Indian Designers Forecast For 2016 Bridal Wear

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Wearing designer Indian bridal wear used to be out of question for many brides on their special day simply because they were often very expensive and many brides weren’t sure about how to source them in the first place. From dressing up Bollywood queens to other celebrities, Indian designers now have their eye fixed on the humble Indian bride who knows style, is willing to save up in order to splurge on a designer outfit and who wants to look nothing less than regal on her wedding day. So what do the tops designers predict will be in vogue for Indian bridal wear this year? Here goes:

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Tarun Tahiliani– Often credited with playing a very important role in making Indian fashion what it is today, Tarun’s designs are often applauded for being feminine without becoming girlie. Tarun predicts that 2016 belongs to Indian bridal wear that sits lightly on a bride without the heavy embroidery which often weighs a lehenga down. In addition, French knots, pearls for a vintage look and beige lehengas are going to the ‘it’ look this year. From wedding sarees that easily weighed a few kilos due to the heavy embroidery on them to designer sarees that are easy to drape and can be worn in multiple ways, Tarun says that today’s bride has so many options to choose from.

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Anita Dongre– The creativity behind AND and a host of other labels which focus on highlighting the best of India’s traditions, Anita Dongre is the designer who brought designer wear as such to the masses with her pret collection. Anita predicts that in 2016, Indian bridal wear is going to see a lot of floral embroidery and prints in sharp contrast to sarees and lehengas with embroidery. Pastel shades are also in as are dhoti skirts and for brides who do not want to do away with some form of embroidery altogether, she suggests going with gota patti work.

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Manish Malhotra- Every bride dreams of saying her vows in a Manish Malhotra creation and if you are into lots of sequins, fringes and have perfect toned shoulders to carry an off-shoulder look effortlessly, then this is just the designer label for you. Instead of opting for a lehenga to wear at the reception, you can look just as gorgeous in a long flowing skirt with a classy pastel top. Manish advises opting for different shades of blue, yes even midnight blue will look just as great, yellow and pastel pink.

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Sabyasachi- We have this designer to thank for making rustic cool and for bringing the saree back in vogue. Partial to shades of deep vermillion red and brown, Sabyasachi says that vintage is in and this year the focus is going to be on the shimmer and glitter of the 70’s.So if you love florals, sequins, shimmer and eye catching fabrics, then there’s no reason why you can’t grab the spotlight in this Indian bridal wear. When paired with the right Indian jewellery pieces, a bride wearing Sabyasachi will look simply fabulous.

So now that you’ve heard what our designers have to say, we’d love to hear your feedback and comments too. Feel free to share your Indian bridal wear ideas with us.

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