How many of you started a Pinterest board dedicated to Indian bridal fashion the day your wedding date was fixed?
We would not be surprised if we heard a resounding yes from every single one of you!
Indian bridal fashion, combined with Indian bridal jewellery are perhaps the most searched bridal inspirations online.
That’s why we decided to bring to you these exclusive wedding looks to give you some superb styling ideas - be it with a lehenga or a saree or even an anarkali suit.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some amazing outfit and accessory combinations that are a match made in heaven. They will not only inspire you to put together your wedding looks and but also give you direction about what should be on your bridal shopping list. Here is our Indian wedding lookbook for various occasions.
Indian bridal fashion is not always about elaborate outfits and this anarkali by Silvereene is a standing example of just that. Clean lines and an elegant style mean that the dress is just what you need for a ceremony that calls for a colourful and comfortable outfit. The cap sleeves make it perfect for the mehendi ceremony where you need to get your entire hands adorned with henna. The floral embroidery on the neck and the dupatta enhance its festive appeal. You can even wear it to your sangeet ceremony by dressing it up with a some Indian bridal jewellery pieces. We recommend a pair of jhumkas, a chunky cuff or bangles. You can finish the look off in style with a beaded clutch.
A cocktail party or some such gathering before or after the wedding calls for a fusion look or a contemporary outfit paired with Indian bridal jewellery that is understated. Indian bridal fashion today has evolved to juxtapose Indian and western elements to create stunning pieces like this embellished gown. We love it for its elegance and think that it adds just the right amount of sophistication that your look needs for a cocktail party. With Anita Dongre’s signature gota-patti embroidery on the bodice, the dress breathes an aura of elegance. Wear it with delicate earrings and a statement cuff for a look par excellence. Finish your ensemble with a statement embellished clutch and you are all set to make heads turn at the party.
Who says simple cannot be stunning? Indian bridal fashion is veering more and more towards simpler pieces where the focus is on the richness of the fabric or the intricacy of the sparse design. If you are a bride who believes that less is more, we would definitely recommend this classic white lehenga choli by Anita Dongre. The gota-patti work on the choli and the floral designs on the lehenga give it the shimmer and shine needed to make it fit for a wedding. The peach dupatta brings in just the right amount of colour needed to offset the white. To up its oomph quotient, throw in some Indian bridal jewellery pieces like a maang-tikka, a pair of kundan earrings and a statement clutch. Wearing anklets or payal around your ankles will make the entire ensemble more alluring.
Indian bridal fashion has predominantly favoured the colour red. Even today, many brides want to wear exclusive red outfits for their wedding ceremonies since they associate the colour with auspiciousness. For such brides, we’ve picked this stunning ornate ruby red salwar suit that showcases impeccable craftsmanship. The elements of gold gota-patti work in the kurta will dazzle you at the first look. Indian bridal jewellery in gold will suit this salwar-kameez like a dream. Pair the suit with chaand bali earrings or engraved jhumkas and top the look with a classy cuff and an embellished clutch. We’d pick this outfit for the sangeet or any of the other pre-wedding ceremonies. You can even make it a part of the trousseau to be worn after the wedding.
Every bride needs to have a couple of sarees in her wardrobe for occasions that require her to up her style game. We feel that there is no outfit that looks as classy and regal as a saree. But no, Indian bridal fashion does not dictate for the the saree to be elaborate and over the top. Here is an example of a simple and elegant saree that will add a special charm to any occasion. This off-white Saroj Jalan saree with a red and green border and golden thread work can be worn for low profile gatherings after the wedding. The saree can be styled with a statement choker, an elegant hand harness and a matching potli bag for a truly traditional look.
Now that you have seen our lookbook comprising of some of our choicest pieces of Indian bridal fashion and Indian bridal jewellery, do tell us which look you love the most and why! Also, while the idea behind the post was to show you how to put together some ravishing ensembles, we’d consider our endeavour to be successful only if we have inspired you to start experimenting with your looks. We’re sure that with time and some effort, you will be putting together winning ensembles with the outfits and the Indian bridal jewellery in your closet!
Image Credit: Anita Dongre, Strand of Silk