Hey girls, welcome back! Don’t we all love the classic Royal Indian bridal look? Most of the top designers in India have experimented with the Royal Indian Bridal look. From anarkalis; panelled dressed; velvets and silks; to opulent zardozis; and elaborate fine hand embroideries, the Royal Indian Bridal look is one that is classic and timeless.
Raw materials; jewel-toned colours; angarkha cuts; old fashioned cholis and semi precious stones also go into making the Royal bridal look one that is most desirable for an Indian bride. In my opinion, Sabyasachi and JJ Valaya are two designers who have mastered this style. While Sabya’s garments are ethereal and intricate; JJ Valaya’s designs are luxurious and rich.
Rich fabrics like royal raw silk; brocades; zari; velvet; jamawar and benarsi silk, when combined with intricate motifs and traditional embroidery like gota patti, badla work and resham handwork create an aura of opulence and drama reminiscent of the erstwhile Mughal and Victorian times.
3 WAYS TO WORK THIS LOOK
1. Make sure you accessorize this look with a bold bindi or matha-patti or gorgeous kundan or polki jewellery.
2. You can use two dupattas (one to drape over the head and the other across the shoulder) to get a more resplendent royal look.
3. Else, opt for a heavy flair at the bottom (add layers of can-can to the skirt of the lehenga) to get a majestic maharani feel to the lehenga.
THE ROYAL COLOUR PALETTE
Maroon, Brick Red, Fuchsia, Orange, Yellow and Emerald green are most popular colours used by designers for Royal look.
Here is a stunning design by JJ Valaya.
Dazzling lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani.
FABRICS AND DESIGN
Raw silk, Brocade, Zari, Velvet, Jamawar and Benarsi silk are commonly used to create stunning masterpieces in this style. Impeccable craftsmanship, intricate embroideries, great amount of detailing and embellishments make such lehengas just like wearable art!
If you’re going for a royal Indian bridal look, try working with colours like gold and copper. Gold borders, gold patchwork, antique gold embroidery adds to the royal charm.
RIGHT FABRIC+RIGHT COLOUR+ PERFECT DESIGN+RIGHT EMBELLISHMENTS= ROYAL INDIAN BRIDAL WEAR
MWP TIP: The Royal Indian Bride is about classic and elegant dressing. It’s all about wearing fabrics and designs that are timeless. How about wearing your mother’s wedding sari combined with a modern blouse? Or a flared skit with a fitted choli?
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