The sun is out and shining bright and we think that there is no better time to get married than now!
Summer weddings have always been popular in India, what with the season being choc-a-bloc with auspicious dates.
This year, we have already seen some spectacular weddings, with the latest Indian bridal fashion on display.
From florals to pastels, we tell you about the latest Indian fashion trends, fresh off the runway!
Flower power is back in full force this season and is perhaps the hottest of the spring-summer trend this year. Like a breath of fresh spring air, we saw Anushree Reddy bring in a splash of florals on the ramp this season. She showcased lehengas, anarkalis and fusion wear in pastels and pinks - perfect for a beach wedding or a sangeet ceremony. That Bipasha Basu chose an Anushree Reddy floral lehengas for her sangeet ceremony was proof enough about the popularity of this trend in Indian bridal fashion. Wear floral lehengas or anarkalis with understated platinum jewellery and make an impact during your wedding.
This season, bid goodbye to your cholis and anarkali kurtas and say hello to breezy and fluid jackets. With their edgy and contemporary appeal, jackets have gone on to become a staple in Indian bridal fashion this year. Designers from Sabyasachi Mukherjee to Manish Malhotra paired their lehengas and palazzo pants with embellished jackets that featured high front slits and flattering cuts. Among the latest Indian fashion trends this season, this one is our favourite owing to its versatility - own an embellished jacket and pair it with a lehenga, palazzo pants or even your denims depending on the occasion!
While reds and pinks continue to dominate the bridal wear colour palette, we’ve seen the emergence of lighter, fresh colours like mint green, peach and sunshine yellow on the ramp and subsequently in the mandaps. Brides who are open to experimentation should try these colours for they are in sync with the the latest Indian fashion trends and will also make you look dewy fresh. The trick to looking fabulous in contemporary colours is to complete your ensemble with jewellery and a hairstyle that are understated and include elegant touches like pearls and soft curls respectively. Keep the makeup minimal to get that dewy appearance.
It is time to show off those toned shoulders this summer season with the off-shoulder look being in vogue. While the more conservative brides may not be all for wearing an off-shoulder outfit for the wedding, one could try one of those fancily cut blouses that reveal the shoulders. The look is not just alluring, but also gives you an opportunity to flaunt that statement neckpiece with panache. If you want to exude some oomph during your sangeet or the reception, then an off-shoulder corset or choli with a flattering lehenga is just what you need.
Crop tops, which have taken the fashion world by storm have now invaded the Indian bridal fashion scene as well. Wearing lehengas with crop tops is such a fun idea that we have seen many brides incorporate into their sangeet or mehendi styles. Nothing spells summer like a nice and breezy crop top and that’s exactly why it is such a favourite with summer brides. The top does not have to be overdone in terms of embellishments or handwork because the idea is to keep things simple and comfortable. If it is a statement that you want to make, you can pair a printed silk crop top with a solid lehenga and finish the look with a fancy, embellished dupatta - you have an ensemble that is a fabulous mix of Indian and modern elements.
Gaurang Shah presented a beautiful line of sarees with blouses at the Lakme fashion week this season with a Spain-inspired design featuring exaggerated ruffles, fringes and puffed sleeves. While it may not have really been a bridal line, we have seen many elements that were a part of his collection making their way into Indian bridal fashion. Donning such a look during the one of your wedding ceremonies would make your wedding ensemble the talk of the town, what with its retro vibe and vintage appeal. We think that such dramatic outfits paired with a honeycomb hairdo, winged eyes and pearl jewellery will be a superb pick for a retro themed cocktail party or sangeet.
Now that you have seen the latest Indian bridal fashion trends of the season, do tell us, do you have a favourite?
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