Five Hot Trends in Indian Wedding Couture

The festive season is upon us and it’s that time of the year when our social calendar is filled with back-to-back weddings, fun-filled sangeet parties and everything else in between that mostly involves wearing Indian ensembles. And here we go again, just like last year (and the one before that) attending these social obligations in typical silk sarees and done-to-death anarkali suits. If you love fashion as much as we do, here’s your chance to ditch the clichéd traditional outfits and opt for our top five Indian wedding couture trends.

1. The Sari Gown

The opulence plus the much-needed ease of an evening gown combined with the sophistication of a sari, and voila, we have the chic and coveted sari-gown.  Amongst the many drool-worthy versions of the sari-gown seen on the fashion runway this year, we fell in love with Monisha Jaisingh’s rendition of it.

Monisha jaisingh's sari gownMonisha Jaisingh presents Sari Gowns in her bridal couture collection, 2013

2. Jackets

Owing to its versatility, the jacket was incorporated into their collections by most Indian designers in 2013. While some of them kept it short and teamed it over a sari blouse, others kept it long almost cape-like and layered it over lehengas, sarees, shararas and pencil pants. The intricate work and embellishments on the jackets turns this trend into a must-have this season.


3. The Sari Belt

For those of you on a tight budget (no, we don’t judge you for not wanting to splurge on a far off relative’s wedding), we recommend getting an embellished sari belt. We love this contemporary twist given to the traditional kamarbandh. This uber-stylish accessory might just be your solution to ditch the heavy ornate jewellery that an Indian wedding demands.

Sari BeltComplete your outfit with a Sari Belt

4. Cut Outs

For those of you who just can’t get enough of cut outs, young designer Nikhil Thampi made this trend more wedding-friendly. Seeing his cut-out version of an Anarkali suit, it has given us an idea or two to revamp our worn-out Indian suits. And let’s admit it – after those long workout sessions, why should we leave a chance to show off our well-toned bodies.

Nikhil Thampi's anarkali suitNikhil Thampi presents a cut out version of an anarkali suit

5. Crop Tops

Move over cholis, we now have a cooler midriff baring version of you to fusion our Indian outfits with. With designers finding a way to team crop tops with everything ethnic, this trend just got hotter.

Ethnic Crop TopKarishma Shahani’s ethnic version of a crop top.

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