture-perfect.

Blush and Illuminator
Once you are done with the base, next step in Indian bridal make-up is to lighten and brighten the face. For that, one needs to use the blush powder in shades of pink, peach or rose. Blush is used on the apple of cheeks, bridge of the nose and slightly on the forehead to give an impression of natural pink colour of the skin.

This not only makes your face look radiant and glowing but also makes you look ravishing in the photographs. After blush, make sure you use an illuminator on your cheeks to have a little tint of shimmer which is very important for a bride. After all, it’s your day and you need to shine!  

For the eyes
Eye make-up is the most important part of Indian bridal make-up. It’s the dramatic eye make-up which brings the real change. A beautifully done eye make-up is a blessing for any bride. It not only makes you look like a diva but also enhances the best feature of your face.

That is why, eye make-up is extremely crucial and it should be done with the utmost care. For that, start with applying primer and foundation over the eyes.

Use a brow pencil which is a shade darker than your brow hair to darken your eyebrows and to give them a defined shape. After that use an eye shadow that matches with your attire and apply it evenly. Make sure you apply it till the edge of an eye.

Outline and define your eyes by using an eye-liner and kajal pencil. Use a hint of shimmer to highlight your eye-shadow. Lastly, make use of an eye-curler and water-proof mascara for the fuller butterfly eye-lashes.   And let your eyes do the talking!


For the lips
Use a warm and flattering lip shade while doing Indian bridal make-up. Make sure you use neutral colour lipstick or lip gloss if your eye-make is dark. Don’t highlight both lips and eyes at the same time. Apply lipstick with the help of lip brush along the natural line of lips.

The lipstick should be applied from one corner to the other evenly. Use lip-liner as the same colour of the lipstick to make it more defined. Avoid dark coloured lip-liners as it looks artificial in photographs.

I’m sure with these handy Indian bridal make-up tips, you will nail it and look like the most stunning bride you always dreamt to be!

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Anita Dongre – A Busy Bee Dressing-up Bollywood Starlets


Anita Dongre is one name Bollywood swears by. This gifted designer from Mumbai is known for her bold and colourful designs. Her creations are chic, classy and fearless with lots of colours and heavy embroidery works. She specializes in bridal wear as she brings out the best of both worlds by blending vintage craftsmanship with contemporary silhouettes.

She never holds herself back from experimenting with bright hues like pinks, sunshine yellows and royal blue. She has a signature style of using traditional gota patti in her ensembles that are high on aesthetics. Let’s trace down the top Bollywood dresses by Anita Dongre.
Royal Blue Lehenga wore by Dia Mirza
The very pretty Dia Mirza chose none other than Anita Dongre’s creation for her Sangeet Ceremony in 2014. Anita Dongre has always been a go-to designer for Dia Mirza. And she dolled her up for her Sangeet. The actress looked dream-like in her Royal Blue Lehenga with golden embroidery.

Royal Blue Lehenga Set by Anita Dongre
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Gota Patti Lehenga wore by Sonakshi Sinha

The talented Dabang actress Sonakshi Sinha, wore a gorgeous off-white and golden gota patti lehenga by Anita Dongre on her brother’s mehendi ceremony. Sona looked elegant in her attire with subtle colors perfect for a daytime function. This Jaipur-inspired royal lehenga is definitely among the top Bollywood dresses by Anita Dongre.

Brocade Cream Lehenga Set by Anita Dongre
 



Pretty in Pink Juhi Chawla
Anita Dongre’s fan-list also includes the name of veteran actress Juhi Chawla. The actress is seen wearing her creations many a times. But what caught our attention was this pink floor-length suit with heavy gota patti upper bodice. Perfect for a formal evening!

Pink Embellished Jersey Gown by Anita Dongre


Sunshine Madhuri Dixit Nene
Madhuri’s beauty knows no bounds. Whatever she wears looks fabulous on her. And when it is Madhuri’s beauty and Anita’s ensemble, it makes a deadly combination. This is what we witnessed when we saw Madhuri wearing a sunshine yellow suit with embroidered neck designed by Anita Dongre. Look it to believe it!


Icy Blue gown wore by Vaani Kapoor
If you are wondering what to wear for a cocktail evening, take a cue from Vaani Kapoor’s icy blue gown with plunging neckline. This Anita Dongre’s design is indeed a hit for formal dinners or cocktail parties. Don’t wonder if heads turn at this pale blue cool evening gown. Without a doubt, this gown makes to our list of top Bollywood dresses by Anita Dongre.

