AICW ’15 – Inspiration For Sister/Best Friend Of The Bride/Groom

When you are a sister or best friend of the bride or groom, there is no better thing for the wedding wardrobe because you literally have the pass to be the next best dressed after the bride herself!

If you want to go for a more traditional silhouette, but still want to play up on the drama, here’s how to do it! You can either play up with colours and a fabric heavy lehengas, or lehengas which have work done on them, but smartly and minimally.

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Anju Modi and The Heroine Collection

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The Heroine Collection and Manish Malhotra

if you do want to go all out, we recommend keeping the colour non bridal and adding a touch of non-traditionalness to the outfit, like Manish Malhotra does with the lehenga below.

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But if you really don’t want the bling, but still want to look wedding-worthy, Manish Malhotra shows us how, again! The flare of the skirt below more than makes up for the minimal work on it.

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The wedding is also the perfect time to experiment with new trends and silhouettes and the current favourite is the cape!

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Sabyasachi and Rahul Mishra

Crop tops are also quite the rage and designers have been pairing them with slimmer lehengas. Super chic vibes.

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Manish Malhotra and Varun Bahl

And last but not the least, you know those floor length anarkalis and jacket lehengas always have your back!

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Rimple and Harpreet Narula

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AICW ’15 – Wedding & Reception Lehengas For The Bride

After picking out the best Mehendi and Sangeet outfits for the bride from Amazon India Couture Week 2015 (read here), we come to the big guns for any bride – the wedding and reception!

Bridal Lehengas For The Wedding

If you are the one who wants to go regal, classic, and every bit bridal, these maroon and gold bridal lehengas would be just your things!

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Rimple and Harpreet Narula and Reynu Taandon

And if you love the regular bridal colours, but want to keep it a little lighter, these ones below are the ones for you!

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If you are looking for something more on the unusual note, these lehengas by Monisha Jaising might be your cup of tea.

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Or this blue gorgeous lehenga by Reynu Taandon

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We’re also blown away by this beautiful, red, floral lehenga with a short jacket by Anju Modi!

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And this Reynu Taandon Palazzo-Anarkali suit would be quite be quite a chic pick for Punjabi brides!

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Reception Outfits For The Bride

If you still want to go traditional lehengas, these jacket lehengas are our pick.

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And for those who want to retain the bridal-ness but want at the same time, break away from it, these lehengas offer the best of both the worlds. The work is traditional but the understated colours make for a refreshing change.

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Monisha Jaising, Rimple and Harpreet Narula and the Heroine collection

Annnnnd finally, we’re ending on a dramatic and super glamourous note with Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra. These men really know how to work the bling.

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AICW ’15 – Mehendi & Sangeet / Engagement Outfit Inspiration For The Bride

SO MANY FASHION WEEKS! So many drool worthy outfits coming your way!!

Starting with the Amazon India Couture Week 2015, we’ll begin with our picks for Mehendi and Sangeet outfitsfor the bride!

Mehendi Outfits For The Bride

If you are a bride who loves her lehengas, opt for simple, yet vibrant lehengas. Let the colour and the silhouette do the talking and keep the embroideries to minimum. We loved the classic Anju Modi lehenga and the fun, colourful lehenga from Debarun by Heroine.

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If you are a bride however who wants something lighter, easier to manage and very ‘Mehendi appropriate’ at the same time, this Varun Bal gown would be our pick. (PS: This gown is full sleeves, so for a bride-to-be wearing it on her mehendi, it may require some modifications.)

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And if you’re looking to go for something different, we loved the thought of this Rahul Mishra jacket lehenga as a Mehendi outfit – so unusual and lovely! (Again, modifications on the sleeve may be required)

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Sangeet/Engagement Outfits For The Bride

The Debarun collection by Heroine really caught our eyes. They had beautiful lehengas, and it almost seemed like they have something for every bride!

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For the brides who want to really step up their game (Come on, a wedding only happens once), this Rimple and Harpreet Narula lehenga took our breath away!

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And for the brides who want to take this opportunity to wear something spectacular, but different, these Gaurav Gupta and Sabyaschi lehengas (sort of?) would be our picks!

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(Images via FDCI & Rimple & Harpreet)

Deepika Padukone In Floral Sabyasachi Sarees For Piku Promotions

Deepika Padukone gave us two sightings of floral Sabyasachi sarees during ‘Piku’ promotions – both quite different from one another. While one had a more elegant feel to it, the other had a more happy and relaxed feel to it. We liked both!

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LFW’15 Inspiraton – Summer Wedding – Sangeet & Wedding Outfits For The Sister Of The Bride

Moving on to sangeet and the wedding, here is some solid inspiration for the sister/best friend of the bride.

We’re starting with a floral lehenga from Sabyasachi’s latest collection. Love it!

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Sabyasachi wasn’t the only one who brought on his floral game. Arpita Mehta brought it on too.

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Anushree Reddy’s lehengas are always drool worthy! They yellow one is quite wedding worthy while the pink lehenga would be perfect for a sangeet.

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If your family is chilled out, you can definitely consider being a vision in white with these three pretty white lehengas by Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy & Payal Singhal respectively.

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Manish Malhotra is a designer who often goes big on bling, but he keeps things subtle in the lehenga below. However, the dreamy addition of net over the yellow fabric still ensures a “wedding worthy” feeling.

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And our last outfit goes out to the sisters and friends who prefer anarkalis over lehengas. Crushing on this floral anarkali by Soumitra Marg.

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LFW Inspiration – Summer Wedding – Mehendi Outfits For The Bride

The Lakme Fashion Week 2015 concluded this Sunday and there were a whole lot of absolutely gorgeous outfits we came across.

So we’re breaking things down for you and bringing you the outfits that we think would be perfect, event by event, person by person. First on the list is the bride and her mehendi.

The show started with Sabyasachi and we instantly had our first mehendi outfit for the summer bride 2015 picked out.

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Winter Bride 2014-15 – Wedding Lehengas

The wedding season will soon be upon us and if you are a bride whose running behind schedule with her outfits, we’re bringing you some quick last minute inspiration in the coming few days, starting from today.

The first thing we’re starting with are the bridal outfits. It’s the smart thing to do to get this outfit sorted first. Winter weddings mean the bride can always splurge on a heavy lehenga, and we’re bringing you inspiration exactly along those lines.

We’re going to start with this epic Manish Malhotra lehenga. For the brides who want to go all out.

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And when we’re talking about going all out, how can we possibly not talk about Sabyasachi?

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And this golden lehenga. *Sigh*

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But if you’re a bride looking for something classic, with a touch of modern work, Anita Dongre lehengas are perfect for you!

Loving the shade of pink.

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We know the one below isn’t a lehenga, but it could totally be customized into one, right?

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We’re also loving these two lehengas from Ochre Sky. It’s got the perfect bling without going too over the top.

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And if you are looking for something more subtle work, but something that’s still bride worthy, this Saniya Nair lehenga hits just the spot.

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And we finish it off with two lovely lehengas from Anju Modi.

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And we fell in love with the buggys in this lehenga. Such a classic lehenga with a touch of quirkiness.

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Chamkeela Stitch Is Going To Be Back!

Hello All! I know I haven’t been around for a while. The truth is, when I started this blog, I honestly just did it for the love. But then I realised I didn’t have access and permission to use a lot of photographs, so heartbroken, with very little scope, I decided to stop blogging.

Today, when I logged in, I saw the numbers of this blog are booming! So I’ve decided to take a step back, re-work some things out, and be back with a bang in the new year! 😀 *beaming With excitement*

Have a very Happy New Year and I’ll see you guys soon!