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SHADES OF THE NEW BRIDE

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The new age bride knows her mind and Indian designers are coming up with a quirky line-up of colours for her

The new Indian bride refuses to turn into a plastic version of her true self on the most important day of her life. And, happily, for her, there are iconoclastic designers willing to think out of the box. So, with ‘typical’ bridal colors being edged out, brides and bridesmaids have a lot to be thankful for. We present some options.

For the bride
White |
Yep, you read it right! White is among the most popular colors of bridal-wear for 2015. If Samant Chauhan’s collection “Rajputana Kumari” at the recently concluded AIFW 2015 is anything to go by, white in intricate “dabka” and “zari” work, heavy silk and cotton silk fabrics, is the stuff dreams are made of.

Ivory, pale pink, old rose | Light is where it’s at, girlfriend. It’s a bold breakaway from the loud colors that most bridal-wear is synonymous with. Go for ivory from Varun Bahl’s recently launched luxury wedding design.

Mint with Emerald green | Mint was 2014 favorite and its freshness hasn’t paled. Designer Ridhima Bhasin’s mint-colored cape gown with net pearl details will put you over the moon when paired with emerald green earrings.

”Wearing a gold and white combination is an ethereal experience.”

A whiff of pink | Designer Anushree Reddy hit the nail on the head with this one with her mint green lehenga (LFW 2015) featuring flowers and peacocks along with a pink border on the light dupatta.

 

Gold and white | Wearing a gold and white combination is an ethereal experience. If you have the ‘Earth Goddess’ look in mind, look no further than Rimple and Harpreet Narula.

Pink with gold and a hint of orange | This is a favored combination for bridal wear. You’ll find the finest work in this youthful combination in the designs of Ritu Kumar.

For the bridesmaid
Black | If the bride opts for white, go for black. If that’s not re-writing tradition, we don’t know what is. Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna’s 2015 AIFW collection will have help to help rewrite the new bridal script.

Deep burgundy | Go for a deep-hued burgundy gown if the bride is opting for a lighter shade. It’ll be especially sensual when the bridesmaids surround the bride, looking much like pretty petals of a flower. Make Gaurav Gupta your go-to designer.

Pastel-dark green | It’s refreshing and comes with an organic air. Designer Sahil Kochar’s latest designs will help you find what you were looking for, sooner than you thought you would.

Grey | While the bride is having her moment in pink, you can double up as the funky bridesmaid and the sexy bodyguard in an androgynous ensemble. Think grey pantsuits, think Gaurav Gupta.
If the bride is bathed in lots of white and gold, give her a contrasting lift with a good-girl red or a “look at me” red. Nikita-Mynah Designs will help you narrow down to the perfect red.

Pure gold | You can shine like a treasure chest of gold without taking away any of the bride’s appeal. Turn to Masaba Gupta for more.



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