If contemporary is your style, then we are here to help build your ethnic wardrobe with a modern twist. Often we find ourselves in a tussle to find that perfect fit and style for our ethnic outings. Wedding Affair mentions some trends you must follow to accentuate your wardrobe to the hilt.
Slinky Blouses And Cholis
Revealing, bold and dainty — the blouses and cholis designed by the masterminds of Indian couture during ICW. No bride wants to wear the traditional blouse when the look of the contemporary blouse has evolved to an extent when the blouse or the choli is often the star of the outfit. The brides of today can go ahead and look forward to wearing some figure-hugging and accentuating blouses to amplify the overall look for any event.
Saree Inspired Gowns
Living up to the thought behind this year’s ICW, all the designers presented a beautiful fusion of Indian and western with the couture they designed. Most of the designs imbibed a western touch to the Indian designs. This is by introducing the saree pleats in the couture gowns or by giving a pallu effect with the flowing capes and extensions to the back of the formal evening wear. Gaurav Gupta showcased the future of Indian ethnic wear with his designs that highlighted the saree pallu with one-sided capes and gathers in the bottom to replicate the saree pleats.
Ruffles, Feathers, Fur And Asymmetry
Where is the fun in your regular Ethnic lehenga and saree with classic hemlines and regular choli designs? To hold true to the essence of the modern bride, asymmetrical hemlines act as the choicest selections by the designers to make the designs ride on the tide of current fashion trends. Layered lehengas and jackets act like the little touches of new elements to the traditional ethnic wear in India.
Mirror And Shimmer
The peculiarity of Indian weddings is that they are glittery, sparkly, and an extravagant affair. We take pride in embracing the vibe of the ceremonial hubbub in our Ethnic outfits too. Brides like to be the centre of attraction in all the gaudy embellishments used in making the wedding ceremonies as lavish as possible. Hence, shimmers, glitters, and mirror works in the bridal outfits. Mirror work is popular among the locals and artisans of Rajasthan and Gujarat; an art form that developed in the 17th century as a popular way to increase the aesthetic appeal of the garment. It still remains peculiar to these states.
Festive Corals And Serene White
The industry saw a recent surge in the choices of the modern bride turning to white colour. They chose it as their colour of choice for their nuptials. While the Hindu culture remains strongly inclined towards red as the colour for bridal outfits, the modern woman wants to break free from the norm to look unique and ethereal for her wedding. Thus, white coloured bridal and occasional wear is catching pace in the trends of the market. A lot of Falguni Shane Peacock’s designs at ICW this year were white, off-white, or even pearl-grey with sparkle details. Gaurav Gupta also displayed a number of his designs in white and grey tones. Hence, if not the wedding, brides may even opt for white coloured outfits for their receptions, mehendi, or engagement ceremonies.
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