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WMG Presents: 100 Years Of Indian Bridal Fashion In 2 Minutes...

BY The WMG Bride | 30 Nov, 2017 | 1523 views | 4 min read

This wedding season, we at WedMeGood wanted to pay an ode to Indian bridal style over the years . Right from the pearls and lace era of the 1920's to the technicolor outfits of the 80's and laidback chic vibe of 2017 , we created a video to celebrate  the last 100 years of Indian fashion from our eyes. Enjoy.



The Dream Team..

This video wouldn't have been possible without an absolute dream team. Special thanks to actress Isha Talwar (you might have spotted her in Tubelight & half a dozen Malayalam films ) who played our muse and captured the essence of each decade. Also our stylist Vinita Makhija (assisted by Garvika Khanna) who ensured each of these stunning looks were curated in the most thoughtful, painstaking way in the shortest time frame possible. To our hair & makeup wizard Bhavya Arora (assisted by Sakshi Malik) , who created all these 7 looks right from the winged eyeliner of the 40's to the glossy lip of the 90's. Finally, to the incredible team over at Jodiclickers - who kept up with our incessant edits, and were the most professional, accommodating and overall brilliant cinematography team to work with. Book them for your wedding already. 

The Outfits

1920's: The Parsi Revolution

The 1920's were about lace, pearls and ivory sarees. With a heavy influence of Parsi & British culture, a feather dupatta from Falguni & Shane Peacock and a stunning lace saree from Dilnaz Karbary completed the look.

Ivory saree: Dilnaz Karbary

Feather dupatta: Falguni and Shane peacock

Pearl drop earrings: Ghana Singh

Diamonte ring & bracelet: Minerali

1940s: Retro Romance

The 1940's had a retro, romantic vibe to them and we wanted to capture the era of Nargis- the reigning queen of Bollywood at the time.  Exaggerated winged eyeliner, a crimson silk saree and full sleeved jacket blouse completed this look.

Green blouse: Swati and Sunaina

Red saree: Ekaya

Nose ring & small gold necklace: Amrapali

Red and gold long necklace and earrings: Raabel

Gold bangles: Anmol Jewellers

1960s: The Eternal Begum

The 60's and 70's saw movies like Mughal e Azam and Pakeezah release and bridal fashion was heavily influenced with shararas, layered jewellery  and an overall Muslim vibe. Who better to capture that classic, iconic decade than Anamika Khanna in a stunning ivory and pink sharara.

Outfit: Anamika Khanna

Green necklace, Maangtika: Ghana Singh


Three bangles, earrings: Mahesh Notandas

Haathphool: Raabel

Rings: Falguni Mehta

1980s: Technicolor Drama

The 80's reminded us of Sri Devi- a whole lot of fun, and a whole lot of color . Brides experimented with brighter color pallettes, fresh pink lips and gota patti was hugely popular in lehengas. Ofcourse we couldn't do this decade without the Queen of gota patti- Anita Dongre.

Lehenga and choli: Anita Dongre

Necklace, bangles: Anmol Jewellers

Earrings, earring as Maangtika: Tanishq

Necklace as Kamarband: Amrapali Jewels

1990s : The DDLJ Hangover

The 90's were an iconic decade because it saw the release of DDLJ, and Simran's gold lehenga literally became the poster child for 90's bridal fashion. We did our own take on that iconic lehenga , and chose iconic designer Tarun Tahiliani to recreate that look.

Lehenga choli: Tarun tahiliani

Maangtika: Minerali

2000s: Modern Royalty

The early 2000's were all about double dupattas, a return to red as a color favourite and heavy jewellery layering. Blame it on Jodha Akbar for inspiring all sorts of royal dreams amongst brides and a full, red lehenga by Neeta Lulla captured this decade.

Lehenga: Neeta Lulla

Gold juttis: Fizzy Goblet

Necklace and earrings: Mahesh Notandas

Maangtika, Falguni Mehta

2017: Laidback Chic

2017 is all about going minimal and personal , and who better than Kresha Bajaj's love story lehenga to encapsulate what brides want today. The lehenga is embroidered with personal details from a brides life and the gold-nude hue captures the unconventional vibe of brides today.

Lehenga and choli: Koesch by Kresha Bajaj

Earrings, Minerali

Maangtika: Falguni Mehta

Gold stilettos: Christian Louboutin

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