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Mitali Khanapurkar


Embellished Hairdos Are A New Trend To Catch Up To!

Ditching the same old floral bridal braids, brides are now moving towards embellished hairdos! And why not?! Just look at home mesmerizing and charming these embellished hairdos are.  If you are in awe of the ornamented braids or jaadas from South Indian weddings, then this is just one notch up! From Chandbalis, Gota Patti, Paasaa, to your Challas – create amazing embellished hairdos with your jewellery.

Embellished Hairdos Here are some inspirations to get the stunning embellished hairdos for the wedding season ahead –

Tassels + Gota Patti

Embellished Hairdos Embellished Hairdos Who could have thought that the usual Gota Patti lace can come in handy to create such fabulous embellished hairdos? Simply weave then into your braid and add some tassels at the end to finish it most elegantly! A few ornamental touches here and there will only elevate the beauty even more!

Embellished Hairdos With Earrings

Pick a couple of pairs of your favorite Chandbalis and Jhumkas, and incorporate them in your braid to give it a fun twist. Perfect for any bride or bridesmaid, this embellished hairdos is simply stunning, don’t you think? You can either pick the same set of earrings to repeat through the braid or opt for various styles or sizes of the same pattern to add dimension.

Embellished Hairdos With A Paasaa

heavy bridal braidMany use Paasaa as a stunning maangtika, but using it to enhance and accentuate your braid, that’s something we never thought about! Either hook up one Paasaa or multiple ones, up to your braid game with this simple embellished hairdo hack.

Challas in Braids

heavy bridal braid We all love the Challas or the key holders from our grandmother’s jewellery collection, don’t we? Well, it’s time to give it a special place in your bridal braids! Look at these magnificent ways to include them in your embellished hairdos. With Challas and pearl strings, you can uplift even the simplest braid or hairdo into something royal and bride like.

Pearl Overload

heavy bridal braidThere are so many waist belts or necklaces that you can easily transform for an amazing embellished hairdo accessory. Adorn your hair on your sangeet ceremony or mehendi with such exclusive and remarkable ornaments that will surely have everyone’s attention.

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2018 Sonam Kapoor tried this amazing embellished hairdo with pearls at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 and slayed like a desi diva! With an overload of pearls, her simple braid-look was elevated with this embellishment.

Minimalistic Ornamentation

heavy bridal braidNot a person who loves too much bling and jewels? Well, then why not pick a simple one and let that be a highlight of your look! As stunning as the heavy hairdos look, the simpler ones look equally amazing. You can either keep it simple with just a couple of earrings hooked to your braid or can wrap around a Gota Patti lace to finish the look. Either way, pick your style and slay it!

Be a bride who experiments with the new hairdos rather than placing a safe bet on the same old floral bridal braids. These embellished hairdos are never been done before and are sure to make your guests stare at you in awe!

Bridal Blouses: The Classic Retro Puff Sleeves Are Back With An Upgrade!

Puff sleeves blouses are making a major comeback and how! You often spot classic pull sleeves as a bridal blouse pattern. Puffed sleeves bring some drama into your wardrobe and can effortlessly be styled with sarees and lehengas. Even though classic, puff sleeves have now evolved with an upgraded version to some stylish ones. From classic puff sleeves to thick border puff sleeves, from fabric to sheer, puff sleeve pattern can be the perfect pick for any day.

We have found some of the latest puff sleeve blouse designs, so scroll through this list to find the perfect blouse to go with your saree –

Classic Puffed Sleeves Blouse

Puff Sleeves BlousesIf you are a fan of classic, then opt for the elegant and basic style of puff sleeves. This blouse pattern is minimalistic and does not have any added unnecessary drama around it. This blouse pattern goes perfectly with any saree from Chiffon to Kanjeevaram and Banarasi.

Bridal Blouse Pattern

Puff Sleeves BlousesPicking the right kind of blouse pattern can be a challenge for brides-to-be. The plus point about bridal blouses, however, is that you can go all out on embellishments and patterns. Which is why major of the brides opt for the classic puffed sleeves with a thick zari border. This adds an oomph factor and a very rich bridal feel to your look.

Embellished Puff Sleeves Blouses

Blouse patternsThere’s no rule that you cannot go all out on glam if it’s not your bridal blouse! The subtly embellished puffed sleeve blouses are a great way to keep it simple and elegant. You can wear it with an embroidered saree or a plain saree with a border and enhance the blouse even more!

Boat Neck + Puff Sleeves

Puff sleevesPuffed sleeves blouse with boat neck patter can never go wrong! This classic pattern is a favorite and looks exceptionally well even if it’s simple and plain. Add bling or embellishment along the hemline of the neck and sleeves and it is sure to look fabulous. No matter how long or short the sleeves are, this pattern can elevate the beauty and grace of any saree to the optimum level. Try it out and you would agree!

