Off-shoulder blouses, capes rule in bridal season

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) In the ever-evolving fashion world, try going bold with off-shoulder blouses, or do a sensual cover-up with a cape or even by adding a dash of style with a fusion jacket in the bridal season, say experts.

Off-the-shoulder silhouettes make for a perfect wedding-to-beach-to-bar outfits. Whether you pair your blouse with a dhoti skirt, a sari, high-waist trousers, a mid-length skirt or opt for a white eyelet dress, you can’t go wrong with this trend, designers have said.

As for the cape, team it up with saris, gowns, dresses, lehengas and kurtas. The capes are totally detachable, giving one endless options to style one’s outfits and also allows one to re-use your lehenga with a whole new look.

Designer Payal Singhal will showcase capes in a vibrant way via her collection at the upcoming Vogue Wedding Show 2016, a three-day exhibit of latest wedding services. The fourth edition of this ‘By invitation only’ luxury fair will be held from August 5-7 here, read a statement.

Talking about the trend, Singhal said: “The trend is moving towards more individualistic and curated looks as women don’t want their repertoires to scream ‘head-to-toe store bought’ anymore.

“So, mixing and matching pieces from a collection or even different designers is also a big trend. The emphasis on shoulders with cold shoulders, off-shoulders, shoulder cut-outs is big this year for bridal cholis.

“With the introduction of capes and drapes, the dupatta has also become redundant and a lot of brides will be wearing their lehengas without dupattas now.”

Also, fusion jackets are changing the dynamics for the Indian bride. Jackets make such a versatile piece in one’s wardrobe that one cannot restrict it from mixing and matching with different outfits and create different looks out of it.

So, if you still do not own a jacket already, grab one today and rock your ensemble.

Monica Shah and Karishma Swali, founders of JADE label, who are also a part of Vogue Wedding Show 2016, shared that “traditional choli and dupattas are being stylishly swapped with embroidered jackets that are paired with a lehenga”.

“Contemporary lehenga saris with traditional motifs are also making a comeback this year. Subtle and sophisticated workmanship is the way to go for these new age brides,” they said.

Ace fashion guru Manish Arora feels “embellished sweatshirts, lehengas, printed saris, long jackets, denim flared skirts with off shouldered and crop top blouses are new trend to look out for this bridal season”.



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