It’s every woman’s dream come true to look her best on her special day. If you want to go completely traditional and go with the entire accoutrement or add a touch of contemporary to your bridal wear, then these tips from city designers might come handy. Finding the right wedding trousseau with the perfect colour, fabric and style is a tough task for brides to-be.
A wedding saree, gown or a lehenga is an expression of the bride’s personal style. Every minute detail in the trousseau adds a certain element of class to the overall look of the bride. In spite of the growing number of fashion labels, there are very few options available for an affordable bespoke wedding wear. We give a lowdown for timeless combinations of the classics and the contemporary.
Designer Deepika Govind states that a wedding ensemble has to be customised with the involvement of the bride, choosing the right colour and fabric for her skin tone. “The colours in vogue for an Indian bride are flush pink, dusty coral, soft pink and rust. Fabrics to choose are varied silk array. I prefer brocade lehenga with minimal border, a blouse with embroidery on the sleeves and a neckline with dupatta buttis and fragile fine thread work embroidery. A Kanjeevaram or a Benarasi saree with embroidery on the blouse sleeve looks elegant.”
A trousseau signifies a bride’s attire on the day of the wedding as well as the dresses she flaunts on several occasions that mark the beginning of wedding celebrations. Designer Anjali Sharma states, “Bridal wear should comprise of refined clothing where design sensibilities are concerned and therefore the work is more intricate and delicate than the cheaper options available. When it comes to bridal wear, there’s no question of fast fashion. Bridal ensembles need to be classics- colours, embellishments, silhouettes and also the look. Brides can go in for a traditional look for the wedding day and experiment with the fundamentals for the Sangeet, Mehendi and cocktails. This season, wool, velvet and some beautiful Jamewars are in vogue. The weight of the fabric is heavy and the feel is wintery! Needless to say the embellishment is bejewelled to the core!”
Plunging necklines are reigning supreme even in the bridal circuit. If you’re looking for that non-wedding, wedding look then know how to play it right. Tan Kuruvilla, bridal designer says, “Lighter shades are the trend this season. Many brides prefer shades of beige or a lighter base material compared to the brighter hues like vermilion and fuchsia. Brides now prefer hand embroidered embellishments that are subtle, elegant and classy. The influence of intricate lace, French knots and beads are high on bridal trousseau. Long dresses are popular among the bridal wear category. It gives a sleek, tall look and provides a beautiful blend of contemporary and traditional. Six yard wonders continue to be an eternal choice for brides. Brides today are fashion conscious and prefer to work closely with a designer to plan that perfect D-day look.”