Indian wedding dress shopping practice in modern times

Indian weddings are getting more magnificent and splendorous with each passing year. This is resulting in an increase in competition among wedding planners i.e., their aim to be ahead in the race of arranging a grand and impressive wedding for their clients. Earlier Indian weddings used to be closely knitted family affair where every ceremony and preparations were taken care by every family member. But, with changing time and growing wedding market today the scenario has revolutionized. Nowadays, weddings are more about wedding planners, fashion designers, luxurious Indian bridal dresses and loads of shopping.

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From traditional aspects, Indian wedding sarees are supposed to be the most obvious choice as Indian bridal wear. Number of fashion designers and labels are offering loads of designs, styles and patterns in wedding wear collections, in varying price range, that has however, put before women, several choices to choose from.

Indian Wedding Sarees

Today, fashion designers and online fashion websites will spoil you for choices. Let’s look at fashion designers first. Designers excelled in wedding wear collections are leaving no stones unturned to allure their customers. From designing bridal sarees, bridal lehengas to offering heart conquering customization facilities… they are doing everything to win your attention and mint money. In recent times, couturier of the Indian fashion industry are seen setting up luxurious designer boutiques. Reason being, they want to make their customers feel special in the sophisticated air of their stores. These days, designers not only just offer exclusively designed wedding lehengas and Indian bridal sarees, but also offer personalized styling tips.

Designer Wedding Lehengas

Their collections range from finely embellished concept sarees, bridal sari gowns, to wedding lehengas with eye catching detailing, woven in rich and luxe fabrics. Elements of intricate hand embroidery and sparkles of Swarovski crystals are some deciding factor for expensiveness of the wedding dresses. If you want a subtle and less glittering wedding lehengas and bridal sarees, go for Sabyasachi Mukherjee, while if you’ve a weakness for drapes and pleats, Gaurav Gupta should be your obvious choice because he is known as the Duke of Drapes. If you want to follow the old traditional charm of Indian wedding with a twist of bling, none other than JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani.

Indian Wedding Lehengas

After fashion designer boutiques, lets’ move on to know more about the latest trends available at online fashion shopping websites. Spoil yourself and be a shopaholic with convenient ways of online shopping by relaxing at the comfort zone of your abode. Whether its online lehenga shopping for your reception ceremony or buying bridal sarees, Indian wedding jewelry and other Indian bridal dresses, online shopping offer attractive offers which are hard to resist. Wide array of colors, numerous styles and designs in Indian wedding sarees, bridal lehengas, and wedding lehengas, make online shopping fun and pocket friendly. It offers an assortment of Indian bridal wear collections, jewelry and other accessories under one web address.

Now, choose from the wide range of options available for wedding shopping.

Best lehengas to try this summer wedding season!

Lehengas are undoubtedly one of the most favorite ethnic apparel of the women in India. Given the huge variety of colors, designs, and patterns, it is obvious that all the lehengas out there are unique and different from each other. This uniqueness and the variety makes them a perfect choice to be worn at different places like the weddings, the engagements, the festivals, and other such important occasions that we witness throughout the year.

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Bridal Lehengas today are available in different fabrics including net, georgette, chiffon, velvet, crepe, etc. and this huge variety is what makes lehenga shopping confusing. If there’s an event approaching for which you too have been lately very confused on what type of lehenga you should buy, don’t you worry? This is because we have got for you most popular designs and types of lehengas that are highly preferred by the Indian women for various occasions.

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  • Straight cut lehenga: As the name suggests, these are one of the most common types of lehengas that you would see out there. These are straight in appearance from top to bottom and do not really have a flare. These are best recommended for festivals and engagements. They are available in various colors to suit every occasion and skin color.

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  • Mermaid style lehenga: These are best suitable for pre-wedding events and are best recommended for women with a slim body figure. These types of lehengas are usually tightly fitted from the top till the knees and are loose below knees giving it a fish tale like look.

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  • Flared lehengas: These are another one of the most popular lehenga styles that you could consider wearing. These are the best for the brides and bridesmaids. They have an expanding flare from top to bottom.

