A Closet Must-Have This Summer

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Dresses that can quickly go from beachy to chic midis are essential summer wardrobe pieces. Our selection has it all for you – from the latest flowy maxis to stylish midis!

Take a cue from Alia Bhatt and be the talk of your best friend’s Haldi ceremony with this exquisitely embroidered ensemble that looks ideal.

1. Sabyasachi Lehenga

Sabyasachi is one of India’s premier bridal wear designers. Renowned for his intricate embroidery and grand designs, his pieces can often be found at celebrity weddings. Additionally, he creates couture bridal jewelry as well as other accessories. Sabyasachi boasts multiple stores across India – both flagship locations and online sales of his collections.

Sabyasachi specializes in both traditional and modern Indian designs. His styles are inspired by nature, history, and culture – mainly his native Kolkata landscapes, which serve as sources of inspiration in his clothing designs. Furthermore, international influences also play an influential role.

He is well known for his distinctive blend of elegance and bohemianism in his clothing designs, known for their bold use of colors and fabrics, often embellishing them with flowers, lace, beads, and hand embroidery that requires several thousand hours to complete, which accounts for his clothing being so expensive.

Alongside bridal attire, he has also designed costumes for films. His Black designs were met with critical acclaim, while other credits include No One Killed Jessica, Paa, and Guzaarish films.

Sabyasachi outfits may cost thousands of rupees, but it will more than pay for itself as each garment is handcrafted from high-grade silk fabric and will stand the test of time. Your friends and family will remember it fondly for years. Plus, ordering the dress four months in advance gives you time to test out its fit before the big day arrives!

2. Manish Malhotra Yellow Embroidered Lehenga

Manish Malhotra’s stunning lehenga designs make her one of the top choices for bridal attire on her big day, and many brides wish for nothing less than perfect on their special day. He is renowned for crafting traditional garments with contemporary touches – creating royal and lavish ensembles while maintaining style. Additionally, Malhotra incorporates different elements to give his bridal wear a distinctive appearance.

He has been a go-to designer for Bollywood actresses for years, such as Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, and Deepika Padukone, who trust him with their lehengas at critical events.

One such recent example was Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra’s pre-wedding celebrations when Kiara chose an ivory chikankari lehenga with gold borders for her attire, coupled with an ivory sheer dupatta featuring hand embroidery and Swarovski crystals, complete with hand tying. A heavy polki necklace, earrings, and maang teeka completed her look.

Anjan Sethi donned a pineapple yellow lehenga to attend her Anand Karaj dance recital, featuring delicate silver embroidery work on its choli and zardozi-designed skirt motifs. Additionally, this look featured an embellished golden netted chiffon dupatta embellished with floral motifs for an extravagant finish.

Are you someone looking for an alternative way to wear their bridal lehenga on their special day but want something other than the traditional hues? No problem – there are plenty of non-traditional lehenga colors that you can select for their big day! Check out Manish Malhotra brides who did just that on their big days – take a look!

3. Monsoori Lavender Grey Tiered Tulle Gown

Tiered tulle gowns offer modern princesses an eye-catching wedding ensemble that goes above and beyond, such as Alia Bhatt’s lavender gray Monsoon dress at her Mehndi ceremony, complete with silver jhumkas and minimal makeup. Perfect for pre-wedding events such as parties, it can also be styled with side-parted sleek hairdos and gold handball earrings for maximum effect.

Tulle dresses are essential components of every bride’s wardrobe as they exude feminine and romantic charm. Wear it as an accent piece, or wear the ensemble all by itself – either way, it will turn heads and grab attention! Orange Is The New Black actress Taryn Manning looked absolutely radiant at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards wearing a unique Monsoori two-tone one-shoulder frilly tier tulle gown from Monsoori that would look equally at home at pre-wedding festivities or any bridal functions or pre-wedding festivities.

Millennial brides love to experiment with their style and step outside of traditional lehengas and sarees when selecting attire for their Haldi ceremony. If you want something different, Alia Bhatt was stunning in her floral-embroidered white pantsuit at her Haldi ceremony, pairing it with silver jhumkas and a neat bun.

Add drama and elegance to your wedding festivities by wearing Shyamal and Bhumika’s shimmery black lehenga. Designed by Shyamal and Bhumika, this shimmery tulle outfit boasts beautiful floral prints on its hem as well as cutwork details like tassels. For an eye-catching finish, pair it with minimal makeup and a center-parted sleek ponytail hairstyle to complete the look.

4. Kanchivaram Blue Woven Saree

Crafting a Kanjivaram silk saree requires skill, time, and precision. These beautiful textiles often draw their designs from temple architecture or mythology for inspiration. Renowned for its vibrant hues and delicate zari work, Kanjivaram silk sarees can become part of family heirlooms over generations to come.

Pure Kanjivaram silk sarees are living symbols of Indian culture, often made of gold and silver threads that create designs resembling ancient paintings or sculptures. A Kanjivaram saree should be part of every woman’s wardrobe; when shopping, look for one with an authentic zari (gold or silver) border stamped with its authenticity mark, as well as pallus (the end that drapes over your shoulder) and body for indications that its authenticity has not been compromised.

Please make the most of your saree by experimenting with various drape styles and accessorizing it with statement jewelry for an elegant finish. Play around with makeup and hairstyles as well. For an unforgettable ensemble, pair a pink-purple blouse with juttis for an ensemble that marries traditional with contemporary influences.

Bridal Kanjivaram silk sarees offer brides a stunning way to add elegance and charm to their wedding day attire. Boasting exquisite motifs that symbolize marital bliss and cultural heritage, these beautiful silk garments come in various hues–from pastels through rich gold and silver shades–as well as designs and textures, such as brocades or georgettes that reflect marital bliss or cultural heritage.

5. Georges Chakra Strapless Silk Gown

Georges Chakra couture collection honors a new muse through expert tailoring, volumetric fabrics, lace, and guipure work. Inspired by women who embody “half angel/half passion,” Georges Chakra created short, silky romantic dresses featuring various transparencies or sewn jewels on them to pair with long black leather gloves that reach beyond the elbow for his latest creations.

Georges Chakra, Beirut-based designer, is well-recognized for his exquisite chiffon confections, popular among celebrities worldwide and seen on red carpets worldwide and television shows alike – most recently, Lebanese American model Adriana Lima was seen sporting one of his strapless tulle dresses!

George Schakra’s couture line includes everything from seductive cocktail dresses with deep V-necklines and deep V-backs to ruched tea-length chiffon dresses featuring Swarovski crystal appliques, to soft lace, guipure and mini floral embroideries, structured satin crepe, draped taffetas and draped taffetas with draped back details, including back, shoulders, one hip details. His collection can be found both locally (Duba), or select international locations such as France (Europe). Prices range between $1800-3900 per couture dress; please visit georgeschakra.com for more details.