Saturday, 13 October 2012

PFDC L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2012: Top 15 Favourites

The 2012 PFDC L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week was held in Lahore just this past week. The four day event featured looks from many Pakistani designers including Elan, Asifa and Nabeel, HSY, and Nickie Nina. 
In this bridal week, it was clear that the regal look is the big trend in bridals for the upcoming year. Along with presenting more unique colour combinations, designers mostly chose dusty or dark tones. And for any of you still wondering, long shirts are still in fashion (and let's hope it stays that way!). This is a great bridal week to look into if you are getting married in the upcoming year. Here are our top favourite looks from this event:

15. Layla Chatoor
Ah the classic red anarkali! This look never goes out of style and would be great for brides wanting to wear a churidaar on their big day.

14. Nickie Nina
Love the soft and dusty green shade with the red accents. This would be great for a nikkah ceremony.

13. Nida Azwer
Who knew dark brown and sapphire would pair so well together - perfect for a non-traditional bride to wear on her reception day.

12. Nida Azwer
This super trendy jumpsuit would be a great item to keep in your trousseau. 

11. Nickie Nina
The powder blue and floral print is so vintage! A wonderful delicate look.

10. Layla Chatoor
The streamlined cut is perfectly blended with the traditional red bridal. An outfit truly for today's bride!

9. Teena by Hina Butt
This is another great item to add to your trousseau. Light coloured saari's always look elegant and timeless. This saari is on trend with the light grey and the pop of orange on the border.

8. Asifa and Nabeel
Cobalt blue was one of the only hot colours this summer which could be carried on to fall/winter.  Asifa and Nabeel keeps this trend alive with the high-low hemline, creating a more regal look.

7. Saai
Off white and coral - what a stunning colour combination!  This is perfect if you're looking for a refreshing colour palette for your wedding.

6. Asifa and Nabeel
Taupe and orange is another refreshing colour combination you could use for your mehndi or dholki.  Love the black and gold details.

5. Nickie Nina
This is just about the most colourful outfit we were able to spot in this bridal week. Love how it still has a dark feel to it despite the use of so many colours. This would be a great outfit for a large mehndi gathering.

4. Elan
This, in our opinion, is a must have outfit for all brides. It would be great for a nikkah ceremony at the masjid or for formal wear after the wedding (or both!).

3. Elan
So glad to see navy blue at this bridal week again! Love the sheer fabric with necklace-shaped embroidery - so elegant!

2. Asifa and Nabeel
This colour combination is to die for! Dusty green paired with plumish-maroon is glorious! This is a great look for brides wanting to mix tradition with modernity.

1. Elan
The showstopper from Elan's collection is our top pick from this bridal week (sorry, Asifa and Nabeel!). The floor length shirt, full sleeves and blush pink colour were the perfect ingredients for an outfit fit for a princess.

For any of you getting married soon, we thought we should touch on a much ignored topic (in the blogging world) for Pakistani/South Asian brides: HAIR! We particularly loved the combination of trendy braids and classic updo's at this bridal week. See below for some bridal hair inspiration:
Left: A great updo for brides with side bangs
Right: Adding a braid by your crown will give more volume underneath your dupatta and a much needed stable base for all those pins! 
Whether it's regular, french, or dutch, braids are perfect for a feminine and classy look.

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