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Priyanka Chopra’s wardrobe is full of inspiration for brides-to-be

From eccentric prints to muted hues

By Shweta Gandhi  November 29th, 2018

2018 has been a roller-coaster year for Priyanka Chopra, to say the least. The actor closed another successful season of Quantico, announced a memoir titled ‘Unfinished’, turned investor for the feminist dating app Bumble India, finished shooting for her upcoming film The Sky Is Pink AND got engaged to American singer Nick Jonas, all under 365 days. If that’s not eventful, we’re not sure what is.

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Taken.. With all my heart and soul..

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT

And as Priyanka gears up for her upcoming Jodhpur wedding, the actor has been dropping *lewk* after *lewk*, courtesy her go-to stylist Ami Patel. Think: eccentric prints, all-black ensembles, designer ethnic wear… you get the gist.

If you or someone you know is tying the knot soon, consider this an easy-to-follow guide for brides-to-be on how to dress in the days leading up to the wedding, all approved by Priyanka.

If you’re running around for last-minute errands…

Check off your to-do list in style, just like Priyanka. Pick a comfy pair of separates in a cheerful hue and prints that stand out. The bride-to-be wears a set from the House of Masaba.

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Priyanka in @houseofmasaba Resort ‘18 #priyankachopra #masaba #resortwear

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If you’re heading to the salon for that pre-bridal session…

Pick a comfortable dress in a minimal shade of black. Priyanka wears a black midi dress from Madison styled with black heels.

If you’re meeting your besties for dinner…

Need to plan the pre-wedding festivities? Do it in style, of course. Priyanka wears a metallic strappy dress, styled with a sling bag.

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If you’re out and about with your beau…

We hope you don’t need to shuffle between cities for your wedding, but if you do, do it comfortably. Priyanka picks a maxi printed dress from Hemant and Nandita. 

 If you’re heading out for a work event…

Get your style A-game on like Priyanka, who wears a sleeveless black top tucked in to a pair of tan palazzos.

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priyankachopra in @esseclothing Rings by @studio.metallurgy for FB event yesterday Styled with @rashimorbia #stylebyami

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If you’re meeting the groom’s parents for lunch…

Opt for a simple Anarkali set in bright, festive hues, styled with statement jewellery. Priyanka wears an outfit by Anita Dongre.  

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@priyankachopra in @anitadongre Jewellery @curiocottagejewelry in Delhi for her Thanksgiving party

A post shared by Ami Patel (@stylebyami) on Nov 28, 2018 at 12:00am PST

If you have a puja at home…

Co-ordinate your outfit with your significant other for a pre-wedding ritual. Priyanka and Nick pick pastel shades of powder blue and salmon pink for their Ganesh puja.

If you have a small pre-wedding ceremony…

Throw on a stylish outfit like Priyanka, who wears an A-line kurta and wide-leg pants in ivory and gold. A colourful dupatta completes her look. 

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Leheriya love @priyankachopra in @abujanisandeepkhosla on her way Jewellery @tbz1864 #stylebyami assisted by @rashimorbia

A post shared by Ami Patel (@stylebyami) on Nov 28, 2018 at 8:19pm PST

4 stereotypes Priyanka and Nick are shattering:

1. Don't date a man who is shorter than you

Priyanka is taller than Nick for starters, and she still wears heels. Let's just say that height is a taboo that needs to be struck off our books, stat. Take a look at celebrity couple Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja — the Bollywood star is taller than her businessman husband, but that hasn't interfered with their relationship at all. 

2. Don't date a man who's younger than you

Society thinks it's perfectly fine, even normal, for there to be huge age differences between partners – just as long as the man is older. It's completely normal for Bollywood actors to be seen courting women two decades younger than them onscreen (not to mention off it). But women who date younger men get saddled with unfortunate nicknames and raised eyebrows. Priyanka is not here for these double standards, and has zero interest in what you think of the 10-year age gap between her and Nick. That's commendable, especially when every move you make is going to be documented and dissected by 7.6 billion people. Take it from the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who's three years older than her new husband, Prince Harry. 


3. The man should be the breadwinner in the relationship

Let's make it clear, Priyanka was never going to sit back and let a man pay for her. What's cooler here is that, by all accounts, she's more famous, makes more money and is more influential than her date. Just looking at their social media, the Quantico actor has over 59 million followers hanging on to her every word and following her fashion choices, while the singer-songwriter's clout stands at a powerful but smaller 25.2 million. Kudos to Nick for not being threatened by a woman who is more successful than him. 

4. Don't date a man from a different culture

She's 100% desi. He's American, born and bred. But does that matter? Not really. In fact, it's an opportunity to learn more about each other's culture and traditions, and soaking in the best of both worlds. Nick even commented on one of Priyanka's Instagram posts with a cheesy but 100% accurate "Mujhse shaadi karogi?" Another great example? American actress Meghan Markle, who's a member of the British Royal Family now. Here's to successful and long-lasting relationships.