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The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016 was nothing less than a gala affair. It was a potpourri of flowy silhouettes, beautiful colours, glitter, Swarovski, delightful designs and stunning models. Every star from the tinsel town was spotted having a good time with their designer friends.
Like every year, this year’s Fashion week also gave us some amazing outfit inspirations for ‘The Big Fat Indian Weddings’. Our eyes popped out in excitement after seeing some of the most gorgeous lehengas with intricate embroidery and stunning silhouettes. (Must Read: If Your Elder Sister Is Getting Married, Here Is What She Wants To Say To You)
Here are our most favourite picks from Lakme Fashion Week that we are crushing on. This is a complete fashion inspiration for your wedding trousseau for all the functions of your wedding celebrations. Get ready to look like million dollars bride!
Roka is the first celebration of the union of two hearts where both the families from the bride and the groom’s side come together. As this will be your first encounter with your man’s close family, it is very important to pick the best dress that isn’t too loud.
As it is a small get together, you can select from a subtle suit in a bright colour with minimal detailing or a simple crop top and skirt to look different yet simple. You can take a clue from these outfits.
Engagement is a big day in every girl’s life. She is officially going to be someone’s fiancée. The engagement is usually a big function where the soon-to-be bride gets to meet the extended family of the groom. Looking your best is very important.
You can select a heavily embellished lehenga in a light colour or a sharara with a crop top for an ethnic look. These are some of the designs that we loved for the occasion of engagement.
A fun time with your girl gang, the bachelorette is indeed a special occasion in every girl’s life. You are pampered by your girlfriends in the best possible manner. You are the queen of the party. You can easily play around with your look as it is a very casual party where only your girl gang will get to see you in your hottest avatar.
Go crazy and turn heads! These are some outfit ideas for both day and night, to be the best bride-to-be.
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The sagan ceremony usually marks the begining of the wedding week in India. Sagan is mostly a grand function where who’s who from both the sides of the couple attend the celebrations. It is an extravagant affair which is no less than the wedding. A bride cannot afford to go wrong on her sagan ceremony.
You can select a lehenga in a colour that suits your complexion and experiment with the design of the choli. Here are some of the choli options. Avoid selecting a very loud colour like red or fuchsia for this day as you do not want to end up looking similar on both sagan and wedding.
Cocktail is an informal party where everyone is in the mood to dance their heart out! With a drink in their one hand and feet dancing to the tune of loud music, it is a crazy party. A bride can be carefree on this occasion and dress up to her comfort, avoiding those ethnic outfits.
You can experiment with your look by trying beautiful gowns that have a western touch to it. If you are comfortable wearing skirts, then you can ditch that blouse and try capes to be a hatke bride.
Mehendi is one of the most joyous and favourite occasions for a bride. She is the centre of attraction and all eyes are on her. Mehendi is usually a day function and everyone is in the mood for little chedchad and masti. And moreover, the bride has to sit all day long to get mehendi done on her hands and feet.
It is always better to opt for lightweight dresses and lehengas in bright colours that are easy to manage. Also, make sure that the selected outfit is either without sleeves or very short sleeves for easy application of mehendi. These are our most favourite outfits from LFW for your mehendi.
Sangeet ceremony is the best part of every big fat Indian weddings. The celebrations are a night affair where everyone is dancing and enjoying without worrying about anything. The bride and groom get a chance to perform the ‘couple dance’. And, everyone else is also performing on the stage and merrymaking. It is a fun ceremony.
The bride can wear a flowy and comfortable outfit with minimal detailing in bright colours to stand out. You should avoid heavy embellishments on the outfit and chunky jewellery, to dance freely and let everyone see your latkas and jhatkas.
Haldi ceremony is an intimate affair where close family members of the bride gather to put haldi on her face, hands and feet to make her skin glow at night on her D-day. Yellow colour is said to be very auspicious for the bride. A bride can select a simple yellow outfit- a lehenga, saree or a suit, with minimal embroidery.
As you will be wearing a heavy outfit and heavy jewellery on the night of your wedding, it is best to look natural and simple on your haldi. Here we have for you some lightweight outfit ideas in yellow and orange to go with the theme.
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Wedding is a big day in every girl’s life. She has been planning for this day when she was a small. Mostly, red is every bride’s favourite colour, she spends days selecting her perfect wedding dress. She wants to look her best, the most stunning bride ever! If you are comfortable wearing a heavy outfit, then you can select a heavily embellished lehenga in zardozi or Swarovski work to dazzle like a star.
Go for deep colours like red, orange, emerald green, dark blue or brown or a plain white to stand out, and do not experiment a lot with the choli. Go for a traditional lehenga in a colour that complements your skin, combined with heavy traditional jewellery and oodles of confidence. And yes, do not forget to smile!
You are finally married and your happiness has no limits. Your face is glowing with the charm and happiness of being a newlywed bride. Reception is the finale of all your wedding celebrations. You ought to look your absolute best, after all your in-laws and their extended family will be welcoming their nayi bahu with open arms.
If you are more of a lehenga person, then go for a smart lehenga in an off-beat colour and a hatke choli. But, if you are bored of wearing a lehenga on every other occasion, then try out a sheer sari with a sexy blouse or else a heavily-embellished gown. Keep the jewellery minimal and let your chooda clad hands and that sindoor make the statement.
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This was all that we loved at the Lakme Fashion Week! We hope you liked our selection of outfits for every special function of your wedding. Take a tip or two from these outfits and get your hands of similar dresses or else customisation is the key! Hope you have a wonderful wedding.