Maggam Work

puff sleeves Can Maggam work ever go wrong? We don’t think so!  Be it heavily embellished or subtly done, Maggam work looks exquisite – no matter what. You can either try a full heavy bodice or a heavy Maggam work along the entire sleeves. Even the simplest saree can look stunning and graceful when paired with a heavy puffed sleeves blouse.

Stylish Puff Sleeves

Talk about the upgraded version and how! Add that twist of sexiness and charm to the classic puffed sleeves by taking it up a notch. Netted or destructed puff sleeves are a chic wearable variation that is trending currently. This style of puff sleeves will not look exaggerated but instead will be a fresh change from the traditional pattern.

We hope that these amazing patterns of puffed sleeves blouse designs tempted you enough to try it! This festive season go for the classic that is trending and slay like a diva.

Ditch The Blouses For Kurta With Lehenga Skirt This Festive Season!

kurta with lehenga skirtJust as the festive season is around the corner, we are sure you are all prepping up to dazzle! And we all love styling ethnic festive wear, don’t we? So this festive season, try the latest trend of ditching blouses and pairing your lehenga skirts with a stylish kurta instead. Even the modest kurtas create an amazing silhouette when paired with lehenga skirts. Be it for a bridesmaid look or just for the Diwali ethnic festive wear this styling is a game changer! So, for all those planning to ditch tiny blouses in this cold and chilly festive season, check out how to slay in this style –

Slit Style Kurta

kurta with lehenga skirtSlit kurtas have been in trend and we all love them! They are a fancy twist of contemporary chicness to the ethnic kurtas. And you can add a little oomph and grace to it by styling it with a stylish lehenga skirt. This adds to the amazing fit and flare silhouette and makes your look uber-stylish yet festive. However, you can pick a simple skirt with a heavy kurta or vice versa and make the charm work!

Monotone Kurta Skirt

ethnic festive wearMonotone fashion is slowly picking up the pace and how! People are now going gaga over the fact that monotones look exquisite when styled right. Be it any fabric, monotone or even the same print on print looks fabulous. It adds a dimension to your look and adds to the minimalistic yet statement-making vibe. You can take the experimentation over to the accessories too!

Play With The Hemline

ethnic festive wearWhen you think nothing works – play with the hemline! You can experiment with various sleeves, cuts, slits, necklines, and silhouettes to create that oomph factor. From high and lows to peplum, bell sleeves, and much more, there are so many kurtas that you can style with your lehenga skirts. Remember that you can go all out with styles and play with color combinations but the real deal is the tailoring.

Festive Bling

ethnic festive wearWhen you aim at achieving that festive spark, then make your outfit scream the bling! The best way to get ethnic festive wear is to add some embroidery, mirror work, or any other embellishments. That little bit of jazz is sure to make your kurta and lehenga skirt pairing an instant ethnic festive wear! Pick the currently trending colors or vibrant festive colors to oomph it up a tad bit more.

Rich And Regal Silks

kurta with lehenga skirtNothing can go wrong if you pick silk outfits as your ethnic festive wear! Take cues from the Kapoor sisters and look at how they slayed in their silk kurta with skirts outfit. So, the trick to pick from both their styles is that they picked straight long kurta with their flared lehenga skirt. This helps to add dimension and drama to your look and also makes you look slender and tall.

Voluminous Flare

kurta with lehenga skirtA little too much flare hurt no one! And what’s the use of a skirt if you don’t twirl it around? Pick a lehenga skirt with a lot of ghera and bring on the festive mood instantly! You can jazz it up with a dupatta or a vibrant contrast kurta to up-style it.

So, this festive season style your ethnic festive wear with the two most loved ethnic pieces. In fact, kurta with lehenga skirts is sure to glam up your desi look and help you slay in style.

Decoding Kajal Aggarwal’s Stunning Bridal Looks!

Decoding Kajal Aggarwal's Bridal LooksKajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu tied the knot on October 30, 2020, and due to the pandemic, the couple went for a rather intimate affair with near and dear ones. She looked stunning in each of the looks. In fact, Kajal Aggarwal’s bridal looks took the whole bridal fashion game up a notch.

Decoding Kajal Aggarwal's Bridal LooksWith every little detail from her pre and post-wedding outfits, we bring everything you need to know from her intimate wedding festivities –


Kajal showed us how to be that minimalistic bride at her engagement ceremony. She picked a sunshine yellow saree by ace designer Manish Malhotra. Along with a matching mask, the vibrant yellow organza saree had delicate thread and sequin along with handwoven embroidery. It was paired with a glamorous blouse with pearl detailing, while she kept her jewellery, makeup, and hair minimalistic.


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For her mehendi, Kajal wore a simple green outfit by Anita Dongre. She kept her look basic with no makeup and double braided hairstyle and perfectly completed the look with gorgeous chandbali earrings. Also, she showed off her mehendi-clad hands as a happy bride!

