Long backless blouse or that midriff-baring cropped choli? Trusted reds and oranges or pastel lehenga? Heavy embroidery or subtle shimmer? We know, being a bride is no easy job and being picture-perfect is even more difficult.
If you are gearing up to be the most stunning bride ever, we have made your task a tad easier by listing the top bridal trends for this season. Designers Reynu Taandon, Mayyur Girotra and Parvesh and Jai, who will be showcasing their creations at the Bridal Fashion Week Vancouver,a three-day event that starts on April 8, tell us about what takes you ahead of the curve this bridal season.
The beauty of Benaras
Benarasi lehengas in fine silk with gold motifs are a great pick for new-age brides. “Hand-woven Benarasi lehengas in fine silk with gold or silver brocade or zari work are very much in trend. Brides can go for either a Benarasi blouse with an embroidered lehenga or team their Benarasi lehenga with an embroidered blouse. Go for long, floor-grazing cholis for a dramatic touch,” says Reynu Taandon.
Don’t let the weight of your lehenga deflate your spirit. “Light-weight lehengas are much in demand these days. With destination weddings being a craze, brides don’t want heavy outfits weighing in kilos to stop them from having fun. Chanderi, net and raw silk are great picks for trendy brides,” says Mayyur Girotra.
A touch of shimmer
Over-the-top embellished lehengas are passé. Go for shimmer or light embroidery. “The time for head-to-toe heavily embroidered lehengas is over. Delicate, intricate and light embroidery is in,” says Reynu Taandon.
Move over reds
Ditch the trusted hues of red for refreshing pastel and muted tones. “Ivory, emerald green, peacock blue and beige are the hues of the season,” say designer duo Parvesh and Jai. Agrees Taandon, “The traditional maroon and red are a classic, however, the modern bride is experimenting with nudes and muted shades.”
Think beyond lehengas
Want to be different from everyone else ? There’s no dearth of exquisite shararas and glamorous gowns. “Apart from the classic lehenga choli, experiment with long, flowy jackets, ghararas and shararas. At least, for one of the wedding functions you should wear these,” says Mayyur Girotra. “Pre-stitched saris and embellished gowns are also in,” say Parvesh and Jai.