For All Hatke Brides & Bridesmaids: Papa Don’t Preach Is What You Need To Rock The Wedding Season

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What Makes It Awesome

Prints on prints on prints with embellishments on top. Maximalism is definitely the aesthetic of Papa Don’t Preach By Shubhika and we’re here for it. Her high-end bridal couture is truly one-of-a-kind, where other designer labels tend to stick to classic silhouettes, fabrics and aesthetics, Papa Don’t Preach ignores all of it; the result is bold, unique and experimental chic fashion. If drama’s one word you can’t get enough of, in your life or wardrobe, this fierce label is made for the quirky brides and bridesmaid in you. They’ve also got accessories, shoes and western clothing you can shop online. Oh, and it's celebrity approved, too, having been worn by Sara Ali Khan, Kiara Advani and more.

The dreamy designs are perfect for those of you with a summer or destination wedding coming up. Their pastel lehengas with geometric motifs and embellished with tons of beads and sequins are perfect for beach weddings. We had our heart set on the lilac lehenga with a gorgeous, barely-there back detailing that’s sure to be a massive head turner. For brides, this label is a popular pick for mehendi functions thanks to their half lehengas, which are gorgeous blouses paired with lehengas at a midi skirt length. They’re easy to run around and get photographed in without messing up your mehendi on your hands or feet. The colours go so well for day functions and with floral jewellery on, you’re set to be the most ethereal bride ever. 

If you’re a lazy but rebellious girl, their jumpsuits and draped sarees are low effort but definitely not low in style points. We loved the cutout jumpsuit with dhoti pants that just looked so cool. They’ve also got a western pret section full of dresses, tops, co-ord sets and more in bold prints and gorgeous fabrics.

You can’t miss their accessories section, especially for bags that are the perfect accent to add that final drama to your look. We loved their belt bags and spidey bags that are tiny bags you won’t be able to fit much into but are definitely a big statement piece. Their gorgeous boho jewellery is a pretty touch you can add to all your looks and the chunky and sequined shoes are great for wedding functions or a fun night out. Basically, you’ll be able to get tons of use out of their accessories.

Price: The bridal wear starts at INR 50,400, accessories at INR 4,500 and western wear at 7,728. 

What Could Be Better

Since all their clothes and accessories are made to order, you’ll need to order them way, way before you actually have to wear them as shipping takes up to 4-6 weeks. The long wait time might make you impatient or hesitant but seeing the final outfit makes it worth it. 


While there’s no stand-alone store in Delhi right now, you’ll find their designs at Aza Fashions and Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop although you won’t get the full collection at these multi-designer stores.