Blacks and whites
It’s high time women move away from the traditional reds, pinks and oranges and experiment with other shades! No, we’re not asking you to wear black on your wedding but give black and ivory hues a chance to make you look stunning on important functions. These unconventional shades dominated the collections of many designers, including Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl, Anamika Khanna and Manav Gangwani.
Ditch the usual zari lehenga and bring in a traditional twist with shararas and gararas this time. While Anju Modi’s designs were embellished with pearls, stones and traditional embroidery, Manav Gangwani’s shararas had swarovskis and beading on them. Manish Malhotra’s creations mostly had a velvet border and Kashmiri tilla work on them.
Translucent and trendy
Give satins, silks and the likes a much-needed breather when you go shaadi-shopping this time. Opt for outfits made of sheer fabric instead. Designers Varun Bahl, Ashima-Leena and Gaurav Gupta’s creations held a novel appeal, thanks to the popular sheer trend. By using sheer fabrics in evening gowns, blouses, appliqué lehengas and drapes, our couture masters infused a slightly translucent and classy twist to their creation.
Flair for layers
Watch out for endless layers, and some more layers this season! Be it traditional lehengas, kurtis, half-saris or skirts the trend of multiple-layering brought glamour and drama to the ramps. The richly embroidered and appliqué layers added volume to the garments. Designers such as Anju Modi, Ashima-Leena, Manish Malhotra generously used layers in their collections.