Flavour & Flair

Walk down the aisle in style with season’s most alluring bridal couture

Lockdown may have forced the big fat Pakistani wedding to become a leaner affair but a bride’s approach to fashion is more discerning than ever. Of course, there will always be a feeling of tradition when it comes to bridal fashion, but brides also want their dress to feel special, unique and something that speaks of them – good bridal fashion always marries tradition with modernity. Over the last month or so designers unveiled their new bridal collections mostly via the digital medium. Most of the designers went for minimal garbs with distinctive cuts and styles. Gone are the days where brides wanted to be weighed down with embroidery, heavy silks and adorned with rows of necklaces. Today’s bride wants to dance the night away, feel easy, yet be the belle of the ball.

This means there is a new lightness that has come into fashion. This has been common to all fashion shows of late, and explains the popularity of thread embroidery and lighter embellishment techniques.

This season, layers are going to be a bride’s best friend. Adding a few extra dupattas to your bridal look will give your traditional outfit a modern twist. Here, we have served you ample inspiration for creating a voluminous bridal look.

Flower power will also continue to reign. The flower game just gets bigger and better, season after season. Stubborn to not go out of style but remain as fresh as ever, flowers continue to trend in bridal fashion. The powerhouse designers are writing stories of modern luxury and craftsmanship with intricate flower embellishments and embroideries. Along with flowers, bird prints and polka dots will also be seen on a few contemporary brides who want to break the shackles of the classic red bridal look.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Saad Nasir
• Styling: Zee Nawaziz
• Designer: Ahmad Bilal
• Jewellery: Opal By Madiha Ihsan
• Photography: Shehroz Badar
• Model: Abeer Asad Khan