Nowadays wearing Lehnga in a wedding is becoming a trend, Brides prefer a heavy Lehenga for their big day, as it is only the day in the whole life when you can adore a beautiful heavy Lehenga.
But one trend that has held its ground since centuries is Saree. Lifestyles have changed and so have preferences and fashion but if you follow Indian tradition while choosing wedding attire than Saree comes first. Nothing can beat the elegance and grandeur of a traditional wedding sari.
Saree is a time-honored quintessential Indian drape, a classic pick that will never go out of style. Sarees have always had that traditional appeal which no other garment style can give.
A lot of North Indian Brides are also moving towards traditional fabrics in Banarasi and Kanjeevarams which is such a delight to see these days. South Indian brides wear a saree for their wedding while the North Indian brides prefer lehengas. It’s only the northern and western (Gujarat) brides who have majorly stopped wearing saris.
If not for a wedding you can choose Saree for Pre-wedding events, It is just a matter of choice and basic parameter in choosing the attire. We are sharing some thoughts as to why we prefer Saree over Lehenga.
1. Saree can be draped in different styles
Saris are extremely versatile and can be draped and pinned in so many ways. Every state has its own way of draping a saree you can experiment with different ways to drape your saree and can change your look accordingly.
A Kolkata based saree draper Dolly Jain had gathered much success with a lot of celebrated names under her recently Nita Ambani, Shloka Mehta, Anushka Sharma, Isha Ambani, Deepika Padukone have been her clients.
2. Silk is making a comeback
Silk Sarees are making a huge comeback with designers laying more emphasis on traditional fabrics and styles. Silk saree was never out of fashion from Indian wedding, but recently there is much craze for silk sarees among brides as in recent wedding celebrities have adorned sarees in their wedding.
Some of the recent marriage has brought back the wedding saree trend like Deepika Padukone, she became a perfect South Indian bride draped in gold and orange silk saree. Or take Anushka Sharma and Sagarika Ghatge for instance. Anushka Sharma wore a tomato red and gold Benarasi sari, and Sagarika opted a beautiful red saree from Sabyasachi’s collection. Samantha Akinneni wore a plain ivory-colored saree with golden borders on her wedding.
3. Accentuates the Curves
Saree is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff. It slims, Lengthens and enhance the overall profile of the body and hence makes beholder look elegant and hot.
A saree does the best of it by giving the admirer to behold the body while highlighting the figure and at the same time giving the glimpse of beauty to channelize the sensuality to the beholder.
Whether you are petite, plump, voluptuous or in need of some curves you can choose saree according to your body and accentuate the ‘right’ parts and hide the flaws.
4. Play with the blouse
Saree blouse plays an important role in the Saree overall appeal. A blouse is the easiest way to update the saree look according to the event. Thanks to Bollywood actors who have made saree wearing an exciting affair.
Plus our talented designers have re-worked and re-invented to make awesome blouse designs which can make a simple saree getting ethnic facelift keeping the essential elegance intact.
5. Wedding Saree can be reused as compared to Wedding lehenga
After your wedding, your super-expensive wedding lehenga is safely packed inside a big box or stored in a very safe trunk.
I have my own experience, in this case, my wedding lehengas are kept packed in my closet since my marriage, but saree is something you can adjust its look accordingly and I wear them usually.
Bridal lehenga is heavy embroidered ones which make it difficult to reuse them, as they will look slightly overdo for a function, whereas bridal saree can be easily reused with a changed blouse and draping style.
6. Saree matches perfectly with wedding jewellery
A Saree is an attire which has the power to look gorgeous with a traditional look and entire look depends on the jewelry. No bride is complete without jewelry.
Many families have the tradition of wearing antique jewelry on your wedding day which will look amazingly beautiful with a saree rather than designer lehenga which already has lot of embroidery on blouse, dupatta, and skirt. Saree keeps the beauty of jewelry enact.
7. The trend of wearing Saree is from ages
In Hindu Dharma, extreme importance has been given to why a woman should wear a saree. Red is the most favored color for wedding saris and is a traditional garment choice for brides in Indian culture.
Most sought after wedding brocade silk sarees are Banasari, Kanchipuram, Gadwal, Paithani, Mysore, Uppada, Bagalpuri, Balchuri, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Mekhela, Ghicha, Narayan pet, and Eri etc.
8. Saree gives you a lot of option to choose from
The bridal saree plays a crucial role in enhancing the beauty and grace of the bride. Choose the right fabric, embroidery and embellished work on the saree which will compliment your body type.
Saree fabric comes in Silk, Bemberg, Chiffon, Chanderi, Bandhej, Crepe, Georgette, Satin and Shimmer, and for bride Banarasi, Kanjeevarams, Paithani work well.
Benarasi and Kanjeevaram weave, as well as organza saris with a mix of silver and gold zari work, style the bride just cannot go wrong in.
9. Saree is more budget-friendly than Lehenga
If you have a budget of say 1 Lakh for your wedding wear, would you pick a bridal Sabyasachi Saree or go with a non-designer wedding lehenga? You will definitely go for bridal Sabyasachi Saree rather than a non-designer wedding lehenga.
Along with Sabyasachi Tag, you will get the grace and charm of wearing a saree.
10. Heavy lehenga will make you overshadow the bride.
A lehenga bought for upwards of 50k cannot be worn for any other occasion because you will end up overshadowing the bride itself then. You have to alter your super-expensive wedding lehenga so that you can wear it later on.
So a saree fashion is age-old and always in trend, so think hard before deciding your wedding outfit.