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The Newest, Hottest Fashion Trends For The 2016 Bride!

Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly

Wedding Editor

2016 seems like a year of just too many fresh and new wedding ideas. There is so much happening in the wedding fashion trends scene that we can’t help but be excited about all that’s coming our way. Wedding fashion has taken a huge leap with so many new trends and designers giving us the best of everything. So winter brides-to-be, here are the season's hottest wedding dresses for brides that you definitely should check out.

1. Benarasi makes a huge comeback

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Celebrating traditional weaves - that’s what Sanjay Garg’s collection for Raw Mango is all about. Sanjay Garg set a brand new trend by using the royal Indian fabric to create more than just sarees. Handloom lehengas in Benarasi silk are just the latest wedding dresses and we love how rich and classic they look. Spotted on a number of celebrities, it’s a great option for an elegant reception outfit.

2. The stylish draped dupattas

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Seriously fashionable and extremely practical, designer Ridhi Mehra gave us the pre-draped dupattas and we can’t stop gushing over them! A stitched dupatta to complement your dresses for wedding looks pretty, keeps you comfortable and also gives you a stylish new look. This is one trend that we feel all the 2016 brides should totally invest in! 

3. Juttis so pretty!

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Needledust changed the way we look at juttis! And their latest designs are just gorge! From pretty umbrellas to bird motifs to florals, and even dulhan ki doli, Needledust’s handcrafted collection is a must-have for every bride. Pair it up with your Mehendi outfit and we bet it’s all your guests are going to rave about. Wedding dresses for brides are incomplete without these gorgeous beauties we say.

Also read 10 Brides Who Wore The Most Beautiful Maangtikas – We LOVE!

4. A little birdie

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Image: Abhinav Mishra on Instagram

Bird motifs are still not “in your face” out there but are totally getting there. Bird print lehengas are an ideal choice for your mehendi ceremony and we’ve been noticing so many designers incorporating the trend in their designs. Chic and quirky, we are so buying this designer wedding dress for ourselves too! 

5. Ruffles are here to stay

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Image: Gaurav Gupta on Instagram

Gaurav Gupta brought back ruffles and sure has made them look good. From a ruffled saree pallu to dupattas with ruffles and even lehengas, he’s incorporated them into all latest wedding dresses. Delicate and feminine, this one’s a head turner! 

6. Wonderful wood clutches

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Image: Crazy Palette on Instagram

Say hello to wooden clutches by Crazy Palette! Sexy, chic and stylish, these clutches are sure to be the point of discussion wherever you carry them. What’s even better is that the neutral colour will go with most of your outfits.

Also read: 15 Beautiful Red Sarees Every Bride-To-Be Will LOVE!

7. Styling the cold shoulders

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Image: Manish Malhotra on Instagram

Only recently Manish Malhotra introduced us to off shoulders in Indian wear. And then came the cold shoulder style that looks equally pretty. Fierce, fun and fashionable, it can take almost any outfit from drab to fab!When it is ruling almost all dresses why leave the wedding dresses for brides behind?!

8. The elaborate maathapatti

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Image: Soranam Jewel on Instagram

The simple maangtikas have now been replaced with elaborate maathapatti’s! From colourful and quirky ones to heavier and royal pieces, the trend has been spotted on the runway and on real brides too.

So, which one’s your favourite?!
Published on Sep 30, 2016
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