Wedding trends of the Season
There has come a time in India as well that brides are under immense pressure to look good. The bygones have left us with enough inspiration but since the market is swamped with loads of designers that have beautiful dreams crafted in lehengas to offer, there’s a lull in my head. Even so, it might get difficult to find the right one for you and the ones that are on trend. As we noticed many Bollywood stars get married, here are some obvious 2018 trends that brides-to-be can no doubt pick and add to their trousseau.
Subtle yet striking tones
This wedding season, get ready to spice up your look with something out of the box than the usual reds. Think blues in subtle hues that are totally applicable for the wedding season. Big stripes in dark hues with contrast blouse is the way to go in silk ofcourse. Sabyasachi recently launched his destination wedding collection that’s just perfect to adorn for pool party, beach party or the mehendi function.
Remember Anushka Sharma nailing her wedding look in subtle pink hues? There’s growing arena of brides that are literally entering the venture of wearing pastel hues to their wedding. These colours in either powder pinks or serenity blues are the clear winners of this year. We noticed how Neha Dhupia wedded in a pink lehenga whereas Sonam Kapoor chose an ivory coloured lehenga for her functions. Tarun Tahiliani and Sabyasachi both championed in designing these hues, not just in pinks, but also mint colours. These tones look so subtle and pretty that they can be tagged along for other functions as well.
The subtlety of red colour
Do I even need to talk about the winner here? Sabyasachi stole our hearts as he designed his two different types of beautiful lehengas for Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, both in red colour. The vibrancy of his designs amalgamated with hand work and embroidery done onit were the best bets of the season. This year has left us all baffled about what to choose and what not to. But it’s clear if you are a fan of dark hues, add on reds and wine colour and if not, run to mints and pinks for a rescue.
Heading to dupattas
Trends are not just about the flare you wear but also what complements it. The dupatta is no longer treated as a pallu to just drape your lehenga but designers are revamping the way it looks and adding a special notice to it so it outshines your attire. Sabyasachi’s collection this year revived in stripes, floral, banarasi silk whereas Manish Malhotra got back fringes, added to cocktail lehengas. The pre stitched dupattas on the blouse are a dream because COMFORT. Also, not to forget the Tulle dupattas that are reigning the current wedding scenario with their sheer nature.
A bride is no more willing to stick to demure looks and definitely wishes to wear something modern. Blouses with sheer panels are having a moment right now that create an illusion of being attached to the skin. Not just that, we noticed heavily sequined blouses as well this season. The barely there dupatta with transy blouses make the whole repertoire look quite elegant. You can easily do away with customised heavy jewellery as you opt for such a sheer blouse.
A veil in Indian scenarios is a customary tradition that every bride needs to drape over during the ceremony. This fabric needs to have a perfect finishing that differentiates the bride from the rest. A delicate piece designed with minimal embellishment works the best for the big day. Keeping the veil from the same colour family makes the attire look even more gorgeous. Just like the lehenga colours of the season, the most noticed hues were light pinks and dark reds.
Jewellery adds up to every outfit and without this arena, your outfit can look tedious. Let’s stay away from this problem and introduce the latest choker style to your bridal trousseau. If you noticed DP in Padmavat, you would have seen how she added royalty to every outfit with her pieces. Besides chokers, what work best are haslis, pearl bangles, big naths, matha tikka and temple jewellery. You can also lay your hands on layered traditional necklaces.