Sneha Singh tells you how to rock your bridal look like our B’town brides
In the midst of the showsha and hullabaloo, Bollywood’s power couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally got hitched. Their fairytale wedding which was a ‘hush-hush’ Italian affair made the whole nation go gaga over #DeepVeerKiShaadi. Their wedding pictures took the entire social media by storm. Whether sporting the Kanjivaram sari with élan during the Konkani wedding or donning the royal Sabyasachi lehenga like a queen, the new age dream girl effortlessly broke the internet with her stunning ensembles. Our Ranveer Ki Dulhaniya has now given serious bride goals to every bride-to-be out there! Here’s how you can take trend cues inspired by Deepika, Sonam, Anushka and Bipasha and dazzle on your D-day.
Red is the hue of prosperity, divinity and it also defines feminine power and no, it could never be too cliched to wear on your wedding day. It’s true that many designers have broken the traditional red bride code and replaced it with pink, ivory, blue, green and other lighter hues, but red pretty much rules. Take Deepika Padukone, who donned a red lehenga by Sabyasachi for her Sindhi wedding and slayed it like a royal queen, or Bipasha Basu, who rocked as a Bengali bride in a red Sabyasachi lehenga. Even Sonam Kapoor who tied the knot in a traditional red and gold lehenga by Anuradha Vakil looked like a true blue traditional Indian bride, keeping her faith in red. So, is red making a comeback in the wedding game? Surat-based fashion designer Paulmi from the brand Paulmi & Harsh says, “I think red has never left to make a comeback. It is the colour of sindoor, prosperity and fertility in our Indian culture and makes the bride standout in a unique way.”
Chic in Chikankari
Indian weddings are not just about the saat pheras; there are countless pre-wedding festivities. Starting from small pujas at home, mehendi, sangeet and never-ending rituals, brides often get confused as to what to wear on these occasions. Why not take a cue from Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi ceremony where she pulled off an ivory and gold pristine lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla? Sonam opted for a handmade lehenga, heavily embroidered with the traditional embroidery of Lucknow. Ditch the bling and instead opt for the refined gorgeousness of chikan, which is stunning in pastel hues. An anarkali, classic sharara dress or a long chikankari kurta accompanied with palazzos will make beauty with subtlety.
Bloom in florals
Floral prints add a femini
ne quotient which isn’t just soothing to the eye but also gives you feel-good vibes the moment you wear it. Last year Anushka walked down the aisle in Tuscany like a whimsical princess in pink floral wedding attire. A year later, we still can’t stop crushing over her pink floral Sabyasachi lehenga choli. Virat Kohli’s maiden also opted for a graphic floral blouse blended with fuchsia pink and orange lehenga for her mehendi ceremony. Thinking about a floral lehenga choli for D-day? Paulmi suggests, “If a bride wants a similar look like Anushka then opt for softer pastels, light pantones, beautifully embellished floral embroideries in anchor threads; even a chikan lehanga would be great for wedding attire.” Bipasha Basu too showed her fondness for floral, picking a pink floral lehenga for her mehendi festivities and the dusky beauty looked no less than a Disney princess.
Indian weddings are incomplete without a lavish reception and that, for a bride, means standing in a heavy gown, laden with jewellery and make-up for long hours. Trust the Bollywood divas who are now rewriting the rules by ditching heavy gowns for light and comfy traditional saris. Deepika Padukone chose a golden silk saree for their Bengaluru reception, keeping it traditional and elegant. Anushka Sharma in red Benarsi sari looked surreal as a newlywed dulhan. Both star brides carried their saris with great élan. On the same note Paulmi asserts, “I feel the sari is an epitome of elegance, the perfect go-to attire for an occasion as big as your reception. It will not only accentuate the grace of your look, but also add a tremendously beautiful style statement.”
Confidence is key
Confidence is a vital element for every bridal look that makes an impact over a bride’s ensemble. It’s very important for a bride to carry herself with complete confidence because nervousness or stress can make your entire appearance dull. If you desire to match your bridal look to that of Deepika, Anushka or Bipasha, then it is equally important to absorb the same aura that these star brides have and let the diva in you shine bright to the fullest.
You do not need to break the bank to achieve stunning bridals looks. Paulmi advises, “If the bride wants a dress in a minimum cost, she can buy heavy embroidered fabrics that are readily available. It’s just the blouse that needs to be cut well in a choli or whatever style she opts for, in order to acquire the designer look. With the right styling, correct make-up, hairdo, jewellery and fresh flowers, a bride can just kill the look.”