We have always been partial with our love for the South Indian bridal look and why not. After all, South Indian brides are a true example of traditional elegance and sheer beauty. Their bridal looks come with unmatched elements including gorgeous kanjeevaram sarees, fresh flower hairstyles with traditional hair accessories to heavily embroidered blouses and beautiful temple jewellery.

And, while each of these elements are an essential part of a traditional South Indian bride, there are some brides who are going all experimental with their looks. After all, it’s the era of minimal and contemporary bridal looks. So, if you are not sure how to slay a perfect contemporary south Indian bridal look, we have got some real bride inspirations to share with you.

Know how to slay a contemporary and minimal South Indian bridal look for your intimate wedding:

1. Ditch Golden Colors In Your South Indian Bridal Look!

Traditional gold jewellery and golden kanjivaram sarees have always been an essential part of every South Indian bridal wardrobe. So, how about revamping your traditional collection by giving it a twist of silver and not gold!

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2. Opt For Minimal Makeup Look!

Well, the trick is to keep your makeup subtle and simple and letting your jewellery and saree do all the talking!

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Also, check out These Traditional South Indian Bridal Makeup Looks That We Loved!

3. Ditch Wearing A Kanjeevaram Saree!

Yes, while a kanjeevaram saree is the most important asset for a south Indian bride, styling up your lehenga as a saree will equally help you slay a perfect South Indian bridal look.

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4. Pair A Statement Blouse With Your Kanjeevaram Saree!

Who said you cannot style up the traditional kanjeevaram saree with trending blouse designs? Be it puffy sleeves or bell sleeves, brides today are going experimental with their bridal outfits and why not.

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5. Keep Your Hairstyle Simple!

While south Indian brides are known for their braided hairstyles along with traditional hair accessories and jewellery, give it an usual twist by keeping your hair simple and open!

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Further, Bookmark These Gorgeous South Indian Bridal Hair Accessories.

6. Carry A Veil With Your South Indian Bridal Look!

Yes, who said that brides can only carry veils with their bridal lehenga? Be that millennial bride of the year by slaying a veil with your bridal kanjeevaram.

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7. Color Coordinate With Your Groom

While color coordinating with the groom isn’t a new concept, it still makes you look all trendy and fashionable without going OTT with your bridal look.

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8. Don’t Go OTT With Your Bridal Jewellery

If you wish to slay a contemporary south Indian bridal look, go for minimal jewellery as a part of your wedding day look. Add a statement jewellery and let it steal the show, instead of layering yourself with tons of necklaces.

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South Indian bridal look

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9. Diamond Jewellery Over Temple Jewellery

Yes, undoubtedly, temple jewellery is a south Indian bride’s true asset. However, brides today are opting for gorgeous diamond jewellery as a part of their bridal look and we can see why! 

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10. Opt for Contrasting Jewellery!

Well, while color coordinated bridal looks are evergreen, we can’t deny the magic of contrasting bridal looks. And, so opting for jewels in contrast to your bridal outfit will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.

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Check out these Real Brides Who Rocked Contrasting Jewellery Like A Pro!

11. Go Monotone!

There’s something very satisfying about monotone bridal looks and we are totally loving how this bride carried the bright pink color from head to toe including her mathapatti.

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Well, we are head over heels in love with these South Indian bridal looks which are here to stay. If you love them too, just follow these simple tips to get the best of minimal and contemporary bridal look!

Shivangi Goel
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