Bridal Fashion is evolving throughout South Asian wedding scene, where brides these days are trying fresh and creative ideas to stand out from the crowd.
From actress Rekha’s traditional red bridal look with bindi embellishment over the eyebrows in the movie “Biwi ho toh aisi” to Kareen’s boho real flower hair do in “Veere di wedding”, what constitutes bridal wear has gradually morphed over recent decades.
There’s nothing we love more than a bride who loves to experiment. She knows all the “wedding rules” (red lehenga for the wedding, hair up in a bun, gold matha pati) but the cool new bride of 2018 will ditch these expectations to create her own fabulous wedding!
For most, a wedding is perhaps that one day where they are allowed free rein to really go to town. There will always be a niche market for the traditional red lehenga, but the idea of the dress being a little more personal – dressing up and presenting a side of oneself that is a fantasy will always appeal, something that is made with love and care, something that takes time and patience – a lot like the marriage itself.
Here are the latest trends we spotted that will inspire the big Indian wedding bridal look this year!
If you’ve grown up obsessing over stunning white wedding gowns then you’ll be happy to know that white wedding lehengas are now a legitimate fashion trend.
You can add a pop of color by opting for prints on white or match your traditional ivory lehenga with a trendy pair of juttis.
These are some elegant and timeless pieces you can invest in.
Sunset colors will keep the moms happy while still giving you a statement bridal look.
If exclusive colors are great for all your other dos but you can’t imagine getting married in anything other than one of the traditional reds and pinks then don’t fret. Designers like Anita Dongre and Jayanti Reddy, have proved that there is plenty of experimentation to be done with classic colors as well. A nice way to add a touch of quirk to your traditional lehenga with big precious uncut diamonds and tourmalines threaded together with corals and turquoise beads to create spectacular neck-pieces and maang tikas that merge serious intent with a quirky spirit.
Ruffles are not only for 4 years old, today the brides are breaking all barriers to try out this in the market trend. The layered bridal silhouettes have become one of the huge crazes among the young generation and it looks ethereal with matching accessories. More the layers, the more it will look attractive.
Bold and beautiful
The Pantone color of the year has already found its way into the Indian bridal market and we couldn’t be more excited. For the longest time, brides have restricted violets and neons to be an engagement/ sangeet look but we see that changing this year. Take a minute to thank the one and only, Sabyasachi for making these shades happen.
Gone are those days when flowers were used only for décor or garlands. Brides today are being edgy on their big day by experimenting with fresh flowers on their outfits and hairdos.
A loose updo can be dressed up with an assortment of delicate flowers to create a romantic bridal look.
Wearing an outfit made out of flowers or adding flowers to your tassels is a unique idea!
We are absolutely obsessing on these kaliras made out of fresh flowers. It generously adds glamour to the otherwise simple kalira.
No matter what your personal style, talents like Manish Arora are driving the of-the-moment bridal conversation, offering twists on the traditional staples we’ve grown accustomed to.
Each outfit is designed with unexpected whimsical fabric, never-before-seen motifs delivers a fresh point of view to the bridal mix.
Adding a headgear to your outfit can bring out that free-spirited boho in you.
Vintage-styled jewelry is a popular choice for rustic brides.
Bohemian bride often features feathers as the accent of choice. Wearing a feathered headpiece and feather shoes could grace the look
Light pastel shades add a touch of freshness to every frame and works from day to night events instantly. Pastels are thankfully here to stay. Classy and understated, shades like lavender, baby pink, sage green are a sure shot hit. Team it with a pair of pastel embroidered shoes and the new pastel choda look.
You can opt for a toned down version with a mix of embroidery and gota work, Balanced with different shades of gold, a pastel shade is perfect for a day wedding ceremony for the minimalist bride.
Either way, these colors are a breath of fresh air among the reds and will instantly help you stand out.
Tricky fringe & glamorous metal
The optimist bride knows the rules to break the rules- addicted to fun and elegance. The ubiquity of cocktail wears this season signals a real shift. It’s time to get the heels back out and give in to the pull of metallic glitter and return of fringes. A glamorous pouf of a dress covered in opulent, swaying feathers and black molten metallic work has an inarguable impact.
New customs and dress codes are being introduced constantly, all of which feeds into the multi-billion-dollar global wedding-attire industry. “There is definitely a spirit of competitiveness around weddings now.”