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  • Lehengas with jackets: These are the contemporary lehengas that come paired up with a long jacket. The jacket can be used in place of a blouse or can be used as an over coat.Image result for Lehengas with jacketsThese are recommended if you are attending an event during the winters.

 

The latest fashion trend – Crop Tops & Lehengas

Did you think crop tops was only a casual wear fashion statement? Well, this fashion trend is slowly dominating the bridal wear market too. Crop tops or colloquially called as crop blouses with floor length Lehengas are considered a classic contemporary combo these days. Crop tops are loose and have a free form, as compared to the traditional Cholis. They have a casual and contemporary touch to them, which looks enthralling and captivating too. Make sure you design a crop top that best suits your body type and get ready to mesmerize your onlookers by creating a style statement like never before.

Read more to find out some of the best crop top designs you can try for your wedding.

Navel length crop tops:
Made for women who have a slightly heavy figure, these crop tops should be stitched right up to the navel. Try to design the sleeves into 3/4th lengths to make the top look smart. Pair it up with Lehengas that are slight above the waist. Such designs make you look slimmer. Use chiffon or Georgette material to enhance the look of such a designer Lehenga and crop top pattern.

Flaunt your tummy:
Best suited for women who have a classic athletic figure this crop top design ensures you can flaunt your toned midriff with pride. Pair up the crop top with a low waist Lehenga that flows right up to the floor. Try stitching the dress in raw silk material. You can accessorize the dress with shimmering jewelry and try wearing a waist belt (Kamar Patta) to grab the attention of your onlookers.

•    For women with small bust– Worried that you have a small bust, and crop tops and Designer Lehengas won’t look good on you? Well, you are absolutely wrong. Design a crop top that has heavy Zari, embroidery, or gem stone work done on the top. This will make your crop top and hence your figure looks heavy and fit. If the crop top has heavy embellishments, then ensure the lehenga and Dupatta have a simpler look. Make sure to accessorize with lovely Bling earrings, and bangles. It is best to avoid necklaces.

•    For women with a heavy bust – Well, we have something for women with a heavy bust too. The design goes completely opposite for such figures. Try designing a crop top that has a simpler design. Make sure you stitch a sleeveless or a half sleeve crop top. You can work on a heavier Lehenga and Dupatta to cover up the simpler blouse. Women with a heavier bust can avoid wearing heavy neckpieces, and stick to designer and bold earrings instead.

Crop tops bring in a perfect blend of contemporary style and traditional appeal. Carry them with style and the right attitude, and you will surely get loads of compliments. The best part of designing crop tops is that they can be used numerous times after your wedding too. Say no to Cholis and bring on those crop tops!

TOP SIX TRENDING MEHENDI OUTFITS 2015

The Mehendi ceremony during Indian weddings is full of dance, music, delicious food, and the mesmerizing smell of the Mehendi (heena) lingering in the air. It feels amazing when you see how the Mehendi designer carves an intricate and delicate design on your hands and legs that mark the beginning of your marriage ceremony. A function that lasts for 4-5 hours, it is a perfect family reunion and warming up session for the big day. However, it is for the bride that the ceremony holds utmost importance. Hence, make sure that you are dressed in the most comfortable attire, as most times the designer would ask you to keep the Mehendi on the hand overnight to get the best color out of it.

For such brides, we have come up with the most trendy and comfortable attires that you can try on your Mehendi function. Let us take a look at top six trending Mehendi Outfits for 2015.

1    Short Length Lehenga:
A contemporary design, short length Mehendi Lehenga not only looks traditional but also is extremely comfortable. Since the bride applied Mehendi both on the hands as well as legs, it is important to wear a blouse that is either sleeveless or has half sleeves, and pair it up with knee length Lehengas.


2    Say yes to Bright Colours:
Add charm and vibrance to the ceremony by adorning bright and fresh coloured attires. The trend these days is to include multiple colours. Pastel colours are trendy, so try a combination of your favourite shades. However, it is important to make note that since it’s the Mehendi ceremony make sure that you do not mess up your dress when you are busy dancing and singing with your family and friends.


