5 Bridal Wear Trends Inspired by Lakmé Fashion Week 2019!

Yet another fashion week has come to close, and after a heady few days filled with glitz, glam and all things gorgeous, we’re ready to dissect! We sifted through the many trends that emerged over the last few days to bring you the best of Indian bridal wear, inspired by the showstoppers of Lakmé Fashion Week 2019.

Here’s all you need to know about getting your bridal wear totally on point and season ready! 

Bridal Wear Inspo from Lakme Fashion Week 2019
Bridal Wear Inspo from Lakme Fashion Week 2019

#1 The Boho Bride—Genelia D’Souza for Saroj Jalan 

Genelia D'Souza for Saroj Jalan

Resplendent in red and carrying off the artsy vibe to perfection, Genelia gently nudges brides towards a boho look—free, spirited and stunning! Created by designer Saroj Jalan, this look is all about abandon, with wild hair, chunky jewellery and smoky eyes lending perfectly to the deep red lehenga.

Key Takeaway for brides: Stop overthinking and embrace the wild child in you. From heavily kohl-lined eyes to a casually thrown dupatta, let your attitude dictate your look on the big day. You know you’re beautiful, so why be afraid to embrace it? 

#2 The Blockbuster Bride: Ananya Pandey for Anushree Reddy

Ananya Pandey For Anushree Reddy

We may not always admit it, but most of our bridal fantasies come from the big screen. So if you’re worried (or slightly embarrassed) about telling people that Karan Johar is the man behind your dream-wedding look, you’re in luck. Because designer Anushree Reddy has just made it legit with her collection Blockbuster Bride! An ode to the grandeur of celluloid, her collection is all about looking as stunning as your favourite movie bride! 

Key Takeaway for brides: It’s your wedding, so don’t be afraid to live the dream. Take a cue from Ananya Pandey’s gilded look and statement choker for a look that is truly dreamy. Think traditional hues, bold jewellery and heavy embellishment, combined with flowing hair and classic bridal makeup for a poster look! 

#3 The Bold Bride: Katrina Kaif for Manish Malhotra 

Katrina Kaif for Manish Malhotra
Katrina Kaif for Manish Malhotra

Smoldering got a whole new meaning when Katrina Kaif walked the ramp for Manish Malhotra in a breathtaking creation. With this collection, our favourite designer has given the nod to bold, dark hues for Indian bridal wear and we couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Key Takeaway for brides: With winter beckoning, think deep velvets, bold zardozi and plunging necklines for the cocktail or reception. Add an element of drama like the stitched-on dupatta in this outfit to make a statement. But if you’re going to make your outfit the conversation starter, keep your makeup and hair simple so the look has the right balance. 

#4 The Bodacious Bride – Malaika Arora for Diya & Rajvvir

Malaika Arora for Diya and Rajvvir

Woohoo! Let’s stop to take a breath because Malaika Arora seriously set the temperatures soaring when she walked the ramp for designers Diya and Rajvvir. And while doing so, they gave Indian brides some seriously sultry inspiration. And while this might not make it to your look for the pheras, the designers have enough elements to adapt to the other functions. 

Key Takeaway for brides: So there are many mini trends in this one maxed-out look for brides. Rich hues, opulent detailing, thigh-high slits and dramatic ruffles… take your pick and just go for it. 

#5 The Flirty & Fun Couple — Farhan Akhtar & Shibani Dandekar for Payal Singhal

Bridal Wear Inspo from Lakme Fashion Week 2019

Here’s a bonus for the grooms: We’re extending the Indian bridal wear to couple-wear for just a minute. Because Farhan & Shibani gave us so many goals that are not just fashion when they walked the ramp for Payal Singhal. For starters, they got whimsical, eclectic and fun back on the table when it comes to bridal wear. From pom-pom detailing to bright neon prints and fringe detailing, this is a great trend to get inspired from! And it’s easy to bring bae on board for this one!

Key Takeaway for brides: This bridal wear trend is ideal for day weddings or functions such as mehendi or haldi. The idea is to go with a bright and happy palette, bold prints and whimsical details. And while you’re taking notes, don’t forget the effortless beauty look to go with it. Shibani’s messy topknot, easy makeup and happy blush make the best accompaniments to this look! 

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Tanvi Saraf

Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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