Indian Bridal Apparel Trends 2013 A-Z-Part II

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As promised, we are bringing the second part of Indian bridal apparel trends 2013. In the previous post, we had covered trends till ‘H’. Picking up the threads from there, we continue the A_Z series of bridal wear trends in India for the year 2013…

I is for Indo western fusion wear

I is for Indo western fusion wear

Westernization has had an impact on all things Indian and Bridal wear is no different. Many designers used Grecian and Roman inspirations in their clothing. Saris draped in Grecian styles or, conversely, western gowns having Indian embroidery are surely a huge trend this year.

 J is for Jackets

J is for jackets

Wedding wear with long sleeved jacket, as worn above by Nargis Fakhri for Ashima-Leena’s Aalaap collection, is perfect for brides having a winter wedding. JJ Valaya also used long sleeved intricately carved jackets for his saris and bolero jackets with his anarkalis and skirts at the IBFW2013.

K is for Kanjeevaram Dhoti

K is for kanjeevaram dhoti

Why should brides have all the fun? Tarun Tahiliani’s Man of the Hour collection showcased some intrinsic dhoti drapes made from Kanjeevaram silk. These, paired up with lightweight sherwanis, should be on every modern and sophisticated groom’s “must-buy” list especially when looking for a ‘hatke’ look!

L is for layered look

L is for a layered look

A shimmering, floor-sweeping layered look is the ‘in-thing’ for Indian brides this year. Multi-layered saris and lehengas in soft hues are ideal for your reception, sangeet or even the main wedding ceremony.

 M is for mirror work

M is for mirror work

Looking for embellishments that are lightweight yet elegant? Go in for mirror-work Lehengas and saris!

N is for necks

N is for neck designs

Roman/ Grecian/Victorian inspired neck designs are certain to be very popular this year in Indian bridal Lehengas, and blouses.

 O is for OuterwearO is for outerwear

Be it long jackets or floor-sweeping capes, Indian designers used creative ways to take the ordinary bridal wear to the extraordinary using some fabulous outerwear ideas.

 P is for peplum 

P is for peplum

Originating in Greece, the peplum is a short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of the bridal  dress or blouse. Jyotsna Tiwari utilized this very beautifully in her creations at the Amby valley Bridal Fashion Week 2013.

Q is for Quilted jackets

Q is for quilted jackets in men's wear

This one is for the grooms, as well. Quilted jackets with Mandarin collars, as used by  designer Meera Muzzafar Ali, look very elegant and sophistcated-perfect for the reception , what say grooms?

 R is for Roman Inspired Bridal wear

R is for Roman inspired bridal wear

Suneet Verma was one of the designers who used Roman inspired silhouettes in his creations. Taking the regular sari, Suneet pulled, twisted, tucked and draped to create Roman toga-saris which, we feel, work very well for the Indian look.

And that concludes part II of our Bridal wear trends 2013 A-Z. Stay tuned for Part III -coming soon!

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