White is right for Delhi brides!
Move over red and maroons. This wedding season, white is the colour for fashion forward brides. The trend took over the ramp a few seasons ago. Bollywood divas such as Soha Ali Khan and Bipasha Basu also wore white lehengas on their weddings. And now, city brides, too, are wearing white on their D-day to make a style statement.
Designers say that earlier white was not considered auspicious for brides in India, but that’s changing now. “Sensibilities have changed. Brides are willing to shed inhibitions and experiment with their trousseau. White is a great shade, and if it works well for a bride, there’s no reason why they would not go for it,” says designer Harpreet Narula.
Designer Tarun Tahiliani says that white makes an elegant statement. “White lehengas in jacquard, sheer silk, soft net and chanderi evoke fantasy and romance,” he says. Designer Ritu Kumar says that white lehengas are very much in demand. “Girls are asking for white lehengas for their destination weddings,” she says.
Brides say the colour has a unique advantage — it stands out. “I wore white for my wedding because I didn’t want to look like every other bride,” says Aakriti Gupta, who got married last month. Designer Kresha Bajaj also designed a white lehenga for her wedding which inspired many brides to try the trend.
I went for a white lehenga because it spells elegance. I had many brides asking for a similar lehenga after they saw mine KRESHA BAJAJ, DESIGNER
(Clockwise): Sannah Rajpurohit went for a white Sabyasachi lehenga; designer Kresha Bajaj wore her own design; Aakriti Gupta went for a white Anushree Reddy lehenga Actor Soha Ali Khan had rocked in an off-white lehenga paired with a peach dupatta