by Mansi Kohli
We just cannot stop being mesmerized with these Mughal inspired fashion outfit ideas!
Wish we had the grandeur and the era of the Mughals back in our world. Fashion back then was a luxurious touch, with elegant work and intricate embroidery, haute ladies in the harem dolling up from head to toe in the finest of fabrics and heaviest of statement accessories. Feminine and chic, here are astounding Mughal inspired fashion outfit ideas we just cannot get enough off. Take a look!
1. Sheer jackets and a flowing lehenga: Modern touches to the Mughal imbibed fashion status quo, designers have come around playing with a twist to the quintessential Mughal lehenga choli. If you are tired of wearing lehengas with regular tops, sheer jackets make for a great statement compared to a dupatta that you would drape otherwise. Sheer fabrics in chiffon or georgette are flowy; if you’re looking for something stiff go for a tissue fabric. Matching colours and hues of the jacket with the lehenga is passé ; contrasting colours are trendy this season- a red lehenga with bottle green sheer jacket. The new-age bride now would be dressed in layers, a sheer jacket and a flowing lehenga for the luxe effect to come through at her wedding.
2. Cape cholis with ivory lehengas: Taking inspiration from the Mughal era and creating a bandwagon of haute bridal wear with subtle and minimal touches so chic, ace designers in India such as Rohit Bal came up with ivory lehengas beautifully inspired by the flora and fauna of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. Intricately detailed with embellishments or embroidery work, cape cholis are awesome to wear with flowy ivory lehengas. Ivory lehengas are at par excellent and in tune with the most luxurious mughalish colors- emerald green, ruby red and of course gold tones. The capes, since they are usually long make for an excellent replacement for the dupatta.
3. Gold and creams in Anarkalis: Ace designer Tarun Tahiliani doesn’t fail to impress brides-to-be with his enchanting bridal wear he brings to the ramps each season. This time though and taking a cue from the Mughal era, Tarun played with hues of creams and luxe gold on bridal Anarkalis; the Mughal inspired bridal couture is one of the most astounding Mughal inspired fashion outfit ideas that as floored us all. It seems to be the season for muted shades every where – gold, creams, beige are now the staple bridal numbers for weddings in Anarkalis. Plain gold and cream anarkalis are very understated and need more oomph, while luxury fabrics like georgette and silk detailed with beautiful zardosi work are trendsetters at mandaps. Long flowing Anarkalis that skim the floor are in – long sleeves, short sleeves – make it your personal style with interesting neck lines like plunging, boat neck, sweetheart and backs like low backs with tie-up strings, etc (always in vogue).
4. The new-age draped saris, corset cholis, mullet hem tunics and lehenga saris: Designer Suneet Varma is known for his aesthetic sense and perfection when it comes to styling up the Indian bride, and this time with inspiration taken from the Mughal dynasty, the ace designer left nothing to chance to bring to us the chicest of bridal wear. A complete new take on Mughal inspiration – black, beige and gold dominated collection with subtle shades of red are trendy eye grabbing ensembles for winter weddings, an amalgamation of modern day silhouettes with a Mughal touch. Mirror worked to draped saris, corset cholis to mullet hem tunics, lehenga saris to jackets with lehengas, cape jackets, peplum tops with mermaid skirts, high ankle and knee slit gowns, high low cape cholis with lehengas – Suneet stunned us all presenting a twist to the Mughal invasion in the new age.
5. Floor sweeping lehengas and gowns in luxurious colors: We can never ever make the mistake of not mentioning the ace bridal master, Sabyasachi and especially when speaking about grand Mughal ensembles for the Indian bride to wear at her wedding. The twains are always a hit amongst the masses, where vintage meets glamour, charm and elegance. Floral patterns, deep reds, motifs from the Mughal era and more ruled the ramps when the models sashayed in chic Anarkalis, salwaars, lehengas and saris; inspirational Mughal moments. Sabyasachi is known for the amazing bridal couture and Mughal inspirations he brings to the Indian wedding. Floor sweeping lehengas and gowns in luxurious colours, on the lines of grandeur befitting the Mughal styles- volume, shape and silhouette along with luxe motifs and patterns are impeccable and very reminiscent of the Mughal era.Get started on your bridal wear shopping from now taking cues from these lovely Mughal inspired fashion outfit ideas! Plenty of chic ways to go all Mughal at your wedding, isn’t it?
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