The bride is coy no more. Shilpa Shetty’s bold reception outfit is indicative of the trend that many would-be brides are adopting this season— that of wearing sexy figure-flaunting sarees or lehengas at their wedding or reception functions.
“When my sister and friends are opting for sexy lehengas at my wedding, why should I be the only one covered from head to toe,” argues Nidhi Verma who gets married next week and has got a ‘low cut choli stitched’.
Designers are happy with the trend, as it gives them creative liberty. Shalini Jaikaria of Geisha Designs says, “Brides are getting liberal with their dresses. Corsets and single-shoulder blouses is what they ask for. Another trend is white gowns that girls wear for all-girls night. Stitched saris or dupattas draped sexily around the wedding outfit with a backless blouse is another popular trend.”
Designer AD Singh says, “If the bride is from Bollywood, or from a rich industrialist family, and the venue is also high-profile, then they are certainly more adventurous in choosing their outfits.” He adds, “A lot of girls opt for brooch back blouse, which is only 1 inch broad at the back and the front neck can go as low as 8 inches. Corsets and one-shoulder blouses are also a lot in demand. A bride usually chooses a blouse depending on the kind of neck jewellery she’s wearing. To flaunt that super-expensive neckpiece worth lakhs, they choose to wear really low-cut necklines.”