Sonam Kapoor in Hot Pink
Sonam Kapoor is a goddess of style. She is a true trendsetter and makes statement with everything that she wears. And recently, Sonam hogged the limelight as she donned Anita Dongre’s hot pink embroidered attire. She made the onlookers go wow! And why not, after all it was Sonam-wears-Anita’s creation moment!

Pink Net Brocade Flair Gown by Anita Dongre






Prachi Desai in White
As soon as Prachi Desai posed for the shutterbugs at Vogue Bridal Studio in her simple yet stylish Anita Dongre’s western dress, everyone admired her for her perfect choice of dress for the occasion. The actress flaunted a minimalistic white crop top with crocheted paired with a midi-skirt at the event. We loved her dress to the core and believe it to be one of the top Bollywood dresses by Anita Dongre.
Light Yellow Net Brocade Dress by Anita Dongre



Vidya Balan in Anarkali
Vidya Balan is not only famous for her acting skills, but also for her choice of ethnic wear. Be it a sari or a suit, she does complete justice to the dress. This voluptuous beauty was recently spotted wearing a white floor-length gotapatti embroidered anarkali suit by Anita Dongre. Do we need to say more?

Chic White Georgette Suit by Anita Dongre


Aditi Rao Hydari in maxi dress
Aditi’s latest outfit made us fall in love with this petite actress all over again! She wore a strapless ivory maxi dress at a soiree. This Anita Dongre’s creation suited her skinny frame like second skin. Her maxi dress screamed simplicity but with the touch of class. And those chand balis are to die for! Call it Aditi’s stunning looks or Anita’s finesse of design, the dress was surely a winner. And this is why it is among the top Bollywood dresses by Anita Dongre.

Timeless Gota Pati Gown by Anita Dongre




Karishma Kapoor in off-white anarkali
The ever-stunning Karishma Kapoor looked regal in her off-white and golden anarkali suit that she wore on Arpita Khan’s reception ceremony. She looked whimsical in Anita Dongre’s timeless creation.

Anita Dongre is one designer that ensures that a garment needs not to be over-the-top or too loud to catch the attention. It is the finesse; minimalism and simplicity that makes it stand out!

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From Damsel to Diva - Kareena Kapoor’s Style Evolution Over the Years

Kareena Kapoor is one of the most stylish actresses in Bollywood. She is indeed a style icon. But she wasn’t like this ever since. The actress has undergone a process of transformation over the years and has reached the zenith of success.

From a simple blonde-haired girl to a top-notch actress, it took a while for Kareena to make a mark in the film industry. And today, she is a reigning queen in Bollywood in terms of talent, beauty and style.

Let’s stroll down the memory lane and trace Kareena Kapoor’s style journey from her debut movie to till date.

Debut with Refugee
Kareena Kapoor was a chubby teenager when she made her Bollywood debut with her first movie Refugee. This grand-daughter of Kapoor clan made her presence felt with her acting prowess. Kareena’s strong jaw-line, stark-white complexion and her bleached hair made her a head-turner. But overall, she was a plain Jane who was in a desperate need of a stylist. Usually, she was seen wearing jeans and t-shirt as she found this attire utterly comfortable.

Apart from that she loved bell-bottoms and chunky jewelry which did no justice to her voluptuous figure. And when she used to don something ethnic, it looked like a pile of mass on her. Her natural beauty was suppressed by her unflattering make-up that included her signature style of putting a light lip shade with a dark outline. It took away the entire attention from her strong jaw line which was her best feature.

All in all, she looked like a girl-next-door and not a celebrity at all. This phase had more misses than hits in Kareena Kapoor’s style quotient.


Size-zero Phase
There came a turning-point in her life when she flaunted her newly-acquired size-zero figure. She worked hard for this envy-inspiring body and was on a strict diet and exercise regimen. Bebo lost oodles of kilos for her role in movie named Tashan. She initiated the trend of size-zero and became a household name overnight. Her vital-stats became the most- discussed topic in the country at that point of time. She switched from jeans and t-shirts to more lady-like dresses and gowns to suit her new figure and voila she got her mojo back!

