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Kaftan Designs For Brides and Bridesmaids

Think of a wedding wardrobe for a bride or a bridesmaid, and one is likely to visualize bedazzling lehengas, svelte sarees, traditional anarkalis or quite-trending shararas and ghararas. Some fashion enthusiasts may also think of experimental drapes and Indo-Western silhouettes. Well, allow us to upgrade your Shaadi wardrobe with a voguish addition. A breezy silhouette, epitome of comfort, that comes with a head-turning appeal. We are talking about kaftans.

Kaftans are mostly associated with resort wear and are picked for the days when you just wanna laze around with your girls. But, no more! There is more to this billowing piece of garment. Designers have reinvented kaftans with a wedding-ready spin, and we are all up for it! Think of floral and bandhani prints, ogle-worthy embroideries, ornate belts, and a quintessential dash of shimmer. These refreshing designer kaftans are oh-so-apt for summer weddings, especially for the events like mehendi, haldi and sangeet. If you are on a hunt for some fashion-forward ensembles, you ought to check out our hand-picked list of the best designer kaftans for brides and bridesmaids.

Before we proceed, let us tell you a fun fact! Bollywood’s undisputed queen of fashion, Sonam Kapoor also slipped into a designer kaftan at her own wedding reception party to dance the night away in sheer comfort. She opted for an ivory kaftan from the designer-duo Abu Janu Sandeep Khosla, which came replete with chikankari work.  She added layered necklaces to keep the bride-vibe intact. Take a look:

Trendy Designer Kaftans For Brides and Bridesmaids

We raided the Bollywood divas' wardrobes and the designer collections as well to scout the best wedding-wear kaftans. Scroll down and be ready to be brimmed with gobs of inspiration!

1. Designer Kaftan With Gota Patti Work

To match the bling of Indian weddings, here is a number that you can definitely trust. From the coveted collection of the label Itrh, this kaftan set comes with a dupatta and pants too. It features the label’s signature gota patti work that lends a glam shimmer vibe to the ensemble. Wanna shine like a star at a Sangeet night, this should be your choice.

Source ITRH

2. Katrina Kaif's Voguish Kaftan Designed By Anamika Khanna

Here’s Katrina Kaif showing how to rock a kaftan at a wedding. She wore a silk ivory number from the designer Anamika Khanna’s eponymous label. The kaftan featured a heavily embroidered yoke. All she needed was a pair of earrings to amp up the look. And how stunning she looked!

3. One-shoulder Kaftan

We can’t stop drooling over Kajol’s one-shoulder and belted kaftan from the label Shivan and Narresh. The intriguing prints and embellishments make it a hep number for outdoor day wedding functions.

4. Bandhej Print Kaftans From Rajdeep Ranawat

Even Kareena Kapoor swears by designer Rajdeep Ranawat’s kaftans. Must we add, they scream style! Check out these Bandhani print kaftans that come in an array of colour. What a gorgeous blend of flowy silhouette and traditional appeal. All you need is a bit of neck jewellery, to amp up the whole look.

5. Floral Kaftan in Blush Tones

This breezy kaftan by Archana Shah comes with an embellished neckline. Cart it for its vibrant and voguish aesthetics. PS: Wear it at a friend’s mehendi to match the zestiness of the ceremony.

6. The Kaftans WIth Zari Deets!

Here’s a chanderi silk kaftan pants set from the label Bohame. The rich fabric adorned with zari border and dainty zari bootis make it unmissable for your wedding wardrobe.

Source Bohame

7. Bandhani Beauties!

Don’t we all know how bandhani has made such a major comeback in the world of wedding fashion? And we love how Tisha Saxena has given kaftans a bandhani makeover. A fool-proof choice for the day as well as night wedding functions.

8. Foil-print Kaftans by Masaba

Fond of donning softer hues? Here are half-and-half kaftans with a dash of foil prints by designer Masaba Gupta. Add a few chunky jewels or the ones in popping colours to make turn heads at a wedding function.

Source Masaba

9. A Bewitching Kaftan-Style Jumpsuit

Designer Nupur Kanoi merged two silhouettes to create this super-chic Kaftan-style jumpsuit. Quite a refreshing ensemble for a mehendi ceremony. Even brides can consider this. A choker is all you need to style embellished creation.

Source Nupur Kanoi

10. Colour-Block Kaftan

You can’t say no to this utterly voguish colour-block kaftan adorned with an embroidered brooch at the waist!

Source Qbik

11. Bohemian Kaftans For The Unconventional Brides and Bridesmaids

These boho yet traditional kaftans by Rajdeep Ranawat come replete with striking prints and svelte brooches at the waist.

Final Words On Kaftans For Brides and Bridesmaids

It is time to welcome the change and make these flamboyant kaftans a wedding staple. They are sure to win you envious gazes, keep you at your comfort best when you want to break the dance floor. Moreover, it is pretty easy to style them. All you need is a bit of neck jewellery to nail the show-stopping look. A choker or layered necklaces? Well, that's your choice.

Convinced much? Which kaftan you can't wait to slip into?

11+ Designer Kaftans Brides and Bridesmaids Will Instantly Fall For!

by Medha Chawla

11+ Designer Kaftans Brides and Bridesmaids Will Instantly Fall For!