A wedding is a celebration of two people in love, who have found a friend in each other and are willing to spend the rest of their lives together. The celebration could be larger than life, or, a small private affair. But no matter what, everybody wants it to be a perfect and a memorable one.
Having said that, the search for the perfect wedding attire could get nerve racking. Sure everybody wants to have a spring wedding, but there is something about winter weddings which makes it all the more romantic and cozy. And since the wedding season has started in full swing, we at S’n’T in an attempt to make lives a little easier, have accumulated a few trends that are going to be big.
Lets begin with the colors of the season. I have chosen a few colors from the F/W Palette 2016 which I feel are best for bridal wears.
Colors for an Indian Bride:
Brides who plan on wearing a traditional Indian outfit like a Saree, Lehenga or a Sharara can opt for these colours.
Apart from these you can also try Orange, Gold and Rose-Pink.
Bride’s wearing western gowns, apart from the usual White and Ivory, can go a little more adventurous and bold with these colors instead.
Sizzle in shades of Champagne
Champagne comes in a range of light beige to a deeper taupe or gold. Sure they stray away from the traditional White and Ivory dresses and gowns, but they are classy and elegant. Not to forget they give a very vintage feel to the whole outfit.
For traditional Indian wedding outfits, instead of a top to bottom Champagne ensemble, go for a contrast deeper color blouse and/dopatta.
“Anything and everything is fair game this year, designers are having fun with their gowns and brides should too!” , says Elle Strauss, the Fashion Director of Brides.
There are so many options when it comes to wedding outfits these days. I wish I could put each and every detail to help you lovely brides out. But then, this has turned out to be my longest post so far already, hence to keep things short and simple, I have picked the best and my favourite of both the worlds straight from the runways and laid it in-front of you here.
- Off – the- Shoulder Sleeves: This bridal dress looks incredibly sassy. The best thing about off shoulders are that they are sexy yet so classic.
- 3-D Floral Embellishments: Floral appliques are probably nothing new. But the modern twist on these romantic flower adornments on wedding gowns, some made of organza and few embellished with crystals and beads are a major visual knock-out.
- Detachable Dress: Wearing a convertible dress where you walk down the aisle wearing a traditional long gown and then slipping into a sexy modern outfit without any hassle or ruining your hairdo for your reception. Now, isn’t that a dream come true?
- Fluttery Sleeves: I have two reasons to recommend a fluttery sleeve gown. One, it gives a rich vintage feel, second, a complete contrast bohemian look. They are best for theme weddings and you can play with your hair and accessories to get your desired look.
- Sheer Silhouettes: If you are one of those adventurous, carefree brides wanting to rock a ‘Naked’ wedding dress, but is also concerned about the grooms traditional family, you can get the illusion of seeing-not seeing with these dresses with beige lining materials inside. The ‘Nude’ dress is there for you sistah!
- Lehenga with Trail: The lehenga–trail design mostly seen on a Christian bridal dress, is inspired from the western culture. The beautiful silhouette renders an extremely royal and elegant look to the entire wedding outfit. This trend was introduced last season and is still going strong.
- Fuss Free Designs and Embroidery: The new age bride loves her bridal ensemble to be elegant with rich traditional embroideries and yet needs it to fuss free and comfortable.
- Jacket Lehenga/Saree: Being born and raised in a hill-station I can bet that a long full sleeve jacket lehenga is perhaps one of the best winter wedding attires for a bride. You can choose fabrics like velvet to keep yourself warm without having to compromise on your look, or go for lighter fabrics like silk, chiffon and other sheer materials.
- Bandhgalas: Bandhgalas other than being another choice for a winter wedding, provides a sense of intellectuality. Instead of the usual choli, try a bandhgala crop top or short kurti with your lehenga or saree this time.
- Velvet: I have been an avid Sabyasachi fan forever. And when he introduced his line of wedding collection ‘Firdaus’, all I wished was me getting married, for one of his designs from the couture collection is what I’d be wearing. So darn elegant, so vintage and royal!
Hope this post helps all you gorgeous ladies dazzle on your wedding day. If you would like me to write another post on trending wedding accessories too, leave a comment or e-mail me.
Love and best wishes,