Veils & Vows – the Top Bridal Trends from Couture Week 2019
So yes, the madness is over. After a week full of glamour, fashion and breathtaking outfits, of constant discussion and debate on the best shows, and of showstoppers stealing the spotlight, life has come back to its usual pace. And while the buzz may be gone, we now have the bridal trends that will dictate our wardrobes for the year to come.
So we went across shows and designers to bring you the MOST curated edit of bridal trends you need to know and love in 2019!
Cast a ‘Veil’ over it!
This is definitely one of our favourite bridal trends from Couture Week! Designers took this Western classic and turned it into all things ethereal and breathtaking. Designers such as Shane & Falguni Peacock and Suneet Verma went for iridescent fabrics that almost formed a halo over the bride, giving her a look of unparalleled glamour. What was most interesting is how they took this version of the ‘bridal ghoongat’ worn with lehengas and used it beautifully with gowns and more contemporary ensembles.
Our take: This is such an easy trend to adapt. Give your cocktail gown a contemporary Indian twist with a flowing chiffon dupatta that forms a long trail. So simple and yet so stunning!
The colour red for brides? Call it a persistent cliché, but this fiery colour keeps finding new ways to reinvent itself and frankly, we’re thrilled about it. Designers like Shane & Falguni Peacock and Amit Aggarwal took this bold hue out of its traditional confines and gave it all sorts of modern feels. Playing with silhouettes, work and styling, they gave the royal red a whole new avatar for 2019.
Our take: Priyanka Chopra, in all her red finery, made a head start on this bridal trend and we can’t seem to get enough of it. Make a bold statement by going head-to-toe in this rich hue for the wedding day.
Feathers & Fluff
Exaggerated sleeves, feathers and frills, and all things fluffed. Designers gave out a clear message—go big or go home. While Gaurav Gupta is known to work with this style, designers such as Tarun Tahiliani and Pankaj & Nidhi also went dramatic with their collection.
Our take: They look stunning on the runway, but this trend out of all other bridal trends has high potential to explode at one’s wedding! So do it in measured quantities—an exaggerated sleeve, an uber-full skirt or a ruffled dupatta will do the trick.
Take the plunge
Designers turned the spotlight on the décolletage this Couture Week, and boy did it make an impact! Plunging necklines were all the rage, with designers like Shyamal & Bhumika, Reynu Tandon and Amit Aggarwal taking the plunge in style. Think risqué yet ravishing!
Our take: Make a scintillating statement without being scandalous. In measured proportions, this trend can add just the right amount of oomph to your wedding ensemble. Be it the cocktail, youngsters or sangeet, don’t be afraid to take the plunge.
A bed of roses
Here’s another bridal trend that seems to have made reinvention an art form. Florals have been a part of our year-round wardrobe, and weddings are no different. However, designers have again given this classic motif a new look this season and it’s nothing you would imagine! Embroidery, applique and sheeting took this trend from prints to craftsmanship, if the collections of Shyamal & Bhumika, Tarun Tahiliani and Amit Aggarwal are anything to go by.
Our take: We can’t get over how seamlessly this trend lends itself to bridal wardrobes. Think corals and peach, bold embroidery and a LOT of floral accessories. There’s no going wrong with the confident new florals in town!
Photo Credits: Sagar Ahuja, Vogue India