She’s fierce. She’s convincing. And, she’s no longer the coy, timid lass who’d simply nod away to the conventions. The 2015 bride is all about breaking chains (or donning them as an accessory), and so, the latest bridal trends better gel with her personality.
The good news is, they do! Today, bridal fashion is no longer limited to loading the bride with a truckload of jewelry and clownish makeup; instead, it’s all about unleashing her persona, her individual traits, and most importantly, her preferences. So, let’s walk through what’s hot this wedding season, and see how many of them you’d like to make the most of:
Credits: The Wedding Salad Au naturale, baby! Glowing skin with a compassionated mix of blush makes a juvenile and unblemished bridal look. Natural make up is what’s going to stay this year, and maybe more.
Credits: North Water Star From kundan to Swarovski, matha pattis are in and how! Whether half or full, matha pattis make the bride look like a princess. Interestingly enough, matha pattis are no longer limited to the bride. If you’re the sister or friend of the bride, go for a subtle yet striking piece yourself!
Credits: Stories By Joseph Radhik Looks like we’re going back to the classics! Zardozi, gota patti, crystals, wires and gemstones that made the 80s and 90s a hit, are all back with a modern, elite twist. This blend of vintage with contemporary, somehow, keeps us close to our traditions while relishing in everything latest. How cool is that?
Credits: Wedding Nama Whether Western or traditional, motifs enliven an outfit like none other. Leave the boring peacocks and vines behind, and embrace modern motifs intricately embroidered on your lehenga that truly make it the talk of the town.
Source: Pinterest Remember when brides used to curl the life out of their tresses for engagement functions, which only made them look fake and unpleasant? Thank the lords for that has changed. 2015 has brought with it several cool hair accessories such as beautiful plaid embellishments, hair bands, and Sarowski-studded joora pins. This year dictate, that you go subtle on your hairdo.
Credits: Wedding Nama Silver, was over, after Bollywood brides such as Rani Mukherji, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif donned chunks of blingy silver jewelry in movies. Truth be told, nothing screams class as much as gold does. Wouldn’t you agree? Whether as part of your lehenga, jewelry, or even footwear, gold never gets old (it only gets more expensive!).
Credits: Morvi Images As much as we love an arm tattooed with intricate mehendi designs, modern bridal trends have brought back with them the “tikiya” mehndi motifs that are no-fuss and look really cute. If you know you’re not going to be spending a good part of your day getting mehendi applied on your hands, tikiya mehendi is the way to go.
Credits: Neeraj Agnihotri Photography After looking at a handful of brides from this year, it’s safe to say that if there’s one accessory that completes the look of a bride, it’s the Nath. Why, you ask? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ethereal look in Jodha Akbar gave us plenty of reasons to embrace the nath. So much so, that Sonam Kapoor and Vidya Balan couldn’t help but wear it on a platform as global as the Cannes Film Festival. Whether a small hoop or a large one, Nath is a must for every bride this season!
Credits: Namit Narlawar Photography If you ask us, footwear must always be devoid of the latest trends, as it’s all about comfort. Yo’ll be standing for hours on end, and the wrong pair of heels is only going to make it worse for you. The good news, however, is that this year, mojris made an epic comeback. Colorful, intricately embroidered, and heavily embellished, mojris are a godsend to those who dislike heels. If, on the other hand, you simply can’t do without heels, pick neutral-hued peep toes or one-strap stilettos, which can go with multiple outfits at once.
Credits: The Lightsmiths Last, but not the least, the biggest bridal hit of 2015 was the arrival of pastel hues in bridal fashion. If you’re not keen on wearing the usual reds and oranges and pinks, an icy blue, peach, or powder pink lehenga is truly a magical choice for the D-day.