We cannot say about marriages, but perfect weddings are surely made in heaven and also, cold, winter months. There is something inherently festive about winter/fall celebrations. The mellow sun, the crisp breeze, and the general atmosphere of revelry all work together to create magic. Plus, there is just so much that you can explore wardrobe-wise. Jewel hues, opulent silks, and glitter embellishments–literally the world is your oyster when it comes to winter/fall bridal dress up so much so that you might very well end up getting confused. After all, there are just so many options to choose from!
Well, just in case you are a winter bride-to-be who is currently scratching her head over the vast array of confusing choices, we have got you covered. We recently reached out to ace couturier Anushree Reddy to help us with a cheat sheet on fall/winter bridal finery and this is exactly what you need. On and do read, in case if the idea of winter weddings scares the bejesus out of you. Rest assured, Anushree’s expert tips will have you ditching summertime shindig for a winetry fête. Here you go:
Known for her floral prints and extensive use of colour contrasts, Anushree Reddy surely is the authority on all things bridal dress-up with a vibrant collection that goes perfectly with winter weddings. According to her, here are the top three bridal trends that fall/winter brides should look out for:
Fall/winter is when brides can go all out and pick from the whole colour palette. You can choose brights for the day and dark tones for evening affairs or a combination of both. As Anushree explains, “I think my first favourite trend for winter would have to be contrasting colours. Maybe a maroon outfit with a rose gold dupatta, or a bottle green with a gold dupatta, sunshine yellow with maroon embroidery, or even light pink and dark purple.” As per the designer, it’s the best time to mix and match. That said, classic red is always in style and you can think of pairing a pastel lehenga with a deep red dupatta or vice versa for a unique look.
Floral print in bridal wear is the second trend that you should be looking out for. “Since we continue to have intimate affairs brides can definitely work with simpler, more muted embroidery that isn’t over the top, yet looks rich and delicate when layered with a floral print. Dark floral patterns on light fabrics and vice versa is definitely something worth experimenting with,” says Anushree.
The third trend would be scalloped hem lehengas. Scalloped hems require impeccable craftsmanship and thus have a luxe appeal to them. “I personally love those and believe they look very trendy, especially when done in pastels, finished off with dark embroidery around the edges,” says Anushree.
Now that you are covered in the trend department, here are some Anushree Reddy approved tips that will help you curate the perfect trousseau:
Okay, brides-to-be, this is major–how about we tell you that we can help you with an elaborate trousseau list complete with gorgeous fits all approved by Anushree? No, we aren’t kidding! The designer just shared her picks for all the pre-wedding and wedding festivities and here is the much-coveted list:
Anushree recommends that you take the ethereal route for your engagement party and recommends a head-to-toe ivory outfit. The pearl work lehenga recommended by her has a white wedding appeal to it and the off-shoulder blouse further accentuates it. You can pair this outfit with emerald jewels for a truly standout look.
The designer is all for flower power for the mehendi function and recommended a lightweight albeit striking outfit for the occasion.
It is a scalloped lehenga complete with a cutwork dupatta that happens to be Anushree’s top choice for the wedding day. The designer is all for contrast and suggests that you jazz it up with a touch of pink.
For the reception party, Anushree suggests that you go for dreamy pastels like powder pink, mint, and lemon. She has recommended a baby pink lehenga with a crew neck net blouse that has a transparent panel on the shoulder area and looks every bit exquisite.
Lastly, remember to pick up outfits that you feel the most confident in. After all, nothing suits a bride better than confidence and a million-dollar smile, right?
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