The monsoon may not be a great time to step out, but it would be wise for any bride who is getting hitched towards the end of the year or even early next year to begin shopping for her trousseau now. Even as sales allow you to pick up last season's staples at lower prices, a flood of new trends have hit the market. Doing some early shopping for the wedding season? Here are the latest styles you can opt for. (Text: Shweta Mehta Sen)
Designer Varun Bahl feels that his sheer churidar adds a contemporary edge to the quintessential anarkali or kurti. "They are slightly sexier than the traditional bias-cut silk churidar, and can be styled with both classic anarkalis and with western-style tunics. The hand-embroidery makes them ideal for pairing with plain tunics and kurtas," he says.