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How to create a mindful bridal trousseau

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The clothes and accessories in a bridal trousseau are meant to harmonise with the bride’s multifaceted lifestyle after the wedding. The sartorially-savvy brides of today have an approach that reflects their ethos, style sensibilities, traditional roots and preference for long-term sustainability. Designers are offering a covetable mix of forever staples while also initiating ethical practises to the bridal market. Aashni + Co translates this vision into an exclusive edit of mindful trousseau must-haves.

Covetable Saris

saris

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Hemang Agrawal; Dev R Nil; Seema Gujral; Pink Peacock Couture; Bhumika Sharma 

From rooted handwoven six yards to concept silhouettes, a mix of classic and modern saris will be the MVP of your trousseau. For brides with a penchant for handloom collectables, a Hemang Agarwal sari ensemble is one for the ages.  Contemporary meets classic in Seema Gujral’s blush pink net saris, a true modern heirloom. The sombre appeal of the pastel colours and muted embellishments in Dev R Nil and Pink Peacock Couture saris will outlive fads.

Practical & Pretty Kurtas 

Kurtas

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Sabyasachi; Maayera Jaipur; Anita Dongre; Pink City by Sarika; Rohit Bal

Choosing your wardrobe staples consciously so that you can wear and re-wear them is an ideal approach to instil sustainability in your choices. If you’re an agenda-driven bride, champion indigenous craftsmanship with signature Tilla kurtas or block-printed ensembles by Maayera Jaipur. A Pink City by Sarika gota patti kurta or a traditional bandhani ensemble by Anita Dongre is also a winning addition for lovers of traditional craft. Kalidars and kurta churidar sets by Sabyasachi and Rohit Bal are long-lasting classics that can be reached out for time and again.

Celebratory All-Rounders

all rounders

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Concept Sari by Abraham & Thakore; Skirt Set by Varun Bahl; Kaftan by The Boozy Button; Dress by Amit Aggarwal; Kaftan by Itrh, Lehenga by Sana Barreja

Clever investments in Indo-western looks will make sure that you’re never left astray through year-round festivities. Kaftans are keepers. Count on a colourful number like The Boozy Button signature to deliver a dressy look for intimate festivities as well as resort getaways. RSVPed to a beachside wedding? Choose between a kaftan top and lehenga ensemble by Sana Barreja or an ornate one-and-done Itrh kaftan to match the bohemian theme. You can place your bets on elegant dresses by Amit Aggarwal for enviable evening looks. While conceptual ensembles by Abraham & Thakore will serve your free-spirited personality, a red jacket set by Varun Bahl will exemplify your bridal glow for the next wedding in the family.

Festive-Ready Accessories

Accessories

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Sneakers by Saree Sneakers; Bracelet by GBS Gehna; Kolhapuris by Kkarma by Kabir Varma; Earrings by Lotus Suutra Jewellery; Potli Bags by The Pink Potli, Vareli Bafna 

A mix of versatile accessories and traditional jewellery pieces can be the soul of every bridal trousseau. Invest in a couple of distinctive potli bags that you can carry to any social gathering, and bespoke jewellery pieces you will cherish for years. This beautifully speckled cuff bracelet from GBS Gehna will pair perfectly with opulent festive wear, while a pair of chandbaalis from Lotus Suutra Jewellery will add a winning accent to any ensemble. The strikingly quirky range of kicks by Saree Sneakers promise a cool girl vibe for the festivities ahead. A pair of ornate kolhapuris from Kkarma by Kabir Varma will quickly become your wear-with-anything staple.

Shop for your bridal trousseau at Aashni + Co.