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Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick When?

Many brides get confused when it comes to picking the right hairstyle for their D-Day. Ceremonies like pre-wedding rituals to reception – there are so many looks to decide. With various bridal hairstyles options and styles, the bride is bound to get confused! But the toughest decision to make is – when to pick what. Be it open hair or a bridal bun hairstyle, we have put together the basic dos and don’ts.

Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick What?Check it out how to style your hair as per the occasion –

When To Opt Bridal Bun Hairstyle

Deep Neck Blouse

Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick What?If you are wearing a deep back neck blouse or a backless, then it is apt to pick a bun bridal hairstyle. Opting for a bun ensures that you can flaunt your sexy back while keeping your hairstyle in focus.

Dupatta on Head

Many brides prefer a dupatta on your head for their wedding day. In this case, a high or low bun is the wisest choice! A bun hairstyle gives support to the dupatta and also helps it to stay in place.

Gajra Overload

Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick What?Somehow, every bridal hairstyle feels incomplete without the beautiful mogras, isn’t it? And, there’s nothing that can beat the refreshing aroma and charm of gajras. So if you want to incorporate the gajras in your bridal hairstyle, then opt for a bun as it looks simply stunning!

Sequined Outfit

Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick What?If your outfit or blouse has maggam or sequin work, then it is best to pick a bun hairstyle. The reason being, a bun makes it convenient to flaunt the heavy work. Also, if you leave open hair it is likely to get stuck or entangled in the sequin. Thus, a bun hairstyle is the best way to avoid the struggle.

When to Opt Open Hair

Contemporary Fusion Wear

When it comes to open hair, brides can opt it for occasions like a cocktail party, Sangeet or reception. If you plan to wear a pre-stitched saree, lehenga or a gown then open hair looks the best! Add some loose curls with twists or a hair accessory and you are good to go.

Pre-Wedding Ceremonies

Bridal Hairstyle: Bun or Open Hair – What To Pick What?If you are wearing a saree for the pre-wedding ceremonies, you can totally rock an open hair hairstyle! There are so many gorgeous hair accessories that you can add if you decide on leaving your hair down. And pre-wedding ceremonies like Mehendi, Haldi or Sangeet are the best occasions to try open hairstyles.

Deep Front Neck

Open hairstyles look amazing when you have a deep front neck blouse as it lets your hair stay in focus. While the neckline lets you add layers of neckpieces, the hair keeps the look subtle and in place. Moreover, your neck looks elongated and open hair adds to the precision of the look.

Dainty Flowers

If you want to ditch the hair accessories for some dainty flowers then open hair is the way to go. These dainty flowers like rosebuds, mogras or baby’s breath flowers look stunning on loose open hair.

We hope that this helped all the brides-to-be to understand how to style your hair as per the occasion. Be it a bridal bun hairstyle or open hairstyle, both look equally stunning!

Pattu Lehengas And Half Saree That You Can Consider Picking For Your D-Day!

Pattu Lehengas And Half Saree That You Can Consider Picking For your D-DayIf you are a quintessential South Indian bride, you obviously picked a half saree (Langa Voni) as one of your outfits! There is something magical about a pattu lehenga that makes you stand out in the most glamorous way. The richness of a silk saree itself is amazing and the lehenga is traditional and enchanting! If you are a bride-to-be, you can most certainly pick a pattu half saree if you are looking for something new.

Pattu Lehengas And Half Saree That You Can Consider Picking For your D-DayHere are some pattu half saree and lehengas that you can scroll through for inspiration –

Traditionally Ethnic Pattu lehengas

Pattu Lehengas And Half Saree That You Can Consider Picking For your D-Day Pattu Lehengas And Half Saree That You Can Consider Picking For your D-DayFor years now, South Indian brides have brought some of the most exquisite saree lehenga designs for us to admire. There are so many contemporary twists that the designers are coming up with these days. But there is nothing that can beat the authentic traditional half saree. The richness of the pattu lehenga brings out elegance and grace. The style of draping the dupatta to turn the pattu lehenga into a saree is what highlights the beauty. And it is probably the best way to say yes to both a saree and a lehenga at the same time!

Off-beat Style pattu half sarees

Pattu Half Saree Pattu Half SareeIs your style a blend of contemporary and off-beat fashion? If so, then you can take the traditional pattu half saree and lehenga up a notch. So many designers and boutiques have a range of stylish pattu lehengas that are worth checking out. Sindhu Reddy, Bhargavi Kunam, Mugdha Art Studio are few of them. From pleated skirt to add volume and also give a saree like feel to amazing textured silk that makes it look like a gown. These designers have given a newness to the authentic pattu lehenga.

