It's no surprise that every bride wants her dream wedding to stand out. Sure, the picture-perfect settings and exquisite decór (also, the food) play an important part for the ceremony to be forever etched in memory, but we feel that the bridal outfit is what it ultimately boils down to. We're surely one of those who want to be remembered for our offbeat, yet, a classic choice of number for D-day. Many would go for failsafe leading designers to commemorate their step into a new life, but if you also want to step outside your comfort zone and try something new, we suggest you go for up-and-coming homegrown designers that are just as great.
These new brands have their personal style aesthetic in place, so pick the one which best resonates with yours. Since they're launched not too long ago, they'll also get you extra pointers for going unconventional. And we think that's all weddings should be about.
Take a look at these new brands that score high up on our radar for a modern traditionalist bride.
Regal, minimal and downright exquisite - Torani is that label which has its design USP down pat. Their rich, velvet lehengas replete with floral motifs are an ideal choice for a night-time phera ceremony. Unmissable organza sarees, tonal embroidery on lehengas and pristine blouses are the MVPs of their collections. If you're favouring a romantic and understated vibe with your wedding, then add Torani to your trousseau ASAP.
Here are some flawless pieces that we think should be added to your list.
Luscious molten gold has always been Itrh's signature element much before it became a trend. Glorious metallic highlights that structure the modern ethnic piece definitely makes for a statement-making look. Think high-on-shine classic pieces with a dash of gold and contemporary, something that every bride is on a lookout for. Think about these chanderi and organza pieces during your pheras for a classy vibe.
Take a look at these numbers that are our absolute favourites.
No wedding is complete without contemporary styles. Aisha Rao has rewritten the rules of traditional dressing for the big day with her signature abstract floral motifs. The designs are equal parts quirky and lively, ideal for an eccentric bride. Since the lehengas are inundated with embroidery, we love that there's a minimal need for accessorizing.
Bring life to your wedding closet with these styles by Aisha Rao.
Vvani by Vani Vats
Adding charm to the lush gold trend, Vvani by Vani Vats' range explores the elegance of the hue. Clearly, minimalism is the winning point here, with uber-simple lehengas come with a detailed statement dupatta or blouse. The numbers are tasteful yet trendy and are definitely intimate ceremony-appropriate. Look for styles with plunging-neckline cholis for a phera ceremony.
These ethnic outfits from Vvani by Vani Vats have our heart!
The designer's range of classics is adorned with dainty sequin work on a softer colour palette, making it ideal for the fuss-free-loving bride. These gorgeous styles serve as a perfect canvas to pair detailed jewellery with, that make for a regal look. If you're looking forward to a subtle, pretty wedding look, here's Abhinav Mishra for you. Either go for regal jewel tones or classy pastels from his newest collection.
We're pinning some fabulous styles from the brand's latest range.
Love modern silhouettes but can't get classics out of your mind? If your heart is coming back to elegant silk sarees and lehengas, go for Ekaya. Simple, jubilant and extremely sophisticated, these numbers are for the traditionalists-at-heart. Find heirloom-worthy festive styles at steal-deals that are appropriate for a close-knit wedding. If a laidback, family-and-friends-only ceremony is what you're aiming at, opt for designs by this label.
Here are some pieces that have our nod of approval.
Effortless ethnic pieces on your mind? Turn towards Mishru. Their uncomplicated styles sense has us swooning all over them. Meant for a minimalist bride who loves a pinch of pretty (like some floral embroidery) in her wardrobe, this is the way to go. You can find some indo-fusion numbers too, like draped sarees and peplum lehenga sets for a modern look. Serve all your wedding-worthy outfit needs all under one roof.
Check out our favourites from Mishru's collection.
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Image Credits: Itrh/Vvani by Vani Vats/Abhinav Mishra/Ekaya/Instagram