When bigger is better
For every girl, whether she is modern or traditional, her wedding day is the most significant day of her life and she is the queen of this real-time...
For every girl, whether she is modern or traditional, her wedding day is the most significant day of her life and she is the queen of this real-time fairy-tale.
The one thing that you need to keep in mind is "the bigger, the better". Indian girls are becoming more self-reliant, and that's the theme of the bridal attire.
She wants to communicate that she is bold and beautiful. Keeping this in mind, let's take a look at the trends, you need to know for looking like the most ravishing bride.
Drama in your lehenga
Ruffles, Layers, Trails, Flare are the design elements that set the lehenga apart. They up the feminine quotient, making you look like a queen from the rich Indian history and adding lots of them is the "key".
You can choose to add of these design elements in your lehenga to give that dramatic edge. You may recall Priyanka Chopra's white gown with the long trail that created quite a stir even in the western world.
Red carpet look
A sleek, glitzy western gown would be a perfect choice for your cocktail party. Just make sure to pull on a floor length gown or a floor sweeping one.
Deciding on the silhouette can be a bit tricky, so the best thing would be to plan it as per your body shape.
A fit and flare style is ideal for the pear or athletic body shaped women, whereas a straighter one works for the round body. And of course, a bodycon is apt for the hourglass women.
Admist the bright sunshine, the flowers have a way to soothe the soul. Indulge in the floral print, for your lehenga or the saree.
To look graceful, opt for a softer, pastel color palette, whereas for a flamboyant look, you can indulge in flower print with a stronger color contrast.
And, if you like your outfits more embroidered and embellishment, then you could consider getting floral embroidery done on your outfit.
Alternatively, you may choose to adorn yourself with lovely flower jewelry, styled with a solid or shaded colour lehenga.
Rich, opulent banarasi sarees are evergreen. These are heritage pieces that are passed on from one generation to the next.
Anushka Shrama wore a bright red banarasi saree for her reception, whereas Deepika Padukone chose to wear a banarasi dupatta for the "muh dikhai" or "after the wedding first look".
Banarasi sarees and duapttas come in richest of colors like emerald, royal blue, hot pink, so make sure you pick the most stunning hue for your skintone.
Red, red, red
it is "the ultimate colour" for bridalwear. Deepika, Anushka, Priyanka, each of them have worn this passionate colour for their weddings.
Tradition & heritage has proved Red as the most popular colour of choice by millions of brides, era after era.
This is one colour that works beautifully for all skin tones, dusky to fair, bringing out the eternal glow and radiance in the bride's face.
This trend was popularized by Bollywood's favourite bridalwear designer, Sabyasachi. Even before this, the double dupatta was worn by the marwari women during their weddings.
One dupatta was matched with their lehenga and the other one was a bandhej chunri or odhni in warmer colour combos like red, orange, yellow, which was placed on the head or used as a ghoongat/veil to cover the face.
This trend has been well received by lots of brides and has been in vogue, ever since Sabyasachi first showcased it. And why not, there are practical reasons as well, besides the aesthetic ones.
Blouses, sexy or classy
Bridal blouses are either sexy with a deep V neck, sweetheart neck, scoop neck or on the other hand, they are closed neck with longer sleeves for a regal look.
Once you have planned your lehenga style, fabric and color, then you can have your blouse designed accordingly.
Unlike the conventional brides, the neo brides prefer to showcase lighter jewellery with 1 or maximum 2 big, bold pieces, which also goes to show a hint of the bride's personal style.
Take a look at Sabyasachi's new collection and you will see that it is all about creating a pronounced, striking look. For one event, you may want to adorn a statement necklace and on the other, a pair of dramatic earrings.
A bold maangtika or nathni should be considered for yet another function.