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Indian weddings call for an extravagant shopping spree for the bride and the groom. Starting from choosing the bridal jewelry assortments to selection of her bridal trousseau, everything requires extra care. First and foremost thing that a bride must decide is to chalk down whether she has to wear a lehenga or a sari as her wedding attire. Nowadays modern brides have a preference for lehenga over wedding sarees. But, when asked for an opinion from eminent wedding wear designers of Indian fashion fraternity, most of the big names of the industry advise to opt for designer sarees or traditional silk sari for Indian wedding ceremonies. Reason being, one can drape a sari in numerous ways which in turn offers a new look every time you wear it.
A saree is traditional attire that has been beautifying women from ancient times. A sari is a piece of 6-9 yards fabric worn with a blouse and a petticoat. A suitably tailored and fitted blouse with stylish cut works as the best accessory to the sari and hence offers a classy and elegant look. The style of draping a silk sari adds gracefulness and an oomph factor, enhancing the curves of the woman. The uniqueness of a sari lies in the fact that it looks beautifully on women of all shape, size and age group. The growing fame of Indian sari can be seen alluring women across the world. International celebrities and rockstars have made public appearances in this sensuous nine yard drape.
Alongside, Indian celebrities and actors are seen flaunting sophisticated and chic designer sarees to international events to highlight the blend of traditionalism and fashion. Tracing back the history of saree, one will find rich collections of traditional silk sari which has formed a strong base for today’s evolution of latest designer sarees.
Few styles of traditional silk saris that are counted as the best wedding sarees include names like Baluchari saree from Bengal, Benarasi silk sari from Varanasi and Kanjeevaram silk sari from south India. Thanks to the skillful and artistic silk weavers of India; because their hard work has produced ample selection of silk saris that qualify as perfect wedding sarees.
This sari from the Bengal district of Murshidabad is available in rich wedding hues like red, orange, green, purple and royal blue. Woven in fine silk yarns, Baluchari silk sari is known for its golden thread work, highlighting floral design that beautifies the border of the sari. One distinct feature that make these sarees class apart is the beautiful golden thread work on the pallu accentuating different motifs like human figurines, narrative stories and traditional paisley and floral designs.
Benarasi sarees are known to be the most expensive of all sarees because of the glamorous fine gold and silver thread work that makes these sarees immensely alluring for wedding occasions. This kind of saree qualifies all the parameters of wedding sarees and is mostly worn by the mother of the bride. The hand woven texture and feel of each Benarasi saree makes these sarees a piece of art which can be treasured as an heirloom piece.
Increasing recognition and fame of Kanjeevaram sarees across the globe has made these exclusive silk saris a trend to watch. Indian fashion designers have experimented a lot with its designs and patterns in order to retain its sophistication and class. Beautiful temple and palaces patterns highlighting elaborate zari work on the pallu make these wedding sarees a treat to watch.
Recent revolution of online stores has added a new zing to internet shopping. They have different variety of sarees to suit all occasions, available at reasonable price range.
write by Grainne