With all the hustle and bustle surrounding wedding preparation, as a bride, you often do not get the time to plan for life after your wedding. This is where a bridal trousseau comes in, it contains all the essentials that you will require in your married life. Earlier a bridal trousseau meant good linen and antique chinaware but a modern bride needs much more. So, here we have put together a list for you so that assembling your trousseau becomes a tad bit easier. 

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Essential Wardrobe Elements

Take stock of your existing wardrobe before splurging on new clothes. Also, when purchasing your pre-wedding attires, try and shop for items which can be reused with ease later. 


A moderately worked Anarkali is an indispensable item as it can be worn for multiple events, from birthday parties to weddings. It is safe to have 2-3 in your wardrobe. Have one in pastel shades and one in slightly brighter tones.

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Little Black Dress

It is highly likely that you have an LBD but if you don’t, it is high time you purchased one. An LBD is every girl’s best friend. There is no way you can look bad or go wrong with it. It is extremely versatile and can be used both for club nights and formal dinners. Pair it with cute peep-toes to complete the look. 

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Lingerie Essentials

In addition to lace and frill-trimmed lingerie, include comfortable ones which you can wear to work. You can mix things up a little by opting for bolder colours.

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Footwear For All Events

Looking for an excuse to buy yet another pair of shoes, we have one for you. No trousseau is complete unless it has shoes for all occasions and here we have for you the four essentials you need to purchase. 


Ther are a million options within heels from peep toes to platform heels, choose something that you are comfortable with. Have one which is dressier with golden or silver embellishments. And get another in black, beige or nude so that you can use it with formal workwear or western wear. 

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Pumps go great with both traditional and western wear. You can experiment with colours here and match them with your outfits. 

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Traditional Flats

All said and done, you need a pair of comfortable footwear that you can wear for an entire day without hurting your feet. These include Juttis, Mojaris and Kolhapuris which come in very colourful designs and go well with both jeans and salwar suits. You can use them as everyday wear, for a family outing or a trip to the grocery store. 

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Requisite Accessories

The clothes and footwear need to be properly accessorised, don’t they? So make sure you have packed the right accessories. 

An Oversized Handbag

A large handbag is every woman’s best friend. Do you remember your mom being able to find everything that you need from her magic handbag? Now it is time for you to have one of that for yourself. Choose something in black or brown because they will go well with all outfits. You can also go for pastels or nudes but you run the risk of them getting dirty easily. 

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Have three to four clutches in various designs- both traditional and modern. You can have a couple of jewelled clutches with zari work which you can use with your traditional wear. And choose something more subtle in beige or black to go with your dresses. 

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A watch that doubles as jewellery can be a lifesaver for someone who doesn’t like accessorising. A stylish watch such as this eliminates the need for other articles of jewellery.

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Toiletries  & Make-up

Last but not least do not forget essentials such as perfumes, scented soaps, moisturisers, luffas and essential oils. 

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Also, ensure that you have your basic make-up items- Kajal, multiple shades of lipstick, foundation and BB creams.