From pop prints to sunny hues, here’s some expert advice on the hautest bridal ensembles to slip on this summer
A Crop Top And A Lehenga Skirt
Why it’s haute : The concept of wearing a crop top over a lehenga skirt works perfectly for a resort wedding. The detailed and extensive weaving of the lehenga replaces garish-looking ornate embroidery, while the basic top in a solid colour allows you to accentuate your jewellery.As a whole, this look is perfectly comfortable to pull off for a summer do as it exudes a modish yet elegant feel.
Why it’s haute : A jumpsuit, although a western silhouette, can be turned into a perfect ensemble this summer with the right accessories. It’s comfortable, luxe and super chic—perfect for the modern bride. A jumpsuit always makes a strong statement and can be styled to suit the Indian bride with an embroidered or embellished jacket with the perfect jewellery to complement the look.
—SUMAN BHAT FOR LOLA BY SUMAN B
The Perfect Jacket
Why it’s haute : Jackets are an integral part of a bride’s trousseau as they beautifully complement almost any ensemble and help add a touch of sophistication. They’re slimming and can be worn in multiple ways; we recommend wearing them open allowing the lapels to hang loose in a laidback manner. Never roll up the sleeves of a jacket and make sure it fits well.
—JADE BY MONICA & KARISHMA
A Lehenga Sari
Why it’s haute : A lehenga sari adds a modern twist to the contemporary bride. You can accessorise this look with flowers or jewellery—diamonds or gold. A lehenga sari with effectively used floral prints and drapes set with 3D embroidery detailing makes for a perfect summer ensemble. The outfit will have the bride looking feminine, delicate and bold—in other words, an absolute head-turner.
A Bold Printed Dress
Why it’s haute : There’s nothing lovelier than a summer bride dressed in an outfit that has splashes of colour and oomph. Vibrant clothes work perfectly well for a bright, summer wedding, especially when accessorised with some ornate statement Indian jewellery. Quirky prints and designs in Indian silhouettes make for fun picks this season. And like I always say, the world is your runway; make some jaws drop.
—KRISTY DE CUNHA
Why it’s haute : While a sari is a classic must-have when it comes to the bridal trousseau, another great addition this summer would be a sheer sleeve, off-shoulder crop cami with high-waisted palazzo pants in soft or bright tone-on-tone colours. Select looks that are low on embellishment therefore, giving you the option of either dressing it up with statement jewellery and accessories or keeping it minimal. Summer fashion is all about having fun with colours and trendy silhouettes.
Why it’s haute : For summer weddings, floral lehengas in silk mul with little mirror lifting and crop cholis work well. Breathable fabrics and fun prints make this a great combination for the summer. Also, what works really well are lehengas or palazzo pants with a bandeau choli and a tulle cape in soothing pastel colours.