The year of 2014 saw a myriad mix of designs for the new contemporary and modern bride-to-be. While a variety of unique and unconventional styles were showcased in abundance, we also witnessed an influx of intricate patterns that had clear essences of a quintessential and traditional Indian aesthetic. Here we have gathered together the best bridal trends we witnessed throughout the year, which we are sure to see a lot more of this year! They certainty will not disappoint.
Indian bridal wear has always meant an influx of deep and luxurious reds, bright pinks and gold detailed maroons. But last year we saw a new colour appearing in the bridal colour palette; white! New age and contemporary brides of modern India love to challenge the expected and conventional and be the star of the show. 2014’s bridal fashion weeks saw top designers challenging the norm and set the new colour trend of wedding whites in bridal fashion.
Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil's played with gold detail and off-white hues that looked beautiful.
Kalki Koechlin looked amazing in this subtle coloured and peppy lehenga by Anushree Reddy, showing that less bling orientated Indian bridal wear could be making its way into the top trends, and proving to brides-to-be that they don’t always have be glittery and shimmering to look amazing.
Pink always seems to be a top pick colour trend for Indian brides, and 2014 bridal weeks were no different! Jacqueline Fernandez looked beautiful as always in this soft and subtle pink lehenga by Jyotsna Tiwari. The lehenga was enhanced with detailed silver embroidery teamed with contrasting touches of gold, which worked perfectly. You can’t go wrong with pink on your wedding day!
Another undeniable colour trend we still haven’t got bored of is royal reds! Not much can beat the royal and rich Indian princess look for the bride-to-be. Although we have seen this trend a lot we could not ignore how amazing Tabu looked in this royal red look by Anju Modi, this is definitely a trend to stay for years to come!
Even though contemporary and modern has been a strong trend in it’s self though out the bridal weeks of 2014, Vikram Phadnis' all out traditional look was a stand out collection! The theme was carried out perfectly by the demure-looking Mugdha Godse. The traditional blend of oranges, deep mauve and pinks teamed with stunning silver embroidery completed the look and set of the traditional Indian bridal wear trend once more!
Sources: Bollywood Shaadis