Contemporary Bridal Looks

September 5, 2023

Wedding Industry’s Hot Sensation - The Contemporary Bride and Bridal Looks

Alt: pinterest | Bridal look

Most Brides out there are seeking a contemporary bridal look.

But what makes you a Contemporary Bride? What is this contemporary bridal look? And what and which makeup look goes with it? 

Hold on! We’ll take you through all of it in this article.

People have their own theories on what makes up a contemporary bride, the most common being the minimalist bridal look. With celebrities and influencers promoting the idea, it has notably gained attention worldwide. This, however, is not everything about the contemporary look.

Definition for Contemporary Bridal Look

The real essence of a contemporary bridal look, is more about “Feeling You” even on your Big-Day, where you feel yourself in your skin. Even on your big day, you love what you are, how you dress and what you look like. Anything that keeps you in your sweet spot, is comfortable and elegant at the same time.

Known Definition

Contemporary Bridal Look, as most widely known in the wedding industry, revolves around minimal makeup and traditional clothing with a Western twist in them, for example, traditional lehengas with boho chick fervour or neutral shades dresses with traditions embellished in them.

Well both of them almost mean the same thing with a slight difference in portrayal of brides and industry’s opinion and choices. 

Alt: credits Contemporary bride Shibani Akhtar @shibaniakhtar on Instagram 

All brides around the world are going for elegant yet comfortable dresses for their wedding day. Indians are incorporating contemporary looks in all their wedding functions, from engagement, haldi and mehendi to their Big day and reception.

You can read this article on DWJ’s website on a real destination wedding of a contemporary bride.

Alt: Mouni Roy’s contemporary bridal makeup and look for her Mehendi function, reception and after-wedding sangeet.

Major wedding industry’s big names and brands, fashion designers like the Falguni Shane Peacock, Abhinav Mishra, Payal Singhal, Mukul Arora, Manyavar's Mohey etc., love the idea of contemporary brides and bridal looks and are promoting the idea as it embraces creativity and elegance in their couture designs along with the satisfaction of their brides. 

About the Contemporary bridal makeup and looks, you can settle with anything that makes you feel “You”, exuding the unique essence of your love, style and persona in your wedding functions.

Contemporary Bridal Couture and Looks

Here are 3 inspiring contemporary bridal looks by Indian Celebrities:

  1. Traditional, elegant and Simple look feat Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza looked fascinating in this red saree. She kept her bridal look light with traditional colours and clothing. 

Alt: Dia Mirza’s Bridal Look | Instagram

  1. Shibani Akhtar’s Modern Contemporary Bridal Look

Shibani Dandekar married Farhan Akhtar in this chic outfit, bringing together the traditions of East and West together. 

Alt: credits Contemporary bride Shibani Akhtar @shibaniakhtar on Instagram 

  1. Hannah S Khan’s majestic look

Hanna was gorgeous as she nailed her contemporary bridal look at her wedding functions. Her unique wedding had amalgamations of tradition from around the world.

She is India’s first bride to wear an Elie Saab custom gown weighing 30 kg and embroidered with Swarovski crystals. Watch opulence ooze in all her majestic wedding outfits. 

Alt: Hanna Khan | Luxe Fashion Blogger| Instagram

More Contemporary Bridal Looks to inspire you:

  1. Sangeeta Phogat’s Floral Bridal Look

Contemporary Indian Bride and wrestler Sangeeta Phogat tied the knot with Bajrang Punia in this delicate and classy piece of couture with detailed floral embroidery. 

Credits: Affinity Weddings || Alt: Sangeeta Phogat in her contemporary bridal makeup and look.

  1. Ejaaz and Mukul Arora’s Couture

Like other celebrity and fashion designers, Ejaaz and Mukul’s couture are on a different level altogether. 

More Looks from Pinterest

You might also love pinning your favourite looks from Pinterest, and get yourself a custom and tailored look, as unique as you.

Contemporary Bridal Makeup Look

Suit yourself with a makeup style you’ll feel most comfortable with. Here are some looks you can take in consideration.

Mastani Look:


Traditional Indian Look

Images: pinterst and wed me good

Modern Messy Look

Hope this article helped you get some insight in what you think is your Contemporary bridal look.

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