These hand-picked trends from India Couture Week 2019 are a sure shot way to elevate your wedding ensemble to a thing of envy.
Take a cue from these top couturiers and add something more than just flowers to your bridal updo - from a string of pearls and jewelled headbands to a good ol' bow and a halo of baby's breath sprigs, the fashion moguls of the country obviously believe it's time to move beyond just the garden for wedding hair inspo.
(From left) Shyamal & Bhumika, Suneet Varma, Tarun Tahiliani, Sulakshana Monga
RUFFLE some feathers
Ruffles were big on the runway this time around and there was something in it for everyone - whether you're a bold bride looking to go all out with the signature Gaurav Gupta waves or cascading Amit Aggarwal ruffles. Or if you're looking for something a little more subtle, a Suneet Varma saree with a ruffle border or a Pankaj & Nidhi halter might be more up your alley.
(From left) Suneet Varma, Gaurav Gupta, Amit Aggarwal, Pankaj & Nidhi
While pastels seemed to be the preferred colour scheme, one colour that appeared in multiple collections was lilac. A perfect colour to not only complement all Indian skin tones, it is also effortlessly versatile when it comes to the time of day. On lighter silhouettes from Reynu Taandon and Gaurav Gupta, it's a chic day look. But turn up the drama and the bling with Falguni Shane Peacock and Suneet Varma, and you're set for a night event.(From left) Reynu Taandon, Falguni Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Suneet Varma
Colour me OMBRE
If a singular colour isn't your game, step out in one of these stunning ombre creations covering every hue out there without overpowering the piece de resistance - you. Opt for a seamless blend of colours a la Suneet Varma or add a little more geometric drama in with Tarun Tahiliani or Amit Aggarwal, or get bold with a structured ombre train like this Gaurav Gupta gown, this trend has unending possibilities.
(From left) Gaurav Gupta, Amit Aggarwal, Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma
Always dreamt of being a princess? Well here's your chance. This Falguni Shane Peacock gown is as regal as it gets, and Suneet Varma's ruffle sleeves are a fresh take on Victorian ruff collars. For a more modern vibe to the same vintage feeling, opt for pared-down versions of the structured ball gowns in this lovely Rahul Mishra dress and the crystal worked Tarun Tahiliani number that seems to emulate chainmail.
(From left) Rahul Mishra, Suneet Varma, Falguni Shane Peacock, Tarun Tahiliani