Runway To Aisle – Bridal Trends Of 2023

Bridal Trends 2023 - Wedding Affair

2023 saw the birth of many trends and showered us with the best ones. Runways and red carpets witnessed resurrecting trends that captivated our attention. This season stays on fleek with fashion-forward trends.

Summer weddings are a unique blend of abundant colours and exorbitant affairs. With the wedding season approaching, it is time to curate the dream couture. Bridal couture is the reflection of the everlasting dreams in a bride’s eyes. Millennial Indian brides can be best described as bold, independent and daring. The fashion choices of ultra-modern brides embrace their persona. It is an amalgamation of unconventional style and unparalleled elegance. Drawing inspiration from the modern sensibilities and ravishing runways, brides are elevating their fashion quotient. ‘Hint of modernity to traditional magnificence’ is the motto contemporary brides abide by. Incorporate exquisite styles into your personalised couture and ace the sartorial realm this wedding season.

Flair It Up With Fringes 

Fringe Fever By Madelyn Cline

Fringes are back and better than ever! The 90s was the golden age for fringe fashion. As this year will see the comeback of 90s trends, these dangling threads look fascinating. Fringes made a quick peek-a-boo at the runway and the red carpet gracefully. Madelyn Cline’s black and silver outfit with shimmering fringes showed the reigning power of fringes. The bodycon black dress with silver fringe accents in the front, accentuated her curves and looked captivating. The look was capped off with a neat hairdo and dazzling earrings. Take cues from the trendsetters and add dramatic accents to look effortlessly fashionable. Opt for a fully tasselled attire or just a dash of these dramatic threads on the seams or hemlines and ace the minimalistic yet stylish cocktail look. Fringes look flattering on every body type. You can experience this fringe fever in various forms like gowns, pant suits and bodycon dresses. Stay ahead of the curve by acing the fringe trend.

The Power Of Pant Suits 

Bold And Beautiful In Pant Suits

Bold, sassy and classy is the fashion mantra of the year. The versatile clothing element, pant suits, has now become the wardrobe staple. They are not only adorned for professional affairs but have become chic attire for extravagant festivities of Indian nuptials. A glamorous night of sangeet ceremony demands an outfit that is charming and comfortable. Pantsuits exude femininity and incomparable regality. It can be accentuated with flared ruffled trims at the bottom, gleaming sequins or lace details. The red carpet saw the mesmerising charm of this gendered blurred clothing. Pant suits can be explored with charming pastels, vibrant hues, bold prints, minuscule designs and shimmery see-through fabrics. It can also be paired with a dramatic cape. As the attire grabs all the spotlight, light jewellery and makeup will enhance your ensemble and will make you look minimally enduring. Transition into a sophisticated muse for your sangeet night and match the ecstasy of the event.

Mermaid Tales 

Alanna Panday
Under-Ocean Princess

B-Town brides like Shibani Akhtar, Kiara Advani and Alanna Panday went for a mermaid tail silhouette for their wedding ceremonies and achieved fairytale dreams. As theme-based mehendi ceremony is all the rage among the millennials, a mermaid tail lehenga will perfectly complement your tropical theme mehendi function. Go for deeper square cut neckline blouses with this waist accentuating silhouettes. Mermaid tails will make your curves look flattering and infuse a high level of femininity. It contours your body from the chest to the knees, then flares out at the bottom. Complement the beautiful olive henna on your hands with a mint green or teal mermaid tail lehenga to be an exquisite bride. Look dreamy by adorning a dupatta in a cape style.

The Modern Drape 

Ruffle Drape Saree
Ruffle Is Ruling

Saree is an integral element of every woman’s wardrobe because of their traditional flair and grace. Resurging, ethnic delicacy, this eccentric piece is and will always remain the highlight of the fashion quotient. From fuss-free blouse designs to breezy fabrics, the fashion runway saw an exquisite collection of six yards of elegance. The easy-breezy flowy saree is the most vogue-ish this season. Flowy drapes replete with ruffles are an awe-inspiring haldi outfit. You can adorn a dhoti-style pre-draped saree if you are fascinated with the traditional dhoti ensemble. Add a playful charm of the pre-draped saree and a statement blouse to match the vibrancy of the haldi ceremony. Flowy saree can be styled in myriad ways and can be paired with blouses of different styles. A mirror embroidered blouse, off-shoulder blouse or deep V-neck blouse goes well with a flowy saree. For a more structured look, add an embellished belt to the waist.

Pearly Dreams 

Jahnvi Kapoor Pearl Lehenga
Perfect With Pearls

Met Gala 2023 witnessed the opulent presence of pearls. Alia Bhatt made a magnificent debut at the star-studded event with a ‘Chaand Wala Safed’ ball gown embedded with pearls. She looked nothing less than a dream. Ava Max wore a modest white gown with a matching headdress, what grabbed our attention were the radiating pearl details. Kim Kardashian was dripping in real pearls at the gala. She wore a pearl studded naked dress with ruffle sleeve details. Taking cues from the divas, incorporate pearls for your big day, for added magnifique. Lehenga with soft hues like ivory, mint green and powder blue is ascending the bridal fad. The story of softer shades and pearls will take minimalism a notch higher. Make a statement by adorning a pearl drooping blouse or intricately designed pearl embroidered lehenga on your wedding day. Keep your makeup minimal to complement the bling of the pearls.

Black Beauty Forever

Isha Ambani In A Saree Gown
The Moment In Black

From runways to fashion soirees, black colour dominated the colour palette everywhere. Aside from hot pink and cobalt blue, black colour gained popularity this season. Gigi Hadid exuded sultry and delicate vibes with her sheer black outfit with a trail. Rita Ora’s sheer black gown with a trail from one shoulder became trendsetting. You can add a layer of fabric underneath for an incredibly classy reception outfit. Isha Ambani Piramal’s attire is a major outfit goal, if your heart belongs to ethnic ensembles. She wore a smooth black satin-back saree gown to the gala. She elevated her gown with a fabulous crepe outfit that was hand embellished with thousands of crystals and pearls and adorned with a silk chiffon train. With a hint of sparkling diamonds or plush emeralds, you are assured of a splendid look. Dewy makeup with glossy lips will be perfect for a glamorous reception night.