We have all witnessed Indian bridal fashion as it transitioned from downright traditional to contemporary and au courant. The modern Indian bride has more than the typical Indian flavors infused in her ensembles, and the colors she wears are a mélange of some subtle and unique tones.
Tarun Tahiliani is the designer who is responsible for bringing a European flavor to Indian weddings. His outfits boast of unique silhouette and flares inspired by the Victorian era. This trend was extremely contagious to fashion, and Tarun’s signature style took India’s big fat weddings by storm.
His bridal outfits are fit for a queen. With intricate hand embroidery in precious silks and stones, the clothes are the epitome of Indian workmanship.
Take a look at some of the designs that made Tarun Tahiliani a coveted name in bridal fashion:
Pink and Yellow Lehnga-Choli
This pink and yellow lehnga choli dress has the finest attention to detail and a stunning blend of colors. It is perfect for a daytime wedding or even a sangeet night event; the subtlety of colors makes it perfect for wearing it even as a guest to a wedding.
The soft colors are brought to life by the maroon undertones and gold shimmer. Flowy silks and brocades have been worked heavily with mainly pink silk thread; note that the color pink is only present in the embroidery detail! Elegant emerald jewelry will give this dress a refreshing contrast.
Black and White Anarkali with Velvet Detail
Adding a little bit of monochrome to your wedding experience can be a great idea. This stunning anarkali can double as a formal outfit for a guest or an ensemble for one of the wedding after parties. The sheer waistline gives this anarkali a more ‘Mughal princess’ look, whilst keeping the simplicity of the dress alive.
This monochrome beauty by Tarun Tahiliani has a velvet yoke and bottom. The waist is embellished with some zari work, and the anarkali panels are worked with dazzling ivory thread work. The silhouette is royal and classy. This outfit will look best accessorized with some pearl and red ruby jewelry.
Maroon Velvet Jacket
Break away from the traditional red outfits with Tarun Tahiliani’s maroon velvet jacket. It is beautifully worked with some heavy gota and zari details in a vintage pattern. The jacket has a buttoned sherwani collar and an unusual cut on the hem and sleeves. It is cinched on the waist with a jeweled gold belt.
Velvet is the best way to bring life to a winter evening. Not only is the material majestic, but it gives a very formal look to the outfit. Pair this jacket with a matching maroon long dress worn underneath, or a red flowy long lehnga skirt. A pair of glittering diamond polki earrings and a jeweled clutch will complete the look.
Copper and Gold Bridal Ensemble
Behold, this is a wedding dress at its best! This bridal number is different from the usual because of the longer shirt and the distinct European cuts. The heavily worked skirt is given a royal flare which hints of a princess ball gown. The shades of maroon and copper blend perfectly with the colors of the Indian wedding.
This three piece ensemble is heavily worked with hand embroidery in gota, zari and thread. The outfit is given more character with the contrasting veil. Wear diamond and ruby jewelry to break free from the traditional bridal look; otherwise, a heavy polki jewelry set will give a more ethnic touch.
Gold Sequined Dress
Redefine your bridal experience with a gold tinged ivory outfit. This one has the perfect combination of net fabric, kamdaani embellishment dots and a fully sequined top. The neckline and sleeves have beautiful cut work details.
This dress is a great choice for the reception day or even the henna ceremony. Paired with traditional gold jewels or some emerald pieces, it will look absolutely unique.
Ivory Brochia Cut-Work Sari
This ivory sari is perfect for the upcoming spring wedding season. Wear it to one of your own wedding parties or to a friend’s big day; this sari is sheer elegance for any occasion. The perfect tone of ivory with hues of gold and silver looks very ethnic.
The sari has brochia details all over the fabric with stunning cut work on the pallu. The embellishment is mainly pearls, crystals and thread work. The blouse is fully worked in heavy embroidery with a jeweled spaghetti strap. Accentuate this ivory stunner with some statement emerald jewels.
Originally a business school graduate, Tarun Tahiliani ventured into fashion in 1987 with his first fashion store labeled ‘Ensemble’. He is a reputed name in the world of fashion today with his fusion bridal wear and sari collection. His clothes manage to exude an aura of Indian ethnic designs and contemporary European dresses.
He is also an interior designer and philanthropist, having worked with Save the Children India. No bridal wardrobe today is complete without a Tarun Tahiliani outfit!
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