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14 Dec

The Haute list: 6 wedding guest essentials to own this season


Come December, we’re all rummaging for ideas on trendy wedding guest attire. With endless options to choose from, it’s all extremely baffling to decide which outfit to buy, which shoes to wear and what makeup look to go for among other things. Decisions, decisions.

Gone are the days when an elaborate ensemble was the only way to go with the added worry about outshining the bride. This wedding season is all about making a bold fashion statement, be it with an outfit, a pair of shoes or jewellery.


1. Understated elegance




Silhouettes speak for themselves as seen on the international runway. Trending this wedding season is the understated ethnic ensemble featuring a fusion of traditional and contemporary designs. We love The PinkTree Company’s sleeveless navy A-line shirt featuring an asymmetric hemline paired with hot pink Dhaka pyjamas. The dark against the bright is reminiscent of the colour-blocking trend that’s big this season. The gold border at the hemline along with subtle accents dress up the outfit without being overdone. The flowing style is sure to flatter just about any shape and size, making this one is an absolute winner.

Order it here.


2. Embellished khussas




When we think traditional footwear, we think khussas – from plain and simple to heavily adorned, the khussa has made its way into international fashion houses. The khussa is a timeless footwear option that complements a traditional wedding outfit beautifully. We’ve picked for you the Classic Butterfly Khussas from Soma. They come in a vivid, watermelon red, the perfect statement colour for fun festivities. They’re versatile too – pair them with a pure, ivory kurta shalwar or an elaborate ghagra choli.

Get yourself a pair here.


3. Statement jewellery




Oversized earrings are one of the biggest fashion trends for 2018. From those trending tasselled dangles to giant, pearl studs, statement earrings are must-haves for festive occasions. Are you worried about looking overdressed for a dholki night? Grab a pair of ethnic statement earrings. The Shareefa Bali by FNKAsia is just the pick for you. They come in several colours, too. Wear them with a monochrome outfit or a colour-blocked ensemble and you’re good to go!

Buy them here.


4. Glossy Lips




Lip gloss is back! What we wore high school has become a celebrity style favourite this year. Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb took social media by storm. So, let’s keep matte lips for a retro red pout a la 1950s glamour or a bold lip statement for those quick, minimal makeup days. A glossy lip goes perfectly with those wedding-appropriate metallic eyes. Step out of your comfort zone this festive season with a pop of colour in a glossy finish. Yes, glossy. We’ve curated for you the Panda’s Dream Glossy Lip Crayon in Red Berry by the Korean beauty giant, Tony Moly. And who doesn’t love the cute packaging?

Grab it here!


5. Mauve blush




British celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, swears by the power of neutral toned blush. It has to be the most universally flattering makeup product ever created. We’ve found the perfect neutral blush for you – the Luscious Cosmetics Powder Blush in Pomegranate. This chic hue is a blend of mauve, pink and plum that’s so on trend. Load it up for flushed cheeks in a soft, feminine look or add a subtle hint of colour on the cheeks to complement intense eye looks.

Shop this must-have here.


6. Celebrity contouring and highlighting




We all envy those chiselled cheekbones and defined jaws that the hottest of celebrities have. Their secret? Contouring and highlighting. To help you achieve film star facial definition, we’ve curated for you the Face Contour Kit Matte Drama from Luscious Cosmetics. What’s great about this find is that it not only includes two universal contour shades and a matte highlighting powder but also a cream illuminator for that film star glow.

Shop it here.


The Haute Team

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