It can be daunting to research the top fashion trends for Indian wedding wear if you’ve already decided that 2023 is the year you want to get married. The millennial Indian bride is an independent woman who is not afraid of taking risks and does not intend to be a carbon copy of her predecessors. She isn’t just getting dressed for that perfect Instagram photo. This bride wants her wardrobe to be a reflection of her sense of style and individuality. She also wants her outfits to be as comfortable as they are fashionable. It is obvious that picking the heaviest outfit in the store is no longer the only option, so what should you be looking to buy?
- Pastels are here to stay
While there are brides who wouldn’t consider wearing anything other than the traditional ruby red to their ceremonies, there is a rising group who are eager to experiment. A definite winner in this category is delicate pastel tones. Since Indian bridal finery is the definition of “more is more,” soothing colours help to balance the entire appearance.
Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Neha Dhupia, Mira Rajput Kapoor, and Neha Kakkar chose to wear pastels for their big day. Top choices for the pheras ceremony include rose quartz, pink, peach, white, and gold. This colour narrative can also be expanded to other wedding events.
2. Contemporary veils
In India, the veil is an essential component of the traditional bridal costume and is worn throughout the pheras. This expanse of cloth gives the outfit its last flourish, setting the bride apart from the usually overdressed wedding guests. The finest option is a delicate, transparent veil that also allows your hairstyle to shine through. Maintain the same colour family as your lehenga for the veil but consider going a few shades lighter or darker for more impact.
The transparent dupatta’s original purpose has taken on a new life as a veil in the realm of fashion. Any bride will feel like a princess when wearing a veil dupatta with a gorgeous border and subtle crystal work.
3. Anarkali silhouette lehengas
To lend a contemporary touch, several designers have designed lehengas with tea-lengths, asymmetrical hemlines, and sheer coverings. Even with the focus on distinctive festive wear, brides are still opting for the traditional Anarkali-styled silhouette for their lehenga skirts.
The lehengas for the upcoming wedding season will follow the same trend. An umbrella cut or cancan can improvise and upscale Anarkali’s look when worn with a lehenga, but the general attitude will stay the same.
4. Printed lehengas
When choosing between the two, most brides choose for comfort over style. These trends are reflected in this season’s lehenga patterns. Whatever approach you choose—vibrant materials, comfortable silhouettes, or choosing to go the traditional route—the goal is to unwind and enjoy the occasion. An increasing number of brides are choosing printed lehengas for their pre-wedding mehendi and haldi ceremonies, saving the dramatic fairy-tale emotions for their wedding day. Furthermore, just because these lehengas have a more laid-back vibe that doesn’t make them any less beautiful. If anything, the unconventional colours and designs of printed lehengas tend to capture our attention even more. They also happen to be quite versatile.
5. Elegant double dupattas
Now that blouses have seen a revival, it’s the dupatta’s turn. Designers are updating this drape rather than using it as an afterthought to lend bridal outfits a more visual appeal. Double dupattas have been popular in recent years and will continue to be so. Your silhouette gains vertical integrity from the opulently embroidered borders, making you appear thinner and giving a sense of celebrity-like grandeur. While a few decide to wear the dupatta in a contemporary style, the majority still choose to do so the traditional way.
4. Breezy white colour
Traditions have evolved along with people’s perspectives on marriage over time. Because of this, more brides are choosing to wear white lehengas to their weddings. White bridal lehengas have the most endearing attributes, despite the fact that they may appear unusual.
You have probably seen Alia Bhatt’s white Sabyasachi saree all over social media. Her stunning white saree was like a breath of fresh air among the usual red gowns that the majority of Bollywood brides wore. The elaborate gold embroidery and the Kundan jewellery put together a summer wedding look for the wearer. Taking a cue from her, many Indian brides have chosen to go white for their wedding trousseau.