The princess diaries

Last Updated 28 November 2017, 18:48 IST

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 lehenga

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.

 Customise it!

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.

Gown girl

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 lehenga

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.

(Published 28 November 2017, 12:12 IST)

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