Written By: Neha Garg
From tasteful, elegant outfits to bold and vibrant ensembles, Indian bridal wear trends are as diverse as the people & culture of the country.
Whether you want to keep your bridal clothes low-key or make a splash in style, there’s always a fabric that can cater to your style and taste.
We suggest that you stay true to your wedding outfits as it is a reflection of your personal style, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the latest trends. Don’t be confused about which fabric to pick & which ones to leave, we are here with you as your virtual Bridesmaid & help you at every step of this beautiful journey!
We Indians love dressing like no one else, and keeping that in viewpoint, we have made the list. You can choose from silk, velvet, georgette, benarasi, brocade and other fabrics in beige or gold, as these colors are hitting the market really well. Let’s know these fabrics in a little more detail before adding them to our trousseau and act like an average bride who is expected to know 10’s of different fabrics and all the latest styles going on.
This beauty has made a huge comeback & we are so happy about it. We can choose from varied colors from subdued nudes to brilliant jewel tones. Velvet Lehengas look so rich and they emanate a royal charm with minimal embroidery. They also ‘fall’ really well and get into soft pleats which are very flattering as a bride.
The beauty of Velvet can be enhanced with applique works, Zardozi and heavy stonework. With its rich texture and heavy fall, velvet makes a striking choice for your bridal wear. It feels soft on the skin, shiny, yet not too bright.
Tip: For a more regal look, try a velvet lehenga with over-all golden embroidery.
It looks traditional, & utterly beautiful with that full flared look with self-embroidery. Benarasi and Brocade is a great fabric to choose if you don’t want to spend a lot on the embroidery. The fabric has self-gold patterns on it, which look so rich & beautiful.
The Benarasi & brocades have taken the fashion world by storm and many leading designers are using this material for that regal touch in their Lehangas.
Net Lehangas were a talk of town a few years back & the trend is back again. Yaayyyy! They are full-flared & gorgeous. Try & find soft net instead of the regular net which doesn’t look too fancy.
You can also choose to highlight it against the underlying skirt that you are planning to wear, it gives a better effect.
This has been the age-old choice of material for very heavy zardozi work lehengas as the fabric itself is gossamer and light. Team it up with brocade linings, or silk linings, the net fabric is a staple for not just Lehengas but also for choli & dupatta.
Tip: The fabric doesn’t cost you much, so people who are on a budget can try it.
Georgette is soft & looks really nice with light work on it. It gives you A-line shape & will look good on almost all types of body type. This flowy fabric is a sure shot favorite for destination and beach weddings. Georgette is also very popular with Gota patti work, which is lightweight and shiny.
Raw silk is very much in & looks really clean & modern. It has a great shine & the look is super flared & heavy. You can choose to wear it with heavy embellished pieces or the lighter ones as the fabric itself is enough to stand on its own. Nothing beats the royalty of pure silk in vibrant hues. The fabric has a natural sheen and it is best suited for Indian embroideries such as zardozi, zari and beading.
Credits: Content & Design Inputs:
- Content & Design Inputs: Designer Mable Thomas
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- Rajesh Luthra FB Page Link for Credits: https://www.facebook.com/RajeshLuthraProductions/
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