Modern bridal elegance, thy name is Alia Bhatt.
With her hair neatly tied in a bun and make-up done in soft pink tones that glowed almost as much as her twinkling ensembles in soft pastels, the bridal looks the actor wears, as Indian spy Sehmat Khan in her upcoming film Raazi, can only be described as stunning.
Have you ever imagined what Alia’s wedding ensemble might look like? Well, thanks to Raazi’s new song Dilbaro, you don’t have to. The song (watch above) was released on Thursday and shows Alia leaving her parent’s house (played by actors Rajit Kapoor and Soni Razdan) after marrying a Pakistani army officer (Vicky Kaushal). In the emotive and sensitive song, bride Alia wears two beautiful ensembles — a sublime baby pink saree worn with a pale blue dupatta-cum-veil and a sumptuous all-over embellished gharara (wide-legged pants) set.
Since Raazi is set around the 1971 war between India and Pakistan, the Dilbaro song sees an impeccably-clad Alia channelling vintage-inspired bridal style through a modern lens. While the embellished design of her gharara set flattered the star’s petite silhouette, a traditional mangtika, ornate pearl and gold necklace set and a large nose ring made Alia’s look more authentic, while accentuating her milky complexion and natural beauty. Alia wore a smouldering smoky eye and a pretty pink pout for a soft yet seductive look.
Dare to be the bride who eschews wedding outfit traditions in the family and doesn’t wear a presumed lehenga/ saree to her wedding? If you want to take on this challenge, you should follow in Alia’s footsteps and consider the gharara option. Whether you choose a heavy overlay made of heavy embellishments or delicate tulle with embroidered flowers, the unexpected gharara-choli-dupatta combo will send the message that you’re confident and adventurous in your big day fashion choices.
Now that you’re going with a poufy gharara for the main wedding ceremony, Alia’s saree look ahead will be perfect for the reception or engagement ceremony. At a time when super-embellished gowns and lehengas that makes you feel like a princess or queen are the norm for a reception look, brides not afraid to go outside the box and those who aren’t particularly worried about what others think will love this pale bridal look.
The pastel shades of light blue and pink lend that feminine air to Alia’s wide border drape with a hint of intricate embroidery. Her pastel pink stained lips and glowy bronze eye shadow were elegant without being stuffy.
Wearing a sweet pale blue net dupatta, featuring an embellished border and scattered sequin, as veil amplified Alia’s saree’s beauty tenfold. Such a look works well for those who want a more modest wedding look. Make no mistake, though, if you want to go the sexy route, simply opt for an embellished sheer or floral saree and a barely-there blouse instead.
So, keep these two Alia looks handy the next time you’re shopping for a wedding look.