Wedding Dresses for the Contemporary Indian Bride

Saree is an essential Indian traditional attire; a must have during weddings and also on other occasions such as festivals, auspicious events and traditional family functions etc. Wedding sarees are specially designed for brides to make them look as beautiful and elegant as possible on their D-day. In recent times, designers have started experimenting with Indian traditional attires and introducing new styles showcasing their creativity in this domain. Keeping in mind modern-day styles, the contemporary bridal wear has undergone various changes that reflect a fine blend of the traditional and modern, offering something that is not only unique but also perfectly suited for your special day.

An Indian wedding is an elaborate affair and comes with various events, each of which is a part of the numerous ceremonies and rituals performed that spans over a few days. For each of these events other than the obvious wedding day, the bride has to wear traditional and fashionable attires that set her apart from the rest as a bride. Let us make a sneak-peak into the new styles and upcoming trends in wedding sarees that you could sport you with a unique and fashionable look on your D-day.

Wedding Outfits
Wedding Outfits

Lehenga Saree: Inspired from the South Indian styled half-sarees, lehenga sarees are very popular in the present day and come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Instead of the traditional 9 yard drape of a regular bridal saree, you could opt for a gorgeous embroidered lehenga saree that gives you the feel of a lehenga as well as a saree in a neatly combined look.

A beautiful net lehenga saree
A beautiful net lehenga saree

Lehenga sarees come in various fabrics and you have the freedom to choose from georgette, chiffon for a flowy look or something more rich and elegant such as brocade or velvet in combination with chiffon. Embroideries and embellishments add to the grandeur of these outfits. You could even sport a lehenga saree for any of the other wedding events as mentioned above while you reserve the traditional saree look for your main day.

Anarkali lehengas and gowns: This is another combined look of two elaborate and equally gorgeous outfits that include the lehenga and the Anarkali. Anarkali suits have been back in style for quite some time now and many designers continue to find new ways to implement their creativity onto this attire. The lehenga styled Anarkali has a lehenga replacing the churidaar traditionally worn with it. Both give a layered look.

The top consisting of the Anarkali is sometimes made using sheer fabric and a lehenga blouse worn underneath for further elaborate look. Delicate embroideries on these fabrics with beads and stones make them perfect contemporary bridal wear that would make you want to do away with traditional wedding sarees.

Wedding Dresses
Wedding Dresses

The gown style has the Anarkali reaching right till the ankles as with a gown and a dupatta is carried along with it. This style reflects a fine blend of the western styled gown and Indian traditional Anarkali suits and can be worn on any one of the wedding events such as sangeet or haldi ceremony.

Ready to wear sarees are also becoming increasingly popular with contemporary women, these days taking the place of the traditional wedding sarees.