You think bridalwear, and the colour red is most likely to pop up in your mind for your D-Day look. But a true fashionista would pick blue — the colour of the season in bridalwear this year.
As designers showcased the best of weddingwear at the couture week in Delhi this July, one thing was evident: the change in bridal colour palette. Fashion mavens including Anita Dongre, Anju Modi, Rohit Bal and Reynu Taandon showcased an array of saris and lehengas in shades of blue.
Back in 2015, some to-be brides might have drawn inspiration from the blue lehenga choli that actor Sonam Kapoor donned for the poster of her film, Dolly Ki Doli. However, from a rarity, the colour has gone on to become the new red in bridalwear. Here, actor Sana Khan poses exclusively for HT City’s bridal shoot, and shows you how to be the true-blue bride this season.
Get playful with ocean hues
Sana Khan in Anju Modi and Apala by Sumit jewellery
(Photo: Amal KS)
Mix shades of blue for your ensemble, and you’d be pleased with the result. This stitched lehenga-sari by designer Anju Modi is a great example. A glitter zari blouse with blue base, teamed with a subtle net lehenga and stitched dupatta makes for the perfect outfit for a cocktail bash. Make a statement with a nose ring. Deep red lips will add a pop of colour, and offset the smokey eyes. Go for soft waves and let your hair down.
Sana Khan in Rohit Bal and Apala by Sumit jewellery
(Photo: Amal KS)
Add a touch of regal to your special day
This royal blue jacket-style lehenga by fashion designer Rohit Bal was an instant pick for our shoot, for its velvet-y brilliance. The fabric makes the garment look richer, the silver embroidery adds to the elegance, while the exaggerated sleeves give it a regal vibe. It’s perfect for your engagement function or reception. The side-parted curled hair add to the relaxed feel of the occasion. We completed Sana Khan’s look with a gigantic maang-tikka, earrings with pearls, and soft smokey eyes with nude lips.
Sana Khan in Reynu Taandon and Apala by Sumit jewellery
(Photo: Amal KS)
Want to be that princess-y bride?
This dreamy lehenga by designer Reynu Taandon is the right mix of white and cyan, with an amalgamation of flowers in blue and mirror work. The intricate details are inspired by Mother Nature, making it an ideal choice for a day wedding. Go for smokey black eyes with a hint of blue, and glossy rose gold lips to suit the occasion. Add white roses around a neat bun to finish off the look. As for jewellery, go all out with maatha pati, choker and elaborate jhumkas.
The making of a true-blue bride
Our shoot was scheduled for 7.30 in the morning on a cloudy day in Delhi. Actor Sana Khan called us at sharp 7.30 saying she’s at the venue, and left us impressed with her punctuality. As the crew dragged themselves to the hotel room with the extravagant garments and accessories, Khan was upbeat. She switched on the television, tuned into a music channel and soon, the room was filled with energy. “I didn’t get sleep last night,” she told us. Her joyful nature had concealed her fatigue well. Bollywood songs wafted in the background as the team got to work, and here is the result of a shoot that was wrapped up within three hours.
Model: Sana Khan
Styled by: Prerna Gauba
Photos by: Amal KS
Hair: Kanchan Mehra
Outfits: Reynu Taandoon, Rohit Bal and Anju Modi
Jewellery: Apala by Sumit; Rings by SLG Jewellers
Location courtesy: The Lalit New Delhi
Styling assistant: Niketa Narang
Photo assistant: Kartik