The search for a perfect dress. You are surrounded by piles of wedding magazines, resting your tired feet after a long day going from bridal shop to bridal shop. Some women try on just three gowns before they experience that magical moment. That moment when you step in front of the mirror and your mother and girlfriends gasp in awe, you get that gut feeling that says ‘this is THE dress’ while you pink away a tear of pure happiness and hand over your credit card to an overly excited shop assistant. I got slightly carried away there, but I can imagine this is what women expect to happen when going shopping for bridal gowns. In reality shopping for the perfect engagement or bridal gown can be quite stressful. You want to look back after 10 years and still be satisfied about all the choices you made for your fairytale wedding. Your gown should hug your curves like a second skin, should be feminine and sexy, modest but flirty…a very long list of demands follows. Thankfully there are many bridal shops and designers that cater to you every need and know that every woman is different. While a lot of women opt for a classic and traditional bridal dress others like to make a statement by going for something more contemporary.
Designs from haute couture label Mansi Malhotra caught my eye while on my search for modern bridal designs. Designer label Mansi Malhotra was launched in 2011 by its namesake and sells in the UK and New Delhi, India. Designer Mansi Malhotra studied fashion for several years in London, UK and has worked with a few well-renowed fashion brands in India and abroad. She returned to India in 2010 after obtaining a degree in fashion to launch her own fashion label. Malhotra designs bespoke Indian and fusion wear.
Her designs are very feminine, the luxurious fabric hugs your figure for extra emphasis. I feel the designs are very modern, young and in touch with the latest trends in bridal fashion. The collection as shown in the gallery consists of romantic bridal gowns in soft tones and sweet shades of pink with gold or silver embroidery. I have been a big fan of soft or hard pink bridal gowns ever since I saw one in the popular Bollywood film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Although it is tempting to automatically go for traditional bridal colors, it could be an interesting choice to wear something different for the engagement, wedding reception or even the official/formal wedding rituals. The fusion designs are a great option for Indian women born in the west who want to embrace both cultures at once or western brides who adore Indian gowns but prefer a gown with a western silhouette. The lehengas by Mansi Malhotra are also a perfect option for those visiting the wedding.
Take a look at the gallery for some bridal gown inspiration or if you are in search of something glamorous and graceful for other occasions.
For more information visit: mansimalhotra.com