Move over, traditional and over the top styles that personify weddings because the modern bride has changed her style and attitude towards her wedding day look. The modern bride is no longer happy to sit demurely in a corner looking pretty and bedecked in a super heavy lehenga and jewellery. She wants to make a grand entrance on her big day with a pair of aviators on, looking pretty, fresh and light enough to enjoy the festivities.
Wedding ensembles are getting the global look. Modern designers are pairing traditional touches with western silhouettes to create a fuss free yet elaborate look. The gown or lehenga has been morphed into A-line skirts with a lot of flare and a gorgeously styled heavily embellished choli to go with it. The matching dupatta that comes with the lehengs is often light and flowy and can be worn later as a saree.
The latest trend is to marry rich weaves and Indian textiles to a contemporary cut and lines to make a beautiful rhapsody in design. The traditional red has given way to trendier pinks, orange, fuchsia, yellow and cream. Gold continues to remain a favorite as it symbolizes opulence and adds to the drama.
Comfort and subtlety is the big draw for the modern bride. She may love the idea of a cape or a jacket to enhance the trim look. The bulky Lehenga is often replaced by Palazzos and Dhotis that are liberally embellished with embroidery, crystals, sequins and tassels. The look is contemporary but has a thread of tradition tying it together.
The young brides are savvy with their choice. They want cuts and colors that they can wear again and again, not stuff their wedding dress and trousseau into a box of tissues and forget about it. The ensemble is often made up of pieces that are worn together to create the bridal look on your wedding day but can be worn separately too. For instance, that flowy lehenga can double up as a skirt when worn with a corset. The choli is actually a fitted jacket that goes beautifully with tailored pants to create ripples at any cocktail party.
The classy layered lehenga is a popular choice and looks ethereal. The look suits the occasion as the bride looks like she is almost floating on a cloud. Judicious use of embellishments and accessories can make or break your look. Remember that simple wedding outfits do not make for heavy and traditional bridal jewellery. The minimalistic trends today dictate that jewellery needs to be understated and trendy and should suit the choice of clothes.
Dress trendily and look gorgeous and dazzle your beloved on your wedding day!