Being one of the finest qualities of silk, the Banarasi silk, traveling from the heart of Varanasi straight to everybody's heart is one fabric that every Indian woman crushes over. Known for the serene look they exude and their sheer richness, Banarasi outfits are almost every Indian couturier’s cult weave for ages now.
For their timelessness and gorgeous brocade or zari in gold and silver, at least one Banarasi outfit undoubtedly makes it to every Indian bride's trousseau and often to their bridal outfits as well. Owing to its popularity and to suit everyone's tastes, the bridal fashion scene is bundled with varieties for every kinda bride and every kinda ceremony.
If you’re a bride-to-be and share our love for this ‘traditional craft with modern elegance’ and would love to don it on your wedding ceremonies then hang onto this blog. We’ve created a mini lookbook for all you brides out there with an array of lehengas, sarees, suits and indo-western Banarasi outfits to choose from.
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Be it for the Mehndi or Wedding ceremony, one can never go wrong with Banarasi outfits. Style it with a plain shirt on your mehendi or don it with a similar blouse on your shaadi, they're sure to make you look like a million-dollar bride.
1. An emerald green boota lehenga with a mango yellow blouse and booti dupatta by Bageecha Banaras.
2. This bride wore a gorgeous pink and orange banarasi lehenga by Sue Mue.
3. A real bride donning Urbanza's red banarasi lehenga for her d-day!
4. A scintillating red banarasi lehenga with a sheer heavily embroidered dupatta.
5. A beautiful sky blue and magenta pink lehenga with a lightweight dupatta by Raw Mango.
6. A signature banarasi lehenga in rani pink hue with a yolk-style blouse by Ritu Kumar.
7. An elegant lehenga set with a coral skirt, a mango yellow blouse and a rose pink boota dupatta from Bageecha Banaras.
8. This bride wore a decent lotus pink banarasi lehenga with a modish criss-cross top for her Mehndi.
9. An orange lehenga with multi-hued thread embroideries perfect for that haldi and mehndi function.
The elegance of Banarasi sarees is truly unmatched. It's a MUST to have a banarasi saree in your bridal wardrobe or trousseau.
1. An Anita Dongre black Avasa Saree with a golden detailed border and floral motifs.
2. For a simplistic look, this bride chose to wear a pretty red and jade green Raw Mango saree for her wedding day!
3. A stunning Sabyasachi black Banarasi saree with heavy borders and golden appliqued floral work. (A perfect reception outfit for the minimalist bride)
4. A nude Banarasi woven linen saree with a resham patta border and a logwood Indigo blouse from the House of Masaba.
5. Anita Dongre's "The Kahana Saree" in rich pink and an embellished blouse.
6. A golden tissue Banarasi saree with vintage work and embroidered dark green blouse by Asha Gautam.
7. A Victorian era inspired Banarasi drape in navy blue by Sailesh Singhania.
Banarasi suits are a very convenient ensemble in a bride's wardrobe. Be it for a homely pooja or the haldi ceremony or even an after-wedding ceremony, a banarasi suit just suits the mood right.
1. A surreal turquoise and orange Banarasi Anarkali by Bageecha Banaras.
2. Bageecha Banaras's magenta-pink boota kurta with a skirt paired with an Indigo blue dupatta.
Being a very traditional silhouette, Banarasi fabric is also very versatile and can be styled in the chicest possible way. Check out these fusion looks:
1. This bride wore an offbeat one-shoulder Banarasi dress in a burnt orange shade for her haldi! So Gorg!
2. A royal blue Banarasi skirt paired with a cutesy off-shoulder crop top with sheer balloon sleeves.