The size of the big, fat Indian weddings might have shrunk in the pandemic, but it hasn’t dampened a bride’s desire to dress up in her finest! From summery pastels and vivid reds to breezy florals and glam sequins, the to-be, modern brides are getting experimental with their bridal wear styles.
Here is a must-see guide to the most gorgeous designer lehengas, perfect for summer weddings.
Known for her stunning craft of chikankari and ek taar, Anjul Bhandari has launched Tabeer, a new edit of lehengas for summer weddings, made entirely by women artisans of Lucknow. Sequins, baby pearls and the elegant patterns of chikankari are seamlessly soaked in pastel colours.
Last winter, JJ Valaya launched Busra, a regal range of lehengas and sarees inspired by the grandeur of the Ottoman empire. This summer, he is back with Bursa’s second, grander version that includes lehengas in lighter silks and organzas. A mix of soft and vivid hues of yellow, red, green and black play with intricate gold embroidery and the use of antiquated metals.
Titled the #Redseries, Tarun Tahiliani goes back to use the luxurious palette of red for the new season. An ode to the new-age bride, Tahiliani has created bold but extremely elegant silhouettes coupled with intricate hand embroidery. The entire collection flows from reds to fuchsia to metallic, giving an exciting spin to modern bridal wear.
Awash with sombre, summery hues, Sulakshana Monga has launched Persiana, a collection that blends the aesthetics of the Mughal era with the fashion-forward silhouettes of modern age. Detailed works of paisleys, gota patti embroidery, exquisite embellishments and zari work take the centre stage. Colour choices include pale mint, soft pinks and blues, beige and ivory and jewelled tones of scarlet, gold and ochre.
Made for the millennial brides, Sahil Kochhar’s new collection, Sitaarey, is, both, dreamy and stunning. Especially the lehengas with its body-hugging silhouettes, bold cuts, fine fabrics like organza, silk crepe and the rich 3D applique embroidery, wins the heart. With a rainbow of colours like dazzling red, lime green, sage green and lilac, there’s something for every bride.
Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika
A belted blouse, a big flower-patterned patchwork on the lehenga and a delicate tulle dupatta complete the aesthetics of Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika. Chic and every bit sensational, the finer details of glass cut beads, pearls and sequins deck up the entire ensemble in brick brown palette.
Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor
Regal and ethereal, the new Summer-Spring range of wedding wear by Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor is for the brides who love generous touches of bling in their wardrobe. The collection is abound with a spectrum of pastel and bright shades, including the classic red that never fails to amaze the onlookers.
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