rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Getahead » Poll: The best bridal design this wedding season!

Poll: The best bridal design this wedding season!

Last updated on: November 17, 2010 11:14 IST

Poll: The best bridal design this wedding season!

     Next

Next

Presenting the best bridal fashions by top-notch Indian designers for this year -- which do you think is the best?

Brides across the country are working up a sweat trying to ensure the biggest day of their lives passes smoothly.

And of course, we all know how seriously they take their trousseau -- if the groom doesn't show up, they'll get over it, but if there's something wrong with the bridal ensemble, it's the end of the world!

So to make things just a tad easier for all you lovely ladies out there, we bring you India's best couturiers and their awe-inspiring creations. Take a look and cast your vote for the undisputed bridal ace!

We start off with this stunning ghagara and bikini choli by Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor, who ditched the traditional red for a lemony yellow, with rich silver embroidery. You're sure to stand out in this one!

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
     Next

Worthy of a princess

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Not one to be outdone, Manish Malhotra offers up vivid gold and red on an ivory background.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Manish Malhotra creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Classic white

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Duo Ashima-Leema go the white wedding route with this fusion number -- a gold corset, with a white skirt cinched at the waist and draped around one side to give the illusion of a dupatta.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Ashima-Leema creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Autumnal beauty

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

For the bride who prefers a green-and-gold combo, we have this lovely lehenga by Archana Kochhar.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Archana Kochhar creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Opulent and elegant

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Channeling the jacket-sari trend for this season, Abhi-Rahul got it just right with this sheer threadwork drape and opulent silk jacket.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Abhi-Rahul creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

Reverie in blue

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Jaya Misra also decided to part ways with red this year, creating instead a sheen-tinged blue lehenga with snug velour blouse.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Jaya Misra creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Midnight musings

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Designer Anita Dongre took things a step further with this black ghagara choli as part of her bridal collection -- never seen an Indian bride in midnight hues so far, but hey, there's always a first, right?

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Anita Dongre creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

It's not always about bling

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Substituting embellishments with sharp cuts and exquisite tailoring, we have this stand-apart number from Vijay Balhara.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Vijay Balhara creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
Prev     Next

Ruffle it right

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

If fusion styles appeal to you, this ruffled gown from Falguni and Shane Peacock, complete with ethnic jacket should do perfectly.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Falguni and Shane Peacock creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Swirls of vibrancy

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Nisha Sagar went the customary route, with a swirling ghagara choli in bright hues of red, green, blue and gold. The chief appeal, though, hangs in that richly embroidered, strategically draped dupatta.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Nisha Sagar creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Plush mesh

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Arpan Vohra placed emphasis on exquisite silver mesh with this crimson floor-sweeping ensemble.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Arpan Vohra creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

Svelte stunner

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

For fab-bodied, bold brides, this Riyaz Gangji lehenga should hold plenty of allure.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Riyaz Gangji creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Mixing it up

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

With her love of vivacious colour, it shouldn't be difficult to discern this pink and blue mix is the work of Neeta Lulla.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Cut-away couture

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Leaving a classic ghagara to flow luxuriously, Abhishek Dutta adds the 'x' factor by teaming it with a cut-away bodysuit.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Abhishek Dutta creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Mermaid mystery

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Satya Paul's Puneet Nanda reaffirms his reputation for ethnic elegance with this beautiful green-gold lehenga.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Satya Paul creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

Folk fantasy

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Rich fabrics, jewel tones and traditional cuts characterise this offering from Anupamaa Dayal's Rajasthani-inspired line.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: An Anupamaa Dayal creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

Beaded beige

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Rocky S brought his own vision of an Indian bride to the ramp with this beaded, slit gown, complete with tasseled boa.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Rocky S creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Contemporary chic

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Designer Krishna Mehta also showcased the jacket trend with this gold-crimson combination, sure to create an impression.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Krishna Mehta creation
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera
Prev     Next

Burst of bling

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Bright tulle and metallic embellishments come together in a rich array on this one-sided Shantanu and Nikhil number.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Shantanu and Nikhil creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Demure and deep-hued

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Shyamal and Bhumika get it right with this demure ghagara choli in deep maroon, overlaid with intricate embroidery.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Shyamal and Bhumika creation
Photographs: Dominic Xavier
Prev     Next

Ethnic overture

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

In his trademark mix of fabrics, layers and colours, Vikram Phadnis offers up a swirling ensemble worthy of any bride.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Vikram Phadnis creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Ravishing red

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Rehane keeps it unaffected with a vibrant red drape, sporting cutwork border and worn over a soft velour choli.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes on the last page of the slideshow.


Image: A Rehane creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Standing out and apart

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

And finally, we have a ghagara choli from Sonia Gohil in mesmerising crimson and black, with silver lame sleeves and colourful embroidery.

Move on to the next slide and register your votes.


Image: A Sonia Gohil creation
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant
Prev     Next

Cast your vote!

Prev     More

So which do you think is the best bridal this season? Take the poll below and let us know!


Image: Vote for your favourite bridal

Prev     More