Winter is here, and you know what that means — wedding season.

If you're anything like us, you'll find yourself stuck for inspiration every wedding season... until fashion week, that is. This year PFDC's L'Oréal Paris Bridal Week presented countless options for everyone even tangentially connected to winter weddings: the bride, of course, but also her sister-in-law, and also her second cousin's best friend who's only attending the wedding for the gulab jamun.

We isolated 6 trends that emerged from collections that ranged from uber-traditional — like Sania Maskatiya and Nomi Ansari — to quirky-cool — like Ali Xeeshan and Mahgul.

Let's get started...

1) All red everything

The designers presenting at PLBW must've picked up on the fact that red is trending internationally, because red could definitely be seen making a comeback on the ramp. And not just as an accent colour — we spotted all-red ensembles where everything from the dupatta to the gharara was scarlet.

Misha Lakhani brought red back on the ramp like a boss
Misha Lakhani brought red back on the ramp like a boss

 

Contenders for best red included Wasim Khan and Misha Lakhani, with notable mentions going to Sania Maskatiya and Mahgul.

Wasim Khan went all red with his show-stopper
Wasim Khan went all red with his show-stopper

 

2) Cathedral trains

Someone must've photocopied and distributed a memo that read 'go big or go home' because there were ALOT of trailing trains on the ramp at PLBW.

Sana Safinaz (L) and Sania Maskatiya (R) sure know how to grab our attention!
Sana Safinaz (L) and Sania Maskatiya (R) sure know how to grab our attention!

 

Impractical? Yep. Dramatic? Yep. We wouldn't recommend this look for anyone but the bride, but done right it can add the right amount of flair.

Wear at your own risk!
Wear at your own risk!

 

3) Party in the back

When it comes to wedding wear we often neglect the backs of our joras. But not after PLBW.

Go backless without going backless in Saira Shakira (L) and Sana Safinaz (R)
Go backless without going backless in Saira Shakira (L) and Sana Safinaz (R)

 

Designers made a strong case for treating the back of their outfits like entities unto themselves, with heavy embellishments, scooped backs, worked straps and more.

Intricate details like the one we spotted on this Sania Maskatiya ensemble will make you stand out
Intricate details like the one we spotted on this Sania Maskatiya ensemble will make you stand out

 

4) Borrowed from the boys

And if you're getting sick of being traditional, some designers presented interesting looks that borrowed heavily from menswear.

If you really want to wear something unique, these Sana Safinaz (L) and Ali Xeeshan (R) outfits could do the trick
If you really want to wear something unique, these Sana Safinaz (L) and Ali Xeeshan (R) outfits could do the trick

 

While we wish we would've seen more of this trend on the ramp, at least it was a start.

This golden Shiza Hassan with structured shoulders caught our eye
This golden Shiza Hassan with structured shoulders caught our eye

 

5) Evening gowns as wedding wear

On the other end of the spectrum, designers presented western-style evening gowns as viable options for wedding wear.

Sana Safinaz led the eveing gown as wedding wear style
Sana Safinaz led the eveing gown as wedding wear style

 

Sana Safinaz led the pack, but others followed close behind.

But Ali Xeeshan was also not far behind
But Ali Xeeshan was also not far behind

 

6) Two dupattas

Another raging trend on the runway had us seeing double: we spotted two dupattas on numerous outfits.

Sania Maskatiya was big on this trend
Sania Maskatiya was big on this trend

 

It went like this: one dupatta was draped over the models head while the other criss-crossed around her front. Alternatively, one dupatta was belted and one flowed freely.

This Shamsha Hashwani number was one of our favourites on the ramp

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