Last year’s natural beauty trend of using cosmetic routines for a healthy glow inside and out is here to stay. Simplistic styles that embrace natural hair and textures won’t be going anywhere soon either. But brides are starting to look past minimalist routines in exchange for something a bit more extravagant. Eager to step back into the world, post-pandemic brides and grooms are opting to add a touch of glamour to their beauty looks.
Brides and grooms alike are embracing their special day as an opportunity to showcase their personal style with subtle additions that build on minimalistic trends. From adorning accessories to Hollywood glamor, these are the top global beauty trends and styles to keep in mind for the coming year.
Brides aren’t shying away from extravagance this past year. Luxe barrettes and combs are the latest go-to bridal hair accessory. While traditional veils aren’t going anywhere, this hair jewelry trend is topping the ranks above tiaras or headbands. The hair jewelry can be embellished with a variety of materials, like luminescent pearls and rhinestones or natural flowers and colorful enamels. Hairpieces help cultivate a chic aesthetic for your wedding look that’s delicate and elegant. Whether or not you opt for a veil or dupatta, a dainty barrette or comb can offer just as much sentimental value to your wedding ensemble. It’s just one of many seemingly minor pieces of the puzzle that really make up the whole picture.
More than ever, Indian brides are embracing the full scope of opportunity for maximum wow-factor in their wedding ensembles than ever before. This wedding beauty trend has couples diving into colorful palettes of red, fuchsia, emerald, and yellow hues. Traditional dupattas are getting a facelift with added color and excitement. Many brides are opting for long, enchanting dupattas that trail elegantly behind them as they grace their venues. Some brides are even trying out a double dupatta look to further increase the grace and elegance of their look. Heavily-embellished lehengas are similarly being played with to up the ante on timeless fabrics and delicate embroidery.
Blue Accent Looks
Cobalt blue accents are an emerging wedding makeup trend that can instantly transform a look. Blue color accents can complement a metallic or shimmering makeup look without being too over the top. And, soft blush pairs well to illuminate a rosy glow and not overshadow the pop of color. On top of dramatic pops of color around the eyes, brides are also embracing other high-fashion looks for their makeup. Eye-catching embellishments like shimmering crystals and luminescent embellishments are being integrated into wedding looks to highlight facial features for a subtle but not overbearing look. This pop of color makeup look is a great option for brides who gravitate towards lightweight embroidery or sleek, monochrome vibes in their wedding ensemble. Don’t be afraid to include a pop of color in your look! Try a bold or metallic color in your waterline to really lean into the wow-factor trend.
Gold Dori Work
Gold dori work is a standard for brides from the Indian state of Punjab. The signature staple pays homage to cultural traditions for families and communities. This past year a modern spin on the accessory has emerged where brides are incorporating unique patterns and intricate designs with geometric shapes to their gold dori pieces. The wedding beauty trend features a multitude of colors that are incorporated into the ensemble as well to complement a modern Punjabi look. It’s a great way to pay homage to a customary tradition and emphasize a bride’s personal style at the same time. Being such a versatile color, these modern gold dori accessories perfectly complement light gold lehengas.
Classic just doesn’t cut the chase anymore – even for the groom. Classic suits for a groom are being recast with a modern edge. Instead of the typical tux, navy suits are gaining in popularity for many grooms. A navy suit is elegantly punctuated with a black bowtie. For a real wow-factor look, accentuating the lapel with contrasting color helps make a groom really shine in their element. Once taboo for formal occasions, navy and black suits are floating back to the surface of recognition as well. The selection of blue hues for any navy suit ensemble leaves ample wiggle room for a partner to coordinate the perfect wedding look with their significant other, no matter the style or color palette they choose.
Now that we’re all shaking loose from the trials and tribulations from the pandemic last year, brides and grooms are ready and able to jump into some wow-factor styles for their wedding ensemble. Hollywood glamor themes offer a timeless romantic wedding day look that many brides are embracing this year. The wedding beauty trend features feminine, glamorous waves and bold lip colors, like a bright pop of red. Or, some brides are opting for a less dramatic take on the style with neutral hues and subtle color palettes.
As many couples take a fresh look at their postponed wedding plans, seize the blank slate as an opportunity to refresh your wedding ensemble. Consider a notable statement piece for a more fashion-forward look. Or, include a variety of modern and romantic assortments to complement your personal style. All in all, make sure you choose a wedding look that you feel your best in!
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