Wedding Sarees for the Big Fat Indian WeddingsJuly 15, 2023
With the wedding season back in the picture, it’s time to don sarees again. A woman looks forward to her wedding day- probably the most special occasion of her life. Getting decked up for your wedding- from choosing the colors, fabric, to finding matching accessories and more- is one big affair. And no, one doesn’t want to look exactly how a bride looked on her wedding day, say, twenty years back. Kancheepuram silks continue to rule the roost in bridal sarees. Keeping the weather in mind, women have a wider platter of choices to opt from- as winters allow for fabrics like velvet, and heavy sarees with elaborate, fine resham embroidery, sequins, and so on. Colors too, seem to have evolved over the years. It’s not just reds and maroons anymore, girls experiment with mauve and shades of pink. To accentuate the bridal look, brides opt for white gold jewelry, and even Vintage jewelry- accessories like wedding chokers, brooches and gem rings, and more.
Then again, it’s not just the wedding, but there are Sangeet ceremonies and receptions too. Apart from Silks; Balucharis and crepe sarees with diamond-studded and coral beaded borders have been a hot favorite of women when it comes to options in wedding sarees. Sea green, turquoise, mauve and magenta top among the many newer colors which are chosen on wedding sarees. Kundan jewelry or stone studded jewelry make for a perfect combo to flaunt the royal look. Geometric patterns and paisley prints have been much in vogue this year. If you’re headed to a wedding this time around, keep in mind these tips when donning wedding sarees.
Of late, designer sarees have caught on as a Fashion trend in itself, especially for teens and brides. Satya Paul is most famous for his stone work and digital prints on his sarees. Designers like Sabyasachi on the other hand have focused on the lehenga-saree, and sticking to shades of cream and white, with a hint of shimmer in the outfit. With designer sarees, because of the contemporary appeal they carry, jewelry options also shift to something like a glamorous combo of pearls, chandelier earrings with gems in different colors in white gold.
Talking of party wear, animal prints are a great choice. Georgettes and chiffons are the best of choices when it comes to dressing up for party occasions; half sarees have also taken the fashion scene by storm this year. In movies like Chennai Express, we saw Deepika Padukone flaunt the same with style. The new denim saree is also a must-have this season. In party wear, one can go wild with blouse styles and cuts. The choli makes for a great choice, in different cuts, and embellishments. Or one could go for a corset style blouse too. Tribal jewelry makes for the perfect accessory for party wear sarees, available in bright colors and shapes.
All in all, there’s a million ways of draping a saree, to the very varieties of sarees- from embellishments, to prints and patterns, to occasion-specific sarees, be it bridal sarees or wedding sarees. With choices comes the convenience on online shopping, where you can take a look at outfits of your choice, with the click of a button.