Brides put in a lot of thought into what they will be wearing for the various wedding ceremonies. But not many of them are far-sighted enough to plan their post-marriage wardrobe. What are you going to wear every day at home? How can you balance western with ethnic wear to please your in-laws and yet not look like the proverbial ‘aunty’? Let us have a look at a few interesting ideas.
Want to wear your favorite sleeveless blouse but not sure whether your in-laws will like it or not? Then why not throw on a shrug or a jacket? Wear your favorite top and jeans and cover it up with a long jacket. Once you step out of the house with your hubby, you can remove the jacket and flaunt your pretty clothes. This way you ensure that your in-laws are happy and you get to have your own way too. Silk jackets with delicate embroidery look great when paired with ethnic wear. For your western wear, invest in some nice shrugs and jackets in darker colors. They will go with almost every dress.
Do you want to look sexy for your romantic date with your hubby but not take on your mom in-law’s wrath? Then dress up in a knee-length tunic and leggings. Ditch the leggings the minute you step out of the house and surprise your husband a little. Sheer stockings too look great and you must invest in a good pair for yourself.
Do your in-laws insist on you wearing a dupatta at home? Then why not brighten up your wardrobe with some vibrant colored stoles? You can tie up your stole in different ways and look fashionable even at home. A multi-colored stole looks amazing with a plain white kurta and blue jeans. Similarly, a black colored stole can be paired with nearly all kurtis. A stole can also cover up your bare shoulders if you are wearing noodle straps.
Full-length cotton skirts paired with a collared short kurta will be ideal for a lazy Sunday. It will not be too casual or too dressy if some friends or relatives decide to drop in unexpectedly. Skirts also let you breathe freely and move with ease while looking stylish yet all covered-up.
If you do not fancy wearing salwar kameez daily, then buy some beautiful kurtis in different styles. A Chinese collar kurti, a kurti with flair, an empire line kurti or a short kurti are one of the many options available for you. Pair them up with leggings, jeggings or even fitted pants. Accessorise them with a kada, earrings and cocktail rings.