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5 Best Indian Bridal Dresses with a Contemporary Twist

Updated on October 6, 2014

The typical Indian wedding is one big loud, noisy, bustling affair. We’re treated to a riot of colours, a horde of talkative relatives, a buffet of delicious dishes and lots of gossip and glittering jewellery. In the midst of all this craziness, it’s amazing how every guest finds the time and attention to marvel at the bride’s dress and discuss it in detail. It’s isn’t surprising then that to-be Indian brides go into a frenzy planning their wedding dress. They need that perfect dress, one that is grand enough to evoke a bridal aura, expressive enough to communicate their personality and taste and unique enough to be the centre of attention.

If you are a daughter of the 21st century, and have marvelled at the experimental, bold, avant-garde style of this age, here are 10 Indian bridal dresses you’ll love. If you are a bride-to-be, or are an enthusiastic friend of a bride-to-be, these bridal dresses might prove to be extremely inspirational. Infuse these cuts, patterns and silhouettes into your bridal outfit to create a piece de resistance of splendour, finery and contemporary insight!

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This piece of couture marries the western wedding gown with eastern embroidery and zari work. If you’ve always wanted to wear a white dress, but can’t do so because of community custom, this bridal dress let’s you fulfil your dream and the expectations of your relatives!

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A gorgeous bridal outfit with a daring twist! This dress has royal appeal with its rich navy blue and gold colour combination. The fitted blouse with full-length sleeves and padded shoulders flatters and adds structure to the upper body. The plunging neckline, however, is what adds a sensuous, bold twist to this otherwise demure outfit.

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Another outfit that pays homage to western wedding wear, this bridal outfit is elegant and pristine in its style. It is also a great option for brides who wish to give the lehenga choli a miss and stick to the traditional saree. The maang tikka and hand jewellery adds a rich, traditional touch to the dress.

So you got your dress right. Now it’s time to get your makeup right. Here is an easy bridal makeup tutorial to help you look perfect on your wedding day. Bridal Makeup Tutorial

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Intricately designed, this India bridal dress is dainty and feminine in its appeal. The gradient tulle lehenga features beautiful pink hues and a lacy gold overlay. The choli has an interesting embroidered, cut back which reveals just the right amount of skin.

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This glittering Sabyasachi creation features a unique silhouette and interesting textures and fabrics. The sequinned top and richly embroidered skirt infuse the dress with bridal grandeur. The traditional maang tikka and jhumkas beautifully offset the contemporary silhouette.

Hope you liked these Indian bridal dresses. Look at creations of today’s fashion designers to pick up the latest trends and fashions in bridal wear. Designers like Manish Malhotra, Neeta Lulla, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Ritu Kumar are known for their gorgeous ethnic creations.

So, you've selected the perfect bridal dress. Now, you need to select the perfect bridal makeup look to go with it, right? After all, one would be incomplete without the other. Here is a compilation of beautiful bridal makeup looks that you can try out: 10 Best Indian Bridal Makeup Looks

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like all the choices of bridal dresses so beautiful. Great ideas and so unique.

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