Honorable brides, brides-to-be, and bridesmaids, this is a PSA for you! With a new year comes new beginnings, and weddings define this proverbial notion better than anything else. In 2023, we saw brides move away from the usual confines of how a traditional bride should be by embracing experimentation to express their individuality. For 2024 Bridal Trends, we’re envisioning brides in a similar vein with long veils, muted tones, and sustainable trousseaus for celebrating one of their biggest days.
Indian weddings and maximalism go hand in hand and naturally, the outfits need to be in line with this adage. However, a bride doesn’t need to allow these external chatters to muddle her choices, after all, it’s her day to shine. Bridal trends of 2024 embody the fashion zeitgeist through the lens of Gen-Z that traverses through Pinterest pinboards and TikTok’s micro-trends.
Here are the 8 Bedazzling 2024 Bridal Trends to start (and end) your wedding outfit search
1. Put Your Right Foot Forward with Sustainability
Alia Bhatt received her national award in her very own wedding saree, setting up the internet for a discussion on sustainability in Indian weddings. Trickling down from the bridal trousseau to the F&B preparations, sustainability is making its way into the Great Indian Wedding and we’re here for it. Go environment-friendly with styles that look good and make you feel great!
An ostentatious display of grandiosity is at the heart of Indian weddings- They didn’t just name them ’grand’ for no reason. Bridal lehengas heavily adorned with resplendent regal embroidery on luxurious velvets and silks are going big, and we dig it. After all, the Princess Meets Her Prince Charming story needs a retelling now and then!
3. Sarees All The Way
We’ve seen a milieu of sartorial trends come and go; Sarees, though, have lasted without a scratch. Luscious fabrics like silk and chiffon make space for irradiant embroideries that are destined to last a lifetime. We’re pegging Sarees to make a comeback as the ultimate wedding wear for brides in 2024. The question, however, is – Did they ever go out of fashion?
4. Shine Bright With Muted Tones
Pastels have been an undisputed mention in bridal trends for a few years now, and thanks to their mellow appeal they’re favorable on Indian skin tones. For those who are torn between the pop of vibrancy and whimsy of pastels, enter muted tones. Bridal lehengas in muted shades are creating quite the buzz thanks to their blend of strong shades with soothing tenderness.
5. Create a Splash with Fusion Styles
Ditching conformity for comfort and personal style, brides are expected to stray away from the usual traditional silhouette. Bridging both worlds together, fusion styles are certainly gaining a ton of attention. Form-fitting cuts, Jackets and Cape Lehengas, mermaid-tails, peek-a-boo panels – Fusion styles are a gateway for modern brides to open the doors for experimentation in wedding outfits.
6. Long, Long Veils
Historically, veils have been a part of weddings big and small. And while Priyanka Chopra might have set some unrealistic standards, her cousin Parineeti Chopra walked down the aisle with a spectacular personalized veil. We’re hoping to see more of the bridal staple in various iterations in 2024.
7. Magic Up Your Sleeves
Don’t pull up your sleeves, let them make the statement like they deserve to. Thanks to Mahira Khan’s idyllic wedding photos, we’re still swooning over her outfit and THOSE sleeves. Embroidered, embellished, printed, shoulder pads – sleeves will be the canvas for expression for brides this season.
8. Beautiful Bodices
Designer bridalwear is moving fast and clear towards newer horizons. Featuring progressive styles, brides are sporting innovative bodices that showcase a modernistic approach. Corset bodices, off-shoulder blouses, plunging necklines, and daring panels add an inventive touch to bridalwear. We’re oh-so ready for this!
Bridal Trends for 2024 encapsulate the modern woman’s wardrobe with experimentation at its very core. From a grand display to a sustainable celebration, brides of today highlight a change in the one-dimensionality of Indian wedding outfits. Here’s hoping for an unforgettable year for bridal fashion!