Though the fashion pundits speak about minimalism trend, the Indian bride for sure desires the “scream for attention” while she takes her walk to the aisle.
Minimalism is definitely the most suave trend in the wedding couture. A bride splashing her style with tasteful elegance with a tinge of boldness is quite in vogue. Bridal couture is the biggest follow up as the modern Indian bride is all about panache and grace. close at hand are designers who have taken the modern wedding couture by storm.
While it may be the biggest oxymoron in the fashion world, minimalism is fast making place in the Indian bridal space too. Today’s bride embraces her traditions with grace and panache. There is so much fashion included in the pre-wedding functions like mehendi, cocktail party, sangeet function. There is uniqueness planned for all pre-wedding ensembles too.
The pre-wedding functions are as important as the wedding day itself. The brides are willing to experiment with style too. Spanning from boho chic to Victorian lehengas, the walk to aisle is none the less important. The modern bride prefers shimmery lehenga with a subtle blouse with heavy embroidered dupatta. While a lot of brides are opting for all brocade Shararas. The connoisseur brides are opting for crop cholis and embroidered jackets with flowy skirts and high waist lehengas. Saree gowns are the show stopper for the weddings. A line gowns with rhinestone embroidery and off shoulder gowns have already made entry into the bridal fashion. Thanks to the bridal ensemble designers like Sabyasachi, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahliani, Nitu Lulla, Manish Malhotra who spoilt the brides for choice. It is evident that bridal ensembles are no more about reds, maroons or white. A lot of offbeat shades like ombre, mauve, blush, mint, peach, teal have taken over the mainstream shade card.
The lehenga lends queen like look, exuding pure grandeur. Hues and shades ranging from wine, red ombre, blush fuchsia to orange, gold, classic red, rose pink and champagne are high on the list. Going against the trend of heavy silk drapes, net, satin, velvet and crepe are more picked up for the lehengas. Silk and brocade are more obvious choice for the cholis.
There is uptight eye for buoyancy, finesse and froth as the brides prefer comfort and fit over the heavy old school shaadi wear. The traditional choli has been gracefully replaced with jackets and capes which highlights the individual taste.
The Bollywood brides spanning from Rani Mukherji to Vidya Balan to Genelia Deshmukh swore by the offbeat shades. The suave evergreen Sridevi or prima donna Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in their latest events were seen sporting teal and mint shades lehenga.
Some brides like royal, intricate, and statement-making lehengas inspired from global fashion. Designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, Masaba Gupta transforms global fashion and architecture into their signature ensemble. Lehengas are more of east meets west with a tinge of Morocco and Europe inspired embroidery. It is more like celebration of rich cultural heritage by bringing together European cuts infused in opulent Indian fabrics. To get this idea off the ground,
A lot of brides are infusing Italian and Spanish cuts in their wedding couture. Some happy-go-lucky brides wishes to play the trumpet while they take their walk towards the mandap, Manish Malhotra and Neeta Lulla are the perfect couturier for them. Taking names like the Kapoor ladies-Kareena and Karisma, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Juhi Chawla, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, they all have flaunted their vibrant lehengas at even international events too. A splash of colour with glamourous gota patti embroidery can never go wrong. The younger brigade comprise of Sara Khan, Ira Khan or Jhanvi Kapoor too take pride in flaunting haute ensembles in neon shades. And who can ignore Naomi Campbel, Oprah Winfrey or Kylie Minogue shining in Manish Malhotra’s lehengas at our desi events.
Lissome brides prefer elegant and stunning lehengas in unusual colour palettes with broad zari borders that adds glamour and femininity. To add more fun element, neon shades, laces and monoprints ignites the bride. Following the Bollywood trend, red or fuschia velvet lehnga with Tilla and zari embroidery with embellished choli is again quite a fad these days. Bohemian trends for brides who wish to look casual yet chic are top on charts. A lot of Rajasthan inspired gypsy blouses can be seen. Zardozi work lehengas with heavy embellished blouses are quite popular among the old school. A lot of experimentation took place within this trend. Heavy lehenga got teamed with minimal jewellery and oodles of fresh flowers. Fish tail and flared lehengas teamed with cropped and off shoulder blouses are high on charts. Plus size brides prefer the flared lehengas and fish tail lehengas due to its structured look. A lot of plus size birdies like Huma Qureshi or Alia Bhatt look quite a stunner in flared lehengas.
Crop tops and jackets paired with flared lehengas for sure will grab eyeballs. A lot of computer embroidery with ethnic gota patti work is popular at the bridal scenario. Crop tops paired with floral embroidery lehengas are quite in vogue recreating the French aura clubbed with Indian aesthetics. So, get hold of a designer and understand your structure for getting that perfect wedding ensemble stitched. Delhi-based Darzi-on-Call provides bespoke custom – stitching. The team has designers who recreate mirror copy of any ensemble. If you are an ardent lover of uniqueness then fix an appointment with the team. They will shower you with ideas and fabric options like the pied piper. So, this fall wedding season, don’t stay confused as pick the haute to look smoking hot. There are a lot of options to lay hands, stand out on the most memorable day of your life.