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What were they thinking? The WORST of Bridal Fashion Week!

Last updated on: December 09, 2013 14:13 IST

What were they thinking? The WORST of Bridal Fashion Week!

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Fashion designers too get it wrong sometimes! Our pick of the not-so-happening outfits from the India Bridal Fashion Week

The recently-concluded Bridal Fashion Week, held in Mumbai, witnessed some really innovative ideas manifest on the ramp.

Which is not to say that it was without its share of missteps and fashion fails (Yeah, those happen ON the ramp as well).

Here then, is a look at some of the designs that made little to no sense and stuck out as sore thumbs.

Glitter good

This risque Gaurav Gupta creation had us wondering exactly what occasion in a wedding or in its run-up does this dress fit in.

Tasteful much?



Image: A Gaurav Gupta creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Neeta Lulla

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While anyone will clearly abstain from wearing this exceedingly bizarre outfit for any occasion, the colour, lace-work, puffed sleeves and the satin are far from fit for a bride.

Mostly because, you know, it's an Indian wedding, not a Star Wars convention.


Image: A Neeta Lulla creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Pallavi Jaikishan

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Floral motifs randomly placed on an otherwise soothing colour palette and fabric does not an ideal bridal outfit make.

The colourful motifs belong more on bed linen than on this dress.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Ashima Leena

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This entire look, modelled by the beautiful Huma Qureshi, screams over-the-top. 

The beautiful colours on this outfit are lost in the sheer volume of the lehenga and the heavy jewellery.


Image: An Ashima Leena creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Pallavi Jaikishan

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Yet another Pallavi Jaikishan outfit makes it to this list.

This sari perfectly illustrates how a burst of colours and sparkles aren't necessarily the only things to make a bridal outfit stand out.

That blouse with a lace detail is stuff sartorial nightmares are made of.


Image: A Pallavi Jaikishan creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Mandira Wirk

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Is that a longer version of a tutu we have here?

Has the traditional sangeet ceremony given way to ballad recitals as part of pre-wedding celebrations? We'll never know unless we see this on a real-life bride.


Image: A Mandira Wirk creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Mandira Wirk

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This outfit is clearly having an existential crisis.

We'll wait till it makes up its mind if it wants to be a lovely embroidered sari with a striking blouse or a fuss-free salwar kameez.


Image: A Mandira Wirk creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Avza

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The beautiful and exceedingly innovative use of two very different colours and textures along with some traditional jewellery comes undone with this ill-fitted top.

Some basic rules of bridal wear are best left alone.


Image: An Avza creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
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Rohit Bal

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This would fit very well in a theme wedding -- if we are talking about monochrome or a desi Morticia Addams and family spin.

The monochrome gown could be worn at any occasion but weddings, so how did it feature in a bridal collection?


Image: A Rohit Bal creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Rohit Bal

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And Delhi fashion circuit's long-time poster boy earns the distinction of appearing on this list again with this.

This ill-advised headgear takes away so much from this potentially outstanding red lehenga.


Image: A Rohit Bal creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Falguni and Shane Peacock

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Peplums are great.

Peplums will look great if incorporated in bridal wear. Just try not to use them upside down because they look like pet dogs' round braces.


Image: Falguni and Shane Peacock
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Falguni and Shane Peacock

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 How can one possibly explain this very confusing outfit. Think it'll grow on you if you stare at it long enough?




Image: A Falguni and Shane Peacock creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Shantanu and Nikhil

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Let's just step back for a moment and let Genelia D'Souza's (in the front row with her hand near her chin) priceless reaction do the talking here.


Image: A Shantanu and Nikhil creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Raghvendra Rathore

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Dia Mirza's overwhelming red skirt takes so much away from this very regal look created by master designer Raghvendra Rathore.

Or, considering its asymmetrical volume, maybe it adds a tad too much to the outfit.


Image: A Raghvendra Rathore creation
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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