Move over from your traditional Lehengas this wedding season!!

Move over from your traditional Lehengas this wedding season!!

Do you still stand scratching your head in front of your wardrobe in what to wear for a wedding? And still up end up wearing the Lehengas and Anarkalis just like the last wedding. This is because we have been asking "what to wear" and not "how am i going to style" ! We haven't really tried breaking the monotony and still play safe.

It is not always about wearing the heavily embellished lehenga cholis to look good and modern weddings are no longer about showing off heavy jewelry and lehengas. It’s more about showing your own style.  You can look glamorous and sensuous by wearing an elementary shade kurta also. It’s about how you accessorize it and carry the look. The traditional jewelry mixed with the contemporary fashion looks stunning with plain kurtas and crop tops. So, time to say goodbye to the same heavy embroidered traditional lehengas and anarkalis. Add some variety to your closet with the new styles our designers have been working hard for. And they are also Bollywood approved.

The 80’s fashion is back with celebrities seen wearing shararas and long skirts with kurtas, crop tops and long jackets.

Kareena Kapoor khan has got it just right in this Payal Khandelwal outfit. Banarsi brocade is one of the finest silk available today and the beauty of this fabric lasts forever. Banarsi kurta with contrasting banarsi skirt looks simply stunning. And The golden necklace Kareena Kapoor khan is wearing has totally managed to enhanced the beauty of her look. Go for similar contrast kurta-sharara if you have a mehndi/cocktail function coming up.

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The “Ahir” Collection by Rahul n Shikha, showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2016 was a fusion of Rajasthani embrodieries - Bandhani and Kutch. The collection inspired us how pastel hues and layers in the outfit can make it look so glamorous. Even with not-so- embellished embroidery on an elementary fabric like cotton can make a perfect wedding wear. Check out the anarkali suits with bandhani embroidered dupattas combined with white shararas displaying comfort and style both.

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Drape of the Dupatta, Strong layered anarkalis, cute as a button pompoms and the shade of dusty turquoise makes it a must-have for a fun wardrobe.


Anita Dongre’s Collection ‘Love Notes’ at Lakme fashion week summer’2016 captured the emotions of a women in love. The collection made a stunning statement with the beautiful shades of candy yellow, sage green, ivory, turquoise blue in cotton, georgette and chanderi silks.

Printed skirts with front slit kurtas and cholis, draped dupattas looked absolutely mesmerizing. The collection was perfect for any bridesmaid. 

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So, next time you want to make a style statement as a bridesmaid, go for something as bright and classy as showcased in this collection.


Anushree Reddy’s Collection ‘Mughal India’ at Lakme Fashion Week Summer 2016 was a complete blend of vibrant pastels, feminine cuts and a slight taste of floral. These designers inspire us that you could look gorgeous even with pinch of embroideries.

The White anarkali is nothing extraordinary but just the touch of ivory makes it look so divine. The shades of silver and yellow with a dash of lime shade in the piping of the anarkali makes it a perfect outfit for any wedding/cocktail/mehndi function. If you are a bride-to-be, ad this outfit in your wedding trousseau.

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The pretty pink gown is nothing more than a proof to beauty lies in simplicity. The color itself glorifies the beauty of the whole outfit.


Anita dongre inspires us to go simple at weddings in her ‘Jaipur bride’ collection showcased at Lakme Fashion week’2013. She explains to every bride “Don’t overdo it – keep it simple, feminine and elegant. Being the bride is not about wearing the most expensive and the heaviest embroidered lehenga, it’s more about looking desirable and sensuous.”

She just said everything we wanted to say. Today’s weddings are all about fun with lots of dancing, moving around and Anita dongre’s Wedding collection allows you to have comfort with a classy look.

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Bandhani gown with the open bandi is a perfect combination of the perfect print and trend. The merge of traditional print with a modern contemporary look is the perfect outfit for any wedding function.

The use of ‘dhoti’-like drape pants, with slight ‘gotapati’ embroidery and ‘bandhani’ reflects the perfect combination of that vision.


With the first look of this outfit, Manish Malhotra has totally captured our heart. He totally showed us how a plain white jacquard sharara with black net plain kurta can look as amazing as this. It is about how you style it. The front cut of the kurta with latkans has added a pinch of glamour in the outfit. And the contrasting dupatta that with a shade of subtle pink is glorifying the overall beauty of the outfit. 

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Tarun Tahiliani’s ‘The Singh Twins’ Collection had no showstopper in the show. Because the outfits itself were the showstoppers. This collection showcased the use of pastels for men’s outfits. A simple blue waist coat with different styling in buttons and a Singh bling inspired scarf changes the plain look into a trendy look.

It is not always about wearing heavy decked up sherwani’s for a wedding. Wear the pastels shirts and waist coats with layers of styling and there is no doubt you will create your own style statement at the wedding.

The cut of the brown waist coat has added a sense of unique style in the outfit. Tahiliani

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So, if your wardrobe is already exploding with tonnes of heavy embroidered lehengas, go for these designer inspired subtle outfits.[/content][/article_content]

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  • Shweta

    Awesome collections of bridal collection lehengas & Anarkalis…………..

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