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Top 10 Looks from Madhuri Dixit’s Trousseau

Who could not not stop noticing the ‘Dhak Dhak Girl’ of Bollywood Madhuri Dixit in the season six of the Indian reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa aired by Colors TV. Colors have given Madhuri Dixit-Nene a gorgeous look in the fully Indian attire. She was a judge on the show and has worn some seriously trousseau worthy outfits worth giving a glance. Here are my favorite ones!

Top Picks

One can not over look the PERFECT makeup on her with the subtle, natural looking glow. There was nothing over-the-top in her look. She indeed has the charm to carry the right kind of fashion effectively. If you are new brides-to-be, the collection of Trousseau is sure to appeal to you.

1. Pink Anarkali

Let me start off with the finale. This Manish Malhotra floor-length anarkali looks simply gorgeous in shades of pink.

Pink Anarkali Madhuri Dixit

And where can you wear it? This will be utter prefect for your Sangeet or Reception. You may also consider it for your Engagement if you decide to go heavy.

Her fresh-as-a-daisy makeup goes perfectly with the heavy outfit. WOW!

2. American Colors Lehenga

Whenever you see the colors red, blue and white together, what does it remind you of? Yes, the American flag. Though, most female do not like this combination, Vikram Phadnis lehenga could stand out from the rest. And the blouse! I could literally hear girls gossiping about it.

American Colors Lehenga

Where can you wear it? You could wear this to your engagement, or to your friend’s wedding.

3. Black & Neon Sari

This Arpita Mehta creation that Madhuri wore on Jhalak would make for a really nice trousseau sari collection in combination to these mirror-work blouses.

Black & Neon Sari

When can you wear it? To dinner parties, and also pre-wedding cocktail parties.

Just as Madhuri did, it is perfectly acceptable to leave your neck bare if your blouse already has so many colors and patterns. There might be pressure to look like a nayi dulhan, but wouldn’t you much rather look like a stylish newly wed? This combo is just it.

4. Bright Yellow & Red Sari

Bright Yellow & Red Sari

This Nikasha sari seems to be in a war of colors. The pink pallu turns yellow at the pleats, wraps around once in orange and then ends in patterned pink and orange pleats. This sari in bright colors with a medium size golden border is sure to make you look elegant.

Where to wear it? To your friend’s wedding, or to any formal party. Gajra is made optional.

5. Black & Red Sari

Black & Red Sari

This stunning black net sari by designers at JADE gets a perfect heads up with the heavy red blouse.

Where to wear it? Dinner parties, relative engagement or even a Mother of the Bride/Groom sari for small parties.

Madhuri looked only a day over 30 in this makeup.

6. Pink & Black Lehenga Sari

Who could ever imagine that the combination of baby pink and black would look this pretty together?

Pink & Black Lehenga Sari

Where to wear it? Wrap this around to your close friend/relative’s wedding. It will also look great on the sister of the Bride/Groom!

And how about those chunky gold bracelets? AZVA designs are plain awesome. Hence proved!

7. Orange & Blue Sari

This turquoise blue blouse paired with a pretty orange color will automatically make you fall in love with this Peppermint Diva sari.

Orange & Blue Sari

Where can you wear it? A sari for your trousseau to wear to a friend’s wedding and for Mother of the Bride/Groom. Your mom could even borrow it from you after your wedding. Everyone will simply love it.

8. Gold & Maroon Sari

This is a shower of sophistication and gracefulness blended together. And if you’re getting something similar you may avoid that net panel right underneath the puffed sleeve.

Gold & Maroon Sari

Where to wear? Fine for dinner parties and Mother of the Bride/Groom to wear on your Engagement or Reception.

9. Pale Yellow Sari

This Atsu sari is perfect if you want to add a unique color palette to your trousseau. The pale yellow and black work with a pop of pink nail paint will make you complete as a female.

Pale Yellow Sari

When can you wear it? Wear it to semi-formal or casual outings post-wedding, such as puja or to your friend’s Haldi/Mehendi ceremony.

10. Bright Pink Sari

This bright pink and parrot green Arpita Mehta creation will remind you of a parrot which will be another great combination for your collection. Though this combination is much avoided, Madhuri could carry it perfectly well. The floral blouse provides an added dimension to the outfit.

Bright Pink Sari

Where to wear? To your friend/relative’s Haldi or Mehendi ceremony, or even your friend’s wedding.

