So, you’re ready to hit the stores in search of your dream wedding ensemble. Before you grab your purse and go, we have some tips for you. Being such an important day, you want to make sure you’re armed with all the necessary information before you even consider handing over your credit card.
Like your wedding, you want your dress to be unique and you need to be sure of what type of look you want. Do you want to stick to your roots and go all out traditional or ditch the old ways and opt for a modern look?
Well Opulence, elegance and glamour are the buzz, so classic embellishments using finest weaves, embroideries, jewels, stones and techniques in fine fits add drama to this season’s trousseau.
Old World Charm
So many brides feel compelled to stick with the reds and golds of yesteryear. And if that’s what you like, then don’t stray from tradition. But if you know that you look stunning in pale pink, buck the tradition and go for it. Our pick: A paneled lehanga with gotta patti work, choli and an elaborate duppatta! The lehenga- skirt is streamlined at the waist and hip, and flares out at the bottom, flattering your figure, giving a very feminine look. Moreover the flare at the bottom gives grace and movement.
Traditional Weds Trendy
If you are unsure of whether to go the traditional or trendy way, opt for the middle ground. Both pretty and practical! The reds and maroons rule, but steadily finding space in the brand-new wedding closet is jewel tones like gold, silver, fuchsia, orange, emerald green, candyfloss pink, and Naples yellow. Our pick: Full sleeved blouse as seen on the runways of Tarun Tahiliani and Neeta Lulla. Pair it with a net sari so you don’t feel too covered up as this season is all about curves -- curvaceous glamour! Instead of hiding what you have, show it off. Be proud of your body, no matter what your size. Add a heavy embroidered dupatta to your ensemble for that perfect wedding dress.
Quintessential, if extremely stylish or ultra modern is how you would describe your style, then go for Victorian look for your D-day! Lehengas with gown-like outline with embellished shoulders will definitely make you look apart. Our Pick: A fuchsia pink colored net-width lehenga, along with jamawar border dupatta and a velvet bodice plastered in a mesh of Swarovski elements!
Now that you’ve decided on your look, we also bring some trend highlights to guide you to look like a belle of the ball, on your special day!
•As seen on the runway, feminine details are making a big impact. Ribbons, ruffles, flowers and bows are finding their way back onto wedding party dresses and taking femininity to a new level. Brides who envision themselves floating along the cobblestones of a historic mansion will love this look.
•While bold floral motifs are a rage with ornamentations in metallic gold or silver, loaded with traditional embroidery. Georgettes, chiffons and satin with a touch of jamawar make for a regal feel.
•Embroideries with brocade, chicken work and jeweled highlights are in vogue. Stylish silhouettes with traditional embroidery - zari and zardozi work combined with crystals, glass beads and sequins – definitely make for a demure yet sexy look.
•Forget those round-necked cholis with full-length sleeves. The new cholis have spaghetti straps and non-existent backs. Also, bustier sets the mood for a party.
•The modern rule for wedding dress style is to choose something that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful on your most special day.
Try our tips and we guarantee all eyes will be on you.