Bridal Series 1- Dress & Footwear
Flaunt like a diva, walk like a princess! It is your day girls; make yourself look like never before! A very tough decision for both the family and the bride to be is the choice of the lehengas and footwear. What to wear? What design is in trend? What colors? What footwear in accordance? What places to shop? If you are searching for answers to all these questions, this one is the right stop for all the brides to be. JBE offers Indian Bridal Series, helping you out on lehengas and footwear. Here we go!
LATEST TRENDS IN LEHENGAS:
The most popular and prevalent form of dressing in Indian weddings is a lehenga. There are very many experiments that you can do with a lehenga. A while ago, contemporary styles of this outfit were preferred, but now traditional seems to be in. The popular combinations are of bright orange, maroon, green, golden, pink and yellow. Also, breaking away from a common myth that black in a wedding is inauspicious, the Indian bridal couture 2014, that just ended recently showed traces of black, gracefully placed in the bridal outfits. Also, the designers experimented with the retro style look, subtly coupled with the modern look. The designers took ideas from the retro style actresses outfits and teamed them up in a modern way.
Retro Lehenga in Orange:
Next, the popular trends in the blouse are quite experimental. The designs vary from full sleeves to corset fittings and from backless to string necks. Halter necklines to strapless are also in trend.
Corset Fit Blouses
The embroidery on your outfit may be designed going by the latest trends which are colour contrast and ‘gota patti’ work. The trend is to have heavy work on the chunni and skirt and to keep the blouse relatively simple. Having Swarovski crystals embedded along with silver patterns gives a glittering touch which is unmatchable! The fabric of your lehenga maybe in different clothes like chiffon, georgette, silk, cotton, etc, but the latest in trend in to have the blouse and skirt in silk and the stole or ‘chunni’ in flowing chiffon, which looks royal! The next trend in town is the renovation style. Be it Raveena Tandon, or Kareena Kapoor, these Bollywood divas have counted upon the traditional styles and renovated them in an absolutely modern style! So if you want to settle with your mom’s old sari, or anarkali, or her wedding dress, just grab a boutique and add on your own designs to it!
Best places to shop: Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh
Everything goes down the drain if you are unable to choose footwear for you that enable you to carry yourself gracefully. You don’t want to be fumbling in your heavy lehenga with your heavy jewels right? The most appropriate footwear to match with lehenga is a pair of stilettos. However, you should have a considerable practice of walking in them since the heels can be painful. For the post wedding functions, if you are wearing an anarkali or a saree, pumps, wedges and platform heels, juttis and mojaris can go well. These are not only stylish but also comfortable. For hanging out, and comfort yourself after or during the wedding, wedges can be really important, as there’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable at your own wedding. However, you have to pair up the outfit and footwear accordingly because the style statement matters.
- Stilettos for Wedding Day; Ballet Shoes for Mehendi and Sangeet; Kitten Heels also go well with bridal wear Stilettos
- Wear your shoes, and practice walking in them at least a week before your wedding day.
- Do not wear stilettos all day. They can be painful. Switch to kitten heels.
- Choose your footwear according to your height. You should not look like a dwarf or a skyscraper.
Places to shop:
Karol Bagh: Regal; Lajpat Nagar: Stilettos
So, get ready and walk the aisle in beautiful attire!
-Blog content by Esha