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The Bridal Trends of 2021

January 06, 2021 07:30 IST
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With the arrival of 2021, everyone has their eyes set on what the wedding and bridalwear trends for the year could be.

2020 was a mostly a pandemic-stricken year and one witnessed few weddings as COVID-19 had brought everything to a standstill.

2021 comes with the hope that there will be some return to the life as we knew it before the coronavirus struck.

In an e-mail interview with Anita Aikara/, Designer Renu Dadlani highlights the bridalwear trends for 2021.

Neha Kakkar

IMAGE: Neha Kakkar looking gorgeous in a red Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga on her wedding day.
According to Renu Dadlani, the colour red will dominate the wedding scene in 2021.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Neha Kakkar/Instagram


Retro and traditional styles are back in vogue

Goodbye Western and modern silhouettes!

To-be brides are now looking homewards at ethnic and traditional outfits.

2021 might just be the year when traditional lehengas and other ethnic attire turn out to be the most popular choice for brides.


Choosing dense floral threadwork over pastels

The Indian wedding season comes during spring, which is also the time when buds become flowers and emanate fragrance and charm.

So there is a high possibility that floral embroidery and embellishments will be trending soon.

In all likelihood, these elaborate floral threadwork patterns will be done over soft pastel silhouettes.


Pastels with embossed surfaces

The trend favours monochromatic embellishments over pastel dyed bridal garments.

The embossed designs may be chequered, abstract or geometric.


Reds and maroons to be the shades of choice

In 2021, traditional reds and maroons will be preferred over other dark colour palettes.

Brides will team these colours with detailed floral, geometric or temple patterns.

2021 will also be the year of neutral shades like beige, ivory, grey and white.

Be prepared to spot silhouettes in neutral shades teamed with colorful threads and works of metallic artisanship.

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