Every bride's dream is to look nothing less than a princess on her wedding day. For our gorgeous brides to be, we bring to you the most sought-after trends in wedding 'lehengas' to make sure you look stunning on your special day.
Velvet speaks regal. It has always been known to impart a grandeur and royal appeal that very few other fabrics exude. What better than an ornately embroidered velvet 'lehenga' in deep hues to make you look like royalty for your winter wedding?
Take a cue from Sabyasachi's range of velvet bridal 'lehengas' in opulent shades of ruby, wine, navy and emerald. Opt for a velvet 'lehenga' or a velvet 'choli', if not as a coordinated set. An embellished velvet jacket adds the much needed luxe sheen to your wedding reception outfits and looks great in pictures.
Samantha immortalised her love for Naga Chaitanya with a love story sari capturing their love on fabric. Weave your prince charming's and your name or embroider your love story on your 'lehenga' to add that personal touch to make it your own. Get creative and add that personalised touch to your wedding with unique customisation ideas onto your lehenga that will not only make it the bridal 'lehenga' unique and the only one in the entire universe but will also serve as a nostalgic reminder of your love.
Actor Kishwer Merchant chose a voluminous yet fuss-free Gaurav Gupta 'lehenga' gown for her wedding reception. A perfect choice for the modern bride who aspires to feel like princess on her wedding day without having to deal with multiple pieces and pins keeping them together. 'Lehenga' gowns are the perfect amalgam of traditional with a contemporary twist.
Belt it out
A trend that is big on numerous brides this season are 'lehengas' with belts. Found in a wide variety, from zardozi to diamante, harmonising or contrast-coloured, this trend is not only aesthetically appealing but equally functional. It is a nightmare to keep adjusting the heavy 'dupatta' throughout the ceremony and the photo ops. A beautifully embroidered belt can come to the rescue. It not only keeps your 'dupatta' in place and allows you more mobility but also draws eyes to the slender waist that you worked so hard for.
Off shoulder is a trend not limited to tops anymore. One of the most flattering trends of this year, off-shoulder 'cholis' look great and let you show off those killer collarbones. Drop shoulder, cape style off shoulder, off- shoulder corset, you name it and they have it.
There is a flood of off-shoulder styles in the market to choose from with options in full as well has half sleeves for brides worried about baring too much. Make sure you add a statement neckpiece to complement the off shoulder choli.
Colour blocking seems to have taken a backseat. Head to toe in the same colours is the norm of the hour. Silvers, golds, and grays will be enormous this year with sequin work leading the pack on that. An ever increasing number of brides are selecting monotone metallic hues. The trend keeps in mind the need of the modern bride as the each part of the 'lehenga' can be worn separately later and paired with anything and everything after a wedding. Break the look with colourful jewellery. And if you choose self-embroidery too, it's great because it adds depth to the look.