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Wed in style

Eight designers, favourites among the fashion elite, offer their top tips for the season in this guide to bridal trends.

Payal Singhal

Label: Payal Singhal

Handloom silk and brocade and fabrics like mul, chanderi and organza are big trends for wedding wear. Off shoulder crop cholis, strapped cholis, full circle high waisted lehengas, tiered lehengas, dhoti pants and cape kurtas are trending high in bridal couture.

Unconventional colours such as coral and bottle green, cranberry red, purple and even black would be a delight to spot on a bride.

Confidence and knowing what her likes and dislikes are is definitely something I see in more brides today. She wants to look beautiful on her wedding day but also be who she is and marry a bit of tradition with fashion and modernity. She will pick colours and silhouettes that she is comfortable with and speak to her personality and also want to wear something which is unique and has a 'never seen before' feel to it.

are here to stay. Getting married is all about tradition, so you have to keep that quality and then play with your silhouettes, colours and embroideries to get a contemporary look from it.

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