Article By: Dr. Miral Zaka
Women who are unconventional and like to make heads turn would prefer not to opt for the usual silhouettes and color palettes for their big day. From quirky décor themes to unique ensembles, these brides want to add a personalized touch to everything, every element being used during their wedding! If you are the experimental sort, then put your unique taste to good use and let everybody see your bolder side. However, it is extremely important that you understand that you don’t stress out because ladies trust us when we say that your new husband will still love you no matter what dress you wear!
Sari gowns lie somewhere between traditional apparels and contemporary outfits given their liquid structure and their uber-ladylike intrigue. Worn with the right styling and the correct accessories these apparels will make you look like the lady of the evening that you deserve to be!
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Gowns give off a slightly Western vibe and the right silhouette will accentuate all your curves. They are perfectly appropriate for ‘themed’ weddings. And what we love the most about gowns is that there’s a wide variety of silhouettes to choose from. Be it a graceful ball gown, a mermaid silhouette or a strapless chic number, you have complete liberty to take your pick. You can support the look with customized jewelry and if you want to add a desi touch to it then pair it with a choker or jhumka’s even a maang tikka would look lovely!
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Let’s face it. Sharara’s put us in that whole “sharara sharara” mode and we love them! Sharara’s might be a top pre-wedding choice, but that does not mean that you can’t break all those outfit barriers and wear one on your wedding! If Bollywood’s very own Bebo (the Choti Rani) could do it then why not you? Kareena Kapoor Khan wore her mother-in-law’s sharara on her nikah with the Nawab of Pataudi Saif Ali Khan – her gold set was complemented with an overwhelming rust and gold tissue dupatta and gems such as a choker, a maang tikka and hooped earrings.
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If, by any chance A-line kurta’s are not your top pick of pullovers, consider blending yours with a voluminous angrakha styled kurta as done by Deepika Padukone in Bajirao Mastani. Try to go all out with the flare of your sharara because when it comes to flare, the more the better!
Gharara’s add more fit-and-flare to your persona compared to sharara’s and recently they’ve made a comeback and that too with a bang! In the past a lot of stunning celebrities have dazzled in this style staple on their wedding day one of them being the gorgeous Dia Mirza, who opted for a beautiful ivory and green gharara for her big day. It is best worn with a short tunic or an angarakha styled kurta, so that the gharara pants aren’t overshadowed.
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Because, “Sari ki fall sa Kabhi match kiya re…” Let’s talk about India’s most revered drape; the saree. It is an incredible alternative to the conventional lehenga and is winning back the support of ladies worldwide. Fabrics like Kanjeevaram, Pochampally and Selams are the go-to fabric for South Indian brides. Deepika Padukone – for instance, wore a pure gold Kanjeevaram brocade silk sari on her wedding ceremony in Lake Como.
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Similarly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan picked a yellow and gold Kanjeevaram sari for her Mumbai ceremony!
For brides who value comfort over everything else, the Anarkali dress is the best option. Simple to spruce up or down, one can even wear it on their dholki or the mehendi, engagement and also the nikah function. It will undoubtedly make you look like the queen that you are!
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Be that as it may, this coming wedding season is an ideal opportunity for all you brides to-be to ditch the typical silhouettes and wear something that makes you stand out! Regardless of whether its comfort or personality that influences your choice, these options in contrast to your wedding lehenga will serve you just as well when you finally say “I do”!