The fabulous world of an Indian wedding- traditions for brides and the way they have to be dressed
Devoted to traditions an Indian bride will surprise in everything about her look from beauty make up to the outfit type. It is totally different than what we have in mind and as traditions the bridal attire. This culture brings new ideas, opposite of ours and explosion of colors and accent on the beauty and femininity.
The Indian bridal wear varies as depending on the region. Mostly popular is the outfit called “sari”. This is a very long piece of fabric that warps the bride and “closes” at the waist and the remaining part which flows comes over the shoulder. Another style for the Indian bridal wear is the “Gaghra choli”. This time two pieces outfit that has a floor length skirt and a short top, revealing the waist and draped over chest a scarf.
Not only the cut and type of outfit of Indian bridal wear surprises us but the colors too. White, what he have traditionally as must have for a bride is for Indians the symbol of sadness and no positive thoughts, more like the mourning color. Exactly the opposite of our beliefs. So that a bride will wear vivid nuances as expression of the event happiness, mostly common being red, the symbol of love, happiness and good luck. But not excluded is for an Indian bride to have her wedding attire a combination of colors and something else than red so like green, yellow, blue etc.
When it comes about the design the Indian bridal wear is a rare beauty, combinations of styles. Simplicity has no place here as the bride shows her beauty, elegance and richness through the intricate models. One common point for all Indian bridal wear no matter the type or colors is about the embroideries as embellishments. The variety of styles is about wires of silver or gold in the fabric, beads, glamorous view in our modern Occidental interpretation.
Silk is the preferential fabric for the Indian bridal wear but satin and chiffon come with top place too, mostly airy, thin fabrics. All accessorized with lots of jewelries, from head to toes literally the Indian bridal wear is unexpected rich in everything; not showing too much of the bride’s silhouette but at the same time betting on her femininity and gracious style abounds in elaborate designs.