Stylish Dupatta

Pattu half sareeWe love how the silk dupatta adds grace to the half saree. But you can also pick  alternative dupattas to enhance it more to your style. You can opt for an embellished georgette dupatta, velvet or a Banarasi one. Opt for anything that can make it look more like your off-beat style. Draping it stylishly can also enhance the look and can make it look glamorous.

Color Combinations

Pattu half saree Pattu half sareeIf you haven’t noticed, a pattu lehenga or a half saree isn’t always styled in the usual traditional colors.  One of the best reasons for wearing it is that you can play around with the color combinations. Be it the usual ones or off-beat and unique colors put together, you will always have fun at exploring it! These off-beat color combinations are perfect for bridesmaids and sisters of the bride.

Blouse For Pattu Lehengas

Pattu half saree Pattu half sareeOomph up your pattu lehenga and half saree by styling its blouse in a fun and chic way. From puff sleeves to balloon and maggam work embellished – there is so much to explore. Although most of the brides anyway prefer puff sleeves as it adds a feminine and girly touch to the lehenga.  You can also opt for sleeveless or full-sleeved blouses with a high neck to enhance the look further.

These were some of the stunning pattu lehenga and half saree inspirations that you can try out!

Kajol’s 7 Saree Looks That Are Super Stylish And Elegant!

Kajol even at 45 and is breaking the glass ceiling with her strong fashion game. And recently, Kajol wore some tremendously amazing sarees that were stylish and elegant! From rocking a sexy sequin saree to an elegant Chanderi saree, Kajol shows us how to keep the fashion quotient on point. She dazzled a new saree look every time she stepped out for her movie Tanhaji’s promotions. They are all so different from one another, lovely to look at and style worth-drooling.

Kajol’s 7 Saree Looks That are Super Stylish and ElegantCheck these amazing Kajol sarees that are super stylish and elegant –

Emerald Green Saree

Kajol’s 7 Saree Looks That are Super Stylish and ElegantKajol’s all-time stylist Radhika Mehra styled her in this emerald green saree by Raw Mango. Keeping it elegant, Kajol paired her saree look with beige deep front-neck blouse. She finished her saree look with contemporary stylish floral polki studs from Purab-Paschim.

Sequin Saree

Kajol stunned us as she joined Manish Malhotra’s Sequin saree club. This cocktail saree has become the celeb-favorite and Kajol ruled this saree look! She added a whole lot of bling to this inky blue sequin saree paired with a multi-layered diamond necklace by Joyalukkas.

Sindoori Red Saree

Kajol stepped out in a sindoori red saree by Anita Dongre for her movie Tanhaji’s promotion. Known as the Raya saree, this saree had pearl work, zardozi, sequins, cut dana, and zari work. She further styled her saree look with a kundan Meenakari choker and a Kada from Karishma Joolry.

Pretty Pink

Kajol’s 7 Saree Looks That are Super Stylish and ElegantDraped in a pink saree by Raw Mango, Kajol kept her look off-beat by pairing it with an orange blouse. A deep V-neck with high collar style, the saree looked stylish and elegant all at the same time. She paired the saree with floral studs and matching finger-ring from Purab-Paschim.

Regal Burgundy

Rich and regal are the words that pop-up when we lay our eyes on this stunning saree look. This black and burgundy embroidered saree by Ritu Kumar was grand and bridal goal worthy! She wore a semiprecious stone choker from Karishma Joolry to finish her royal look.

Luscious Bronze

This stunning Italian crepe bronze-colored saree that Kajol wore was from Shivan & Narresh’s collection. Simple yet elegant, this saree had bouncy tassel border that added to the off-beat style. She paired the saree with their swimwear collection instead of a blouse. This saree look had an Esme Crystal Monroe choker in a twinkling gold-tone metal choker.

Floral Blue Saree

kajol in blue saree at tanhaji promotions

Kajol picked a Neelam Chakori Chidiya Chandni sari from TORANI’s collection. This blue floral printed saree became an instant hit and the stylish blouse added to the look. Kajol opted for a plain sleeveless deep V-neck blouse and ensured the saree to be the highlight. She finished her look with a choker and Kada from Ritika Sachdeva and Curio Cottage Jewellery.

Weren’t all these recent saree looks of Kajol simply stylish and elegant? And with these looks, she made her point clear that the young actresses aren’t the only ones ruling the fashion game.

Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging On!

