7 Basic Tips On How To Get A Bollywood Retro Look For Your Wedding Ceremonies

Written by Bency Sebastian • 

While it is endearing to see couples in love, what excites us more is to see them getting hitched because weddings are just such wonderful events. We get a chance to celebrate love, to eat good food, dance like there is no tomorrow and the most exciting of them all, dress up! Weddings are fancy events and most of the time a theme is set to make it aesthetically appealing. From princess-themed weddings to Hawaii themed décor, we’ve seen it all. If there is a wedding with the theme “Bollywood Retro”, we’ve got you covered because today we are here to guide you with some basic looks for retro-themed weddings that you could rock at the different wedding functions too.

1. Polka Dots

Polka Dots
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Polka dots for bachelorette parties are perfect. It is that one night when the bride lets loose for the very last time, before her big day. She has an exciting girl’s night with her bridesmaids and closest friends where they share drinks, eat yummy food and dance like crazy. The bride-to-be also gets lots of presents (we love that part!). Bring in that 19th-century look by wearing polka-dotted dresses, skirts or even a saree if you’d like.

2. Floral Prints

Floral Prints
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Floral prints have been in fashion since the 1950s and they haven’t gone out of style since. What better way to celebrate a wedding than looking like a flower? With summer approaching soon, this is a perfect way to set the tone. Drape yourself in some floral prints and fit perfectly into that fun garden party. You could add a tiara to the mix and feel like a princess if you are the bride-to-be.

3. Anarkali

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Anyone who loves the ethnic and retro look must opt for this beautiful attire. An anarkali will leave you feeling like a Disney princess because of its flare. Elegant and stylish, this ethnic wear is the perfect choice for a mehendi function or a sangeet. Dance the night away and sing to some retro tracks while donning the perfect retro outfit. To complete the look, pair it with some long earrings and a bindi and you’re good to go.

4. Flared Pants

Flared Pants
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There is nothing more retro than flared pants. Movie stars from the 80s and 90s were seen sporting this piece of clothing and they have made a comeback into the fashion world. Comfortable and chic, a flared pant lets you run around, dance and have a great time at your sangeet. Pair it with some heavy jewelry to look retro stunning at the wedding with a bit of a modern touch.

5. Retro Hair

Retro Hair
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Hairstyle speaks volumes in your look. The right hairstyle makes you stand out and accentuates your outfit as well as accessories. Try out the retro hairstyle with your attire and look nothing less than an iconic diva from the 1940s. If any of you are wondering how to get the perfect retro look while styling your hair, you can take inspiration from the famous Marilyn Monroe. You can style your hair with a wavy bun and pair it with any outfit, be it a saree, skirt or even a dress.

6. Shades To Style

Shades To Style
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One trend that is taking the industry by storm is retro sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses saves your eyes from the glaring sun and they also make you look cool. There is a sense of “swag” that comes with glasses when they are paired with your Indian attire, be it a saree, lehenga or a traditional suit. Sassy and quirky, this look makes you set a trend that is sure to catch on. Wedding ceremonies like mehendi and sangeet generally happen during the day when the sun is shining in all its glory. Wearing shades will help combat those harsh rays and will leave you looking stylish too.

7. Quirky Prints

Quirky Prints
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Some prints tend to stand out from the usual and we cannot help but give them a second look. Prints with numbers and alphabets of Sanskrit, Hindi and other regional languages have been gaining a lot of popularity for a while now. These prints look cool, quirky and have an element of uniqueness to them. You could wear them as a lehenga, saree or even as a blouse to bring in the retro factor into your look. Be sure to get some questions from those “cool” uncles and aunties at the wedding when they see your outfit.

So many themes have been set for weddings in the past and now we have a solution for a retro-themed wedding too. Which is your favorite wedding trend that went out of style but you wish to come back? Let us know in the comments below.

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Bency Sebastian

Bency Sebastian

Writer, dreamer and a moon child. Bency believes that music, words, and little precious moments of life add color to a world that is black and white.

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