From social media presence to a globally-savvy living, we millennials have mastered and adapted every newly introduced thing in our realm. Being a generation of well travelled and independent women, our style beliefs as millennials are often associated with trends that are dictated on the runway. As we draw close to the most-coveted time of wedding with the upcoming winters, I’m dedicating this blog to all the millennial brides-to-be who seek to embody the grace of old-world with a touch of their own free-spirited mojo. A millennial woman is someone who knows her mind and heart, so her bridal choices ought to be a perfect blend of trend and tradition. If you’ve decided to ditch the fancy-schmancy cutting edge lehenga styles and surprise everyone with a dreamy entry down the aisle as a classic Indian bride, start taking notes!
With wedding destinations shifting from banquets and hotels to hometown and palaces, you have the perfect reason to go full-fledged desi with your wedding style. No matter how fashion-forward, a modern bride’s palette cannot overlook the classic essence that the big fat Indian weddings are all about. After all, the lehenga that you adorn for the traditional nuptials will pass onto generations as an heirloom ensemble. Indian bridal wear designers like Masaba, Soltee by Sulakshana Monga, Abhishek Verma, Anita Dongre amongst others are the most-coveted names on Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop for a timeless and dreamy bridal appearance.
Universal in spirit but rooted in your soul, embrace your personality in all its glory to nail the quintessential traditional bridal look naturally. Traditional conventions aren’t time bound like the trends that fluctuate every season. Vermillion reds, gold, blue, pink hues rendered with block prints, benarasi woven dupattas, handcrafted zardosi and aari work define the classic wedding palette. A quintessential lehenga style goes impeccably with the jewellery pieces of your family heirloom.
As fashionistas of Gen Y, you have a clear idea of your bridal repertoire and have well-sifted Pinterest and the gram to have the right perception of antiquated craftsmanship. Your innate understanding of its beauty is a result of your culture-loving style sensibilities. Keep the essence candidly classic without trying too hard to be vintage-inspired. Many Indian bridal wear designers are imagining antiquated nuances with elements that reckon with the new-age. Case in point: Payal Singhal, Pranay Baidya, Pink Peacock Couture are the bridal wear creators who redefine classic bridal look in a refreshingly artful way.
We millennials have a penchant for experimenting so don’t shy away from having a lot of fun too. Get playful with a mix of colours to define the embroidered details or accentuate your enchanting radiance with a pale-hued bridal ensemble to speak of classic cult with a subtle modern nudge. Think vibrant hues for a garden wedding or undertones of whites and pastels for lakeside nuptials. A traditionally customized lehenga is your effort to pay homage to the past while a refreshing colour-theme serves as a perfect bid to balance it with a modern newness.
Encapsulating holiness, legacy and time-honoured crafts is the perfect way to make your big day as a glorious bride more memorable. Stir clear from gaudy vintage looks and lehengas that weigh you down in the repute of a traditional look. The vibe of a millennial bride isn’t demure or coy so she needs an ensemble that lends enough comfort to revel freely.
Classic is the new ‘chic’ for the millennials, so having fun from walking down to aisle to the meet greet affairs and all the dancing shenanigans cannot be off the plan of action even if you are keeping the sartorial essence rooted. Embrace the best of both worlds- classic and contemporary with a dash of your millennial glam quotient.
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