Five New Bridal Trends

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It’s a brand new year and we are rolling out the latest trends in bridal couture.

Happy 2016! For those getting married early this year, here is a look at the latest trends to get you geared up to look your beautiful best on your wedding day. From gorgeous embellished lehengas to the traditional weaves of Kancheepuram silk, and from embroidered cholis to the fusion Anarkali sarees, the options are vivid and colourful.

Choose from five unique, imaginative, and innovative styles that are a rage on the ramps this fashion season.

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Florals are eternal. There’s a certain charm about these prints that keeps us coming back for more, any season, every season. Tiny flowers peppered on dresses make an outfit look dainty while big bold flowers make the ensemble daring or elegant. The proportion of flowers on your attire helps in balancing out silhouettes and helps accentuate your body shape. What’s trending this season is the use of three-dimensional flowers appliquéd and embroidered on tops and dresses. Several designers are incorporating floral prints into their designs, including bridal ensembles. Add some colour and life into your wedding trousseau by opting for floral prints and designs.

The New Royal Drape

The New Royal Drape

Patola sarees were once worn by royalty. They originated in Patan in Gujarat and involves a dextrous and time-consuming technique of weaving. What’s trending now is a stunning high-low silk drape combining a handwoven Anarkali with a Kancheepuram silk dupatta. Layering has emerged as a key trend this season. Creative styling translated layering seamlessly to Indian traditional wears with an array of capes, dupattas, jackets and sarees. The cultural connotations and flowery accents in textures have also given a new twist to the Indian ethnic look. When choosing this style, go for a bright colour for the silk dupatta as it stands out and will get you all the attention you deserve on your wedding day!

The Jacket Lehengas

The Jacket Lehengas fwd vivah

The jacket lehenga is a contemporary choice this season. The style involves a choli sewn with a long jacket that’s at par with the lehenga’s length or a two-piece set with a silk jacket over the choli that rides a couple of inches above the floor. Designers like Satya Paul and Manish Malhotra have predominantly used these anklelength jackets over flowy lehengas in their collections. The jacket may be opaque, in silk or crepe, and may take the place of the choli, or it may be sheer so that it could be worn over a cropped choli. The sleeves are best kept long – either full-length or slightly shorter.

Pallu and Dupatta

Pallu and Dupatta fwd vivah

When a silk saree is complemented with a coloured silk dupatta, it’s no longer the pallu that adds the balance of colour but another fabric altogether. This style reeks of royalty and any bride will look like a princess. The dupatta or drape can either be allowed to stay elegantly over one shoulder or taken over the head. While sarees and dupattas are heavy, it is best to keep the blouse simple. Colour-block the blouse with your saree. A gold or silver legging can also be customised to your saree by adding crystals or zardozi embroidery for layering. If you want something more subtle, look for a dupatta that is of the same fabric as the blouse. But we recommend colour, as bright as it gets!

A Fusion Outfit

appy 2016! For those getting married early this year, here is a look at the latest trends to get you geared up to look your beautiful best on your wedding day. From gorgeous embellished lehengas to the traditional weaves of Kancheepuram silk, and from embroidered cholis to the fusion Anarkali sarees, the options are vivid and colourful. Choose from five unique, imaginative, and innovative styles that are a rage on the ramps this fashion season.

Ever imagined a bride dressed in a gorgeous lehenga, a beautiful dupatta, a severely tattooed arm, a pair of spiked sneakers and a tank top? At the Amazon India Couture week 2015, Monisha Jaising surely shut all stereotypes. She brewed a striking ensemble creating a very bold and chic fusion of an Indo-Western ethnic look by pairing a sporty tank top style blouse and sneakers with a bridal skirt and Kundan jewellery. The lehenga was embellished with heavy zari work. A red dupatta was the cherry on top! Bollywood fresh face Kirti Sanon did complete justice to the outfit in her
confident stance and swirl. More than a few heads will turn, and eyebrows raised, but if you can brave this look, you must share them with us; we would feature you in a blink!

Words by Lakshmi Babu & Photographs from Various Sources