An introduction to Retro style for the bride


Retro has been ruling the fashion charts since long now. This goes for the bridal fashion department also! This season, go Bohemian in every aspect. Since retro and print is the current trend, we definitely recommend you to experiment with Boho style. Wedding Affair presents all the details you want to know about the Bohemian fashion trend.

What is Retro Style?

Retro or Bohemian style is a fashion style strongly related to hippie fashion, in which natural fabrics, retro patterns, neutrals and warm shades merge with 70s style accents and a flair for statement accessories. Bohemian style is more than just a fashion trend – it’s an actual culture in its own right, one that comes with a very specific ideology and complicated history. While it’s closely associated with the hippie fashions of the 60s and 70s, these days, bohemian fashion is part of the mainstream culture. But the fact is, boho fashion actually started out as a counterculture back in the 19th century. Today, the wide variety of retro clothing and accessories make the style an actual phenomenon, one that follows the lines of effortless, relaxed fashion, with its loose-fitted clothing items, casual accessories and the overall artistic, creative mishmash of elements. (The Pearl Source)

Retro Jewellery

In keeping with the style philosophy of supporting local crafts and artisans, avoid buying run-of-the-mill baubles by big brands and choose handmade and locally-sourced accessories created by skilled artisans instead. For instance, you could flaunt terracotta and shell jewellery by Bengal craftsmen, bamboo and coin jewellery by artisans from the north-east and unique bidri bangles from Karnataka. This totally chic and retro!

Retro Brides

The first rule about the boho-style is to wear minimal but, wear gorgeous statement-worthy jewellery. A bohemian Indian bridal wear doesn’t have to include a heavy traditional Indian choker necklace. These studded with precious gemstones or gilded with gold to accentuate the worth of the Indian bridal look. Minimal retro Indian dresses are quite a rage these days. These are with florals and pastels taking the center stage these days in contrast to the bold and striking hues of signature bohemian Indian brides. They would conquer their Big Day with heavily embellished Indian bridal lehengas or Indian traditional sarees. These with chunky jewellery and smoky strokes of makeup. However, if you choose to wear a necklace, then try to avoid wearing earrings. One needs to be given up to give you the raw look. retro

Sabyasachi Summer

Sabyasachi’s latest collection speaks volumes about retro fashion! Vogue explains the details of the collection. Prints remain a focus of the collection, spanning from romantic chintz to blocks, chevron and more. The designer has borrowed influences from Jaipur and Kutch leading up to Marrakech. The result? A global, cosmopolitan collection that caters to different appetites. The Neo-Bohemian comprises choli-style blouses paired with diaphanous lehenga skirts, vintage-inspired Anarkali-style kurta sets, khadi saris with clashing prints and patterns and relaxed sharara sets. Mukherjee also remasters his signature V-neck blouse design, which promises to elongate the neck and extend the torso.

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