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9 Zara Hatke Outfits If You Want To Ditch The Heavy Lehenga For Your Wedding

khushboo sharmakhushboo sharma  |  Jan 13, 2022
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Yards and yards of glossy fabric, unbelievably heavy embellishments, and enough cancan to make the skirt stand on its own–sounds like the recipe of an Indian bridal outfit, right? Now, we should start by establishing that no judgements for those who like to go all out and heavy in the bridal finery department. We honestly stan you queens for being all daring and giving us some really grand looks to marvel at. However, this story is for the brides who like to steer clear of everything heavy and associated with the traditional image of an Indian bride. 

Here’s the thing–just because most brides opt for heavily gilded wedding outfits, doesn’t mean that is the only way. Last time we checked, you can wear whatever the heck you want to for your wedding day. Well, jokes apart, we just sat down to pick bridal fits that are anything but heavy (or basic) and it has been a rewarding exercise. Surprising as it might sound, the world is your oyster when you are an experimental, fuss-free bride and here are nine fits to prove just that.

Starting Strong With Ridhi Mehra 

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If we are here to play around with unconventional then why not start with something appropriately off-beat for a bride? To us, this burgundy velvet anarkali definitely feels like a great start. The outfit is simple and yet so grand owing to its gorgeous hue and pleated detail.

Glamm Add On: Embroidered Rose Gold Clutch

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Pair your velvet anarkali with this intricately embellished clutch by Amyra for an appropriately statement bridal look. It is the metal rock rose that stands out for us as the highlight of this dainty accessory.

Not So Basic Banarasi

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A modern take on the bridal classic, this Banarasi kadua saree by Banaras-e-thaan is as exquisite as it gets. The lustrous silk drape features geometrical weaves that add a contemporary touch to its traditional charms. This is a great pick for any bride who wants to invest in an heirloom saree that will always make her stand out from the crowd. Wear this beauty with an embellished blouse in bottle green and everyone will be talking about your steller bridal look for days.

Glamm Add On: Gold Kohlapuris

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It is the appliqué floral embroidery on this pair of Fizzy Goblet Kohlapuris that makes it the perfect bridal find. Just imagine these beauties on your henna decked feet and you’d be sold. 

Saree But Make It Sharara

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If you have ever been enamoured with the idea of a white wedding, this unique sharara saree by Ridhima Bhasin is sure to catch your fancy. We love the embroidered long sleeves blouse and how the strategically draped organza gives it volume and an ethereal appeal.

Glamm Add On: Emerald Necklace

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Coloured gemstones are the easiest way to spruce up an all-white outfit and this tennis necklace by Prakshi would prove to be an exquisite add on. This is an investment piece perfect for those who do not like heavy gold jewellery and would rather buy something more versatile. 

Just Like Katrina Kaif

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Anyone who loved Katrina Kaif’s floral lace Sabyasachi saree from her sundowner party should consider this organza drape by Kalki Fashion. The scalloped edges are elevating the saree’s charm and you can recreate a similar look by going for a generously embellished full-sleeved blouse. 

Glamm Add On: Unique Sapphire Ring

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We recommend that you add just a tinge of contrast to this otherwise pristine look with statement jewellery. The Bloom Gravepine two-finger ring would be perfect to take inspiration from.

Handloom Lehenga

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A handloom lehenga choli packs in all the charms of a hand-embroidered bridal outfit minus the weight and that’s a definite upside for anyone. 

Glamm Add On: Gold Sequin Potli 

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Elevate your handloom lehenga look with this gold sequin potli bag that comes decked with a generous drizzle of pearls and sitaras on a net base. 

Hand Embroidered Albeit Breezy

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If you are in awe of hand embroidery but too scared to drag a 20 kg lehenga on your D-day, this Raw Mango outfit should be the one for you. Intricately adorned with aari embroidery on mota silk, this one is a sight to behold and pretty light to carry.

Glamm Add On: Borla Mathapatti

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Add on to the traditional appeal of your outfit with this kundan and polki studded borla matha patti by Neeti Mohan.

Anarkali Plus Sharara

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From the intricate embroidery to the anarkalisharara pairing, everything about this outfit exudes a very modern-day princess vibe and we are here for it. The soft pastel hue and the perfect pairing of organza and chiffon give this Devika Bhayana ensemble a truly ethereal feel and this would be the perfect fit for your day wedding.

Glamm Add On: Whimsical Juttis

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A princessy dress deserves fairytale accessories and on that note, we raise to you India’s very own version of the Cinderella shoe–Needledust juttis.

Sharara Sharara

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Few garments will prove to be as fitting for your gurudwara wedding as this red embroidered sharara set by Tarun Tahiliani. We love how the halter cut neck design gives the otherwise traditional outfit a touch of edge thus setting it out from the rest.

Glamm Add On: Elaborate Gold Bangles

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Solid, stand-out bangles would go perfectly with your bridal sharara and we recommend this pair of artisanal gold bangle set by Joules.

Pink Wedding Finds

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White weddings are nice and all but guess what? No one is stopping you from throwing a pink wedding bash either. In fact, we actively encourage it for the love of pink and just how beautifully the hue photographs. Top on our wishlist is this Tamaraa By Tahini outfit that is equal parts dreamy and breezy. 

Glamm Add On: Dreamy Potli Bag 

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Take the dreamy quotient of your pink bridal attire up by several notches with this Amyra potli dipped in ice-cream hues. 

So, brides-to-be, all set to turn heads with your unique bridal fits?

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