Minal Khan may have been cruelly trolled by our media for overplaying her sister of the bride card by wearing outfits that are a tad too similar to the bride. We think that’s a harsh assessment. The critics, however, conveniently forget that the famed khan girls, Aiman & Minal, have always been a sister duo. The girls, who also happen to be twins, are often seen together and share a real close bond. (Something Mawra and Urwa Hocane claim to have introduced in the media, we have our doubts, though). The khan sisters are often seen wearing similar outfits; they are also known to exchange dresses (What can be more sisterly than that?). So the fact that they coordinated the wedding outfits for Aiman’s big day wasn’t something really surprising. Exhibit A:
Speaking of Aiman’s prolonged wedding festivities; we loved Minal’s tasteful outfits, that matched her persona of a younger, fun-filled, overjoyed sister, who is really happy for her sister on her big day. You can take notes from her wardrobe if your sibling is getting married this season. From bridal shower to the reception, her looks were fascinating.
Aiman Khan got engaged to co-star Muneeb Butt last year. The couple got much media attention. For the engagement of her sister, Minal Khan chose a stunning floor length gown in shimmering lilac. It was heavily embroidered, so she kept her accessories minimal. She complemented her outfit with a mini side braid hairdo, dull metallic jhumkas, smoky eyes and soft makeup.
For an evening of Dholak, pre-wedding ceremony, Minal wore the same outfit and similar accessories as her bride-to-be sister Aiman. It was a plain white kurta shalwar with pearls on the bateau neckline. She wore heavy jhumkas and a wide-stripped mangtikka like her sister. The very obvious difference, though, was the multicolored embroidered shawl (as opposed to her sister’s gora kinari embellished dupatta).
The girls arranged for the bridal shower few hours before the birthday. They wore spectacular gowns that were different in all aspects, except for their stitching style. This made for beautiful photography aesthetics that made the sisters look like mirror images of each other. The twins looked show stopping gorgeous. Aiman wore a forest green colored chiffon gown. Her makeup, hairdo and accessories were minimal and her gown was subtle as well. The overall effect was very elegant and lady-like.
For her sister’s Nikah, Minal kept her looks within the wedding palette. She wore an all-white ensemble, with golden embroidery. It was an Erum Khan Couture outfit, like the rest of the twins’ outfits for #Aineeb’s wedding. She went for a middle-parted hairdo, with string earrings and flowers in her hair. The whole look was very soft and feminine.
For the mayoon of the groom, Minal wore a pale blush pink ensemble. It was a plain long silk frock, bordered with jamawar. The net dupatta with silver scattering is the perfect accessory. The outfit was simple, pretty and she wore gajra’s to enhance the festive vibe. She wore earrings with the gajra style ear-rings too, that really are famous in the weddings right now.
At the pre-wedding celebrity function that the couple threw for their celebrity friends, Minal wore a gorgeous saree by Ali Xeeshan. The saree was same as her sister, who wore a red saree with black blouse, while Minal chose a peach one with white bodice. Her bun and contrast jewelry was on point. We didn’t get the roses though. Perhaps it was just her being filmy.
For Aiman’s Mayoon, the twin again coordinated with the bride. Minal wore a floor length gown, with simpler embroidery. She wove the marigolds around her braid, and went heavy on the accessories. You can see the whole outfit came together with the green embroidered shawl. The outfit is the right amount of fancy and subtle enough to not be too loud.
Minal flirted with traditional Mehendi ensembles, without actually going traditional. She wore a hot pink lehenga with orange dupatta. We really do love this dress, it’s the right amount of playful and happy. It has gota work done all over it. She paired it with vintage style jhumkas, and chose soft makeup looks. We bet she was quite the center of the function at the mehendi, as every sister of the bride had a right to be.
For Barat, the sister of the bride went monochrome. She chose a white gown that was right out of a fairytale. She was subtle and beautiful in the Erum Khan Couture gown. Her hair was straightened and she only jhumkas as accessories. The whole effect was pretty without being overwhelming. The twins later did a shoot where they swapped dresses, and the media went nuts. (What? We weren’t supposed to say that?)
At the reception, Minal wore a sea foam colored, embellished gown. We applaud the choice of the color. You will be seeing shades of green in wedding pallets this year, if the designers have anything to say about it. Her kundan jewelry was so beautiful, and it looked great with her side braided bun. We loved that the eye makeup and the nude lip color.
Hence, we rest our case. She DID nail the sister of the bride look, on all levels (the sister, the twin, the rising media star). Also, this was the chronological order of how #Aineeb wedding went down. So now you know!