2012 was the year of ‘Bridal’ stuff on P&B, and after months of searching, viewing photos, shopping with clients, or just indulging myself here are pictures of what stole my heart in 2012 .Remember, if you are an NRI reading this, you should check out our Bridal Shopping service (contact me at Mehak@bridesbypb.com) to know more about how this shopping service can help you- whether you are coming down toIndia or not !
*The Horizontal Bands Bridal Lehengas
Traditionally, lehengas have always had work done vertically across different kali’s , but 2012 was really the year of ‘ Horizontal’ for some reason. Multicolored horizontal bands of work, in various patterns and textures really jumped out wherever i went. This Anamika Khanna outfit is the classic example of that trend- a gorgeous ink blue and hot pink with gold detailing.
The Sharara/ Gharara Trend for Sangeet and Engagement Lehengas
Sharara’s and Gharara’s ruled the Sangeet Lehenga world. They were literally EVERYWHERE from the famous Manish Malhotra Katrina Kaif replica’s , to the more traditional Charu Parasher ones, the skirt with the long top silhouette really soared to popularity, and possibly because its such a flattering style on pretty much all body types ! I also think 2012 was sort of the year of ‘ Pakistani’ styles in Indian fashion- right from Pallazo style suits , to the more Nikah silhouettes like above.
The Return to Basic Bridal Lehengas
This gorgeous , classic red and white lehenga by a studio in Delhi , is just a little whiff of the ” Return to Basics” Trend like i like to call it. The overly ornate, crystal embellishments took a backseat, the heavy embroidery took a back seat, and the classic red and white lehenga but with a more modern form, a contrasting choli and a simple dupatta was back in vogue and i absolutely loved it. This particular piece is actually one of my absolute favourites.
The Pastel lehengas
With the choice of so many brides preferring to have morning/ afternoon pheras before reception, softer colors of lehengas like these two gorgeous pieces by a Mumbai Designer Duo called Jade were the choice of many. I absolutely adore the mint green one on the right ! So pretty! But so expensive !
I ADORED all the gorgeous, multicolored , bright mehendi outfits that everyone wore. From DIY, to ready made i really wish i had out more thought into my own mehendi outfit after seeing all the cute options available.
Floral Bridal Lehenga
Pallavi Jaikishan brought Floral Back , and i fell for it hook line and sinker. So much so that my own lehenga was floral patterned . It wasnt a pallavi jaikishan, but hey it will do ! ;)
LOVED Sabya’s recent range of simple, banarsi lehenga skirts with ornate, jewelled blouses. Who needs jewellery when your blouse has a ton of jewels on it itself. It was just so unique and different, and had this come out when i was buying my sangeet outfit, i would have definitely opted for this.
Love the colors, a big fan of the Paisley pattern and adore the yellow dupatta. I think this would look really gorgeous as an anarkali for a day wedding as well!
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