Hola brides! This is a sweet reminder for some of us who thought that the old and gold fabrics were out of fashion. From the meticulous effort that goes into their making to how you can beautifully use those fabrics, we are going to give you all your answers. Right from our favourite celebrities to the most-loved collections by our high-end designers, these fabrics are going to give you more and more reasons as to why you should ditch pastels and go all traditional this wedding season. So, without further ado, scroll through this useful listicle & make the most out of it!
Who says Bandhani is off the radar now? The Dhadak girl, Janhvi Kapoor was spotted in Manish Malhotra’s gorgeous green bandhani saree at Isha Ambani’s wedding, being nothing but a centre of attraction. The saree was of dual-toned and also had a heavy golden border. There is no doubt about the fact that Bandhani sarees, lehengas & even dupattas for that matter, are all things royal. And, the best part is that they are being adorned by our new age brides, too! Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi and Arpita Mehta are just some of the renowned designers who have an amazing collection in this fabric.
Colourful phulkari lehengas are known to be everything festive! But we see brides nowadays carrying them off on their wedding functions, as well (like our real bride Shobha did!) Keeping the heritage alive, one such gorgeous lehenga we spotted for our brides is by Sabyasachi. This phulkari lehenga can be used for your Mehendi. An intricately done lehenga, which has different forms of work done on it, such as, a darn stitch on the wrong side of the cloth with coloured silken thread, which makes it look absolutely amazing.
From Deepika’s six yards chikankari saree for her reception to Anushka and Alia donning pastel and white chikankari suits, these leading actresses have proved how chikankari can never go out of fashion. And we have the same message for all our to-be-brides. If they want to look fashionable, having a lightweight chikankari kurti in their trousseau is a must.
Patan Patola fabric is a speciality of Gujarat, and is a double ikat weave made only in silk. Making a simple patola saree can sometimes take six months to a year, so you can imagine the hard work and labour that goes into it! No wonder, it has become a trend to pass on the patan patola sarees as an inheritance to the next generation. Patan Patola dupattas and sarees usually have a busy design, perhaps are mostly clubbed with a plain blouse or suit. If you are a bride who loves traditional patterns and colours, then having a patan patola saree or dupatta can be a great investment for you.
Cheena Cheeni and Kaanda Papeta are just a few of the quirky names given to the parsi gara designs. Ageing back to the 30s, these parsi gara sarees are a timeless elegance which are always in vogue. These sarees are usually covered in silk and were originally called ‘Sali Ghaj’, they are known to be draped with ease and have thin lines of embroidery. We bet these lightweight sarees are must-haves for a bridal trousseau!
If you are someone who does not like scintillating fabrics too much, then these elegant and classy benarasi dupattas are definitely going to win your heart. You can also do them the Sabyasachi’s way by pairing your benarasi dupatta with a plain blouse and lehenga. We certainly loved his 2018 Endless Summer collection, giving every bride goals for a perfect trousseau.
This bridal season is the time for you to ditch every fabric and a buy a Kinkhwab brocade gharara! Heavily embellished brocade and made of rich colours, these ghararas can be used by a bride’s friend or the bride herself on wedding functions. Making this fabric is no easy task, and requires sheer effort of using zari work and silk. Kinkhwab’s meaning translates to little dreams and is often interpreted as a ‘fabric of dreams’.