A bride, at today’s age, is as shy and frightened as she was 200 years ago; the only difference is, back then she didn’t know what she wanted, she didn’t even know if she had the right to expect anything. Even their clothes were not designed to appease. This story is also for the iconoclasts among us. Today, brides walk with their hearts beating but if broken they won’t shy away. What they wear comes from who they are and not what the society is. So when BlabberCat collaborated with Kalighata, we wanted to depict summer wedding and occasion wear looks, right in the middle of nature, between rocks and boulders, tropical heat and mud and breeze, Because that’s what we Indian women are made off.
For some of us love is serene, it’s almost like mediation.
The Minty Mermaid - Wearing aqua colours in net with a boat neck and descending sequins embroidery.
For some love is passion and fiery.
Tree Boota lehenga - Wearing a heavy traditional bridal lehenga with soft pink net dupatta. Red and pink is a tricky combination to carry off and neither can be too bright. The entire jaal of bootas at the bottom will look beautiful on any bride. This dupatta, when covers the head, is light weight and pretty.
The more shape your personality has, the more command your outfit has.
Peacock blue twinkle flower - Wearing a royal blue gown. It comes with a dupatta but we styled it without. The beauty of various leaves, stems and buds make a beautifully hand-crafted almost painting like gown. Red carpet to formal ethnic occasions, this is our favourite evening look. Best for outdoor evening events.
The cape is not a new concept, in fact capes have been worn since the start of time and the shorter cloaks we wear these days were originally worn to protect the finer garments or from the weather. However, the cape these days function to add layers, movement and omit the inconvenience of dupatta, especially for a chaotic event.
Line Cape lehenga - This Argyle purple is definitely our colour crush. The vertical lines at the skirt add texture, height and almost a plait effect. The cape has detailed floral embroidery and ends with a frill-like wave
175 years ago, it was the iconoclastic Queen Victoria who chose a colour of purity and innocence over red as a bridal colour. And today we see a lot of brides in India also opting for more soothing colours such as peach, light pink, ivory and gold for their main bridal look.
Wearing - Peach floral gown - a solid gold sequins off-shoulder top half with delicate work waist down in a peach tinge. For a destination wedding it makes a great bridal look if you want to opt for something Victorian or can even be worn for Mehendi or cocktail.
Soft and stern, the summary of each one of us today.
Blue Willow - Wearing a double layered lehenga with amesh blouse and statement dupatta with metallic fringes. Inspired by the chandelier at a forest. The dupatta is separate but we wanted to show the twist in the blouse and show a wide-spread view of the work on the dupatta so draped it like a cape. The break in layers helps especially when the entire outfit is one solid colour.