Living in the social media age means you have a plethora of platforms to turn to for visual inspiration especially when you’re planning your wedding and the most important question on your mind is what to wear. We’re all big fans of the Pinterest boards but if you ask us, the real deal is bridal wear designers’ Instagram handles, where you can not only see their aesthetic and sense of style mapped out very clearly, you can also save pieces you like, and what they look like on real brides. #convenient? You bet.
Here are our picks for handles to follow right away.
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The OG bridal wear designer’s Instagram page is overflowing with knock-you-off-your-feet compositions, with regal outfits (and jewellery), opulent backdrops and vivid colours. It gives you an idea of what a Sabyasachi bride would likely look like: a marriage of worlds old and new. If nothing else, they also feature real brides who have worn Sabyasachi designs, so you can get a sense of how the aesthetic translates in real life.
For the easy, breezy and beautiful bride, Anita Dongre’s Instagram feed is the place to be. Characterized with her signature pastel-coloured creations, the photographs bring out what the designs would look like in both traditional and contemporary settings. You can get a closer look at how models move in the clothes as well; there’s a smattering of behind-the-scene videos.
One of India’s most prominent wedding wear designers, Tarun Tahiliani continues to reinvent his aesthetic in ways that incorporate modern silhouettes and techniques while retaining the rich heritage that the Indian textile industry boasts of. His instagram handle is a good mix of a variety of styles he explores through his designs; we’d say there’s something for everyone to appreciate.
Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla
Intricate, rich, traditional designs are what you think of when you think of this designer duo. Each of their bridal lehengas is usually one-of-a-kind, with work done by hand. They dress a lot of celebrities, and their pieces recently featured in ‘Veere di Wedding’ so if you’re a Bollywood fan in addition to a future bride, hit follow without a second thought!
One of the pioneers in modernizing Indian bridal silhouettes, Anamika Khanna likes to play; with patterns, colours and materials. The result is that her Instagram page is full of fun, and more than enough variety. Start brainstorming while scrolling through her feed, and let your bridal party join in the fun too- her designs work for a variety of occasions!
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