The Coronavirus pandemic has left the world at a standstill and many plans had to be halted. From weddings to study plans to travelling plans and everything we had planned for the year 2020, everything had to be postponed and now we await things to go back to normal. While many parts of the world have started to reopen, there are many others that are experiencing a second wave and going back into lockdown. With many plans being put on hold, many opted to change plans. Many couples tied the knot in quarantine at a smaller scale, keeping social distancing in mind.
Moving forward, the norm we once knew will no longer be the same. The way we interact with each other will change, the way we attend events will change and the way we celebrate special occasions too will change. If recent trends are anything to go by, we believe weddings will become an intimate affair with just close friends and family in attendance. Could this also mean that bridal couture trends will take a new turn and change in accordance with the way we host events? Fashion the world over has changed and the recent situation surrounding the pandemic has been taken into consideration by designers when designing new collections.
As far as weddings are concerned, bridal collections too are being subjected to change and adjustments. With smaller, more intimate weddings, brides may now start opting for more simpler outfits, more sophisticated designs and move away from the traditional colours and fully worked ensembles. This could be a refreshing change and we think we’re ready to welcome new styles and designs which will cater to brides in the post Covid era. With that being said, we rounded up some trends we think can be adopted by brides to be in wedding seasons to come.
Bold colours, minimal embroidery
We’re used to seeing brides clad in heavy ensembles, featuring lots of embellishments, beadwork, sequins and the works; oftentimes being unable to walk in their outfits. While these bridal outfits look stunning and are the perfect way to mark your big day, is it really an outfit you will repeat? Is it really something you see yourself wearing to someone else’s wedding? Opting for something that is more versatile and light means you can wear it again and this will make your choice more cost-effective. It is also important in this day and age to opt for more sustainable choices so an outfit that can be repeated is the way forward. Pretty embroidery is the perfect way to stand out as a bride, especially when it is adorned on a rich fabric in a bold colour.
A nude palette
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While some may disagree, opting for a nude palette gives you the room to play around with your hair, makeup and jewellery. A nude palette is subtle, it gives you many other options to enhance the aesthetic of the ensemble. A subtle colour is also the perfect way to contrast with bold colours. For example, a nude colour can be teamed with emeralds, rubies or diamonds. Alternatively, it can also be coupled with layers of pearls, kundun and gold. A nude palette also allows you to go heavier on the makeup. If for example you opt for a red bridal, teaming it with a red lip can go wrong. With nude colours however, a bold lip or a smokey eye can be played around with to achieve that statement making look.
A stunning sari
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A desi bride has always been expected to turn up on her wedding day in a traditional lengha and conventional bridal colours. The reds, the jewel tones, the heavily embellished lengha and the layered jewellery. But change is coming and more brides are opting for more unconventional, understated looks. The perfect example of an understated look which also makes an everlasting statement is none other than an elegant sari. Saris exude grace and poise almost effortlessly and it is yet another piece of clothing that can be worn again and is a timeless classic. Saris can be teamed with statement jewelllery and makeup and is ideal when styled with a sleek bun.
What look would you try as a modern bride?