Isha Ambani’s wedding was the epitome of the world-renowned ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ style, which captivated people and media alike for as long as it lasted. The huge popularity of the lavish marriage was also due to the elegant dresses—designed by the top niche of the Indian fashion industry—which the bride wore at her various ceremonies. Let’s take a look at her wedding-wear through my fashion lens.
At her Sangeet function, Isha dazzled in a peppy pink lehenga, designed by one of India’s elite designers—Manish Malhotra. The superficial Swarovski silver-work on the lehenga in tandem with Swarovski crystals rendered the bride twinkling like a star. The makeup consisted of soothing shades of peach, pink, and bronze. On top of that, the custom-designed diamond necklace and bangles—the kind which would even outshine a princess’s—completed her look effortlessly. For this attire, she gets a solid A+ from me.
Red is a colour that bears great significance in Hindu marriage ceremonies, and acknowledging this fact, Isha too wore the symbolic red during her Graha Shanti Pooja ritual.
The Reliance heiress looked exceptionally beautiful in, veteran couturier, Sabyasachi’s hand-crafted crimson red lehenga, embroidered with tilla-work and complemented by a bandhej dupatta. The outfit is a part of Sabyasachi’s magnum opus, the India Revival Project. For jewellery, she chose an opulent diamond set embedded with uncut Syndicate diamonds and Zambian emeralds. The smart choice of attire speaks volumes of Isha’s high fashion IQ. Without any hesitation, I give her another A+.
Often, the biggest occasions present the toughest decisions; and when it comes to selecting your wedding outfit, you are destined to have jitters! But, that wasn’t the case with Isha Ambani as she confidently flaunted a peaceful white Abu Jaani Sandeep Khosla masterpiece instead of the traditional bridal red for her big day—challenging society’s norms in the process.
Isha breathed life into the off-white lehenga, predominantly decorated with embroideries of zardozi, vasli, mukaish and nakshi. The most significant component of this outfit was the red dupatta, which the bride inherited from her mother’s wedding attire crafted over three decades ago. Moreover, the intricately-designed jewellery she chose, synchronised with the lehenga to perfection.
Overall, it was the pristine beauty of Isha’s bridal outfit and the panache with which she sported it that really stole the gaze of the onlookers. I give her an A+ again for this one.
Throughout these wedding celebrations, Isha Ambani showed time and again why she is a bona fide fashion icon who inherently understands which outfit to wear and when to wear it.