With designers introducing stunning curation for bridesmaids and celebrities serving stellar looks at weddings, demure colour-coordinated maid-of-honour appearances are now a thing of the past. There is ample room for the personalities of the bridal crew to shine with a distinct style sense. Much like the bride, you’ll need to dress to the nines to share the spotlight. Besides, the role will also demand you to be your BFF’s knight in shining armour whenever desired. So, if dealing with discrepancies is going to be in your POA, you have got to wear a comfy look that also pivots into a stunning look. If you’re overwhelmed by the multitude of styles trending right now, here’s an edit for sartorial inspiration for every bridesmaid who seeks the limelight.
Bridesmaid inspired by Barbiecore
Indian bridesmaids are stepping into the world of whimsy, embracing the essence of Barbiecore in ethnic looks. Think vibrant hues, light and exquisite embellishments and cinematic glamour that make you enter the wedding like a star at a couture affair. Cedar & Pine displays gleaming embroideries on wispy lehengas that are as elegant and effortless. A shimmering lehenga in neon tone by Seema Gujral is perfect to lead the bride tribe on the big day.
Glamorous Maid of Honour
Exuding a magnetic allure, this bridesmaid draws inspiration from the glamorous iterations of Indian ensembles. Say yes to innovatively draped saris for an effortless charm, bustier blouses with a hint of glamour, or sheer capes that cast an ethereal spell. An artsy sari by Tarun Tahiliani is bound to leave a trail of enchantment as you follow the bride down the aisle. A dramatic blouse and draped sari ensemble from 431:88 by Shweta Kapoor can offer the most effortless look for a bridesmaid on duty.
The Culturally-Rooted Bridesmaid
If your choices veer towards traditional ensembles, let intricate hand embroideries and heritage weaves dictate your style statement. Give a graceful nod to tradition in a six-yard sari or an exquisite floor-length anarkali, evoking an aura of heritage and rituals. A voluminous anarkali by Ritu Kumar is something a fashionista like Sonam Kapoor would bid on. Similarly, Jayanti Reddy’s handcrafted couture ensembles are ideal to keep it rooted yet charming.
The Free-Spirited Bridesmaid
If you’re the ambassador of bohemian and free-spirited, lean towards fusion styles for unfettered appeal through the celebrations. Trade your classic blouses for corsets, bustier or crop tops and bet on reprised jumpsuits for a standout look. Papa Don’t Preach lines up the perfect collection to harmonise with the vision of modern bridesmaids. Payal Singhal’s backless tops and lehenga set with embellishments are not only stylish but also perfect for multitasking.
For The Spotlight-Ready Style Maven
Adorned in resplendent voluminous lehengas and statement jewellery, the maximalist bridesmaid mirrors the grandeur of wedding celebrations. If you’re curating looks with meticulous detailing, invest in a Vvani by Vani Vats creation to take over the stage. Alternatively, you can add a dash of vivacity and glamour to the dance floor in a twirl-worthy Abhinav Mishra lehenga ensemble.
Using this captivating edit as a sartorial mood board, Indian bridesmaids can redefine elegance, blending the allure of contemporary styles for the cherished tradition of sharing the spotlight with the bride.