Do you still stand scratching your head in front of your wardrobe about what to wear for a wedding? And still end up wearing the Wedding 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 bridal lehenga and anarkalis. Add some variety to your closet with the new styles our designers have been working hard for. The 80’s Bollywood fashion is back with celebrities seen wearing shararas and long skirts with kurtas, crop tops, and long jackets.
Here’s a collection of Bollywood-style dresses by famous fashion designers that you can opt for rather than wearing a lehenga.
Kareena Kapoor khan has got it just right in this Payal Khandelwal outfit. Banarasi 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 enhance the beauty of her look.
It is not necessary that you have to wear what she did. You can go for a Monochromatic tone kurta-sharara if you have a mehndi or cocktail function coming up.
The “Ahir” Collection by Rahul n Shikha, showcased at Lakme Fashion Week Summer was a fusion of Rajasthani embroideries - Bandhani and Kutch. The collection inspired us how pastel hues and layers in the outfit can make it look so glamorous. Even not-so-embellished embroidery on an elementary fabric like cotton can make perfect wedding wear.
You can too go for similar tone Anarkali suits with bandhani embroidered dupattas combined with white shararas displaying comfort as well as style.
Also, you can add, Drape of the Dupatta, button pom poms, and the shade of dusty turquoise making it a must-have for a fun wardrobe.
Anita Dongre’s Collection ‘Love Notes’ at Lakme fashion week summer captured the emotions of a woman 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 is perfect for bridesmaids.
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 a pinch of embroidery.
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 make it a perfect outfit for any wedding/cocktail/mehndi function. If you are a bride-to-be, add this outfit to your wedding trousseau.
The pretty pink gown is nothing more than 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.
Being a bride is not only about wearing the most expensive outfit or having a heavily embroidered lehenga, it’s more about appearing desirable.
Today’s weddings are all about fun with lots of dancing and moving around and Anita Dongre's Wedding collection allows you to have comfort with a classy look.
Bandhani gown with the open bandi is a perfect combination of the 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 draped pants, with slight ‘Gota Patti’ embroidery and ‘bandhani’ reflects the perfect combination of that vision.
With the first look of this outfit, Manish Malhotra has totally captured our hearts. He totally showed us how a plain green-brown skirt with a plain pink kurta can look as amazing as this. It is about how you style it. The front cut of the kurta has added a pinch of glamor to the outfit.
Tarun Tahiliani’s ‘The Singh Twins’ Collection had no showstopper in the show. Because the outfits themselves were the showstoppers. This collection showcased the Sherwani for men by using pastel tones. A simple blue waistcoat with different styling in buttons changes the plain look into a trendy look.
It is not always about wearing heavy-decked-up sherwani for weddings.
Wear the pastels shirts and waistcoats with layers of styling and there is no doubt you will create your own style statement at the wedding.