Top 7 Wedding Trends This Season for the Desi Bride

Hina Ilyas     05 Oct 2017

A big fat wedding – this is what everyone looks forward to when they hear of a South Asian wedding. From music to dance performances to food, everything is desi. The bride and the groom gain all the attention, for all the right reasons.

The traditional dress for a desi groom is a sherwani with matching khusa and kula, but for ther brides, the choice has always been unlimited. From the style to the fabric to the embellishments, a bride has always been spoilt for choice, and this still holds true today.

As soon as a marriage is fixed, the first task is to order the bridal dress. If you’re a desi bride looking for the latest bridal trends, you’ve come to the right place. These latest trends are rocking the South Asian wedding scene, have a look!

Peplums

Peplums
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Long or short choli? This is the usual confusion that brides face. Peplums are in these days and pair perfectly well with a flared sharara. Peplum shirts are especially for those brides who want to do away with typical plain silk shirt, and add a little dab of drama to the torso. For instance, you can choose a golden or a nude peplum shirt and pair it with maroon or peach sharara. Drape dupatta around your side, with one end pleated and pinned on your shoulder and the other side pinned on your wrist. You can even drape it on your head with the corner tucked in or pinned at the hip, while leaving the other side loose. Similarly you can keep the shirt simple and choose peplum pants to go for a contemporary bridal look. Whatever style you choose, these alluring peplums are here to stay!

No Makeup Look

No Makeup Look
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Bridal makeup has not seen any dramatic change recently, only the look is getting subtle and more feminine now. No makeup peachy face *the one flaunted by Urwa Hoccain recently* is the go to trend which replaced the heavy, dramatic Smokey eyes. But if you still want the dramatic look, don’t forget to discuss it with your makeup artist, who will best be able to guide you as to what would suit your bridal dress, the time of your event etc.

Half Tied Buns

White
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Curled, half-tied hair styles are all the rage now and they compliment peplums so well! They not only look trendy, but also give you THE look you’re looking for.

Kitten Heels and ethnic footwear

Pink
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Kitten heels and hand embroidered ethnic khussa/Kheris (for mehndi function specially) are trending. A mistake that you might make is buy heels that’ll help you match your to-be husband’s height. Instead you should buy those that are trendy, stylish yet comfortable. Kitten heels are not only comfy, but pair nicely with peplums and sharara.

White Mehndi

White Mehndi
[image source: Saras Henna] Step up your style game with white mehndi! Call it a fad or a trend, white mehndi leaves no stains and contains no odor. So, if you’re a desi bride who needs to get rid of those stains quickly or are allergic to the smell, opt for white mehndi. You can even use the regular mehndi and white mehndi together and create a unique combination.

Tribal Jewelry

Tribal Jewelry
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Kashmiri, Afghan and Persian jewelry are back to uplift your adorable bridal look. These rich heavy baubles make even a simple bridal look quite exquisite. Since they are heavy, you can choose to wear either a tribal teeka or a jhumar. However, if you opt for smaller designs, you can wear both.

Handcuffs with Rings

Handcuffs with Rings
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Remember when brides would wear golden, gaudy handcuffs on their big day? Well, the handcuffs are turning contemporary and gradually and we can never be happier! Pearl and stone studded handcuffs are the latest bridal accessory, and there are a lot of contemporary designs to choose from. You can even get them customized with pearls or studs to match with your bridal dress and jewellery.

The bridal trend can never be as minimalistic and fluid and contemporary as it is now. It’s all about the infusion of traditional and modern elements to keep everyone happy. You want to add anything new to the list? Let us know in the comments section.

Happy shopping!

Dark Blue

Dark Blue
For sophistication, class and sensuality we chose dark blue. Its deep tones are best when paired with gold detailing.