Finding the perfect bridal outfit can be overwhelming. Not only does every bride want a perfectly unique outfit for each ceremony, it needs to be trendy and in style too. If you too are on the lookout for your perfect bridal lehenga but aren’t sure of the current bridal trends, worry not, we have your back.
While some trends like fishtail skirts are making a comeback, some like adding personalised details are brand new, and celeb brides have beautifully incorporated them all. You can always get inspired by the celeb bridal looks, or with this quick guide to bridal trends, also go for a style that is uniquely yours.
Here are seven bridal trends for this season you should check out
1. Unconventional colours
Beyond the traditional reds and maroons, this year has seen a rise in brides opting for unconventional colours like ivory, pastel pinks, and powder blue. Celebrity brides like Kiara Advani in a pastel pink Manish Malhotra bridal lehenga, and Mahira Khan in an ivory Faraz Manan ensemble only increased the appeal of unconventional coloured bridal lehengas.
Apart from real-life brides, film characters like Alia Bhatt’s Rani Chatterjee in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani also served some serious bridal fashion inspo with a metallic orange and golden bridal lehenga.
2. Personalised details
Another big bridal trend that took off this year is adding personalised details to your wedding ensemble. Celebrity bride, Parineeti Chopra’s wedding outfit was a brilliant example of this bridal trend. Not only did her veil have her groom’s name embroidered on it, which very aptly became one of the highlights of the Parineeti-Raghav Chadha wedding, but her jewellery also incorporated elements from the celebrity couple’s love story.
3. Wedding sarees
Apart from the bridal lehengas in unconventional colours, another celebrity-inspired bridal trend that drew attention this year is wedding sarees. Apart from the traditional red bridal lehengas, brides are increasingly opting for sarees. Alia Bhatt’s Sabyasachi ivory saree is easily one of the best representations of this bridal trend.
For a slightly different take on this trend, you can also take inspiration from Katrina Kaif’s bridal saree with a veil, incorporating her Christian heritage into a very Indian outfit so beautifully.
4. Comfortable yet chic
Another bridal trend that is here to stay is the incorporation of comfortable yet festive footwear in a wedding ensemble. Juttis emerged as one of the most loved choices for a chic take on comfortable footwear for brides. Actress Parineeti Chopra was one of the brides who opted for juttis for one of her bridal dresses. Customised by the brand Fizzy Goblet, the pair had the couple’s initials embroidered on the back.
If you love your heels, however, go for block heels or wedges for a smart look without compromising on comfort. Switch up the regular golds and blacks for colourful heels this wedding season.
5. Luxury chikankari
While Banarasi, Kanjeevarams, and many other weaves have been staple bridal outfits, this year also saw chikankari making its way to bridal trends. One of the most discussed chikankari outfits in recent times was Gigi Hadid’s Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla saree, and it sparked a conversation about the embroidery being styled for festive occasions.
Digital influencer Harshita Gupta is one of the most recent examples of brides who went with a chikankari lehenga. Dyed in red, her lehenga perfectly sums up this bridal trend.
6. Back to full sleeves
Making a comeback from the 90s, this bridal trend is sophisticated and works well for a variety of outfits. Whether you’re going for sheer lace or soft velvet, full-sleeved blouses are here to stay. Not only do they look chic, but are also a perfect choice for winter weddings.
Actress Athiya Shetty’s Anamika Khanna bridal lehenga in champagne pink is a perfect example of this bridal trend. Not only does the actress look stunning, but the full-sleeved bridal blouses elevates the outfit to regal.
7. Fun silhouettes
If you’re not a fan of the poofy bridal lehengas, worry not. The fishtail cuts are making a comeback and with a bang. Not only can you sport this bridal trend in lehengas but also pre-draped sarees, making it perfect for all sorts of ceremonies. This bridal trend is also perfect if you’re opting for gowns.
Digital influencer Alanna Pandey’s mermaid cut or fishtail lehenga is a perfect on-trend bridal ensemble. Not only is it in an unconventional colour, but the silhouette and elements make this bridal lehenga from the brand Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika an absolute stunner.