Trying to choose between a saree and a lehenga for your wedding day ensemble? We checked in with Ace designer Ritu Kumar to give us the hottest trends in bridal wear. Here are the top picks that will have you looking beautiful for your “I Do’s.”
This year brides are being experimental and confident with their attire and choices in colors. They are moving away from the traditional outfits and opting for trend-oriented garments that are structured silhouettes, comfortable and minimalistic.
Heavy embroidered designs are only limited to one part of the garment (like maybe the dupatta or the blouse) while the rest is kept simple. Crop tops, frills, fringes, have made it into the wedding outfit and are doing well among the younger brides who are more into style and fashion.
Cut, styles, fabric, silhouette, colors, in style this year at bridal season?
Capes, palazzo pants, off shoulder blouses in florals and bright colors like purple, white, peach, and mint green, will dominate the wedding scene as more and more brides move away from the standard colors. Well structured garments that accentuate the silhouette are perfect for the modern brides. Velvets, silk, and nets with intricate designs and zari work have always been a crowd favorite and will continue to be so.
The classics and contemporary style to embrace this year?
Classic designs with a contemporary twist are on trend. Capes with palazzo pants, off shoulder tops and crop tops paired with lehengas are being accepted widely. The main focus is to look royal and classic while incorporating the modern cuts and styles to make a perfect bride.
The conventional and unconventional and bohemian brides?
Modern brides are opting to experiment with contemporary styles and thus many unconventional styles have developed over the years. Our SS’17 bridal collection includes themes like luxe nomad, modern romantics, tattva which are perfect for brides who want a contemporary twist to their wedding.
How to look like a diva bride?
The most important aspect of looking flawless is to have confidence in yourself and being comfortable in what you wear. A garment can only make you look beautiful if you feel beautiful in it, so always be content with what you are wearing and nothing can stop you from being happy.
Ideal mehndi, engagement, cocktail, wedding wear?
For mehndi, a bright colored kurta with floral motifs or detailing would add a youthful glow to the bride. Sari with intricate detailing or zari work would definitely put the spotlight on you while for the cocktail a palazzo pants paired with a cape top or floral top would do the trick as it is comfortable to walk around in for a long time. A floral lehenga that plays with modern themes with a royal touch would be perfect for the wedding.
By, Kavita Shyam