The reason we have decided to gush about Manish Malhotra now is because in recent times, people have noticed a pleasant change in his designs. Also, Manish Malhotra will never ever become irrelevant, because he is after all, Bollywood’s favorite designer, ever. Starting from the flawless costumes of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to Kareena Kapoor’s iconic orange sari in 3 Idiots, Manish Malhotra is to be credited for it all. However, the man isn’t only an expert at creating some of the most remember-able on screen outfits. Manish Malhotra wedding dresses are also to die for.
If you have been dreaming of that perfect Bollywood wedding, then you should definitely consider a Manish Malhotra wedding outfit, which are equally gorgeous for men and women. Don’t believe me? Here are 16 instances to convince you.
1. Printed suit for men
Imagine if a groom wore a suit like this. This is a creation which is truly fit for a Bollywood wedding which is super classy and super elegant. The pitch black lapels of the suit are overly extended, which makes the patterns on the bodice even more exciting. Goodbye boring old sherwani, hello stunning fitted suit!
2. Sequined sheer lehenga
Who thought a sequined sheer lehenga would look this good as a wedding dress? The lavender lace detailing on the hem makes you feel like a princess in the true sense of the term, which gives this outfit extra brownie points. But the cut and design of the dress in itself makes for one fabulous creation which I am sure many would kill to sport on their wedding day.
3. Heavily embroidered midnight blue sherwani
I apologize for calling sherwanis boring in point #1, because this is anything but boring. The collar, the cuffs and the hemline of the kurta all match in midnight velvet, which lends elegance and sobriety to the gold embroidered bodice. Also those are linen trousers with a sherwani. I mean, not in my wildest dreams did I imagine a combination like this, could look this good.
4. Off-shoulder traditional lehenga
This whole dress is enough to make me willing to sell a kidney to get my hands on it. What an incredible piece of artistic genius is this outfit. The off shoulder blouse with geometric stripes also has a cape which, honestly, does it for me, but the lehenga itself is breathtaking in the true sense of the term. The embroidery, which is detailed and traditional, ends abruptly before the hemline, which allows for the midnight blue velvet to shine through. Believe it or not, I have actual tears just from looking at this outfit.
5. Powder blue embroidered sherwani
Who thought powder blue would look this gorgeous and this mature for wedding wear? If you are planning an outdoor summer wedding, nothing can beat a look like this, which is simple, understated, yet so incredibly elegant. One of the things which makes it even more appealing is the minimalistic use of silver thread for the embroidery, making it the perfect outfit for the understated, yet elegant groom.
6. Layered lehenga with sequined blouse
The use of silver and sequins and off-white layers for wedding wear is such a stroke of genius that few other than Manish Malhotra could pull it off. The stunning skirt is a wonderful mass of pleated ivory silk, with a sequined blouse which has some awesome elements, like the tassels which hang down till the waist and the sheer embellished shrug, which is makes it so drool-worthy.
7. Monochrome Pathani kurta
Usually, I would include a picture simply because it has Shahrukh Khan in it, but this time, the outfit he is wearing somehow manages to outshine him, which is no easy thing to do, might I add. The gorgeous monochromatic embellished kurta with detailed prints is of course, from the house of Manish Malhotra, as part of his 2017 Summer Couture Collection. The structured fit, with the color scheme and the off-white patialas makes it the perfect bridegroom outfit.
8. 3D floral embellished lehenga
This particular piece is from the Sensual Affair Couture Collection from 2017-2018. It is a wonderful work of art, with steely floral embellishments which are protruding from the base of the lehenga, giving the piece depth and dimension. What is even more exciting is the sheer jeweled blouse, which is paired with a sheer drape, embellished with more sequins. Essentially, this is your one way ticket to looking like a princess for your wedding.
9. Metallic pastel wedding outfit for grooms
If you are a groom who likes being edgy, cool and festive at the same time, then this is the best possible combination for you. The ivory kurta is paired with a powder blue bandhgala Nehru suit and dull gold patialas which are just perfect together. The ensemble also has a sexy Indo-western vibe to it because of the structure of the clothes and the color combination, making it an interesting and exciting choice for a wedding.
10. Traditional brocade lehenga
This traditional brocade silk lehenga is what wedding dreams are made of. Currently, Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi has the privilege of wearing something this beautiful, but imagine this being your wedding dress though. This handloom piece is a vision in pink and gold, with dull gold panels on the hemline, bright gold patterns on the bodice, and a stunning green-based dupatta which is practically unimaginable, but without it, the look would be totally incomplete.
11. Ivory sherwani with embroidery
If someone is trying to figure out how to add minimalistic excitement to a sherwani, they can definitely take a leaf out of Manish Malhotra’s book, or leave the creativity to him, because he is clearly a master at this. The otherwise simple and dapper ivory sherwani has a gorgeous burst of color on the sleeves, with intricate floral details. All in all, it is a minimalistic and super classy piece to sport to a wedding, as a groom or even as a guest.
12. Black and ivory wedding lehenga
It’s 2017, and it is time to throw all the boring wedding outfit trends out the window and embrace the new revolutionary fashion which Manish Malhotra has totally owned through his designs. This stunning modernistic piece has an ankle-length cape/choli with an incredibly high slit, revealing a gorgeous midnight blue lehenga underneath, with hand-crafted ivory embellishments. The matching ivory embellishments on the cuffs and the sleeves make this a wonderful work of art, which brides would truly be privileged to sport on their wedding day!
13. Mint green and pink sherwani
Who knew mint green and pink would make for such an elegant combination, which grooms and guests could totally wear for a weddings? This is another piece from the Summer Couture Collection of 2017, which is a sexy pink bandhgala, opening up to reveal an expanse of mint green silk underneath. Paired with ivory churidars, this sherwani is perfect for grooms across cultures and ethnicities, and is super good-looking.
14. Crop top and lehenga
All the crop top lovers in the house can finally rejoice because if you have been wallowing about why you can’t wear a crop top at a wedding, Manish Malhotra has heard your grievances and gifted you with this modern marvel, which is truly breathtaking. The top is a gorgeous pink crop top with two layers of frills, which allows scope for your midriff to shine above your equally gorgeous lehenga. The lehenga itself is a wonderful chikandari sequined and embroidered masterpiece, with mind-boggling details on the body of the skirt. Needless to say, this is the perfect piece for a modern Indian bride.
15. All-ivory creation
If you have been dreaming of looking like Shahrukh Khan, and don’t know how to do it without ribbing a bank and getting plastic surgery, then here is a simple method- get yourself the most signature Manish Malhotra sherwani and you will immediately turn into Rahul Raichand. This stunning all-ivory kurta might look too simple to be festive, but the structure, the bodice and the subtle embroidery on the hemline makes it an intricate outfit, which most men would be able to pull off with panache.
16. Plush red evening gown
Behold the most perfect red evening dress for your reception ever. Even though it has the literal structure of a ball gown, it is still traditional because of the pleats which converge in the middle, and the stunning hand-crafted length of golden floral embellishments till the hemline of the skirt. The long-sleeves with the matching embellishments just add to the overall charm of the dress.
The moral of the story is, Manish Malhotra wedding outfits are to die for, and there is no other way you should look when you are trying to pull off the perfect Bollywood wedding, or any wedding really, because everything this man touches looks like perfection.
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