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14 Indian Designers on the Bridal Trends That Will Rule This Season

A curation of the latest looks from Spring 2020's designer campaigns along with expert advice on trends that will rule the season.

Team Brides Today
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    TARUN TAHILIANI
     
    “For me, there are only two strong trends in bridal—the very sophisticated pastel but with a soft vintage look and the traditional red sindoor, which is a symbolic culmination of the marriage. Within the reds, colours have started to get much brighter and more vibrant.”

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    GAURAV GUPTA
     
    “Since this is an off-shoulder look, it is important to highlight the neck with either a statement neck-piece, preferably fine diamond jewellery or long chandelier earrings. Avoid opting for heavy statement pieces for both the neck and ears as that can be a bit of an overkill. Minimalism is the key.”

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    ANITA DONGRE
     
    “This lehenga is super practical. It’s grand but lightweight and has pockets. It is made for a bride who is independent and graceful so she can actually move around and enjoy her day. Given the year we have had so far, practicality is going to get even more important—we must ask ourselves questions about reusing garments before every purchase.”

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    MANISH MALHOTRA
     
    “Our new bride is minimalist yet maximalist and shows how she can make a statement that echoes both styles. She’ll unveil the new evolved her through her garments.”

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    MANISH MALHOTRA

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    ANUSHREE REDDY
     
    “Brides are willing to experiment with their ensemble with simpler separates. This heavy embroidered lehenga can be paired with a soft-hue corset or a cape for the sangeet night and even a deconstructed button down would glam it up. And the blouse can be worn with a concept sari.”

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    JJ VALAYA
     
    “My endeavour is to stay true to my ethos in all that I create, that of a royal nomad with a penchant for Art Deco. So one can always find hints of all these elements in everything that I make, and these outfits are no different. A royal outfit speaks volumes about the bride.”

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    SHYAMAL & BHUMIKA
     
    “It is an exquisite look that would command attention whether it’s day or evening. The plain blouse paired with a heavily embroidered lehenga also lends a contemporary twist to the traditional look, which again we love. It’s a really well-balanced look.”

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    SHANTANU & NIKHIL
     
    “The millennial bride requires transitional design elements rather than just structured silhouettes in her ensembles. Volume adds a rather fluid energy to these structures. Think powerful forms that have been reworked into exaggerated drapes along with unconventional styles.”

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    RIDHI MEHRA
     
    “This peplum pre-stitched sari is one of our most contemporary takes on the traditional nine yards. It’s an ivory belted sari with statement bishop sleeves and lustrous pearl embellishments that flatters all body types. It’s going to become the new classic piece in your wardrobe because it’s so easy to wear, style, carry, and store.”

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    ABHINAV MISHRA
     
    “Keep it cool with pastels. Colours like mango yellow, orange, mint green, and rani pink will go perfectly with the season. Also, ivory is a timeless colour that looks beautiful throughout the year.”

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    DOLLY J
     
    “We have used polki jewellery with these lehengas but you can definitely make them look different by adding an ornamental belt or a South Indian Oddiyanam. Belts are a big trend now and have jumped over effortlessly from Westernwear to bridal.”

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    ANUSHKAA BAJAJ
     
    “A sari is an absolute must-have in every bride’s trousseau. It could be a traditional sari, a draped one, a sari gown or even a pant sari. I believe that the pant sari is a more millennial way to wear the silhouette this season.”

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    OSAA BY ADARSH
     
    “Textures are important to give an outfit a complete look. For instance, the tasselled sleeves in this outfit add a dimensional texture to it, thereby eliminating the need for statement accessories.”

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    SULAKSHANA MONGA
     
    “A practical outfit for me is something which a person can repeat time and again. I feel easy, contemporary silhouettes will be the future in bridal fashion as brides become more and more conscious about social and economic aspects of events.”

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