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30 Wedding Wear Trends for 2024

Fashion, especially ethnic and wedding wear styles, are recently undergoing huge changes. Apart from new and returning trends, this year designers have observed a huge shift towards fashion and styles that are sustainable and environment-friendly. There is a big preference for outfits that generate less waste. At the same time the & larger than life  aspect of Indian weddings can & be ignored. So, we see a shift towards newer, never-before-seen wedding themes that allow both sustainable fashion and next-level grandeur. Here are 30 wedding wear trends to look out for in 2024.

Wedding Trending Broad Themes 2024

1. Ethereal Attires for the Bride & Groom

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This year, It either going to be minimalistic or attires that take you to a different zone altogether. Ethereal themes are totally in  vogue, be it the wedding venue decoration or the bridal or groom fashion. Royal pink lehengas or red Benarasi sarees are back along with elegant dhoti kurta looks and ornate sherwanis for the groom.

2. Intimate & Whimsical Themes

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Like ethereal themes, whimsical themes are also being increasingly preferred by couples. Whimsical themes play more important roles in case of destination weddings. Outfits with quirky details, bold or rare colors, non-traditional elements play important roles. Themes like enchanted forest or magical bay or shabby chic etc are being adopted by Indian couples.

3. Reusable Outfits for Environmental Sustainability

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Environmental awareness is a real driving force for today youth! With waste management in mind, the youth are going for wedding day outfits that can be re-worn later. Such choices showcase individualism too. Also, many brides are going for vintage outfits from their mother & or grandmothers & wedding trousseau. Such choices are also upholding the preference of sarees over lehengas because sarees can be reused or re-worn easily in many occasions later on.

4. Personalized Embroidery

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Embroidering names on bridal lehengas was seen trending a few years back. But this time, the fashion is back with much more vigour. Not only are brides keen on sporting lehengas with the names of their respective grooms embroidered but one will also be able to see a lot of other things like vows, messages from loved ones, important dates etc embroidered on bridal lehengas.

Specific wedding Looks & Attires for 2024

5. The Vintage Veil

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Veils were once considered to be an integral and even culturally necessary part of the bride attire. But wedding fashion nowadays does not make it mandatory. This is changing as designers, like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, are bringing it back. The veil has a vintage charm and Bollywood has also played a role in popularizing it again. Masaba Gupta latest wedding wear collection featuring Kareena Kapoor showcases numerous outfits with sheer and net veils.

6. Saree Supremacy

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Brides who have a choice between wearing a saree and wearing a lehenga on their wedding day, are preferring to go for the former. This is perhaps because a saree takes forward the philosophy of sustainability. Moreover, they are easy to maintain, can be worn multiple times later and can be passed on from generation to generation. For the same reasons, bridesmaids and guests are also going for sarees over lehengas.

Trending Colors

7. Vivid Colors as Opposed to Pastels

Vivid Colors as Opposed to Pastels

Pastel tones have ruled the ethnic wedding scene for a long time. But slowly this is changing. Colors that are trending now are characteristically bright and vivid tones like yellows, pinks and greens. Bolder color schemes are being preferred. One will be able to see a lot of mixing and matching, color blocking, incorporation of textures and geometric patterns with vivid colors etc.

8. Ivory or White Bridal Lehenga

Ivory or White Bridal Lehengaweddingsutra

A big change in ethnic bridal fashion is the changing of the mindset that red is mandatory for the bride. Even colors like ivory, shades of beige and cream and white are being preferred by brides!

9. Baby Pink Replaced by Lavender

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Baby pink has always been a loved shade for brides. You cannot imagine a wedding trousseau without a lehenga or saree in baby pink. In pre wedding functions we can always see brides or bridesmaids in baby pink. But cool toned lavenders or even shades of lilac are taking their place these days. Lavender somehow complements flowy fabrics. So flowy lavender gowns or lehengas with crystal and pearl embroidery or chikankari work will be quite common in the coming wedding season. The look also goes with the minimalistic, modern and whimsical themes.

10. High Slits for Ethnic Gowns

High Slits for Ethnic Gowns

Another trending fusion fashion look is the ethnic gown. It perfect for bridesmaids, wedding guests and even the bride on certain occasions. Though this outfit is already in vogue a new element added this season is a high slit. Very  to be honest, the high slit trend in gowns is back again and short dresses may be going back inside the wardrobes for a few months at

11. Big Floral Motifs using 3D printing

Big Floral Motifs using 3D printing

Though floral looks are not in vogue, one kind of floral motifs are being preferred by brides and designers both! Big digitally printed floral motifs on fabric like silks, satin etc are doing the rounds. They look elegant, extremely contemporary and modern and simply aesthetic.

12. Barbie Pink

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Another color that will definitely trend in the wedding season is Barbie Pink. Call it the success of the Barbie movie or any other reason, this vintage, vivid, bright and bold pink is back! Barbie-core pink lehengas and gowns are already in vogue. The look creates an edge of boldness! It creates the free-spirited appeal that makes you a diva!

13. Mismatched Bridesmaids Outfits

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We have raved for years on the necessity and advantages of co-ordinated outfits for bridesmaids or groomsmen. But this wedding season, that is going to change! Perhaps because of the affinity towards bright and vivid colors, mismatched bridesmaids' outfits will be very popular. It also takes forward the idea of individualistic style. Complementing and contrasting colors can be opted for!

