Your D-Day is nearing and you want to get there with everything right in place. But with all the varied options available out there for brides are you thoroughly confused about what to get and what to ditch? BeBEAUTIFUL sits down for a tête-à-tête with few of the most well-known designers in bridal fashion. Here’s what you need to know to be the most alluring bride ever.

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Shruti Bhandari

“This year the focus has shifted from embroidery to the use of rich Indian textiles like Benarasi and woven silks,” says designer Shruti Bhandari. She adds, “Brides are opting for silhouettes which they can repeat with heavy embellished lehengas and lighter versions. Deeper hues like maroons, reds, gold or nude are in right now. Draped saris or gowns are in huge demand for sangeets and cocktails.”

To view her collection visit

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Anita Dongre

On the other hand, designer Anita Dongre believes that bridalwear this season makes use of richer fabrics like raw silk, lots of traditionally Indian techniques and fabrics like bandhini, leheriya and gota patti, zardozi and dori work, interpreted in contemporary styles, appealing to the evolved sartorial tastes of a modern bride-to-be. The cuts are more tailored and structured, as opposed to 2013, with fitted crop tops paired with lehengas, tailored jackets matched with embroidered slim pants and lots of hand-embroidered gowns. The colour palette ranges from fresh neutrals to rich jewel tones like peacock blues, corals and reds.

To buy her collection visit 1st Floor, No. 155, Commercial Street. Tel no - +91 (0)80 25595561 / 62.

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Mayyur R Girotra

“A silk lehenga may be one of the best choices as it looks elegant and drapes well on the body. If you have a slim figure, organza may be a good fabric choice for you as it has a stiff drape and falls away from the body. Plus sized women should always choose a fabric that has a nice drape and tends to cling to the body like silk, chiffon or georgette,” says designer Mayyur R Girotra.

To buy his collection visit D-19, 1st Floor, Defence Colony, Ring Road, New Delhi-110024. Telephone: +91-11-40624130; +91-11-40601822(India) Mob. : +91-9873713737.