One of the most important days of a woman’s life is the day when she gets betrothed. This is the day when the bride has all eyes on her and she wants to look her best. Irrespective of cast, creed or religion, every woman nurtures this desire as she steps into her husband’s home to be the homemaker.
Over the years, brides continue to dress in a way that best describes their social status – always the most fashionable, with the richest and intricate embroidered materials money can buy. The less monetarily-gifted settle for readymade gowns available according to one’s budget.
It is natural that the wedding guests be judgmental about the material and overall appearance of the Bride as it reflects the social standing and the extent of the family’s wealth. Today, there are bridal dresses available in all prince ranges and to fit the taste of every individual. Bridal wear also is a fashion victim as it changes in accordance with the latest trend.
Choosing the Right Bridal Wear
In western countries, to-be brides opt for colors such as white or blue. White signifies virginity, and was thus chosen as the bride’s colour ages ago. But off late it is acceptable to choose your own custom made outfit. The color black is avoided as it is considered to be the color of mourning.
In our country and in the eastern countries like China and Vietnam they choose the color red as it signifies good luck and auspiciousness. Nowadays, though, it is common to see light cream colored saris with red or gold heavily embroidered borders. People who can afford to splurge can appoint a designer to make them a custom-made bridal outfit.
Also the choice of bridal wear is a very elaborate decision as it must compliment the skin tone of the bride. The jewellery, make up and hair-do must all be in accordance with the bridal outfit. Also, the bridal dress must stand out in the crowd and compliment the bride. The choice of bridal wear is important as it must look attractive in the wedding photographs as well.
It is utmost necessary that the bride looks perfect and not too gaudy or underdressed. So picking the right bridal wear is as important as picking the right life partner. Often wedding planners tend to care of this as well. But if you do not hire a wedding planner, it is recommended that you look at a few places before making the final decision.After all, with the blessings of God, marriages are a onetime affair and one must make sure that it is one of the most enjoyable affairs of life. So why not start by picking the right outfit and stun everyone who sees you in daily life as a “plain jane” and keep them gaping at your transformation! And at the same time, make your life partner proud of his most prized possession.
Adds Ritu Tandan, Chief Designer and Director, Vemanya, “A marriage is a really special occasion and creating the right look and the perfect trousseau means a lot to the bride. We at Vemanya respect that, making the entire experience magical and memorable. We respect the fact that each bride is different, hence we are open to customising the end product to suit the need, temperament and comfort level of the bride in question.” According to Monika Srivastava, Director, Vemanya, “Technology is changing the way we buy and in keeping with the changing trends Vemanya offers a unique blend of the online and offline experience. The online experience is complete in itself with an intuitive buying flow which includes support at any time, measurement guides and videos and access to a personal stylist. For those who are more comfortable touching and feeling things we also have a design studio in Delhi. In time we will expand design studios to other locations including those overseas.”
Further says designer Rohini Gugnani, “Rohini Gugnani’s bridal collection will have Bandhej, Embroidered, Printed, Zardosi, Zari, Cut, Sequin, Crystal, Bead and Kundan Work on Sarees, Suits and Anarkalis which will add the designer touch on your mehendi, wedding and reception.
According to fashion designer Rohini Gugnani, “A wedding trousseau shopping includes everything that a bride-to-be collects for her wedding, pre-marriage and post marriage ceremonies. The label has Wedding Lehenga-cholis, Concept Sarees, Anarkalis, Suits-Salwars and everything that covers all aspects of an Indian wedding wardrobe for the brides as well as her family. With an option of getting the outfits custom design as per the wedding themes or with personal choice, there are ensemble available for all occasions like sangeet, mehendi, haldi and other wedding rituals including the wedding and the reception. Each piece is enhanced with decorative embellishments, texturing and detailing, as well as a fusion of styles in a vibrant color palette. Each one is created specifically such that no two are alike.”
If you can’t wrap the 6 yards, then Zip it up!
Fashion evolves with time and these changes lead to new forms of apparels which are usually created by amalgamating two different styles or more. Style is not what is in the trend but the way you carry the trend. Saree style gowns are not a very recent innovation but are in vogue as they are very comfortable attire. It makes sure the intricacy is combined with simplicity and is prefect cocktail for the modern woman.
The fashion admirers are out to experiment something that is easy to wear and thus the designer gave them the opportunity to experiment with the new range of saree gowns this season. Whether it is a reception party or your own ceremonies of the wedding, the designer gives you ample options to choose from colors like black, blue, emerald green, fuchsia pink, orange to styles like a mermaid styled skirt or a fit & flair skirt too or even a complete flared skirt, it solely depends on the body type and choice of the person wearing it. It suits all body types as it doesn’t really matter whether one is petite or stalwart as there are great choices in the silhouettes for every body type.
Keeping in mind the basic concept of comfort, the saree gowns are easy to carry and at the same time they are elegant and modern. These attires look brilliant on all types of body frames.