14. Huge Attached Dupattas

Huge Attached Dupattas

Heavy dupattas can sometimes become very difficult to carry! Designers in the lastest Lakme Fashion Week have come up with outfits like sarees, lehengas and gowns that come with attached dupattas. These are usually light and feathery but also huge and long, creating a silhouette and trailing behind the wearer. It makes the whole look extremely elegant and royal, even without the presence of an actual dupatta.

15. Classic Lehengas with Modern Twist

Classic Lehengas with Modern Twistriccoindia

Fusion of western and ethnic styles will always be trending but this time, the ramps seem to be filled with lehengas that are both classically traditional and contemporary at the same time. We either have bold traditional colors on contemporary cuts or modern bridal shades like beige, ivory etc combined with traditional crafts like zardozi, aari or thread work.

16. Less is More

Less is More

Minimalistic looks with more stress on textures and colors rather than embellishment is an in-thing! This not only goes for wedding outfits but also wedding venue decor, make up, mehendi designs and jewellery.

17. Fuss Free Clothing

Fuss Free Clothing

In line with the previous point – minimalistic looks – fuss free, easy to wear and easy to handle clothing is finding a huge place in the ethnic fashion scenario. These include pre- draped or stitched sarees, ethnic co-ord sets etc. These particular types of outfits will be immensely popular with wedding guests this season.


18. Capes are Back

Capes are Back

Capes were in trend a few years ago. Now they are back again as a perfect replacement for heavy dupattas. Outfits that are easy to carry are being preferred with the passing day and capes also add that element of fusion fashion to the whole look.

19. Tiny Blouses  Plunging Necklines

Tiny Blouses  Plunging Necklines

This new trend is aimed at flattering both curvy and angular figures. For heavy figures blouses with plunging  shaped, low necklines are being preferred. On the other hand, narrow solid tone tank tops and bralettes look extremely elegant on angular figures, paired with sarees or lehengas.

20.  Jackets with Lehengas or Co-ords

 Jackets with Lehengas or Co-ords

This trend is for wedding guests and even for brides in case of smaller pre-wedding functions. Co-ords look good with any kind of jackets and even lehengas take on that essentially fusion look with a jacket instead of a dupatta.

21. Mermaid Lehenga

Mermaid Lehenga

Even a few years ago, brides found this particular type of lehenga skirt to be very difficult to carry. Though it just a variation of the fit and flare type of the lehenga skirt, it way more voluminous! The mermaid lehengas trending this season will also be coming with the high slit! These can be flaunted in pre-wedding functions or engagement nights by the brides. The bridesmaids can flaunt these anytime. The new age bride theme can be flaunted like a pro in an eclectic fish cut lehenga!

22. Georgette Saree

Georgette Saree

Like the organza saree was trending last year, this year it the georgette saree. Think of retro looks with elegant pearl jewellery, big sunglasses and soft, luxurious georgette sarees. Such looks are great for the wedding guest, close female relatives or friends of the bride or groom and even for the bride in case of post-wedding occasions.

23. Contrasting Color Combinations and Textures

Contrasting Color Combinations and Textures

While contrast colors have been in trend on and off, this time we see the juxtaposition of highly contrasting shades and also textures. For example the combination of a vibrantly colored silk fabric and gold brocade will be pretty common this season. Other textures like different types of fabrics, dense jamawar work etc will also be spotted.


24. Ghararas are back

Ghararas are back

If you want to skip the lehenga on your wedding day and still want to flaunt a traditional look, other than the saree you can go for a gharara. These wide, fit and flare pants are back in trend because they give that vintage vibe. So, if you have planned a retro themed wedding or want to go for a period look, don think twice before choosing ghararas.

For The Grooms – Wedding Wear Trends 2024

25. Printed Tuxedos

Printed Tuxedos

Fusion looks are totally trending! Finely printed tuxedos have been doing the rounds in the latest fashion weeks and we just can’t take our eyes off them. Prints, of any type, somehow give an ethnic vibe.

26. Guys go for Layers

Guys go for Layers

Layered looks are not restricted to casual or formal wear only! Even in case of men’s ethnic wear, layered looks are trending, especially for the upcoming winter wedding season. Think of long ethnic jackets with all-over zari work paired with kurtas in neutral tones along with a shawl or a long shirt over trousers paired with an achkan jacket! Such looks will rule this wedding season.

27. Bling It On

Bling It On

While we see less bling and more play or colors and textures for the bride, embellished ethnic menswear is being preferred by the would-be grooms. For the reception looks especially, glitter work tuxedos and embellished jackets are being loved!

28. Different Shades of the Same Color

Different Shades of the Same Color

In the case of menswear, contrast color pairing is not the trend. Instead, we see the juxtaposition of different shades of the same color. For example, this GetEthnic groom flaunts the various shades of the color moss green.

29. Floral Sherwanis in Neutrals


Floral Sherwanis in Neutrals

It seems floral sherwani’s will never go out of fashion. But this year round, we have left behind the pastels and instead grooms are going for neutral tones. Multi-color floral motifs look great on a neutral base, in any case!

30. Dhotis as Bottom wear

Dhotis as Bottom wear

Dhotis – perhaps the most traditional type of bottom wear for grooms – are back! Dhotis are being paired not only with kurtas but also sherwani jackets. With traditional chappals or nagrais they will rule the wedding season!

For more information on 2024 ethnic fashion trends check out our other blogs and for help with your upcoming 2024 wedding wardrobe, get in touch with us.

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