Two stylists show you ways to ramp up your wedding wardrobe with the latest spring runway trends
Padma Lakshmi in a Tarun Tahiliani creation
Opt for boxy crop tops or off-shoulder or one-shoulder blouses instead of regular cholis with your saris and lehengas. Wear a chunky choker with your off-shoulder blouse or a jadau neckpiece with a simple shirt and an ornate lehenga. Statement earrings and haathphools (hand jewellery) are your trusted accessory choices.
What's spring without flowers? Delicate prints on fluid fabrics that let your skin breathe, or intricate embroidered buds on sheer fabrics —floral motifs will make for a good pick in your wedding wardrobe.
Indian weddings might be all about colours but designers showed us how whites and ivory work well too. Opt for tone-on-tone appliqué and embroidery, sheer layering and complementing gold tones — white is the new red when it comes to desi weddings.
Go beyond borders, and try saris and dresses with pleated hems, for some drama and a lot of pizzazz.
Models in Anita Dongre outfits
Time to stop envying your Delhi friends who layer with rich fabrics, as sheer is the way to go. Wear a gown or a floor-length anarkali with a long jacket or even your sari with a see-through trench. Make tulle, Chanderi and organza your new best friends.
Anushree Reddy designs for men
Why should girls have all the fun?
There's a lot to experiment in menswear too. Ditch your traditional sherwani and be the best-dressed man in athleisure-inspired sporty Indian jackets. Opt for a trusted designer, who does justice to floral prints for menswear to play it safe. Try breezy kurtas with subtle embroidery on the neck instead of indulging in heavy embroideries. If you are feeling a little bold, choose polka and go for bigger dots in print or woven motifs.
Anushree Reddy designs for women
Lissome in lehengas
No Indian wedding is complete without a lehenga. But wouldn't you rather dance away without a care, than waste time managing an enormous skirt that weighs you down? Try floral printed lehengas made from soft cottons and cotton blends that move effortlessly as you dance to the latest Bollywood number. If you love colour, try bright colour-block lehengas to make a statement. It's all about fuss-free couture.
Pretty in pastels
Wary of blinding your fellow baraatis with flashes of sequins and zardozi? Fret not, as pastels are still trending. Be it a sheer skirt in romantic pink or a powder blue sari for a day wedding, simple and understated is the way to go.