If you have been following the latest bridal lehenga trends, you would have noticed many designers veering away from the conventional silk and brocade fabrics and picking floral patterns instead.
If the bridal wear on display during the Lakme Fashion Week 2016 was any indication, then we are in for a floral treat this year with lehengas, anarkalis as well as western wear being dominated by pretty flowers.
In today’s post, we tell you all about this new trend and how you can incorporate designer lehengas with floral prints in your wedding trousseau.
Anita Dongre’s Love Notes collection was an ode to summer colours and floral prints with a Jaipur influence thrown in. Her simple and elegant floral designer lehengas can be just the outfits that you want for a ceremony like the sangeet or a pre-wedding party. Why, they are contemporary enough even for a pre-wedding outdoor shoot with your husband-to-be! Try her lehengas in bright colours like yellow and pink for a look that is a departure from the regular traditional wear.
The queen of floral prints, Anushree Reddy is perhaps the single most influential force that brought floral prints into mainstream bridal wear. We believe that it is the popularity of her floral designs is what made florals secure a spot in the latest bridal lehenga trends. Her contemporary and modern bridal lehengas with understated embroidery and pastel colours are a favourite with today’s brides. If you love floral prints, then you should possess at least one Anushree Reddy lehenga in your trousseau - you can wear it to your sangeet or post-wedding party. If you end up choosing one with elaborate embellishments, go ahead and wear it to your reception and floor your guests with your choice!
The master couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee proved that he is a step ahead of the times - his previous year’s spring-summer collection itself was all about flowers. Designer lehengas in vintage silhouettes gave a new twist to his style which were for once not so much about embellishments as they were about the celebration of colours and prints. His collection comprised of modern bridal lehengas with crop tops and floral skirts as well as pre-draped sarees accessorised with belts. The kind of retro vibe that this line exuded made it ideal for a destination wedding or as a sister of the bride outfit.
With his summer collection last year, Manish Malhotra showed us that his clothes are not just about shimmer and glitter. The ace designer created outfits of sheer beauty which featured mirror work and 3d floral embroidery - a trend that is in vogue even today! His designer lehengas were runaway hit with the audience and found instant takers. We saw Shahid's wife Mira Rajput during their reception in a piece hot off the ramp. The white crop top with the blue embroidered lehenga was a charming choice which made her stand out in a sea of silks and shimmer like a breath of fresh air. Full marks to Malhotra for spotting the floral trend and incorporating it with such a unique touch!
Floral designs that are fresh and vibrant are perfect for a summer wedding. That designers are now adapting floral prints in bridal wear is proof enough about them being in vogue right now. Extend your love for flowers and colours by adding at least one floral ensemble in your trousseau - they work very well for semi-formal dos like the sangeet or a cocktail party. Team it with charming jewellery for a contemporary look that is bound to become the talk of the town!
Image credit: Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Anushree Reddy