Her movie didn’t work well at the box-office, but for Kareena it was indeed a career-altering point. She got a lot of endorsements and every director wanted to cast her in their movie. Also, her locks got a complete transformation from blonde to auburn. Not just this, Kareena endorsed no-make up look with just a hint of blush and extremely kohled eyes. But it was her petite frame which did all the talking and the actress was happy showing it off. It was a reincarnated avatar of Kareena Kapoor.


Mrs. Kareena Kapoor Khan
The most crucial time for Kareena was her wedding to her prince charming Saif Ali Khan. Like every girl, Kareena too made sure that she looks like million bucks on her wedding day and she surely did. Though she gained weight and wasn’t size-zero anymore but Kareena knew by now what suits her best in terms of make-up and clothing. Her wardrobe now consists of lot of extravagant gowns and printed dresses and she loves to experiment with hemlines and silhouettes.

Her all-time favourite attire is sari and she swears by her close friend and designer Manish Malhotra’s creations. Bronzer became her new best friend and enhanced her sharp features. Kareena is ever-glowing and her post-marriage glow is even more evident. Kareena Kapoor’s style is very contagious and she is truly a trendsetter. Whatever she wears become a rage among her fans and they want to look like her.

All in all, this actress-par-excellence is elegance personified and her style has evolved over the years to become the glamazon she is today! If you'd like to read more, here is another good article about Kareena Kapoor's style.

Image Sources: www.rediff.com, www.talkbollywood.com, www.pinkfashionz.com

Cut-out Dresses - A New Bollywood Fashion Trend to Watch-out for

Cutout dresses are a new rage among Bollywood divas. Gorgeous actresses love to flaunt their curves in cutout dresses. Since its inception last year, this Bollywood fashion trend has matured to a new level and is endorsed by who’s who of film fraternity.

This eye-ball popping fashion trend is buzzing around and is in spotlight for the striking cuts, risque slits and sheer side sections in dresses and gowns. Let’s have a look which Bollywood celeb wore it to perfection.
Sequined cutout Dress and Three-toned cutout dress

Kareena Kapoor

The sultry actress is known for her flawless fashion sense. Whatever she wears becomes viral overnight. Recently, Kareena was spotted wearing an emerald green cutout gown with a subtle cut baring her midriff.

She looked absolutely stunning and timeless. To complete her look, she sported minimal make-up, tied back hair and understated accessories. Kareena definitely knows how to endorse latest Bollywood fashion trend with utmost grace.
 
Malaika Arora Khan
Not just her dancing skills, Malaika is also popular for her head-turning fashion style. Her effortless sense of styling is chic and classy. She also counts on cutout dresses to enhance her envious figure. 

The actress was seen wearing an asymmetrical white gown with cutout around the neckline. She did complete justice to this latest Bollywood fashion trend of wearing cutout dresses.

Lisa Haydon
Lisa is a seductress when it comes to her bold yet beautiful fashion prowess. This supermodel and actress is a true fashion enthusiast at heart. And when she opted for the white and gold floor-length gown with a high neck and cutout around the waist, she hogged the entire limelight.

Her risque outfit became talk of the town and gave boldness a new definition.

Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakri mastered the hottest Bollywood fashion trend with her red-hot keyhole gown. Her red cutout dress accentuated her curves with the right amount of skin-show.

She chose her cut wisely and made sure that the rest of her look is low-key. Red colour suited her complexion and she surely nailed the trend.

Katrina Kaif
No words are enough to describe Katrina’s beauty. She is class apart and when this leading lady of Bollywood dons a style, it becomes the top trend. The gorgeous Katrina won over the Bollywood fashion trend of wearing the cutout dress with her cutout LBD.

She looked smouldering with her full-sleeved cutout dress with the right amount of cuts at the right places.

Priyanka Chopra
Last but certainly not the least, this multi-talented Bollywood actress knows how to be in the race of fashion. She is a fearless diva who loves to experiment with her looks. And calling her the trendsetter won’t be an exaggeration.

Recently, Priyanka was spotted wearing Gauri and Nainika cutout gown. This white cutout one-shoulder gown looked elegant on her and she looked utterly glamorous. We loved this dress on her.

Now what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get your hands on this ultimate Bollywood fashion trend of wearing a cutout dress and look like a celebrity!

Image Sources: www.chinifashion.com, www.moviereviewpreview.com, www.strandofsilk.com

Famous Indian designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to Unveil Lakme Fashion Week!



