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What do you wear to a wedding in a different culture?

Once I receive a wedding invitation or an invitation to any event, I start planning what to wear in my head. I mentally go through my entire wardrobe in search of the best outfit to wear. Deciding on a guest outfit for a wedding in the UK can be very tricky. Especially when the bride and groom are from a different part of the world. It pays to get the look right or risk looking out-of-place.

 

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What will the bride be her wearing to her wedding?

British Brides are known for their love for flattering white dresses, with the extra long train and veil. But how do our own bridal traditions compare to India, Japan and China?

 

India

For brides in India, the wedding dress depends on the part of India that they’re from. In some parts of the country, the bride goes for a saree which is a garment that looks like a long drape, in others she wears a lehenga which is a long skirt. Most times, the Indian bride goes for a red dress with elegant embroidery.

 

 Japan

In Japan, the are usually very elaborate. Some families can spend close to £75,000 on a wedding day and it is usually the couple’s parents that organise the wedding. The Japanese bride usually wears a white kimono or a dress that has some sort of traditional print.

 

China

Chinese brides are usually dressed in red as it is considered a sign of good luck. that can warn off evil spirits. A bridal crown is also part of the wedding costume for some brides.

 

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What will the groom be wearing to his wedding?

Most grooms usually wear a formal wear – suit, but the style could vary in different countries.

 

India

Some Indian grooms go for a traditional dress, such as a dhoti which is a rectangular cloth ties around the waist. In other parts of India, some of the grooms wear a sherwani (a long coat), a kurta (loose falling shirt that hangs below the knee), or a Western suit.

 

Japan

The Japanese groom wears a wedding kimono (montsuk) for the ceremony and then changes into a tuxedo too.

 

China

The Chinese groom usually goes for a black silk coat over an embroidered robe. He also has to wear a black hat with a red tassel. However, some grooms are not following the traditional dress code and simply wear a tuxedo or a regular suit.

 

What should the guests wear?

As a wedding guest, it can be hard to decided on the most appropriate outfit to wear to a wedding. The wedding guest outfit laws also vary from culture to culture.

 

India

In India, it is perfectly acceptable to go for a bold outfit. So think vibrant colours like yellow and the likes. Guests should avoid white or black as these are colours worn for funerals and mourning in India. Red should also be avoided as the bride will probably be wearing a red dress.

Male guests usually go for a tailored kurta.

 

Japan

Male wedding guests are expected to be dressed formally in a suit and tie  with a black suit and white tie. Women often opt for dresses or a coloured kimono.

 

China

In China, guests usually go for bright colours, avoiding the red colour, just like in India. Black and white should be avoided as they symbolise mourning.

 

What do you think of these traditions? Have you ever attended a wedding in any of these countries?

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sanex Zero%

I had the opportunity to try some Sanex Zero% products some days ago, for the first time. I like to treat my skin so I grabbed  the opportunity to review these skincare products with both hands.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% products contain natural moisturisers that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. The products also ensure the skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving the winter months.

I tried the 4 Sanex Zero% shower gels – Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin and Anti-Pollution Shower Gel. Check out the product description for each shower gel below.

 

Sanex Zero% Anti-Pollution Shower Gel

Ever worried about the effect that everyday pollution can have on your skin, and therefore destined to hibernate indoor this winter? The NEW Anti-Pollution Face and Body Cleansing Gel contains a dermatologically tested formula that helps remove skin impurities that are caused by the pollution your skin is exposed to day-to-day, meaning you can enjoy everything that this season has to offer.

Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin Shower Gel 250ml

This shower gel has fewer chemical ingredients and a mild, biodegradable formulation containing moisturisers of 100% natural origin. It contains the ingredients needed for a clean and moisturised skin, helping to keep your skin healthy whilst respecting the environment.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% Dry Skin Shower Gel

If your skin is feeling unusually dry this winter, why not give it some moisture by trying the Sanex Zero% Dry Shower Gel. The perfect solution, this product has added natural moisturisers and fewer chemicals, giving your skin a real boost as the days get darker.

 

Sanex Zero% Normal Shower Gel

Treat your skin to a gentle personal care routine with the Sanex Zero% Shower Gel. The specially developed formula containing natural moisturisers will not only leave your skin feeling clean and fresh, but also ensure your skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving those winter months.

 

 

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PROS
  1. I like the simple packaging.
  2. These products are super affordable with prices ranging from  £2.19 – £3.19.
  3. No parabéns, no colourants or soap.
  4. There is a shower gel for every skin type.
  5. The shower gels lather well and leave the skin very moisturised.
  6. The anti-perspirant kept my underarms dry and smelling great for the whole day.

 

CONS

None

 

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Overall, I really like these products and I recommend them to everyone. Your skin needs some extra TLC, and Sanex may be all you need to get your skincare routine in shape. This is my first time trying the Sanex brand and I will definitely be shopping the brand again.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these products before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

 

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