One for the big day

One for the big day

One for the big day

The wedding season is about to begin, so here we are with the trendiest wedding ‘lehenga’ designs to amp up your bridal couture for 2016! If you’re planning to get married soon and looking for the latest trends in bridal ‘lehengas’, well, look no further as that is exactly what we have for you.

While florals and ‘gota pattis’ dominated the 2015 wedding market, 2016 is going to be a game changer. You could be a sassy last-minute decision maker or a bride who is obsessed about wearing the latest designs for your wedding day. This year has a little something in store for everybody and we’re sure you’re going to love it. So, without much ado, let’s have a look at some of the trends that are going to make you swoon!

*Capes and silk — Capes, coupled with ‘lehengas’, are all the talk of the town now and are an ideal pick for a ‘sangeet’ or cocktail function.

 Silk ‘lehenga cholis’, as well as skirts with capes, are comfortable enough for all your ‘jhumkas’, ‘thumkas’ and ‘bhangra’ moves, and still create the perfect blend of ethnic and contemporary styles. Basically, the ‘dupatta’ can be draped as a cape and that would also make it easy for a bride to carry her bridal ‘lehenga’ and at the same time, also make her look like a contemporary bride who remains very much in fashion. So, now it’s time to say good bye to the traditional ‘dupatta’ drapes and welcome the new cape trend.

*Vintage and contemporary — If you’re the kind of bride who likes to play it safe, then this ‘lehenga’ trend is for you! Contemporary ‘chaandballi’ motifs, floral prints and gorgeous weaves — all these ‘lehenga’ designs are ideal to opt for when you’re in a fix. Rest assured, you can never go wrong with a contemporary or vintage style ‘lehenga’.

*Trail ‘lehenga’ — The inspiration for ‘lehengas’ with trails has its roots in Christian wedding dresses. The flair and silhouette of the entire outfit lends an extremely empress-like feel and exudes a vibe of all things grand and royal.

*Silk and velvet are back — After the mass popularity of net fabric, old-age traditional fabrics like velvet and silk are gaining popularity again. A silk ‘lehenga’ with lots of brocade and ‘banarasi’ work looks awesome.

*Lehenga with jackets — Jackets are really trending in Indian fashion these days and why should a bridal outfit remain untouched by its charm? You can take a full sleeves, front cut jacket over the ‘choli’ and add a twist in the tale of your wedding outfit.
So what’s the worry now? Go ahead and make a stylish statement with your bridal pick.

(Contributed by Nisha B K)

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