Top Bridal fashion trends for 2016 & 2017
Bridal Lehengas are getting trendier by the day with luxury, opulence & comfort as the high points of the designs, giving Indian Brides a plethora of options to choose from. With the Wedding season knocking our doors already, its high time we get our traditional game on. The recently wrapped India Bridal Couture Week 2016 & Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 saw a variety of traditional Bridal lehenga getting a contemporary make-over to fit in today’s women sensibilities. Here is quick run down on the top 8 hottest trends observed in the Bridal lehenga that you should watch out for in the coming Wedding season.
The Cape Lehenga
Cape is the hottest trend of the year and taking it a notch higher, Manish Malhotra gave us exquisite Cape lehengas to flaunt this Wedding season. From solid crop top capes to longer duppata style sheer capes and embellished structured capes, there was everything that one could ever ask for. Blending this western trend with traditional weaves and elaborate drapes, the designers at Bridal couture week gave the Indian bride a new way to flaunt lehengas effortlessly. The duppata drape style capes in sheer that have been doing rounds on the ramp recently replace the heavily embroidered duppata that are difficult to carry, while keeping the gracefulness of the outfit intact. This is all a Bride could ask for, an easy breezy outfit that helps her get through the day comfortably without compromising her elegance.
The Off Shoulder Trend
Off-shoulder is yet another huge trend that has been doing rounds on the international fashion front off lately and we have seen almost all of our Hollywood celebrities doing the off the shoulder gown look! Dear gown, take a bow, off shoulder lehenga has arrived! Yet again, Manish Malhotra pioneers to give us the most sexiest of the traditional
gowns Lehengas pairing up exuberant off shoulder crop top blouse with ornate ghagras, plunging necklines & giving a skip to the duppata altogether. If you are looking for something gorgeous & sexy enough to turn all heads towards you, this off shoulder lehenga is your best bet!
Those who are not up for too much of experiment can go with the more subtle versions with sheer see-through tops that have off shoulder work pattern or boat neck off-shoulder tops that are sexy yet elegant and totally comfortable for you to move around effortlessly.
The Anarkali Lehenga
Anarkali has been the Queen of Indian fashion since its arrival. Its has gone long from short and extravagant form elaborate but time and again it has totally proved its worth. This year is no different, Bridal Anarkali with a below waist front slit paired with a gorgeous lehenga that replaces the bottoms is one conventional trend that can never go wrong. Jacket lehenga is so passe and taking its place is the more versatile Anarkali top with a front opening. Materials are getting softer and silkier and patterns getting more intricate & delicate. Pair your favorite Anarkali dress with a gold lehenga and burn the dance floor this Diwali festivities!
The lehenga style Saree invented by Sabyasachi as half & half Saree (south’s staple) is been loved and flaunted by every bride ever since. This year the lehenga Sarees have evolved into beautiful drapes of same material throughout pre-stitched into a lehenga for the comfort of a bride. Imagine your designer saree being draped on a matching lehanga choli, that’s what it is about. Throw in a same colour jacket to make an edgy bridal statement. Check out these manish malhotra lehenga sarees for some innovative inspiration.
If you look at the trends closely, all of them are just about pairing up a lehenga with your contemporary comfort traditional wears. One another trend in the same lines is the salwar kameez lehenga where literally the salwar is replaced by an elaborate lehenga giving the much required bounce to the otherwise sleek outfit. Long straight kurtis or kameez are paired up with flowy lehengas, Comfort being the high point here too. I am sure many brides will take to this new trend of mixing up their bridal trousseau outfits. Investing in a bright solid colour versatile lehenga will go a long way considering how effectively they can be paired with various items from your bridal checklist.
Single colour lehenga or the colour co-ordinate lehenga are the top to bottom same colour lehenga with self embroidery. C0-ordinates have been the highlight of western outfits this year and taking it to the indian scene are these colour co-ordinate lehenga that have completely matching top & bottom. Not to forget that these light pastel colors and delicate embroidery in a matching Sharara style lehenga take us to our 70’s era Bollywood.
Pant Jacket Lehanga
Narrow pencil pant of pant suit paired up with an ethnic top bundles up into an edgy semi bridal look. Pair up you Jacket lehenga with a sexy sleek pant instead and you are sure to turn heads on your next event. The pant style indowestern ethnic is one way of today’s women to tell the world how adorably she can balance her work culture with values & traditions. Enough said!
Pair a velvet pant with an antique gold jacket with stand collar and thread embroidery, nothing can go wrong with this look ever!
Pant Jacket Lehanga
Looking for something that would slide between Indian and western look? Asymmetric hemlines with a structured finish, these structured gown style lehenga by gaurav gupta are a great ensemble for a cocktail party or indo-western reception.