After years of denial and will-they-won’t-they speculation, it is official: Alia Bhatt is set to tie the knot with her beau Ranbir Kapoor in the latter’s ancestral home in Chembur, Mumbai. Congratulations are in order for the couple, who have reportedly had to delay their nuptials multiple times as a consequence of the unpredicted pandemic.
As they finally gear up for the big day, it is time to turn our attention to the next big question: who will the young fashionista favour in her bridal wardrobe? Will she follow the path paved by countless celebrity brides before her with an all-Sabyasachi wardrobe? Or will she give free rein to her experimental streak? We charted her fashion trajectory and here are our best predictions:
For The Bachelorette: A High-Shine Number From Giambattista Valli
While the star is known to love her playful prints and colour-blocked numbers, she knows a thing—or twenty—about delivering a red carpet moment. For the last hurrah with her girl gang before the festivities begin, the star could easily end the night in the bathtub in a coordinated jacket and mini dress from Giambattista Valli paired with fairytale-perfect Louboutins.
For The Haldi: A Sharara Set From Punit Balana
The star’s love for a classic Punit Balana number is a well-documented affair, having opted for a minimalist drape from the designer for the promotions of Gangubai Kathiawadi. For her haldi ceremony, she could likely call upon Balana’s vivid fare, usually doused in saturated hues of haldi yellow.
For The Sangeet: An Embroidered Number From Kresha Bajaj
Even before she turned bride, Bhatt has been delivering major inspiration as the best-dressed wedding guest in the room, always. The embroidered lehenga that she chose from Kresha Bajaj for a friend’s wedding is especially memorable, and she could turn to the designer for another glittering number as she takes to the dancefloor on sangeet night.
For The Pheras: A Showstopper Lehenga From Manish Malhotra
Given the number of times she has taken to the ramp for the couturier, it comes as little surprise that reports are claiming that she will be turning to the designer for one of her bridal looks. While Manish Malhotra’s classic red lehengas make for a timeless candidate, she has been known to favour the bolder silhouettes from his repertoire as well—remember the time she leaned into the underboob trend with a cutout blouse? Given the young millennial’s love for risqué details, it’s safe to expect an element of surprise on the big day.
For The Reception: A Classic Lehenga By Sabyasachi
If reports are to be believed, Bhatt is scheduled to wear both Malhotra and Sabyasachi’s creations in her bridal wardrobe. It pays to note at this point of time that the star has favoured the latter’s creations for all her key outings with Kapoor—from the first time she stepped with him on the red carpet at Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s reception in a lime green number to the internet-breaking Diwali post from last year that saw her opting for a purple bandhini lehenga, making the couturier a shoo-in for the grand reception that the newlyweds will host for the industry.
As we count down the days to the wedding and wait with bated breath to see the young fashionista turn bride, here’s wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness together ahead!