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A Quick Guide To Choosing An Indian Wedding Dress

A Quick Guide To Choosing An Indian Wedding Dress

Your wedding dress is probably the most important piece of clothing that you’ll ever own, so it’s crucial to get it right, especially for an Indian wedding, where there’s so much focus on the dress and the spectacle.

That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to choosing an Indian wedding dress to help you feel and look amazing on your big day.

Reflect Your Personality

Thankfully, there’s such a wide range of different dress styles that you should be able to find one that really reflects your personality.

From more feminine and pretty dresses to those which exude class and sophistication, there’s a style of dress for everyone.

It’s your best opportunity to really express yourself on the big day, so be sure to try and choose something that encompasses some of your own character (the more dresses that you look at and try on, the more this will become apparent).

Try the Full Outfit at Once

There’s a lot that goes together to make your final wedding outfit, including accessories, hair and makeup.

According to Sonas Haute Couture: “While it can be a bit of a fuss to get everything on before the big day itself, it’s a good idea to try and do so, to get a full idea of how the dress is going to look.

“Even if you love a dress, you need to make sure that all of the pieces and colours complement each other before putting them on for the big day itself.”

Seek Advice

Because this is such a huge decision, it’s important to seek the advice of your closest family and friends.

Of course, anyone and everyone will have their opinion on what you should and shouldn’t wear for the big day, so it’s important to try and block out some of the noise and only take those that you really trust to your dress fittings!

It’s also important that you surround yourself with people who are actually going to be honest with you too and not be afraid to tell you if something doesn’t look right.

Check out this guide from Hitched for some more mistakes that you’ll want to avoid making when it comes to choosing your wedding dress!


When trying to choose the colour of your dress, generally speaking, you can experiment and have a bit of fun, but it’s important to try and match it to your complexion.

So for example, if you have a fair complexion, you’ll probably want to avoid colours that are too dark and instead go for ones that are going to make your skin seem brighter, such as oranges, yellows and peachy colours.

If your skin is darker, you’ll probably want to go for a deeper colour like maroon, navy blue or dark green, whereas if you fall somewhere in the middle with an olive complexion, you’ve got a bit more freedom to try whatever you want.

This blog post from Indian Wedding Buzz goes into more detail about how to match your dress colour to your skin tone.

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