Remember attending weddings as a young girl? How you would stand there gazing at the bride adorned in mehendi, jewellery, and her designer bridal wear, dreaming of a day when it would be your turn and taking mental notes of what you would like at your wedding.
Well, it is finally your turn! And regardless of whether you’re a hopeless romantic or not, you want to look your best on your wedding day.
What you wear on your wedding day is more than just an outfit. It’s an embodiment of sentiment, the bringing to life your childhood dreams and the coming together of a fantasy. To the modern woman, it’s the closest she’ll get to her own fairytale. That’s probably why bridal wear has become one of the most important aspects of a wedding.
With Big Indian Weddings back in fashion, there’s an ever-growing influx of Indian bridal wear designs and trends. From off-shoulder lehenga blouses to the return of traditional red bridal wear, here are our favourite designer bridal wear trends of this season:
Pastel is pretty in gowns, lehengas and salwars
From powder pink to baby blue, many brides now prefer to ditch loud colours for something more subtle. Pastels. They’re feminine, classy, and are perfect for day ceremonies. They suit warm and cool skin tones equally well and add a touch of freshness to the day. Plus, most photographers agree that pastels look way better in photographs.
If you’re concerned that pastels may not throw out as well, then choose a lehenga or saree with heavier work. Both silver and gold embroidery look good on pastel colours. Pair this with contrast jewellery of a different colour (also trending!), and you’re good to go!
Let your bridal wear sparkle in jewel tones
Let’s be honest, most brides don’t want to experiment with colours on their big day, and jewel-toned bridal wear has always stood the test of time. They’re elegant, grand and make quite the fashion statement. As a bride, you get to choose from a variety of regal colours - topaz yellow, amethyst, emerald green, and more. Jewel tones are a fabulous option if you’re looking for something that doesn’t come with a whole lot of embroidery. These rich colours stand on their own without the need for too many embellishments or too much embroidery. Also, jewel-toned ensembles have long lifespans as they can be worn on other occasions by dressing them down with a plain blouse.
Plunging necklines are in
With bridal wear becoming non-standard or traditional, brides are now free to make bolder wardrobe choices. This year will be all about plunging necklines. To make it work, choose a blouse material that’s stiffer and has more embroidery or mirror work on it. Make the blouse your highlight piece and work the lehenga skirt and dupatta around the outfit. Pair with a lace dupatta to show off the blouse. If you’re looking for some inspiration, then Bollywood is full of it!
A lehenga with a belt? Why not!
A belt adds a modern touch to any traditional saree or lehenga. The current trend is to choose a belt of the same colour option as the work on the lehenga or saree. Since it’s your big day, we recommend splurging on a gold or silver belt. It can be reused with all your other bridal wear and can even be worn to any other function later on.
We love that belts are back in fashion! Not only does adding a belt to your ensemble help create the illusion of an hourglass figure, it also makes you look taller and helps bring the outfit together. It’s the easiest way to add a bit of flair to any outfit.
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Sizzling occasion wear in red
There’s something extraordinarily feminine and beautiful about a bride in red. It’s a timeless, classic colour option that never goes out of style. Plus, nothing says gorgeous and bold quite like a glittery deep red skirt.
Not only does the colour hold a deep historical significance, but it’s also a symbol of love, passion, and prosperity. If you’re worried about originality, then design the lehenga according to your own preference and add contrast jewellery and a belt to it. If you’d like to experiment with other colours, you can always choose a change in clothes for the reception.
What’s a trend that you’re excited to include in your wedding wardrobe? We’re all ears. Let us know in the comments below!
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