December 18, 2023Republic Lifestyle Desk

Decoded: Randeep Hooda, Lin Laishram's traditional Meitei wedding outfits

Bollywood actors Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram recently got married in a traditional Manipuri wedding and left the internet stunned. Here's decoding what they wore for their big day.

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The couple chose to marry through the Meitei tradition which traces back to Lin's roots. Talking about Lin's dress, the bride wore Potloi which is a cylindrical skirt.

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The eye-catchy skirt was made of thick fabr with heavily starched threads. Generally confused with bamboo but it's the starch that keeps the skirt in place.

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The skirt was ornamented with satin and velvet material paired with several handcrafted gems and glitter. Randeep on the other hand wore white cotton dhoti, a kurta, and a Kokyet.

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A Kokyet is a cloth wrapped around the head. White colour in the couple’s attire is a sacred colour popularly used in Meitei weddings. Till today, barely anyone uses any other colours.

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Do you know, the garland handmade by Lin out of Kundo (a local variant of jasmine) is supposed to be significantly preserved by the couple for their entire lifetime?

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Randeep and Lin’s wedding have set a standard for all Indian couples as to how low-key yet fascinating marriages can be organised. The attire was just an icing to their beautiful thought.

Source: Instagram/Randeep and Lin