Farvi Motiwale Wadhwa | Aug 10th 2017

If you’ve just fixed the date for your wedding, or received an invitation from your best friend, we’re sure you want to make sure you look your best. This article will help you look your best with all the latest trends making the daunting task easier

Some of the trends from last year that didn’t get their fair share of attention are making a tremendous comeback this year. Bright colours can be teamed with pastels, for instance, a hot pink lehenga and blouse can be off-set by a cream or light gold lace dupatta. “Monotones are also getting some love with emphasis on different tones of the same colour that can be paired together to create a distinct minimalistic look. The trend when carried out with metallics is a great option for modern brides-to-be,” states Tina Narang, Design Director, Intrika, a premium lace apparel brand

Lehenga Trends for 2017 by Tina Narang

Floral print

TFlorals are linked to the spring-summer wedding and is a huge part of western fashion also. So there is some experimentation with floral and ethnic combination. Floral prints are vibrant, youthful and subtle which can be carried effortlessly

Cape Lehenga style

It has a choli which is designed into a cape. The cape can be designed in off shoulder, short-long style or in a circular frill. Compared to other looks this is a bolder yet elegant style which can help you flaunt your neckline, without worrying about a dupatta

Trail Lehenga

This type was first seen on gowns, specially made for red carpet, but our new generation brides want more drama in their lehengas. With the increased demand now they not only work on gowns and lehengas but also shararas. There are detailed flares which are extended at the back, giving the lehenga a magnified look. And that is a trend which is not going away anytime soon

Lehenga with Jacket

Beside choli, one can also pair their lehenga with different length jackets. One can play the lehenga simple and give the jacket a twisted look with embellishments in a different way. We recommend playing with contrasting colors for a better impression

Monotones are also getting some love with emphasis on different tones of the same colour...

Bridal Blouse Trends 2017

The latest trend in blouses is the Rajasthani kurti style blouse. Once you give it a modern twist and add some stylish cuts to it, it’s a stunning piece of work. Nowadays, blouses which are long in length with beautiful embroidery and modern cuts are more in demand.
Renowned Fashion Designer Naina Jain says, “One of the common mistakes that brides make is that they end up choosing a heavily embroidered blouse with lots of work on it. What a bride needs to understand is that the lengha and the dupatta are already heavily sequined and have extraordinary work on it, thus a simpler blouse which is light weight actually works like magic. It complements the lengha and the dupatta by balancing it out the rich colours and cuts.”

Jewellery Trends for 2017

2017 is all about making a statement. If it’s bold it is beautiful. We are seeing a revival of very traditional and vintage patterns going back to antique and yellow gold bridal sets in classic part. “Today’s bride prefers to borrow elegance and drama from our rich heritage. Of late, bridal jewelry has a strong contemporary touch with a hint of ethnic design,” states Sunil Nayak, CEO- Reliance Jewels.
Statement cocktail rings in Gold with Kundan, diamonds and coloured stones are in great demand. Multi-finger rings with tassels or dual-finger cuffs are also popular too. “Tribal designs are a huge hit. Use of elements and motifs with bright colours can make these baubles are great match to all kinds of outfits. The motifs ranges from the classic “Keri” mango-shaped patterns to designs in a continual form,” informs Vaibhav Saraf, Director, Aisshpra Gems & Jewels
Long multi-layered necklaces are also popular this year. “These necklaces comes in an eclectic options ranging from basic ‘Matarmala’ to Bridal Necklaces studded with diamonds, precious stones and Polki artwork and are a must have this wedding season. To complement these magnificent necklaces, brides prefer ‘Chaandbalis’ over other traditional earrings,” he adds. A complete bridal ensemble for this wedding season ideally comprises of a grand multi-layered necklace teamded with ‘Chaandbali’, ‘Paasa’, a traditional statement Teeka worn on one side along with a cocktail ring.
According to Ankit Khullar, “Big, Bolder and omnipresent is the trend this season. Statement necklaces, bold earrings and head gears are return in full force. It’s the time to show your best profile.” Past few seasons chokers were a big trend but long necklaces have made a bold comeback. “Statement earrings drawing arty inspiration with futuristic lines and graphic shapes are in trend now. At Purab Paschim our forte is head gears. Bold details and striking designs are the mainstay of Purab Paschim pieces especially when it comes to head gears and necklaces,” he further explains.

Make-up Trends for 2017

As we all know glitter has been a major trend this year internationally, most of the major brands have come up with various glitter products for eyes and lips. A little glitter on the eyes for a bride never hurts as long as it's not all over the place. “If you are someone who does not like the bling, then stick to a soft brown or bronze smokey eye and a bright lipstick to go with it,” suggests Rishabh Khanna, a celebrity make-up artist.
Always stick to the classics as they never go out of trend. “You will love your wedding pictures even when you look at them after 20 years. Strong contouring and highlighting is a complete no-no. A soft bronzer, blush and highlight never goes out of fashion,” adds on Rishabh.
So need not worry follow these tips and look trendy and a fashionista at the upcoming wedding.

For Box

One can easily pull off bold pieces by keeping it limited to a single head gear to rock their outfit. Knowing where to stop is quintessential to wearing head gears. The use of crystal coated pearls layered with chains add a power punch of style to the head gears. Most of them would go with every ensemble one can think of whether it’s a traditional saree or a swish cocktail dress. One of our favorite piece is a maang tikka - It is a conceptual piece. There are two Swarovski laden pieces attached to each other with a cluster of strings and as one adorns the forehead, the other piece beautifully falls at the back of the head. It’s a sure shot statement, says Ankit Khullar of Purab Paschim.