In long anarkali kurtas teamed up with lehengas, saris with band-gala kurta with overlapping sides in fabrics like velvet, brocade or even in organaza with thick linning, brides can not only flaunt a trendy look but simultaneously keep themselves warm.
"Yes, it is difficult for brides to choose the perfect attire which not only makes them look elegant and beautiful but also helps in braving the freezing cold. But nowadays such trendy designs are available in fabrics that can keep brides warm. So, selecting a wedding trousseau should not be termed a problem for brides any more," designer Naina Jain, who participated in the just-concluded Celebrating Vivaha exhibition, told IANS.
Designer Mamta Rawal said that "layering of clothes is one of the trends to be watched out for in the winter, especially when it comes to the wedding trousseau".
"This year is about transformation from contemporary to modern in bridal wear. Asymmetrical hemlines with sheer layers can be teamed up with nice and elegant lehengas. Also, a bride can experiment by getting designed a nice embellished jacket that totally goes well with the lehenga. If that is not enough, one can go for leggings with nice Swarovski or pearl work and worn under the lehenga to keep warm," she said.
"Not for the marriage ceremony but for other related functions, a nice heavy sari with a matching corset can give layers to the outfit. The corset can be experimented with by converting it to a deep collar-neck corset," she added.
To beat the cold, one can also pick up a cashmere coat and heavily embroidered kurta to ease down the temperature a bit and at the same time look trendy.
"One can add dark-coloured cashmere coats for the glamorous look. Also, the best way to avoid the cold is to team up your anarkali lehanga with knee-length embroidered kurtas in bold colours," designer Monika Arora told IANS.
In fact, winter allows fashion connoisseurs to experiment with a lot of things, which is not possible in summer when people prefer lighter materials in not so loud colours. The chill gives a chance to amalgamate traditional and contemporary, says designer duo Bharat and Reshma Grover.
"The winter season is the best time for a wedding trousseau as we (Indian designers) are mixing traditional and contemporary. One can layer the wedding trousseau with floral jackets or long churi-sleeved blouses in fabrics like brocade and velvet. This will not only bring warmth but also give a slim effect to the personality," said Reshma.
After choosing the right clothes for winter, brides need to learn how to wear it right.
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