Kajal Aggarwal Haldi Ceremony

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Decoding Kajal Aggarwal's Bridal LooksHer haldi look consisted of a vibrant yellow and baby pink salwar-kurta by Madhurya. To match her floral print outfit, Kajal Aggarwal opted for floral jewellery by Floral Art & Design Studio. She wore yellow sunglasses as she danced and enjoyed the ceremony with her family members and fiancé Gautam.

Chooda Ceremony

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For her Kalira and Chooda ceremony, Kajal Aggarwal picked an Anarkali in coral hues by Shyamal & Bhumika. Her stunning Kaliras were from Mrinalini Chandra Collection and looked stunning! Also, she opted for neutral makeup with a hint of bronze shades and slayed like a diva.

The Bridal Look

Decoding Kajal Aggarwal's Bridal LooksEven though Kajal and Gautam belong from Punjabi and Kashmiri cultures respectively, their wedding rituals also included South Indian rituals. They both kept their wedding outfit regal and loaded with richness as they complimented each other. Gautam wore a stunning ivory Sherwani by Anita Dongre along with ivory Mojadi.

Decoding Kajal Aggarwal's Bridal LooksWhereas, Kajal opted for a regal red lehenga with intricate zardosi embroidered floral patterns by Anamika Khanna. She paired this with breath-taking jewellery by Sunita Shekhawat. The highlights of her bridal look were the stunning Mathapatti and her Nath with three delicate pearl strings. Also, her royal Kamarbandh and Kaliras with little drops of pearls made her look incredibly magnificent.


bridal looks bridal looksDressed in a dazzling champagne-colored mermaid lehenga by Falguni Shane Peacock, Kajal kept her look minimal with a statement neckpiece and Chooda while her lehenga’s trail added to the drama. With a sleek hairstyle and shimmery smoky eyes, she looked stunning! Whereas, Gautam complimented her ethereal look with a black tuxedo as they raised a toast at their wedding reception.

Gaur Pooja

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For post-wedding Gaur Pooja, Kajal Aggarwal wore a stunning pastel lehenga by Anita Dongre. She dazzled in this custom-created lehenga that is inspired by the couple’s favorite holiday destination Villa D’este. Moreover, she finished her bridal look with a choker, earrings, and bracelet set from Anita Dongre Pinkcity Collection.

Kajal Aggarwal most certainly left a mark and set the bridal look goals high! We wish the couple a happy married life!

Trendy Outfit Colors For The Modern Brides!

As much as we love the richness and magnificent look of the classic wedding saree colors, many modern brides like to opt for something different. Are you also a quintessential or a modern bride? If you want to explore the new and rich range of colors in a pattu saree or a half saree, then we have got you covered! We put together 7 splendid modern bridal colors that are going to make you drool over them.

Trendy Colors For The Modern Brides

Check them out –

Ivory White

It might seem very dull but trust us, ivory or white looks stunning on a bride. It allows you to explore various colors to pair that could elevate your look. From contemporary jewellery to contrast blouses, there is so much to explore! You can coordinate it with multiple colors or opt to go monotone. In fact, a combination of Ivory and gold jewellery always looks gorgeous.

Lilac / Lavender

This amazingly unconventional and ultra-refreshing lilac gives the celebrity vibe! The gorgeous shade looks stunning for both the day as well as night wedding. And the high point is that lilac goes beautifully with silver, stones, or diamond jewellery. So if you plan on opting for a contemporary jewellery style, then you should opt for lilac.

Rich Green

Trendy Colors For The Modern BridesWe know that there’s nothing as rich and regal-looking for a bride than a red wedding saree. But the deep green is just close behind and makes a great alternative! Be it a pattu saree, or a half saree, deep green steals the show and is sure to be a modern bride’s trendy pick.

Peachy Salmon

Trendy Colors For The Modern BridesOne of the most underrated colors is this gorgeous peachy salmon color. Perfect for a sunny day wedding, you are sure to take away the award for the most stylish one. This color suits every skin tone and looks magnificent no matter how you decide to style it.

Purple Magic

Many brides opt for purple outfits at their pre-wedding functions and look absolutely stunning in this color. But when we see a bride wearing a purple-colored saree or lehenga for her wedding day, it’s enchanting! The deeper tone of lilac – Purple is yet another fantastic shade for every modern bride. Not many people opt for a purple outfit on their wedding but you could be amongst the few ones.

Yellow or Gold

Trendy Colors For The Modern BridesA few brides are seen opting for golden bridal outfits these days and it is delightful! Similarly, a yellow or brighter golden bridal outfits make you the center of attraction no matter what. You can pair it with darker hues or add elements of golden jewellery, this versatile color makes every bride stunning.

Modern Turquoise Choice

Trendy Colors For The Modern BridesWe saved the best for the last! The ever-so magnificent turquoise blue takes away your heart, doesn’t it?  Pair it in contrast with gold, pink, peach, or any other shades of blue and you are sure to look amazing! We are sure many brides opted for blues last season, but they either pick powder blue or a deep royal blue. This shade of blue is in store for this season’s modern brides!

These above-mentioned hues are perfect for all the quirky and modern brides who love making a statement!