December 20, 2017

Getting ready for your big day? From Cinderella gowns to boho lehengas – there are numerous options to choose for your bridal couture. To help you brush up on the best bridal wear trends this season, we tell you what India’s top fashion designers recommend.

1. Monochromes

Designer: Tarun Tahiliani

According to designer Tarun Tahiliani multicolour is passe. “The heavy embroidery, jewellery and makeup are just too much,” he said at the Lakme Fashion Week 2017. He feels monochromes are the way to go now as they make a bride look taller and more sophisticated.

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2. Sheer Silhouettes

Designer: Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta is a big believer in representing fluid shapes of nature in his designs. His 2017 collection consists of wavy, sheer silhouettes in organza and sheer chanderi in shades of ivory and pearl making them perfect for cocktail gowns and day weddings.

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3. Off Shoulder Blouse

Designer: Pooja Rajpal Jaggi

A subtle way to add glamour to your wedding lehenga, off shoulder blouses are a hit on the runway this season. Pick up these Pooja Rajpal Jaggi off shoulder outfits to look fashionably elegant on your big day.

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4. Shades of Black

Designer: Rohit Bal

For the bold brides who want to defy conventional norms, nothing shines brighter than a black ensemble. It was the dominant colour at Rohit Bal’s India Couture Week collection. Hand stitched motifs and colourful Kashmiri embroidery done on rich fabrics like velvet and brocade will make you look regal.

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5. Bell Sleeves

Designer: Manav Gangavani

This 70s style has made a comeback this year. The voluminous long and short sleeves on blouses are a great idea for brides who want to don a retro look.

6. Floral Motifs

Designer: Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl always bets on the timelessness of floral embroidery and prints. This year too, his romance with foliage continues. According to him, “Brides are now getting more and more artistic and delicate in their choice of wedding outfits.” So if you are not interested in sporting heavy, zari lehengas then add Varun Bahl’s flower power to your trousseau.

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7. Long Jackets

Designer: Reynu Taandon

Jackets are in this season. When it comes to pairing them with bridal outfits, you have many options between plain, embroidered and embellished jackets. Reynu Taandon’s floor touching jackets from her recent collection are a good choice for winter weddings.

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8.  Cascading Ruffles

Designer: Shyamal & Bhumika

In their own words, a Shyamal & Bhumika bride is very bold in her outlook and not afraid to break the barrier of traditional dressing. That’s why we saw a lot of cascading ruffles, tulle skirts and boho sleeves in their collection this year. A ruffled blouse is a versatile choice as you can dress up or dress down your look with it.

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9. Jewellery On Clothes

Designer: Rina Dhaka

Rina Dhaka has brought her love for jewellery on to her collection this year. Her outfits encrusted with beads, baubles and oversized stones will make you look ethereal.

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10. Geometric Patterns

Designer: Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra’s collection takes inspiration from Byzantine, Roman and Persian architecture, and the intricate use of geometric patterns in them. He works with sheer fabrics in bright hues of yellow and blue for the modern and chic brides.
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