Anarkalis are one of the most gorgeous outfit options for all the brides out there. Whether it's a dainty pooja to attend or your wedding nuptials, these opulent ethnic dresses are a must-have in your bridal trousseau. Anarkalis was introduced in India during the Mughal era, famously named after the fictional courtesan in Emperor Akbar's court, Anarkali. With a name that means 'blossoming pomegranate', these regal outfits embody the rich culture and history of our country to the T. And Anarkalis will never be out of fashion.
While there are many types of Anarkalis for brides out there in the market, there are some designs that just stand out. You can wear them for your roka, engagement, sangeet and even your wedding day and grasp everyone's attention, glimmering brighter than ever. Honestly, something just stirs in our souls when we witness a bride don a gracious Anarkali suit and twirl around, letting the flowly garment embrace her beauty to the fullest.
To ensure that every bride finds her ideal Anarkali suit for her wedding functions, we've compiled a list of all these amazingly gorgeous ethnic outfits for you. So get scrolling and start bookmarking!
Stunning Anarkali Suits For Brides
Super Lightweight & Breezy Anarkalis For Smaller Functions
Anarkali's may be surrounded by mystery, romance, and tragedy in the past, but today they're part of all sorts of celebrations. Lightweight Anarkalis are perfect for functions like poojas, rokas and Haldi ceremonies. As a bride, you have a lot to worry about, your jewelry, your hair, the makeup, and many other things. So, wearing an outfit that is low maintenance and easy to carry is an excellent choice. These Anarkalis are made of flowy materials like organza, lightweight silks, cotton, Georgette, etc. with embroidery and other kinds of embellishments that are ideal for such occasions.
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Anarkalis For Sangeets & Mehendi Functions
Anarkalis on the heavier side, like the ones listed below, are an easy option for brides to wear on their more glamorous functions. Sangeets, Mehendis, Engagements, Receptions, you name it and you can style for it in this flared, voluminous outfit. You could go in for something dark and heavily embellished or an outfit with pastel shades that could make you shine brighter. Flattering as they are, designer Anarkalis never disappoint. In fact, they're not too heavy yet not too light, and so wonderful that you can re-style them for later occasions that crop up in after you get married.
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Heavy Anarkalis For Your D-Day Celebrations
Want to look like a queen worth a million bucks? Well, then you better go in for the best anarkali design for the OTT bride. Among all Indian outfits, the Anarkali is a statement worthy ethnic piece, that is popular among celebrities and fashionistas due to how iconic the latest designs look. Embellished from head to toe in the finest work possible, these designer Anarkalis will make a gorgeous addition to your bridal trousseau.
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Anarkali Suit Designs For OTT Brides
We all love brides that are OTT in every way. Heavenly jewelry, opulent accessories, shoes to die for and an outfit fit for queens, extravagant brides deserve the most splendid bridal outfit for their special day. These OTT Anarkalis are so beautiful that they would never be missed by a passing eye. Their intricate detailing may sometimes even beat the glamour of a lavish nature of a lehenga on a bride. So, if you're the kind of bride who enjoys being the center of everyone's attention (which you should be!), then here are some options for you.
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For The Love of Brides in Red Anarkalis
Trends may come and go, but the essence of a bride wearing a red outfit is never gonna fade. And despite an ocean of colour options for brides out there to choose from, red will always win the price for the most loved colour! In full honesty, there is just something about a red coloured outfit that just wins us over everytime we lay out eyes on them. And these real brides in Anarkalis are no different!
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