While we have been screaming from rooftops every now and then how brides are being experimental with their wedding outfits, be it with their choice of silhouettes, unique color combinations, fancy necklines or even something as trivial as additional embellishments. One thing we almost forgot was acknowledging the maestros without whom it wouldn't have been possible. Yes, we're talking about some cult Indo-western bridal designers who not only brought about a big change in the fashion industry with their expert design sensibilities & finesse but also made it possible for the new-age brides to stray away from the convention and try something new.
Incorporating a serious dose of edge to bridal closets with ruffles, fringes, extended drapes, capes and all things fancy, our Indian bridal designers have inarguably given traditional bridal wear an ultra-modern spin. Be it dhoti pants, draped sharara saris, asymmetrically hemmed lehengas or jacket gowns, there's just so much a bride can opt for. So if you are one such bride who is unfettered by cultural norms and is looking to go beyond the cliche reds and pinks, we've got something for you. Down here we've listed some of the best indo-western designers who offer a vast variety of contemporary silhouettes and avant-garde designs.
If there's one designer who has completely revolutionized the concept of draping a nine-yard and is much revered amongst the A-lister Bollywood divas for her unconventional designs, it's none other than the progressive couturier, Anamika Khanna. With her signature zardozi work, subtle golden embroideries, asymmetrical cuts, and selection of colors, the ace designer has literally created a niche in the market. Her stylish dhoti pants, half saris, belted drapes and cape dupattas have become quite a hep choice amongst new-age brides too.
Best known for their precariously handcrafted Skeinwork and holiday prints in a kaleidoscopic splash of colors, Shivan & Narresh are one of the most popular beachwear labels in India. Their signature bikini sarees, kaftans, skein bustier blouses, and fringed trousers are having a major moment these days and have very much become a cool alternative to the conventional mehndi dresses for brides. And who showed that to us, other than our favorite fashionable bride, Kaabia Grewal. The beautiful bride wore flared-legged pants with a matching cold shoulder crop top featuring colorful embroideries & tasseled sleeves from Shivan & Narresh and made for a gorgeous bride.
With their fluid and bold silhouettes in unexpected combinations, label Mishru by Swapna Anumolu qualifies to be one of the most contemporary bridal wear brands in the industry. From unconventional cape sets, pre-draped jumpsuit suit sarees to dhoti pants, the label has everything that caters to the needs of a free-spirited bride who is open to experimenting and has impeccable aesthetics.
A perfect blend of vintage elegance and traditionalism, Monika Nidhii is a luxury Indian wear brand that creates exceptionally feminine ensembles with a hint of drama. Their collection boasts of dazzling draped saris, asymmetric heavy flared anarkalis and slim busted koties, which can make for a perfect choice for a pre-wedding function for the new-age brides. The designer duo diligently infuses soft & neutral hues with a pop of vibrant & profound colors into their designs. Here are some of our favorite indo-western outfits from their creations!
Setting some newer bridal fashion norms with their extraordinary craft and avant-garde designs, Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika has become a go-to choice for all the voguish brides. Their yummy color combinations, signature 3D threadwork & metallic stars set them apart from the crowd. Be it stylish pre-draped sarees, jumpsuits, jacket gowns or dhoti pants, they have something for every type of bride.
Draped dupattas, dramatic capes, statement jackets or tiered pants, name it and Ridhima Bhasin does it all. The ace designer's offerings are apt for brides looking for contemporary yet timeless silhouettes. Their layered accents, tasseled details and innovative cuts add a unique blend of poise and freshness to the ensembles. So if you are yet to finalize on your pre-wedding outfits, they definitely have something for you to steal!
Looking for some traditional, easy-breezy yet stylish garments to incorporate in your wedding trousseau? Then Punit Balana is definitely a brand you must consider. Inspired by the rich culture of Rajasthan, Balana's designs are all about hand block-prints in evergreen hues. Whether you want a summery & graceful belted saree, casual dhoti & jacket set or a thigh-high slit skirt with a ruffled blouse, you can find them all and in such striking prints.
The eponymous label Ridhi Mehra creates vintage designs, imbibing European influences with a touch of Indian aesthetics. The designer works around solid colors with beautiful floral embroideries, innovative cuts & voguish fabrics. Her belted gharara sets, printed cape jackets, ruffled sarees and draped tunics are undeniably one of the most loved amongst our Bollywood beauties too. If you have a thing for edgy detailing and modern silhouettes, you have to take a quick glimpse of these ravishing designs.
When we talk about best Indo-western bridal designers in India, House of Masaba had to make it to the list. The reigning lady, Masaba Gupta is undoubtedly one of the most unconventional couturiers in the Indian fashion scene. From casual chic pieces to statement festive ensembles, her brand is a dauntless canvas of quirk and elegance. What adds an eclectic charm to her creations is her choice of vibrant colors, bold motifs, contemporary fabrics, and the statement foil print. Go, take a look at some of her beautiful pieces!
Synonymous to sass and quirk, the cult designer Param Sahib is truly a maestro of his craft. His creations exude all sorts of vividness and zest. Whether it's the eye-popping colors, metallic charms or the 3-D adornments - Param Singh's creations are distinctive in every sense. If you are prowling for a kitschy mehndi outfit in indo-western silhouettes, do check out his collection.
Striving to create fresh yet classic ensembles each time, designer Payal Singhal is another big name in the fashion industry. Her designs are every bit unique and display a rich heritage of applique, embroidery, color, and fabric. Irrespective of whether you're looking for something casual and easy breezy like a kurta & palazzo pants or something glamorous like a tasseled blouse and skirt, you'll find anything and everything for almost all your wedding ceremonies. And trust us, you'll not be disappointed! The ace designer is so good with her use of prints & minimal embellishments that even our Bollywood actresses don't get tired of wearing her ensembles. Still not convinced? Check out some of her dazzling indo-western outfits and know it all!
From infusing the charm of stripes, floral prints and ruffled details to conventional sarees to introducing ultra-feminine blouse designs and tiered skirts & pants, Designer Arpita Mehta has beautifully given the classic Indian silhouettes a stylish makeover. Her contemporary designs featuring flowy fabrics, thread & mirror work are a lot in vogue. So much so, that our Bollywood celebrities too approve of it. Want to take a look at some of her modish indo-western pieces? Here are some we've saved for you!
Unique & trendy silhouettes in flowy fabrics and interesting hues is what best describes Sonam Luthria's creations. The lovely designer has a wide-range of indo-western outfit offerings for the urban woman. Whether you want half jacket sets, asymmetrical maxis with draped pants, draped dhoti sari or Indo-western blazers with polo pants, there's so much you can explore. Also, the striking threadwork with fancy tassel details and summery prints makes it more convincing to not buy one for yourself. So, wait no more, check out their collection and make the most of it!
Equally ideal for a casual Mehndi ceremony and a glamorous Sangeet night, Label D's feminine designs are super versatile & eccentric. From chinkankari, mirror work, ruffles, fringes to tiered patterns, you can find a variety of detailing prevalent in their designs. Their chikankari & mokaish drape sarees are undeniably the most admired. So, if gorgeous is what you want to feel on any of your pre-wedding ceremonies while being trendy yet elegant, then Label D's creations are worth being considered.