Summer Indian Bridal Fashion for the Minimalist Bride
For those who know me well, I’m a huge fan of personalised wedding and bridal shopping services. So, today it gives me so much pleasure to be having talented, certified image consultant, Meha Bhargava of Styl Inc. to talk to us about Summer Indian bridal fashion for the minimalist bride to be.
Meha and her team have been catering to South Asian families from India and abroad for several years now. Since the concept inception in 2018, she has shopped for families in New York, Texas, California, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, Ireland, Serbia, Baku, Sydney and Melbourne. Meha has even travelled abroad to style brides and grooms on the day of their wedding.
Being pioneers in the industry of wedding styling and personal shopping, Meha’s goal is to ensure that your shopping trip is not only stress-free, but well organised and efficient.
Today, Meha has kindly offered to share her tips for the minimalist bride.
Both of us anticipate brides, grooms and their families will keep wedding celebrations fairly low-key for some time and the modern take on traditional weddings will set to continue into 2021 as well.
Here in Australia in particular, our heat is excruciating, so we are encouraging brides to feel comfortable on their big day. Opt for fresh, Summer Indian bridal fashion looks that are chic and timeless.
Certified image consultant and founder of Styl Inc. Meha Bhargava
Here’s just a snippet overview of what the future beholds for us. An era where everything will be different. People, things, our surroundings will change. In turn, fashion will be affected to a large extent. Brides, grooms and their family and friends will make a conscious effort to move toward minimalism.
The Summer wedding season will see a rise in small religious, home and court weddings. In turn the bridal wear will be appropriate to the restricted minimal gathering. Under these circumstances, understated attires will rule. Add your own unique personal style to create a comfortable and fashionable look.
This is the “new normal” after all.
Summer Indian bridal fashion is all about comfort. Comfort is key and the minimalist bride in particular, will want to achieve the right balance for her entire look.
We at Styl Inc firmly believe in leaving spaces for the brides’ true personality to shine out. Gone are the days of dressing up heavily from top to bottom. It not only restricts you, but moves the focus from your natural self.
I want to focus on a few key upcoming Summer Indian bridal fashion looks for the minimalist bride which I see trending come 2021.
The Vintage Minimalist Bride
You can’t mess up a vintage bridal fashion look. Vintage is always a classic. Evergreen and time immemorial pieces handed over by generations, hold a very special place in a brides heart. When we mention the word “vintage,” we trace back to your mother’s wardrobe.
Your mothers sarees, lehenga or vintage outfits hold a lot more value than any designer outfit. Pair it with heirloom pieces, including jewellery such as a naath or borla and you have created a beautiful vintage look.
This is the ultimate Summer Indian bridal fashion look for the minimalist bride.
The Unconventional Minimalist Bride
There’s a lot out there on social media and print or online publications about how to create the “perfect bridal look”, and it’s sad that we often forget to explore ourselves and focus on the true meaning on why we are getting married. You want to have fun on your wedding day.
Minimalism allows you to experiment and step aside from the basics that have been imbedded in almost every Indian or South Asian bride. Forget being over the top. Set a fashion statement by wearing a different silhouette, or a bold colour choice. Be sure to set a fashion statement.
With minimal embroideries and maximum grace, you are bound to shine at your wedding. This is where the beautiful brocade and Banarsi steps in.
The Experimental Minimalist Bride
The experimental minimalist bride has got to be our favourite style. The brides who ditch the conservative lehenga concept. Unapologetically experiment with suits, sarees, and shararas and so on. For upcoming wedding seasons, we certainly foresee intimate and small weddings being the way forward. The necessity to wear a lehenga will be a less popular choice. Therefore, brides can shift toward wearing more comfortable attires, for instance anarkalis or the evergreen saree.
The Chic Minimalist Bride
It is all a matter of how you put your bridal fashion together. For the ones who have fantasized about hosting a grand wedding and wearing your dream designer lehenga, please do not get disheartened. Select the gorgeous dream lehenga, but balance it out.
The simplest way is to go for either top or bottom heavy. If you want to select a heavily embroidered lehenga, you can have a plain sharply cut blouse design and opt for a light dupatta. Alternatively, this works the other way too.
A monotone plain lehenga can also be paired with a heavily embroidered dupatta.
Combinations such as these are sure shot head turners for Summer.
How good were these tips! Thank you so much to Meha and the team of Styl Inc. for taking the time out to share your thoughts on Summer Indian bridal fashion for the minimalist bride.
We want to briefly state that the same can be translated for grooms to be as well.
At such a crazy time during our lives, it’s so important to take a step back and process the true meaning of getting married for you and your partner.
It’s truly difficult to say when exactly when we’ll be able to return to India or parts of South East Asia to shop freely for our weddings, but for the time being, I would like to encourage our couples and their families to kindly contact Meha and the team to see how they can accommodate for your needs. Alternatively, we can set up a consultation time for you. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hear more about the process.
Meha is an Image Management professional in India, personal shopper and wedding stylist at Styl Inc. She’s a fashion communication graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, who also holds several international certifications. Through Styl Inc. Meha and her team shop and design a comprehensive trousseau for the modern bride and groom and their families. You can keep up with Styl Inc. over at @styl_bymeha