Today’s Indian bride embraces traditions and contemporary values with equal grace and panache. Minimalism may be the biggest oxymoron in the world of Indian bridal fashion, but it is attracting modern and confident Indian girls. The newage Indian woman is going minimalistic for the big fat wedding functions.
The key is to look graceful at all the wedding ceremonies. Subtle Victorian lehengas to cape dresses, off-shoulder gowns and shararas that are low on bling are becoming popular for pre-wedding functions like Mehendi and Sangeet.
For the main wedding function – long jackets or kurtis teamed up with heavy lehengas, crop cholis are replacing the traditional bridal finery. Colours are playing an important role as brides are moving over reds and pinks. Light mint green, teal blue, blush, mauve are some of the colours that are in this season.
Versatile jewellery is in
Versatile pieces that can be teamed up with bridal attire and can also be worn afterwards are one of the most sought after ornaments in the jewellery market. Neckpieces double up as maangtikas, chunky and asymmetrical necklines are among the popular jewellery designs. Vintage designs fused with Indian traditions are in. Gold always is in demand, but the subtle look of platinum is also gaining popularity.
Makeup and hair
Classic hairdos like a French twist, chignon and buns are in. Tousled hair, soft inside curls are for pre-wedding functions. As far as the makeup is concerned pearly dew glow, English rose glow, mild shine is something that is getting popular among the Indian brides. Effortless makeup styles are occupying the wedding market.
Footwear & accessories
Comfort is the thumb rule while selecting the shoe for wedding ceremonies. You can buy shoes in classic shades so that they can be worn later as well. Custom made shoes with your name and wedding date etched over it are also available in the market. These shoes are made keeping your dresses in mind. As a bride, carrying a clutch not only compliments your ensemble but also comes handy in keeping little stuff like tissues, lipstick and pins.
With all these superb fashion tips at hand, it will be helpful for the Indian brides to combine traditions with contemporary values to exude that elegance.