Indian Wedding Sarees - Gitz and Glam!

Indian wedding sarees are today available in such mind-bogglingly different styles and genres that even an ordinary Indian woman feels privileged when she gets to choose one for herself, she feels like a princess.

This is partly because when it comes to marriages, Indians believe in making it bigger than life; like as nobody else can! Everything is larger than life- the songs and dances, the rituals, fireworks, festivity and the relatives who converge to the venue of the rendezvous in hordes. But then, undoubtedly, the most important part of a wedding is the women who add glitz and glam to the whole affair. To help the women look good at such occasions, we have a plethora of wedding sarees, since the big fat Indian wedding is incomplete till women dressed up in their best attire and the heaviest jewellery dot the venue. Can you ever make out from a man’s attire whether he is headed for a funeral, a formal meeting with his clients, or a wedding? No-because it is the women who make the wedding LOOK like a wedding. Sarees are a hot favourite with most women on this occasion, irrespective of the affiliations of caste, region and religion.

The Indian women are spoilt for choice when it comes to sarees- there are sarees for every occasion and to suit all needs and tastes. There are the timeless Kanjeevarams, elegant Patola silks, Oriya silks, exquisitely hand-embroidered Kashmiri sarees, sheer Organza sarees, seductive Chiffons, eternal Mysore silks, heavily embellished georgettes and crepes, Brocade and Zardosi sarees, to name just a few. Indian wedding sarees add to the coquettish charm of women and help redefine their femininity. Over the years, inspite of the increasing influence of the Western culture, traditional Indian attires continue to rule the roost at weddings and family gatherings. Sarees form an integral part of an Indian bride’s trousseau and she receives numerous sarees by ways of gifts from parents, relatives and friends. Sarees which form a part of the trousseau are usually such that will have an everlasting appeal, and not merely dictated by the fads of fashion. Putting together the trousseau is a process that lasts many days and months, since every young bride would want to have the best of what the Indian tradition has to offer her.

Indian Wedding sarees are usually formal- casual prints, faux georgettes and crepes do not figure here since emphasis is given to classy and sophisticated look, which is best acquired when each saree is steeped in ethnicity and is a masterpiece. Young brides these days are fashion-conscious and like to make their choices judiciously, paying careful attention to what will look best on them. They make their final pick after a good self-analysis because the most beautiful of sarees will fail to have the desired effect if it does not suit the personality and body-structure of the wearer. The weight, complexion and height are the primary factors that influence the choice. It is important to select a saree whose fabric and design compliments the figure of the wearer. For instance, a woman with an apple like figure would look best in embroidered sarees draped simply with the minimum of accessories. Pear shaped women should, on the contrary, opt for chiffons which will make their silhouette look slimmer. Petite women and girls can carry off heavy silks and crisp cottons with aplomb while women who are heavily built should opt for georgettes and crepes for a slimmer overall effect. Shorter women could use sarees with contrasting borders to add an inch or two to their height while taller women could try bold prints and patterns. Meticulously chosen Indian wedding sarees can add to the feminine grace of the wearer and help to highlight the plus points of her persona.

A famous designer once pointed out that the best of outfits can look totally out-of-place if not worn with the right accessories. So, the jewellery, flowers and footwear should be carefully chosen to enhance the charm of the apparel without making it look loud and tacky. Too much of the same colour can make a dress look dull. For instance, a red saree worn with red jewellery, red handbag and red sandals might look too flashy. One can try a different colour to break the monotony. The beauty of red could get highlighted with green accessories, adding to the overall effect of the outfit. All said and done, there is a plethora of sarees available for every type of buyer but the simple fact that Indian wedding sarees are supposed to last a lifetime, or may be even more, should be the guiding rule.

Indian Wedding Sarees - Gitz and Glam!

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