Every little Indian girl grows up watching Bollywood movies, so it’s natural that the dream of looking like their favourite on-screen bollywood bride stays alive until their actual wedding day arrives. It roots back to reliving the nostalgia of your childhood and slowly weaving your dreams into reality. So, to make things easier for the little girl in you, we’ve rounded up five different types of Bollywood brides that have ruled the silver screen over the years. You can pick the one you like best, or even combine elements from multiple looks and voila – your Bollywood bride dreams will become a reality.
Even before the age of Bollywood, people were basing their wedding looks on the influential queens and princesses of their time. But when Bollywood royalty aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played a real life royal, things got even better. You can achieve this look by opting for Rajputana inspired lehengas, simple makeup and lots and lots of Kundan jewellery—darker / jewel tones are also a must!
This is for the bride-to-be that wants to have fun at her wedding. Seriously, we mean fun with a capital F. And the diva that perfectly encapsulates this bridal look is Kareena Kapoor Khan in Veere Di Wedding. You can either get inspired by her ombre blue sangeet look (not for the faint-hearted) or opt for the actual wedding look if you want to stand out, but in a more subdued way. Letting one or two key elements of your look take center stage is a must!
This girl is wholesome, this girl values her traditions, this girl is Alia Bhatt in Two States! The moment we saw that simple red Kanjeevaram saree with gold jewellery and lots of Gajra, we knew this would become an iconic look in no time. And this is also the perfect look for brides that want to have a more low-key wedding during the pandemic. You don’t even have to buy a new outfit, your mother’s wedding saree and your grandmother’s heirloom jewels were just waiting for this moment.
If you value nostalgia more than anyone else and want to take wedding inspiration from Bollywood brides from yesteryear, then this is the perfect look for you. And what’s better than Madhuri Dixit’s outfits from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun—a movie that almost every millennial bride-to-be has watched growing up. The main bridal look is vintage with a gold hued lehenga and jewellery to match. But what’s even more iconic is this monochrome green outfit. The statement accessories juxtaposed with the simplicity of this lehenga makes it wearable even today!
So this is like a hybrid between drama and simplicity—you want to look chic but don’t like bright colours or OTT elements. In that case, Anushka Sharma’s bridal look from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil should be the first visual on your Pinterest board. A glamorous yet understated Manish Malhotra lehenga in a muted colour with minimal but impactful jewellery? We’re sold. You can also play a little with this look by opting for a Sharara instead of a lehenga and experimenting with a wide range of pastel shades.
So which one of these stunning B-town divas match your bridal personality? Let us know, and do checkout our Bollywood category blogs for more inspiration from the world of our diva celebs.