As the seasonal wave kicks in, it’s time to upgrade your clothing and add a ray of seasonal flair to your worn-out dress. Whether it is for an upcoming friend’s wedding or even your own, trying to find the perfect formal attire is a struggle. If you’re finding something which isn’t too over the top but also says that you’re a new and blushing bride, then you’ve come to the right place. Your search for the perfect formal dress ends here. Celebrations by Elaf is a recently launched collection which offers a diverse colour palette and fine embroideries making it perfect for the upcoming festive and wedding season. A luxury handwork collection, the entire assemblage is a combination of versatile colour palettes and hand embellishments. Here are a few different ideas, taking inspiration from this collection, to add oomph to your dress so you can carry each outfit effortlessly and elegantly…
An astonishing design of magnificent compilation that deciphers luxury and artistic designs of the Mughal times. This angrakha-styled shirt enhanced with matt tilla sequence and embraced with pearls and stones over the shirt screams exuberance. Paired with a hand embellished digital printed organza dupatta and a contrasting jewellery set is what completes this outfit.
Recreate this beautiful and classic bridal makeup for your wedding day. The neutral colours in this stunning eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush will suit many skin tones, including both cool and warm shades. Consequently, this is a universal style that’s not too dramatic, making it the perfect choice for your special day. It will stand the test of time, as you reminisce about your wedding day.
When nothing else works, the classic red lip is your saviour. Red lips are usually the star of the show, so you don’t have to add in effort to the rest of your look. Keep the rest of your face simple, with a clean base and lots of blush!
If you are a bride-to-be, then this exhilarating yet traditional ghagra choli styled silhouette is the perfect choice. Add a bold lip and along with a statement teeka and jhumkay to complete this look. The addition a digitally printed organza dupatta adds an oomph to this outfit.
If you’re dressing up for an event or a special occasion, you can always experiment with the eye makeup. Take a cue from this look, which keeps the skin free from heavy makeup, making it look radiant. The statement eyes create the perfect contrast to the nude palette, keeping the eyes as the centre of attention with a glossy nude lip. The subtle yet glam makeup pairs perfectly with any outfit. Pull back your hair in a sleek bun to complete the look.
Bold, brave bright colours are here to stay as we continue to embrace fantasy fashion and experiment with eclectic colours and unique prints more than ever before. With a sleek bun and dark makeup, you can carry this outfit effortlessly. The dress itself is filled with details of panni work, thread sequence and laser applique designed on embroidered organza and crafted on a vibrant mauve hue.
Rendered in a soothing green palette, this fit called ‘Mariee; is the prime choice for a wedding or festive closet that radiates exuberance and aesthetics with gold sequence and laden with naqshi and bethki, paired with an embroidered foil printed organza dupatta.
For a more glam look, you can opt for this choice of ivory-hued outfit. You can pair it with a heavy jewellery set which matches the hand embellished attire with crystals and pearls and is adorned with tilla and thread work. A perfect choice for an evening formal.
If you’re looking for something more subtle but classy, this sublime attire is the perfect choice. The dress is created on organza fabric with sequence embroideries and hand embellished with crystals, stones and pearls. With a beautiful embroidered raw silk dupatta, a statement jewellery set and simple makeup and hair is what completes this look for festivities.
A perfect look for that minimalist bride. Stay true to being simple with minimal jewellery and a fresh face of makeup. A peachy blush with a matching lip gives you a youthful and radiant effect. If your dupatta is heavy filled with embroidery and sequin work then let it take centre stage and drape it elegantly over your head for the ideal blushing bride look.
Text: Wallia Khairi
Muse: Hania Aamir
Coordination: Shamail Butt
Hair & Makeup: Qasim Liaqat
Styling: Amna Sheikh