10 wedding-appropriate looks for the girl who loves black
Blacker than your soul
The colour of mystery; the colour of darkness; the colour of elegance — black is, without a doubt, fashion’s most loved colour. Designer Rei Kawakubo famously said, “I work in three shades of black.” Alexander McQueen is another designer who truly deconstructed black and gave it a powerful new identity through his collections. But the most important moment in history was Coco Chanel’s invention of the Little Black Dress which got black to be openly accepted as a colour that was more than a uniform of mourning.
This bridal season, take a leap from the traditional colours that have dominated the Indian wedding scene since ages. Black is beckoning you, with its rebellious nature, urging you to experiment. The advantage of black is that it is a neutral, minimal colour — and when it’s infused with embroidery in gold and silver, it transforms into a grand ensemble that exudes festive vibes.
Take your pick from Indian designers like Ritu Kumar, Shehla Khan, Nachiket Barve, Payal Singhal, Rimple and Harpreet Narula and more whose bold, daring takes on the colour will inspire you to jump on the black bridal bandwagon.
10 wedding ensembles for girls who love black:
Ditch the sari and opt for this crop top and dhoti pants set for your sangeet. Those pockets will let you keep your phone handy too. Get it here
Bring sexy back with this black and gold anarkali suit embellished with intricate floral gota patti embroidery. Buy it here
This stunning black embroidered cape and skirt set with an asymmetric drape is an ideal pick for a wedding reception. Get it here
This black pleated spaghetti-strap anarkali with a floral embroidered cape is equal parts flirty and fun. Get it here
Dance like no one's watching at your BFF's cocktail party in this lightweight black embellished lehenga set. Buy it here
This lehenga set from Ritu Kumar's Festive/Winter 2017 bridal collection is decorated with intricate zardosi embroidery in contemporary motifs of geometric designs, spirals, circles and paisleys that lend an opulent touch. Buy it here
For the bride who likes a little bit of extravagance. You can buy this at Amit's flagship store: The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Nachiket's bridal collection celebrates the divine mix of bold and ethereal, and will make you look like a Greek goddess on your wedding day. Available for order from Nachiket Barve Design Studio.