Many of us get tempted as we scroll through our favorite beauty blogger’s profile. And with every video they upload, there is a new product that tempts us even more. But, are all the makeup products that someone recommends worth splurging on? No matter the price tag, some makeup products might seem good on others but might not suit your skin tone or type. We have some of our best picks that we are sure it would solve its purpose and is sure would be worth splurging on!

Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging OnCheck out some of these must-have makeup products:


Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging OnPrimer works as a blank canvas for our makeup and makes your face look flawless. It hydrates as well as gives your skin a smooth texture for your makeup base.

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Concealers are correctors for our skin as they help us camouflage spots or blemishes. And it corrects dark circles, pigmentation, acne scars and also brightens uneven skin tone.

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Foundation just as the name suggests is the base of the makeup. And makeup is simply incomplete without it and gives your skin a polished and finished look.

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Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging OnIt is a myth that powder can try out your skin or make your face look flaky. Instead, a powder helps you in setting your foundation and concealer without smudging. This product reduces makeup creases and lines and helps you get a flawless finished look.

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Eyeshadow Palette

Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging OnWhich makeup look is complete without a nice eyeshadow palette? A good eyeshadow palette is a basic must-have makeup product! And it should have the right balance of nudes, browns, peaches, and golds.

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Kajal And Liner

Kajal and liners are a basic necessity when it comes to makeup. But owning the best ones that last long and are smudge-proof is essential. The kajal-rimmed eyes are surely alluring!

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Having a perfectly prepped eyelashes enhances the beauty of the kajal-rimmed eyes. And mascara is the way to get those amazing, voluminous and thick eyelashes – magically!

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Setting Spray

Our Top Picks – Makeup Products Worth Splurging OnSetting sprays are as important as your foundation or primer! A good setting spray keeps your makeup intact for long hours without letting it blotch or smudge.

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Apart from these above-mentioned makeup products, the other utmost product is lipstick. But as everyone has a different skin tone and prefer different types of lipstick, it is completely upon yourself to pick the best one for you.

Steal the Girl-Next-Door Vibe From Sara And Janhvi’s Casual Style!

Celebs are often known to flaunt their extensive designer wears. Be it fashion shows, parties or any other event, they dress up to glam like a diva! But when it comes to Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, they know how to balance it all out. These two fashionable divas glam up and even dress down to casuals and basic wear more often than ever. From casuals to ethnic wear and athleisure – they sport all these in the best way possible just like all of us. Their sense of style has a very girl-next-door vibe that is enviable. With simple basics, they put up a look that is desirable and also achievable.

janhvi kapoor and sara ali khan casual style

Check out some of their casual looks that ooze the girl-next-door vibe –

Ethnic Wear

casual style casual styleWhen it comes to ethnic wear, Sara, as well as Janhvi, both have a tremendous style of wearing it casually. It’s no secret that Sara and Janhvi love breezy kurtas, and their off-duty wardrobes include multiple versions. From airport to casual meets, both keep their ethnic wear game strong with their laid-back style.

More often than ever, they stick to the basic ethnic staples like palazzo, salwar, sharara kurta. And usually opting for cotton wear, they ensure that their style is simple on a day-to-day basis. Pairing up their ethnic wear with juttis and jhumkas, they have a very girl-next-door vibe. Such a relatable style, isn’t it?

 Casual Fashion

casual style casual styleWe do know that celebrities like to doll up usually even when they step out for a salon session or airport. But these two divas, are mainly spotted dressing down in casuals just like how we wear it. They opt for shorts with crop-top or quirky t-shirts to an oversized sweatshirt or slip-dress.

Sara and Janhvi's girl next door vibe casual style
Keeping their look casual, they let their messy hair and minimal or no-makeup style to basic. Sneakers, jeans, and t-shirts are what Sara and Jahnvi are often spotted in if not in ethnic wear. Both of them have a strong sense of style and they don’t shy away from letting down their hair for a casual style once in a while.

Athleisure Style

janhvi kapoor gym pilates outfits
Athleisure is the newly introduced style that breaks down to athletic + leisure look. Many celebs have now started donning this style of dressing as casual and gym wear. Both Sara and Janhvi are often spotted outside their gym or Pilates sessions sporting the athleisure style.

casual styleFrom yoga pants, shorts, crop tops, and nylon shrugs – Sara and Janhvi sport them all in style. Their athleisure style portrays the fact that gym wear doesn’t have to be boring. Also, the athleisure brands that they wear are easy to lay your hands on if you want to get the exact same look.

Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor have displayed their glam avatars multiple times. And yet are usually spotted running around the town in their casuals just like every other girl. From casual leisurewear to ethnic and gym outfits, they give us the inspiration to dress down to basics almost every time!