Bridesmaid gown-The Indian Way

It is summers already and we want to cut them straight with those short dresses, off-shoulders and hot pants. But have you noticed it yet, your cousins’ marriage is round the corner.
The general trend of bridesmaid wear in India is heavy lehengas, embellished kurtas and heavy embroidered sarees. No doubt they look best as Indian ethnic outfits are the most amazing wedding outfits.

But! ——

Do they take away from you the liberty of enjoying the dance, the food, the fun of that big fat Indian wedding in this scorching heat. At least it does for me!!.

So here I’m flaunting this bottle green light weight and elegant bridesmaid gown designed by me.

My inspiration for the design:-
Do u remember your dadi (grandma in India is called so) wearing the traditional banarsi saree for weddings? Yes banarsi is back in vogue and its my favorite.

What’s Banarsi?

 It is a form of hand weaving done in cloth by the legendary craftsmen of Banaras (Now Varanasi) using silk threads. It is well known for its fine silk and opulent embroidery. The best part about it is the elegance it endorses. A typical  handmade banarsi saree may take anywhere between 15 days to a maximum of 6 months to complete.

Doesn’t that sound amazing!!

The new India uses this banarsi weaved cloth in various forms instead of just the saree.
The dress I’m wearing is done in pure raw silk with a border patch of pure banarsi khimkhab (a typical design of banarsi cloth …very dear to me!!).

The dress has a boat neck which looks super elegant, half sleeves and a lovely flair in the form of kalis to give it a perfect look of an evening gown. It has a chain on one side below shoulder which also helps to do the needful in case the baby gets cranky mid way through.

Lots of fabrics in silk and khimkhab in beautiful colours and prints, are available at Nallis-my favorite silk shopping destination. I have accessorized it with a moti (pearl) necklace from zaveri pearls and earrings from Fabindia. The dress made me feel very “me”.
All and all this dress is just perfect for a close-ones engagement ceremony, sangeet (pre-wedding celebration comprising of lots of dance and music) or may be a near ones wedding too. and can let anyone enjoy these ceremonies in vogue and ease!! Lemme me know what you think of the outfit and the blog:)

Useful Links:

Nallis

zaveri pearls

Fabindia

9 Replies to “Bridesmaid gown-The Indian Way”

  1. What a beautiful dress! Love your perspective on fashion. I googled some of the pieces you mentioned and they’re so rich and vibrant. Keep sharing your expertise =)

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