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10 wedding-appropriate looks for the girl who loves black

Blacker than your soul

By Shweta Gandhi  October 30th, 2017

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:

Payal Singhal, Rs 55,500

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

Samatvam By Anjali Bhaskar, Rs 21,780

Bring sexy back with this black and gold anarkali suit embellished with intricate floral gota patti embroidery. Buy it here

Kavita Bhartia, Rs 32,550

This stunning black embroidered cape and skirt set with an asymmetric drape is an ideal pick for a wedding reception. Get it here

Shehlaa by Shehlaa Khan, Rs 1,15,000

Rock a sexy blouse for your mehendi ceremony. Available at the designer's store: SNS fashions, Shreeji Plaza Building, 33rd road TPS 111, Khar West, Mumbai.

Rimple & Harpreet Narula, price on request

This wedding ensemble by Rimple & Harpreet Narula is equal parts delicate and opulent. Available at their store: E-3, Defence Colony, Ring Road, New Delhi

Jhunjhunwala, Rs 33,500

This black pleated spaghetti-strap anarkali with a floral embroidered cape is equal parts flirty and fun. Get it here     

Pernia Qureshi, Rs 30,000

Dance like no one's watching at your BFF's cocktail party in this lightweight black embellished lehenga set. Buy it here

Ritu Kumar, price on request

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

Amit Aggarwal, Rs 2,10,000

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 Barve, price on request

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.