3    Short length traditional attires:
Gone are the days when brides used to prefer flowing heavy-work Lehengas. Try stitching a shorter and less Flowy Lehenga. Most important thing to note is that you have to ensure you are comfortable and feel lighter when you wear the dress. In fact, these days most brides choose such traditional attires that they can wear them after the wedding too.

4    Casual shorts:
Well, if you want to be the most comfortable, and create a fashion statement, then wear denim shorts with short length Kurtis and a chic and fashionable traditional jacket. Add more ethnic charm to the entire look my propping your costume with exotic, traditional jewellery. Not only will this attire keep you comfortable, but also will ensure you look chic and absolutely traditional.


5    Slit skirt:
Show off your slim, toned legs by wearing a body hugging slit skirt. Make sure the skirt looks traditional by designing it with Zari or mirror work embellishments. A contemporary design that is topped up with the best traditional embellishments will make the crowd go all praises about you.


6    Traditional straight fit pants:
Grab hold of bright coloured Chikankari pants and ask your tailor to customize them to look perfect for the traditional occasion. You can pair up these pants with short length Kurtas or tunics.

5 Fashion Trends Indian Brides can imitate from Pakistani Brides

Love for Bollywood, passion for cricket, similar culture, bridal fashion and the enthusiasm by which wedding is celebrated, are the common interests that we share with our next door neighbor Pakistan. In the recent years, Pakistani Fashion Industry has made a mark for itself with its modern, chic and refreshing fashion designs. The amazing thing is that designs from Pakistan are a beautiful blend of modernism and traditional charm. It is the reason that the Pakistani Bridal couture is pretty famous with Indian Muslim brides. If your wedding is on cards, then here are some wonderful tips from our stylish neighbor to look stunning on your wedding day.

 1 Give a skip to Red:

The modern Pakistani brides are seen giving a miss to red, a shade that ruled the wedding scene for decades. The wedding trousseau in beige, champagne, forest green, fuschia, teal and cream are a hot favorite of Pakistani brides. Another adorable shade is golden – a golden wedding Lehenga with fine metallic sequins, colorful stones, intricate thread work and Goti Patti makes the bride look breathtakingly beautiful.

 Tip: Give a skip to red and go for any of these off wonderful shades.

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 2 Eye Catching design:

The Pakistani fashion designers have completely replaced heavy fabrics and long panels with shorter Kurtis, stylish hemlines and chic Palazzo pants. The styles give you an opportunity to experiment with Churidars – go for skin tights pants with self-made prints on it. A flowing pant in Brocade will also make you look stunning.

3 Sheers & Layers:

When it comes to layers, it is seen that the Indian bridal Dupattas and Lehenga generally have one layer or a maximum double. The Pakistani brides love to have multiple of layering of shimmering fabric on Dupatta and Lehenga. The yards of net, lace and tissue give a lavish look to an outfit. The flowing fabric gives an opulent look to the bride. It creates a beautiful visual effect.

4 Color blocking:

It is a style that India to-be-brides can replicate from their neighbor. The Pakistani bridal couture has color blocking on Lehenga, Choli and Dupatta. It creates a striking and unique bridal look. If you are not aware what color blocking is then let us explain – in color blocking, bold and vibrant multiple shades are printed on the attire. Patterns are avoided on the fabric as it will take away the charm of color blocking. It is one style that Indian would-be-bride should try in occasion like engagement and Sangeet.

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5 Gracious Jackets over traditional silhouettes:

It is a style that has become a trend with Pakistani brides. They love to wear designer jackets over the Lehenga. The most popular jackets styles include Colored, Blazers, long Embroidered Sherwani, bolero-style jackets, and Chinese jacket. The girls are fearless they love to experiment with different style to come up with something simply gorgeous that not only make them stand out but also becomes a trend setter. Indian brides take a clue and try to create fusion by trying out different styles and combination of Jackets and go for that makes you look lovely.