Brides looking for a ‘hatke’ look in their weddings can opt for the Indo western fusion look. Many designers including Manish Malhotra, JJ Valaya etc have experimented with fusion wear that combines the elements of East and West. Indo western wear is perfect for NRI brides or for brides getting married outside India. These dresses could be in the form of traditional Indian wear but may implement innovative western styling. Alternatively, western gowns can be embellished with Indian motifs, embroidery patterns, fabrics etc.
image: light blue gown-www.indiacouture.com and pink-roopkalasarees.com
The chic “East meets west” designs are a truly refreshing choice for the modern bride. It can give a bride a contemporary look and still add a flavour of the Indian culture and tradition.
image: white red-fashbulk.com and Empire Line Panelled Evening dress with Mosaic embroidery using sequins,caviar beads and studs by designer VJ Balhara INR 22000.00(courtesy http://f-armory.com)
What is Indo western Bridal wear?
Attire that touches modernity all the while being ethnic (and in between western and Indian dresses) can be described as Indo western. There is a creative usage of materials, cuts and styles in these bridal wedding dresses. Younger brides wanting to look classy and elegant can opt for the Indo western lehengas or gowns. These dresses suit the dusky complexion and also perfectly complement the Indian body type.
images: barcode91.com and right: www.indiacouture.com
Several Permutations and combinations in Indo western attire
Many designers have experimented with the styles and textures of Indian and western wear. As a result there are many combinations that you can experiment with for a unique look on the Wedding Day. For example; Sarees can be draped in the manner of Grecian dresses or short embroidered jackets can be teamed with duppatas having Indian motifs and bright colours. Designer embellished kurtas can also paired with long skirts or lehengas and long flowing skirts can be teamed with cholis in halter styles.
Manish Malhotra-Indo western creations courtesy marigoldevents.com
JJ Valaya Creations at 2012 Amby Valley India Bridal Fashion week
Fusion dresses and accessories
Accessories are very important for enhancing the fusion look. Brides can choose clutches, potlis, etc with Kundan work and silver jewellery. Embroidered mojris (shoes) can also suit the ethnic-western look very well. Earrings, kadas, necklaces and anklets can all be customized to suit the Indian western fusion.