Ohh! That wedding dress

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Ohh! That wedding dress

With years and months of training and preparation, wedding day is obviously the most-awaited day of all!

Be it for food, relatives coming over or even for the wedding ensemble for both the groom and the bride.

Wedding day also brings a lot of tension because one wants everything to be picture perfect and go off without hitches or glitches.

Luxurious fabrics in rich colours coupled with intricate embroidery form the core of the wedding dress.

But today the trend is of straight jackets with lehengas and shararas, rich flowing anarkalis and lehengas with short cholis and young brides experimenting with different forms and styles.

The style of a wedding dress is an individual choice. Some people go for a simple design whereas others go for a full-blown traditional attire.

Indian weddings are known to be a festival themselves, which continue for several days and the ceremonies, the rituals, the formalities are all different in each region and culture.

So, starting from tilak, sangeet, haldi, baraat and finally the shaadi, the bride needs a new attire for each occasion.

And the trend is towards going unconventional. Brides are no more opting for the traditional lehengas. Instead, they are going for flowy gowns and shararas for the D-Day.

Jessica Khanijo, a Delhi-based designer, says, “Brides are playing with colours. Earlier it was only red and gold, but now they are going for pinks and purple too. Brides are opting for long shirts over their heavy lehengas. In terms of choli, they are going for corset choli rather than the regular blouse style.”

Another trend that is catching up is the use of two dupattas, one as a veil and the other draped over the bride’s head.

Kaveri Batla, another designer, said, “Pink is the new red now. In summer, brides are going for pastel colours in silk and net with minimum jewellery. And during winter, they are opting for velvet and silk. In a wedding trousseau, brides are going for crop top with skirts, floor-length anarkali, long skirts and shararas in formal look too.”

On the other hand, Warija Bajaj thinks that brides still go the traditional way when it comes to their wedding day.

“Red is always the colour when it comes to lehengas. When it comes to cocktail or mehendi dresses, brides and their families are quite liberal, but when it comes to the lehenga, they do not want any backless blouse. They still want the Rajwada feel to their wedding dresses. Brides are even going for 3D embroidery on their lehengas.”

So go for it and experiment a little for your big day!

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