Check out those massive gold jhumkis as well! Don’t you think they look pretty darn GORGEOUS!

Antique silver half-moon earrings

This is the pair of antique silver earrings every woman will go totally crazy for. Even I couldn’t stop staring at them during the show. But I feel that the Shehla Khan sari would have looked more appealing if pared with a better blouse. The accessories were spot on and made me realize you don’t need to wear gold or platinum or diamonds or kundan always. Inexpensive metals too sometimes look WAY better with your Indian wear.

So, what are your takes on it? Which Madhuri outfit would you love to have in your wardrobe collection? Leave us your comments below.

Effective Tips to Save Money While Trousseau Shopping

If you belong to the Indian sub continent, and about to get married, I am sure you must have fantasized about complete new wardrobe filled with a whole new set of Trousseau.

Yes, your parents never say ‘No’ to anything within reasons, but what is the harm in saving money wherever you can? In that way you will be able to use that extra money while shopping in your honeymoon.

Well, here are some tips on where you can save and where you should splurge

Main Outfits

Wedding Outfit Trousseau

  • Wedding Outfit: Splurge!
  • Tilak/Engagement/Reception Outfit: Splurge!
  • Sangeet and Mehendi Outfit: These are the most fun functions in your wedding as you need to dance your heart out. Therefore skip heavy embroidery and shop for those that are comfortable. Save!
  • Haldi/Pooja Outfit : If its Haldi, Save! You are gonna get dirty anyways. For Pooja you may stick to Anarkali or Saree outfits. Save!

Trousseau (Saree, Suits, Western, others)

1. Trousseau 11 Saree’s: Majority of family in India insist on a minimum 11 Saree’s packed Trousseau. But if you are not much into sarees, what is the point of buying so many? Take more than 5 heavy saree, I mean Splurge on 5 Saree’s. Well, why even 5? This is the only time no one will be looking at price tags and finally a day will come when you will need to present yourself as a ‘newly wed’.

How do you even save on these 5?

Buy colors in Red or maroons. In India it is considered to be the color of the newly wed. Even it is not heavily embroidered; it will still carry the effect.

Buy Tie-Dye (Bandani Saree). Even the ones with a light border appeals a lot to your personality.

Buy 4 good South Silks: South Silks come in variety of price range. They can be both expensive and inexpensive. But what the hack? They look equally elegant. They are comfortable and can be easily dressed up or dress down. Splurge or Save as your budget permits. I would recommend Nalli as they have beautiful Silk Saree’s in all price ranges.

South Silks Saree

Buy only 2 ‘In-fashion’ saree: If you plan on following 11 saree’s concept, 2 fashion sarees will be enough. Fashion changes very fast. Hence, Save! So buy the ones you know you’ll wear and then pick up the rest as the fashion changes.

2. Suit: If you are much of a T-shirt Jean girl, I would suggest you not to jump into them in the first month of marriage. Well, you will need a lot of them too. Therefore, try to Save! Get fabrics and get them stitched instead of buying ready-made. The fitting will be perfect too.

Splurge on 2 good Anarkali’s. It will come as a savior when you get tired of wearing a saree or can’t figure out the pleats. They look dressy and all you have to do is slip them on.

Anarkali Suits

anarkali-suits-1

Western

When it comes to arranging your wedding wardrobe, buy only those that you will need during your honeymoon. The rest can be bought with the changing fashion, later on.

Buy a Lot of shorts, Tshirts, tops, tunics, jeans, skirts, dresses, and a good mixture of 10 garments.

western dresses for girls

Pick up pieces from bigger retail shops. Also check the Export surplus places as they generally have good stuff too, just dig deep. You can always think it to be this way. Since, it is export surplus, it will anyways going to Zara and H&M’s of the world.

So for western wear Save!

Others

Bags, shoes, artificial earrings. Stick to basics! And Save! Pick those colors that will go with at least 3-4 of your outfits.

Shopping Tips

A few other Tips

1. Shop during SALE time!

2. If you know your wedding date before hand, shop during off-season as you get a lot of inflated rates with discount tags on that way.

3. Do not confuse yourself in the shop. Decide on what you wish to buy beforehand and stick to it.

Well, at the end of the day I would only ask you to enjoy whether you Save or Splurge.

Cheer up! After all you are getting a Brand new Wardrobe! Happy Trousseau shopping!