I can't believe 2019 is already upon us. With the start of each year, we always think about what is going to come ahead. Luckily at the end of 2018 there were 3 major weddings in India: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. These weddings gave us a glimse into what trends are going to be the biggest in 2019. So take some notes...
Trend 1: Woven Silk Sarees for Parties
Silk sarees have always been popular, and the trend for silk sarees is still a strong trend for 2019. Silk sarees are amazing because they last a lifetime, and your sarees will not outdate but grow timeless over the years.
What we are seeing more and more though, is people wearing silk sarees for receptions over more 'party sarees'. With Deepika wearing a traditional silk saree at her own reception (as did Anushka Sharma the previous year), we will see this trend move more and more towards evening wear as well!
Trend 2: Rich Jewel Tones Velvet Lehengas
At the Ambani wedding, mother daughter duo Isha Ambani and Nita Ambani wore complementing velvet lehengas. The rich red and purple tones in their lehengas looked gorgeous together.
At Ranveer and Deepika Padukone's wedding reception, their close family were also decked out in navy velvet lehengas.
Velvet lehengas are so comfortable to wear due to the soft fabric. We love this trend and we have some gorgeous velvet lehengas in stock right now. This is the perfect outfit for the sister or mother of the bride/groom to wear. Opt for a velvet lehenga with light embroidery work to wear at a friends wedding too.
Trend 3: Benarasi Silk Everywhere
As the woven silk trend grows, this trend is not only for sarees! Be like Deepika and drape a woven silk dupatta over a simple outfit. Mix and match this style mixing contrast dupattas over kurtis.
Or you can opt for a Benarasi style lehenga like Priyanka Chopra did at her wedding reception. We love Benarasi lehengas for a bold statement at a wedding. Match with a simple kundan choker for the perfect outfit.
Trend 4: Don't say bye to the pastels just yet...
People often ask me "Are pastels still in?". The answer is a big fat yes! Pastel menswear, pastel waistcoats, pastel silk sarees, pastel lace sarees, pastel anarkalis... just think of everything in pastel.
Not too keen on the pastel trend? Opt for a muted gold colour in your next saree. Gold never goes out of fashion and you will still fit in with the pastel colour palette.
Trend 5: Matching Matching
It's time to get co-ordinated. I absolutely love it when a family colour matches. Especially for the family of the bride or the groom, if you all co-ordinate your colours your wedding album pictures are going to look beautiful.
But don't worry about matching in the same clothes. The key to this trend is about keeping the colours similar but making sure everyone has their own style and their own outfit. Not for everyone to look the same, but everyone to look in harmony.
Want to execute this trend? The first step is to see what the bride or groom is wearing if you are part of the bridal party. Next find a colour to complement them and not overshadow them.