Gone are the days of traditional red lehengas and cumbersome, unmanageable outfits. The brides of today are exploring more contemporary fashion and combining them with their personal style for a unique look. Indeed, millennial brides are here to take charge and dazzle the crowd with their unconventional wedding day outfits.

Want to take hold of the reins and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We can all use some inspiration and we are here to help you make your wedding day special.

Take a look at our curated modern-day bride styles to gain some clarity and inspiration for your big day.

1. Think Structured Silhouettes

Swap your traditional bridal lehenga for a more contemporary, designer outfit. Rather than choosing a basic A-line skirt, you can opt for a structured, pleated or fishtail skirt for an interesting look. You can have a box-pleated ghagra or take inspiration for structured silhouettes from Gaurav Gupta’s flowy designs. These structured designer pieces will make sure you are the centre of attraction on your wedding day without covering yourself from head to toe in jewellery.

2. Dip Into Colours

It’s time to ditch the typical red lehenga for new colours as a millennial bride. Take inspiration from Neha Dhupia’s blush pink lehenga, designed by Anita Dongre. It has an interesting new approach and widens the horizon for different outfits on the D-Day. You can opt for muted, pastel colours like bubble-gum pink or baby blue for a divine glow or dip yourself in rich colours like emerald green and deep purple if you wish to add a more royal touch. When experimenting with colours, the options are truly endless. You can even dazzle the crowd in buttercup yellow for a fresh, new look.

3. Keep it Flowing

If you are more of a traditional bride, go with the quintessential red bridal lehenga for your big day. You may skip the lehenga altogether and opt for a designer saree. You can add a delicate, embroidered train to your saree, making you look like the divine princess you are. You can even wear a gown with a dreamy, flowing train behind you as you walk up to the stage. If you want to keep things comfortable, opt for a floor-length Anarkali and wear a flowy cape dupatta with ornate embroidery at the borders for a heavy look.

4. Make Your Own Tradition

The modern bride is fiercely independent and in control of her destiny. It’s only natural that she’s in charge of her wedding dress too. If heavy lehengas and uncomfortably draped designer sarees are not your thing, go with a functional outfit for the big day that allows you to be your true, energetic self without your lehenga weighing you down. A lightweight skirt and collared crop top serve mobility and functionality, whilst also making sure no one can take their eyes off you. You can even swap uncomfortable blouses for an embellished bodysuit and a simple, flowy skirt. If skirts and lehengas aren’t your thing, shararas are the perfect outfit for you. They give the illusion of a skirt while offering the comfort of pants and adding feminine grace to your outfit.

Go forth and create your own unique, one-in-a-million outfit keeping these styling tips in mind. After all, you deserve a special outfit on your special day.

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