Get set for another fashion odyssey as Lakme Fashion week winter-festive 2015 is about to begin on 26 August 2015. The show will be held at the Hotel Palladium. Lakme Fashion week completes its 15 years of running this year. And to celebrate this grand moment, none other than renowned designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are all set to open the show. 

Abu and Sandeep make a fantastic designer duo and have earned recognition for their outstanding work. This pair has dedicated their 20 years to the fashion industry and has emerged as the unconquered kings of the fashion fraternity.

Together as a team, they have worked their magic wand and have created masterpieces. No wonder why every celebrity loves to wear their designs! Apart from Bollywood biggies, international icons such as Freida Pinto, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are also big fans of their striking designs.

Their forte lies in bringing the best of both worlds by combining old world charm in terms of craftsmanship with the contemporary designs. They have revolutionised and reinvented the famous embroidery works like zardozi, mirror-work and chikankari and gave a personal touch to these age-old works of art. Also, their love for embellishments is very much prevalent from their lavish and royal bridal wear collections.

Along with the revival of traditional embroideries, this famous Indian designer duo has also restored Indian textile and fabrics. They believe in keeping the old tradition alive and introduce it in the modern-day designs. Being the veteran designers, they have been an indispensable part of many fashion shows and have wowed the audience every time with their spectacular creations.

This year too they are going to repeat the history by showcasing their youthful collection as they open Lakme fashion week winter festive 2015. They have dedicated this yet- to- unfold collection to the free-spirited present- day women.

In a joint statement the duo said, "We are absolutely thrilled to be back at Lakmé Fashion Week to open the upcoming celebratory season. This platform brings back many cherished memories for the both of us. Expect a befitting opening act, this season, as we reinvent the traditional to present an exciting, fresh take on fashion deemed fit for the youthful, modern day diva celebrating her harmonious, republican spirit,”.

I’m sure the upcoming five-day extravaganza will sweep you off your feet and why not when its Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are doing the opening act!

Jacket Mania - The Latest Fashion Trend in India

Are you worried about putting together your wardrobe for upcoming monsoon season in India? If you are nodding your head in a big yes, we are here to help! As soon as monsoon hits the country, we all start pondering about what clothes to wear in this season.

To cope up with monsoon and to look stylish at the same time is a tough nut to crack. So, here comes the solution, jackets. Jackets are the most ‘in’ thing this season. They not only look uber cool but are also appropriate attire for monsoon. Let’s talk about the latest fashion trend in India i.e. jackets.

Move Over Raincoat
Yes you have heard me right! Move over your boring raincoats and embrace the latest fashion trend in India of wearing a chic jacket.  Jackets come in variety of styles and fabrics and they can protect you from rain shower too.  You can pair a nice jacket with your jeans or skirt.  If you are planning a trek or just a simple stroll in rain, play around with a jacket.

Different Styles of Jackets
Since jackets are a new rage, there are myriad styles from which you can choose your pick. From light-weight to water-resistant, from silicone washed to plastic like stuff, there are jackets all over the place.

Denim Jacket
Some trends come, some trends go but denims are here to stay! A tough denim jacket or denim duster coat may come to your rescue when it’s pouring. You can wear it over your jeans or shorts and you don’t need to compromise on style this monsoon.

Jacket Mania-The Latest Fashion Trend in India! | Denim Jacket

Trench coat
Now you can protect your lovely short dress from drizzle by wearing a lightweight trench coat over it. Trench coats are a big time saviour and are indeed the latest fashion trend in India. And if you are still cribbing on the idea that it hides your glamorous dress, don’t sob and get yourself a see-through version of trench coat and get going.

Jacket Mania-The Latest Fashion Trend in India! | Trench Coat

Trust the Parkas
When rain gods show no mercy, trust the parkas. These utilitarian coats will provide you the much required sheath in the rain. If you are no-nonsense types and don’t like being frivolous, opt for the traditional parkas in navy blue and olive greens. And if you are totally opposite to it and love the playful colours, parkas in pastel colours will definitely suit your style.

Jacket Mania-The Latest Fashion Trend in India! | Trust the Parkas

Sleeveless jacket
If layering up in monsoon is not your cup of tea, get your hands on the sleeveless jackets. Sleeveless jackets are in vogue and look extremely pretty.  Don a sleeveless waistcoat over your plain dress and revamp your style. Also, you can try on sleeveless jackets with fringes or textures. Don’t forget to grab a typical Rajasthani or Gujrati mirror work jackets or an embroidered tribal jacket. These fusion jackets give you the oomph and also brighten up a gloomy rainy day.

