Smashing 2016 Trousseau Trends for the Millennial Indian Bride

Smashing 2016 Trousseau Trends for the Millennial Indian Bride

Move over hackneyed lehengas and cholis. Globally-savvy and well-informed Indian brides today crave a more signature style that spells ‘Me’ loud and clear.

The hunt is on for an edgier trousseau collection that’s offbeat yet fashionably rooted in desi culture. Think ghagras with a gown twist or jacketed saris.

Here are some of the year’s hottest bridal trousseau trends that skillfully combine individuality and tradition with the required panache.

Gown Lehengas

This is the ultimate fusion of sophisticated ball gowns with the high priestess of Indian bridal wear – the quintessential lehenga. Rock the millennial bridal look with ingenious embellishments such as kali work, zari or ruffles with stunning gown cuts.

Gown lehengas are making waves everywhere from wedding fashion shows to the local tailor. Make sure to complement the heavily adorned gown lehengas with a sexy and minimalist choli. Works well for cocktail dos.

Jacketed Drapes

This is a perfect mélange for brides seeking a classy look without ditching tradition. A gorgeous sari with an embellished jacket thrown over it is really big this year.

Go with startling colors for the jacket – think black, navy blue, chocolate brown, while keeping the sari simple. Opt for a border that beautifully complements the jacket (black and gold maybe!) for a true statement-making trousseau.

Ombre Collection

Ombre trousseau is another big bridal wear trend this year. It is all over the place from bold hair color to lips to nail art. Design a lehenga that blends from the lighter to darker for flaunting a more silhouetted look.

You will end up looking rivetingly less bulky and more contoured. Go with a chic blouse rather than a regular choli for a ravishing indo-western ensemble.

Victorian Lehengas

Relive the Victorian era with classy, fitted corseted gowns and full-length skirt dresses.

Throw in frilly sleeves, a voluminous lehenga with embroidery, and a pair of elegant diamond danglers, and you’re good to walk the wedding ramp with gusto. For an edgier look, indulge in some shoulder show and design a sensuous corseted bustier.

Draped Gowns

Another sophisticated yet inventive cocktail party or reception ensemble, draped gowns are head turners all the way. Complete an absolutely charming princess look with a one-shoulder cut that flares along the hem. Make it surreal by adding ruffles, statement making stones, crepe and more.

Go with a diva-esque cut, played down by minimal accessories to seal the ethereal bridal look. Bollywood’s favorite sari gowns are another perfect trousseau trend for the millennial Indian bride.

Velvet Trousseau

Velvet has made its way into the bridal fashion books with a vengeance. The fabric feels luxe and soft, while awarding you an opulent look.

Say goodbye to the customary all- velvet pieces, and be the bride with plenty of swag by sporting a fusion look of flowing silk drapes with a classic velvet blouse.