The stylish Indian brides of today are often though of as the faces of a changing Indian fashion.
Their experimental personas have put the age-old, over the top Indian bridal looks on the back-burner. So if you are still thinking of an Indian bride as a demure lady hiding behind an overdose of red and gold, the modern stylish Indian brides are here to change your perception!
The stylish Indian brides of today are inspired by a global, well travelled style. This kind of look gives precedence to comfort and wearability.
The minimalistic bridal style looks very sophisticated but it has to be pulled together with great care. The muted bridal attires should also hold supremacy over the innumerable Indian guests dressed in finery.
If you are a stylish Indian bride who prefers minimalism here’s our guide to make an exceptional statement by wearing wedding attires that truely suit you!
Forget the conventionals like crimsons and vermilions and embrace pastel hues like soft powder blue, pleasant pink, peach, mint and lilac. The delicate colour palette exudes feminine charm and makes you look as fresh as a flower. Most of the young designers like to play with subtle hues and their creations find a huge appeal with the younger stylish Indian brides. Pastel attires with minimal embroidery or jewellery are always a sight for sore eyes at an Indian wedding.
If you prefer a bolder look then you can opt for hot pinks and oranges. An ombre colour scheme is very 'in' these days. It gives the stylish Indian brides an advantage by going brighter without displaying a loud palette as the colours move towards lighter tints in the attire.
The traditional colours like reds and maroons have not totally disappeared from the Indian wedding scene. Instead they are making appearance in surprising variations for the stylish Indian brides. The deeper hues when presented through silhouettes of gowns give an interesting fusion effect.
The traditional salwar kameezes are also getting exciting cuts and treatments to result in modern versions. Lehenga length skirts paired with western style tops are also ruling the Indian wedding fashion scene. The tops can be jackets, crop tops or chic blouses for a modern impact.
The lehengas and anarkalis are also displaying digital printed designs along with muted embellishments. Floral prints have been a favourite with Indian designers like Sabysachi, Gauri and Nainika, Anushree Reddy and others. Apart from the vintage prints, modern geometric prints like stripes, chevrons, blocks and angled shapes are also giving a fun feel to the bridal attires.
The gowns are becoming immensely popular with the Indian brides especially for pre-wedding functions like cocktail parties. Having at least one gown in the Indian wedding trousseau is a fashionable decision for the stylish Indian brides. The gowns can be exclusively western or Indian inspired like a saree gown.
You can give the traditional stretch of fabric a skip and opt for drape sarees. The drape sarees blend the sensual feel of a saree with the style of a gown. These pre-stitched wonders give a great fitting with the draped effect. The drape sarees exude high fashion glamour while retaining an essence of tradition. It is a perfect choice for the stylish Indian brides who want to make an impact without being ostentatious.
The drape saree also gives an advantage of displaying edgier saree looks, like the jacketed saree or the caped saree look, with ease.
The flared pant-like shararas are the downplayed versions of lehengas. They lack the elaborate detailing which is usually seen on a lehenga. However when paired with chic embellished kurtas, the outfits transform into regal affairs.
Once the bridal attires are finalised, half the battle is won for the stylish Indian brides. The brides can also choose some of the latest impact making jewellery pieces like the passa and the maang tikka to highlight their wedding look. Jadau kundan necklaces are self sufficient pieces of jewellery to evoke the bridal charm. Add a perfect hairdo and great shoes and you are ready to steal the thunder at your wedding.
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