Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013, held from 21-26 March 2013, was a complete spectacle of fashion, style and glamour. Held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, the 6-day extravaganza saw upcoming designers, fashion gurus, socialites and of course, the Bollywood brigade making a beeline to the flamboyant shows. picks out the top looks that will help you while planning your wedding trousseau.

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan for Vikram Phadnis at LFW 2013

For your mehendi and haldi
The mehendi and haldi ceremonies are some of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies that kick off the wedding festivities in any household. While traditions demand that you wear certain auspicious colours, there is nothing wrong in lending a glamorous twist to the age-old attires. You may pick Payal Singhal’s asymmetrical yellow, golden and black suit. Agnimitra Paul’s one-piece yellow creation may also be your chosen attire for the day for its easy drape.

Mehendi and haldi looks by Agnimitra Paul & Payal Singhal at LFW 2013

For your sangeet
Sangeet is the time to let loose, to shake a leg. Is there any outfit better than the nine-yard wonder? Saree would allow you to move around freely, yet keep the Indian ethos intact for an occasion like this. Manish Malhotra’s neon coloured sarees with noodle-strap blouses should be every bride’s dream choice this season. Or else, go for the organic jamdani lehenga by Gaurang. Easy to handle yet beyond gorgeous, you will definitely rock the sangeet.

Sangeet looks by Manish Malhotra & Gaurang Shah at LFW 2013

Shazahn Padamsee for Archana Kochhar & Chitrangada Singh for Gaurang Shah

For your cocktail
Though not part of the traditional wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties are the trend of the day. A semi-formal event, it demands that you glam it up all the way. Naeem Khan’s metallic gowns or Shehlaa Khan’s feminine lacey ones, it’s all up to your preferred choice. If you wish to keep it traditional, the shimmery black saree by Manish Malhotra is just the right choice. If you are the lehenga-loving girl, Anushree Reddy’s tulle lehenga in pastel colours must definitely find a place in your trousseau.

Cocktail looks by Naeem Khan & Shehlaa Khan at LFW 2013

Cocktail looks by Manish Malhotra & Anushree Reddy at LFW 2013

For your wedding
There are not too many brides who would like to experiment on their wedding day. Going traditional is the way to go for your wedding look. But what if you could add something to the usual red lehengas? How about a red lehenga with intricate white embroidery that Bhairavi Jaikishan has created? Or how about Payal Singhal’s red lehenga with a simple net golden dupatta? Stylish yet traditional, these lehengas are perfect for the summer bride.

Wedding day looks by Payal Singhal & Bhairavi Jaikishan at LFW 2013

For your reception
The wedding festivities are brought to a close by a formal reception. Every bride has her own vision to bring a fitting end. Naeem Khan’s golden gown or Bhairavi Jaikishan’s pastel yellow lehenga… you have all the choices. For ones to stick more to traditional Indian designs, Vikram Phadnis’ collection offers a variety that is sure to make every bride ecstatic. Be it the pleated saree with a bold belt or the multi-hued elegant lehenga with a gorgeous dupatta, you are definitely spoilt for choices. 

Wedding reception looks by Vikram Phadnis at LFW 2013

Tarun Tahiliani at LFW 2013