The Modern Sikh bride

Modern-day living is a multifaceted compendium of evolving technology, social media and fashion. These are changing every part of our lives, yet the modern Sikh bride chooses to be draped traditionally. 

Since the Sikh wedding is a morning affair with the Anand Karaj happening at the Gurdwara, the brides choose to be dressed accordingly with subtle makeup. As Sikh brides have a strong affinity to pastel hues for their dress-up – it gives them ample room to create soft, yet glamorous makeup looks, especially one that plays up their eyes. Glossy, subtle, flawless base, fresh cheeks, simple nude eyes enhanced with self-winged eyeliner, the perfect brows that need only shaping and pink or nude shade on lips that matches their dress.

Since the head is covered with the dupatta, the hairstyle is kept simple with a floral bun decked with fresh flowers. 

The attire can be a lehenga with a long choli, Kurti and sharara, Anarkali, or a simple salwar kameez. The most eye-catching is their style of draping a dupatta. The signature Bukkal style is the most preferred, but some do go on to drape in two dupattas Sabyasachi style. And there are those couples who go in for a coordinated dress-up. 

Jewelry is the true stand-out attraction with the brides choosing oversized tikkas, pasta, or nath to enhance their wedding look. The Kaleera is the sine-qua-non of the occasion and they choose to wear different styles of it. 

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