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Embroidered Tribal  Jacket


Cropped Jacket
If you have got really long legs to flaunt, cropped jackets are just right for you this monsoon. Get your hands on denim or PVC cropped jackets or go for the bomber jackets in quirky prints. Trust me; the entire spotlight will be on you as these cropped jackets are the latest fashion trend in India.

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Embroidered Cropped Jacket

Peplum style jacket
Another style of jacket which is a big hit this season is peplum jacket.  You can wear a peplum jacket with jeans, leggings and pencil skirts. These jackets are very feminine and suits all body types. The flare accentuates the waist and makes you look more curvy. Peplums looks great in bright colours like yellow and neons.

http://strandofsilk.com/vijay-balhara/product/womenswear/jackets/neon-yellow-embroidered-jacket
Peplum Style Jacket

Printed Zipper Jacket
One can never go wrong with the printed zipper jacket. An eye-catching print with a front zip makes a lethal combination. This printed jacket is perfect for a formal dinner or an evening party. Grab one of these and enjoy the spotlight!

http://strandofsilk.com/vijay-balhara/product/womenswear/jackets/neon-yellow-printed-jacket
Printed Zipper Jacket

Now you know how to make the most of this monsoon season with the latest fashion trend in India. Zip up a nice jacket and enjoy the rain!


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Highlights of BMW Fashion Week 2015 and What to Expect

The BMW India Bridal Fashion Week is a high profile bridal couture show held with grand bridal wear displays from the crème de la crème couturiers of the country. BMW is partnering for the second consecutive year with the India Bridal Fashion Week, taking the premium show a notch up. The BMW Fashion week also promotes trade of bridal couture wear and offers a platform for the designers and the buyers to link up through the Bridal Luxury Couture Exposition. This trade show displays, bridal women’s wear, men’s wear, jewellery and accessories from leading as well as emerging designers in a large set-up, over three days.

In 2014, the BMW Fashion Week was held at the DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi between Aug 7 and Aug 10. This year, looking resplendent in a pink Suneet Verma bridal lehenga and jadau jewellery, Sonakshi Sinha, the face of BMW fashion week 2015, gave us the first look of the event on 29th May 2015. 

This preview gala of the event held at New Delhi, offered an insight into what we can expect at the upcoming show. The BMW Fashion Week 2015 is an initiative of Fashion One International and the unique factor about the show this year is that it will be travelling across the seven cities of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. So it has a much larger platform of demonstration as well as trade this year, reaching out to buyers from every nook and cranny of the country.


Here is the schedule of the BMW Fashion Week 2015 


Some of the designers who will be presenting at the event, displayed a preview of their collection at the launch. The designers’ showcase that we will witness at the show includes:

Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla: Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla will be opening the show at New Delhi on Aug 7th 2015. The designer duo are bringing forth “the Varanasi” collection at the BMW Fashion week. Their line of Banarasi weaves is interspersed with georgette and khadi. The runway will see more of pinks, reds, oranges and yellows taking inspiration from the bold colours of the holy city.


Suneet Verma: The New Delhi show’s Finale will be at the DLF Emporio under Suneet Verma. The designer has given a glimpse of intricate embroidery on navy blue saree and lehenga, which will be up on Harpers Bazaar Bride too and also a peek of mirror worked red bridal attire.


J J Valaya: The pro bridal wear couturier will present his collection “Bolshoi Bazaar” at the BMW Fashion week, so we expect to see some Russian inputs to the Indian elegance. Nitya Arora, the accessory designer behind Valliyan has confirmed that her headgear will be seen on the models wearing Valaya’s collection.


Tarun Tahiliani: The 2014 show had an apt opening runway performance called “The Modern Mughals” under the helm of Tarun Tahiliani. This year he is going to present a myriad of colours at the BMW fashion week 2015. His sneak peek keeps the colours under a wrap, displaying a sheer rhinestone studded dupatta.


Ashima – Leena: Ashima - Leena's “Dakshna” will be a South Indian Bridal attire revelation. The hint of the bride with decorated braid and crown jewellery will become a reality soon.


Gauri and Nainika: Gauri and Nainika will be displaying cocktail wear at the BMW Fashion Week 2015. Their teasers reveal addition of texture to fabric through ruched floral petals arranged in patterns.


Shantanu and Nikhil: The designers' preview of bold red couture invites us to indulge in their collection. They will be presenting “the Mahal” collection at the BMW Fashion Week 2015.



Rina Dhaka, Jyotsna Tiwari, Falguni Shane Peacock and Sulakshana Monga are the other couturiers who will be displaying their bridal fineries at their absolute best.

Last year the BMW Fashion Week saw lot of eminent Bollywood personalities gracing the runways as showstoppers. These well known faces included Shraddha Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Aditi Rao Hydari, Esha Gupta and Kangana Ranaut. The BMW Fashion Week 2015 will see Lisa Haydon walking for Tarun Tahiliani. Sonakshi Sinha, the brand ambassador of the event will grace J J Valaya’s show.

The magic of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week begins today, and its mystery will be unravelled leisurely across the seven cities of India over a period of time, finally ending in Chennai on November 22, 2015.

Image Source: Designer' twitter, India Bridal Fashion Week facebook page and www.bmw.in

Monsoon Fashion in India - Top Fashion Trends

When it is pouring and the atmosphere is dull and gloomy, let’s get fashion ready to drive away the monsoon blues. Top fashion trends of monsoon are all about how you can be perky, and stay dry and fit through the season.

When we think of the top fashion trends of monsoon, apart from our attire, accessories that protect us against the wet weather play an important role as well. Let’s start with ramping up our attires.

Top Fashion Trends for Monsoon - The attire:
  • Go Vivacious Let the overcast sky not affect your mood this monsoon, so choose lot of bold and heartwarming colours and pleasing prints that are mood uplifting. Even monochromes with warm shades like orange and yellow, and lighter fluorescents are also peppy against the dull backdrop. Prints always succeed in breaking the monotone. You can go for floral prints, chevrons and stripes in chirpy colours.

  • Go Short – Monsoon is not a time for flowing, ground grazing attires. Opting for skirts, shorts, capris or ankle length pants is a smart move. Also the top fashion trends for monsoon are to keep the silhouettes straight and simple against flared and voluminous. Even the sleeves can be worn shorter.
  • Go LighterDuring rainy season tuck your denims and heavy attires away. Follow the top fashion trends with lighter cotton blend fabrics and synthetics. They will dry sooner and keep you warm through the monsoons. Also wrinkle free fabrics are a great choice during this season.
The monsoon attires do not even call for a separate budget; these attires are suitable for the tropical weather of India and will see you through summers as well as some warmer winter days.

Top fashion trends for monsoon- The Accessories:
  • The Umbrella: The Umbrellas can make a huge fashion statement. When you are wearing earthy colours go for a bright multicoloured umbrella. Ethnic umbrellas are a great option for adding colour the traditional way. If your attire is more colourful then a see-through umbrella oozes lot of style, keeping the attention to your outfit.

  • The Rain Jacket: Top fashion trends request us to go for waterproof jackets that can be a trench, poncho or just as stylish as it gets. The lengths can be varied and the cuts, collars, colours and prints obviously take this piece from being a rain essential to rain luxury. Raincoats with belts give structure to your look. Transparent raincoats give you the advantage of showing off your attire, while staying dry.


  • Rain Boots and Rain Shoes: If you want to enjoy the muddy puddles, while being in the league of top fashion trends, then rain boots are a way to go. Rain boots paired with short dresses, skirts, shorts or skinny pants look very chic. If you cannot handle rain boots under the Indian temperatures and humidity, then trendy waterproof pumps in mesh or solids are always a good option. Also the beach friendly flip flops in great styles can be monsoon friendly too.


  • Waterproof Bags: Don’t let your expensive leather bag be a victim to this season’s dampness. Go for stylish, quirky waterproof bags that come in a variety of colours. Transparent bag, matched with a transparent umbrella, will be a great style accomplice this season.

  • Other Accessories: You can also add colour to your look with colourful plastic or rubber earrings and bangles. Wrapping your head with colourful scarves is a smart way of accessorising while keeping your head dry. Be the beautiful rainbow that every monsoon season deserves.

Every dark cloud has a silver lining, so the dark clouds of monsoon bring in lot of opportunities to play with colours to dispel the monsoon melancholy.

So this monsoon, abreast with top fashion trends, battle the lashing rains with your stylish umbrella and drench yourself in style and romance instead. Just hold on we missed out couple of essentials, we need a cuppa chai and some bhajias too to go with that monsoon look!

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